I was toggling back and forth between here and Nebelhorn, but I'm not a multi-tasker. At All.
I just wanted to say how happy I was to see Zhenya and Vova looking so happy after their SP. Which was wonderful and deserved it. I'm glad they switched the music. There were several accent points where I could see that it helped them with their expression. And expression is one of the key qualities, along with consistency, that in the past I've found somewhat lacking in them. Certainly their qualities of skating have always been spectacular. I think Eteri is good for them (probably she expects more from them than others have) but it's probably also every one of their team, including Trankov, who's contributing something vital for them. It must feel great to them to have the whole coaching team present (not half on the other side of the world) and fully in their corner. Way to go, T/M!
I love, love, love Karina and Nikita. They are now on my rather long list of pairs favorites!
Experience really is the new warhorse, isn't it? This is not such a good music cut, though.
Oh, and that last part of the music will forever remind me of Anna Shcherbakova's glorious Rus Nats performance last season.