The Notorious SEW
- Jan 11, 2014
Time to get the grumpy couch set up so that IChat has either a place to celebrate or a place to pull her very best phone tossing, mascara smearing, chainsmoking version of Je suis Malade.
oh i am not ready to start talking about the team event. but it's clearly Russia's to loseIf I have to predict it now I'm saying
P/C, S/K and H/D
(which is kind of a safe set of choices but ID is usually the most predictable)
I just can't see anyone even touching Russia for the gold. I'm more interested in who they choose than if they win (because they will). I figure the US is a lock for the silver (baring a Nathan meltdown) but the most interesting competition will be for bronze. I'm am rooting for Japan and Italy personally and will be happy if either win.
I think the judges to actually really want to award P/C. They are innovative and fresh and the judges love them. They only lost Europeans because Gabi made a big mistake.I think it will come down to who hits their levels and has that little spark on the day of the event
I’m no fan of Nikita, who is too sloppy for my taste, but in all fairness I must point out that if he wins a medal in Beijing he will have won with two different partners, which is is a pretty remarkable achievement.I think it would be great if there was more of a battle for gold (more teams) but unless S/K have some kind of meltdown I can't see them not at least getting the silver. More interesting to me is that Nikita should have four ID medals after the Olympics. That puts him in the same conversation piece as V/M.
what i would find remarkable is the time between the medals... 8 years... but two different partners? i have a hard time praising him for that...I’m no fan of Nikita, who is too sloppy for my taste, but in all fairness I must point out that if he wins a medal in a Beijing he will have won with two different partners, which is is a pretty remarkable achievement.
I thought they actually skated better at the test skates.I cannot understand for the life of me how that dated mess by Sinitsina/Katsalapov beat Chock/Bates on PCS. PCS!?! Chock/Bates have one of the best rhythm dances of the season, and S/K's is, well, lacking, in every respect from his bowling shirt to the two of them seeming to have little to no feel for the music at all (and the music choice seems tacky, and not in a fun way). Chock/Bates actually beat them in TES.
Exactly. I think the judging has been pretty fair across the GPs so far. Not everything is a conspiracy especially when Western and Eastern judges are giving comparable scores to teams.That was the lowest Stepanova/Bukin have scored since the 2018 GPF, so I don't know about that theory.
Me too - I really like them but this dance was not great. Too many music changes and they don’t look comfortable. They should have maybe gone for the swing/blues option cause they don’t look that comfortable with hip hop. Or picked better music with less rhythm changes.I've been rooting for Sofia and Igor since they've had some of my favorite free dances the last few seasons but that... was kind of a mess.
There is no universe in which these two programs should be mentioned in the same breath. P/C's RD (which I think still needs tweaking, and perhaps a new song in the middle section) is sophisticated, precise, intricate, cool and well-skated. S/K's is none of those things. To even be talking about S/K being on the Olympic podium with that dance is nothing but politicking at its worst.Definitely not! I like seeing S/K do something different (for them) but P/C’s whacking RD is so much better.