On the Ice
- Jan 16, 2010
Nikita/Victoria were brilliant. Love them.
Agreed. The ending really doesn't work and is such an obvious add-on to show fast steps and energy but is not cohesive to the whole performance.Impressive power and edges from S/K. Their transitions are still somewhat sloppy and the program is uninspired (Hawayek and Baker did classical right this year). The last part of the program completely cheapens it and looks like 1990s Lord of the dance. Sorry, but this better not win gold in Beijing. Don't be too greedy Russia.
Yes, I don't think any amount of influence will allow them to win the Olympics unless P/ C falter. But, to me they are really number 5 /6 in the World in quality. I would prefer that they weren't on the podium. But, ice dance judging is as it is...so...??.I think it's a good sign that even at Euros in Estonia S/K did not beat P/C season's best. I don't mind them on the podium as long as they're not in the top spot. That would be one political bridge too far.