I am so happy that Pang and Tong will have at least one visibly clean competition to remember for their last season. That was lovely.
Qing PANG / Jian TONG (RUS)
Music: I Dreamed a Dream (from "Les Miserables") by Claude-Michel Schoenberg
2A+2A+SEQ - finally clean
3T - solid again!
3Tw - nice height
FCCoSp - unison/centering bit off
3STh - nice height
3LoTh - nice height, bit forward
Wow, a very strong skate. Fistpump from both. TES is ~3 pts higher than P/Z. Should score more than enough to lead
Score: 69.70+68.88 = 138.58 (SB), 213.98 (PB), 1st out of 4
Their TES beats the one they got at the 2010 Olympics! Woah!
ETA: Or not. Oh well, still pretty good!
That performance made me tear up! Magical!!!
They were just extraordinary. While I feel like I have no need to ever hear Les Mis on the ice ever again, I could watch that routine for days. They take me to another place this season. Truly.
Goes to show you shouldn't count the veterans out.
...and that was great from Savchenko and Szolkowy! I loved when they zoomed to her face at the end. Girlfriend was owning it :P.
WOW!! That was magical! It was tight in the beginning but then it was just absolutely serene! I really appreciate Aliona's effort to finish the moves.
Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY (GER)
Music: The Nutcracker by Petr I. Tchaikovski
3FTh - good height as usual
3T+3T+SEQ - solid
CCoSp - unison solid, though she ends later than him
2A - landed! SE entry
3STh - solid
Another strong skate, she fist pump! The seem pleased, though hesitant. TES ~4 pts higher than P/T, so they should keep the lead.
Score: 74.36+73.21 = 147.57 (PB), 227.03 (PB), 1st for now
Bellissimo! This Final Group thus far + Cheng/Zhang have been fantastic!
Slightly disappointed by the Canadians today.
I think I might be the only person to have predicted Peng/Zhang in 4th (lol). Stupid livestream keeps lagging, so I keep missing parts of the performances :'(