and added with this, there you go, mp3 player!
I'm not a fan of Julia ZLOBINA/Alexei SITNIKOV, but I have to hand it to them, they often have music I really like: Pina this year, and their funny Borat from last season!
OK, now I really hope for some great performance and great marks for the dork
I think Zhiganshina/Gazsi's FD fell flat. Great character at the start and end but empty in the middle (Averbukh's choreo for Lipnitskaia has the same problem), not a lot of transitions. Elements were ok (although twizzles a bit off as usual).
Z/G 3rd on TES so far but leading thank to highest PCS.
sick of Bond music and programs
the good thing with Z/G's twizzles is: you never need slow-motions! (boy, they even get slower over the years...)
that last lift looked really long, and I thought there was a turn missing... but I might have just thought that up
yeah, it's not as funny as their SD... would it "break the concept" to go back to their last year's zombie FD?
(I'm shocked how many skaters I'd love to see go back to an old program for Sochi! )
Shakira/Stagniunas sold the program well as usual with a lot of emotional involvement but it was a typically bland and generic Shpilband choreography. *yawn* A lot of skating side-by-side and apart as well.
Both Z/G and T/S benefitted a lot from the post-zamboni PCS bump, I think (or their past reputation).
I think that Z/G's issue is that the fd is too long for a concept they've already used in the sd, I got bored after the first 1-2 minutes.
I fear H/D will remain 11th
Gazsi joined the Sport 2 commentating booth, I think? He is completely fluent in Russian and has hardly any German accent! (ETA: I wait, it's Sinitsyn, I think )
Zlobina/Sitnikov skated ok, Shpilband helped them a lot on the elements. Last twizzle set was off-synch though. Program was a bit bland, their over-the-top expression wasn't drawn out enough, IMO.
I'm kinda disappointed with Z/S. Two years ago thay had an amazing fd, I had high expectations for them. These programs are just too bland.
none of you are watching b-esp via stream?