the thing about gracie is that i can really appreciate the individual elements (like, nice triple combo, nice layback spin, et al), but the sum of these parts don't add up to the whole. don't get me wrong: if she hits, she'll score big. but it's terribly disjointed to me, and at least the previous gershwin's brashness and angularity seemed better at disguising that quality.
For me, Gracie looks so much more elegant and refined than before. Part of it is that I love her costume here, but she is also using her arms better. This partnership with Frank looks like it is going to help her improve in area which she needed the most help (artistry).