I love the more dance-ish style lifts in Zhang/Bartholomay's Les Mis program.
Bit of trouble with the last lift (the one that gave some awesome pics from the actual competition).
Then Nate falls while they're skating and just improvises and poses on the ice until she comes back towards him. Ha. They're adorable.
Ahhhh, I'm sure the people at Hilton are happy Ashley's going to Sochi. She's so much more relaxed with that Lana del Rey program.
It was heartbreaking to watch Mirai. I'm glad they showed it. I love her Golden Pond program.
So fun to watch Max again. His exhibition was one of my faves. I know I'm in the minority, but I'm glad he's going to Worlds. (And you all know I'm a Jason uber.)
Jason is so emotional.
John Couglin's dancing should be illegal.
"Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy"....really?
(I like Jason very much, but I am thrilled that Max is going to Worlds, where I hope/believe he will give us his best yet.
Jason might end up at Worlds this year, and no doubt will be at future Worlds [multiple times] ... now that we know he plans to skate for eight more years.)
Loved seeing Zhang/Bartholomay.
Wish that Lipinksi et al. had given both sides of the Shibutani story: that Alex relies on Maia just as much as the other way around. Alex often gives Maia credit for her maturity and unwavering support for him.
(Why is NBC re-showing Abbott's free skate???)
Ah, I'm happy for Jeremy. It was a special moment to see him skate for one last time on Nationals ice.
Just seemed strange to me to use up time during the gala broadcast to re-air any of the competitive skates from anyone.
If time was built into the broadcast for extra stuff, I'd rather see more interviews -- with Mirai, Max, etc. And/or some coverage of top juniors.
Chock and Bates have the same gala music as Ashley? Huh. (Not that I don't like the song.)
Gracie's free skate was impressive technically, but can't say I'll be putting this on repeat on YouTube. She however should be proud of her efforts here.