For some reason I just can't get into Berton and Hotarek.. they're good but I just feel detached when watching them..
Stefania BERTON / Ondrej HOTAREK (ITA)
Music: Dracula by Philipp Glass
Both in black and red costumes
3T+2T+2T - solid
3Tw - low catch, supported by hand
3S - she singled
3STh - nice held exit edge
3LoTh - twofooted, stepout
Some mistakes, they will fall behind D/C
Score: 57.62+58.80=116.42, 180.27, 2nd out of 5
I agree with jammers - C/S are my fav US pair; wish they could hold it together and skate clean sp/fs.
I feel that the Italians have very cool moments but they make too many mistakes and they are very cold towards each other.
This routine by the Russians is everything that's wrong with pairs skating these days. Questionable taste, and a long program that feels like it's at least 6 minutes of my life that I just don't have to offer them. : /
Ksenia STOLBOVA / Fedor KLIMOV (RUS)
Music: The Addams Family (soundtrack) by Marc Shaiman
She's in red dress w/ black sequined trim. He's in white black striped jacket w/ red lapels (old costumes)
2Tw - good height and lots of features
3LzTh - stepout
3T+2T+2T - solid
2A - he has stepout, she twofooted
3STh - nice distance and smooth exit edge
Some mistakes, I think they'll drop one spot
Score: 60.86+61.69=122.55 (PB), 187.25 (PB), and in 1st out of 6
Wow, they'll take bronze
Me thinks D/C will get at least Bronze here.
I stand corrected. They beat D/C.
I really did not enjoy this Russian pair
S/K now getting ready to be Rus Pair No.3 for Olympics
Denney Posture is too ugly and thus merits their low PCS
C/S beat them in PCS too
I really never enjoy DC either but meh - they could have gotten bronze over the Russians imo.