Sorry everyone - I was only there for the final group. I was busy sorting out and posting the results of the Junior & Senior Men.
There just aren't enough words to describe how wonderful Joannie's program and skate was. Joannie skated fantastic and she had the program to sell and show off her skills. In great contrast (although I know Mira's skating and presentation skills aren't near Joannie's) was the lack of choreography and emptiness of Mira's program. Joannie's program used every note and phrase of the music and for a fair bit of Mira's it was not much more than back-ground.
I'll get off my hobby horse and get the notes posted.
CAN Joannie Rochette Start 13 Place 0
Notes orange & purple / firebird / she flies down the ice into a 3t3t / 3z little close to the boards but clean / some flying leaves aroud into a 3l / some chor into a 2a / fly cam / this program is so integrated with the music every movement -- wonderful / 3z2t z seemed to be leaning but done / 3f turns 3s / layback with lovely pos / inside out spiral start the seq / really neat chor / 2a / diag ftwrk matches music perfectly / THIS WAS FANTASTIC – ONE OF THE BEST PROGRAMS I’VE EVER SEEN LIVE. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how wonderful it was.
CAN Mira Leung Start 14 Place 0
Notes firebird / again yes, back to back / 3f / 3z / 2a / flycam to donut / 3s / layback with strt leg / 3z turnout 2l / 3t2t / back leg to side of head spin / strt ftwrk is fairly complex / fell doing basically nothing / inside out spiral start seq / 3f2l2l / combo spin with beillman on both feet / 92.83 / 156.39 / .
CAN Cynthia Phaneuf Start 15 Place 0
Notes white with black design / 3z both hands down pick didn't go in straight / popped flip / 2a / flycam to inside edge to ilusion / 3z2t / layback is fast with foot to head / now she's really starting to act the program think she's relaxing a bit / 3l fell / 3s hands down / spirals / 3t leaning going up fell / strt ftwrk / combo spin to end / 93.19 / 171.37 / .
CAN Amada Billings Start 16 Place 0
Notes black with lime green & fushia flower on one side / 3z pitched forward waltz jup / 3s / 2f fell / 3t3t I think / not paying as much attention as I should - sorry / 3z 2ft / loop didn't get off ice / music livens up for strt ftwrk which has a bouncey feel to it / 2a / combo spin to end is very nice / 84.66 / 146.33 / .
CAN Lesley Hawker Start 17 Place 0
Notes navy blue with bit of silver trim / madame butterfly / 2z / 3l / 3f fel / 2a turn 3t fell / 3z fell / 3t / 3s squeeked out / 79.41 /
CAN Meagan Duhamel Start 18 Place 0
Notes maroon / rondo capriccsio / layback is fast & centered / 3f fell / 3t / 3z bad lean fell / butterfly back sit / back cam sit forward sit catch foot / 3f fell / 3l fell / 3s fell / she's droppping one side and leaning oneverything as she goes up into the air /2a / combo spin to end / 66.86 / 131.12 /