It. Is. Incredible. Nats was a warmup for this SP--so connected, fiery and exciting from start to finish, jumps confident, securely landed, comfortably and with excitement that builds...WOW
Now can someone send Robin Wagner to Canada to at least give Sandhu a 15-minute pep talk Because if she could give to him what she has given to Sasha, or some bit of it then... WOWZERS!!!! How to channel the fire evident within them, control and focus its power; I empathize with both because I'm a singer and, for the first two years of my professional career, for various psychological and personal reasons, I could never "sing out" (full volume, fearlessly, no shyness) in front of people whose performance ability I looked up to (basically everyone in my bands at the time ). So it IS really cathartic when it all comes together, when what you have locked within you, struggling against feelings of self-doubt and uncertainty, finally conquers those feelings, and you just LET LOOSE regardless of who's watching you. Sorry for going totally OT, but I had to include that, 'cuz I've been there in a sense, and it stunk, now back to Worlds
BTW, all of this courtesy of my girl Doggygirl, fellow Internet FS addict, who tipped me off to the website I have promoted and plugged like no other, run by a very nice Finnish lady named Julia who posts programs of the top skaters a few hours after they happen. (the ladies SP, which was about 18 hours ago, just went online, I think--top four) Between Eurosport and Julia's site:
ABC and ESPN aren't exactly keeping me in my seat; the excitement comes to ME--I don't consider this being spoiled; I'm just attempting to follow the competition. Period. And what a joy it's been, sooo many brilliant performances, and like I think RealtorGal said, whatever the medal standings wind up being, those performances are what we as fans cherish the most.
WOW Sasha...WOW. (Note; the download's audio is garbled somewhat, so it feels that the song is echoing so you can hear a given phrase and watch the matching move, and then there'll be an echo, which makes it seem that Sasha is behind of/ahead of the music--so far, it's only her program, of all those I've seen from that website, that have had this problem)
Happy downloading, fellow "spoiled brats" of the internet (I was a real spoiled brat meself:D--all I know, is it's the only way to go )
Cheers--I'm SOOO cheerful right now; just finished downloading Michelle, and Shizuka's SP's next. Already have Cohen (as you can all tell) and Ando's, which I'll watch after watching Sasha's, oh, about 40 more times