All Hail Queen Gracie
She only commentated the pairs short. Mark is commentating everything else. I guess it was some sort of scheduling conflict. I would have preferred Ted but what can you do.I don't understand why she is being allowed to commentate. No denying her knowledge, but Chris Howarth is a fountain of knowledge but he has exactly the right approach to commentating. A nice voice, enthusiastic and a fair critic, who knows only to add the occasional comment during a program without being distracting. He can pinpoint things you might miss but he seldom does the 'Figure Skating for Dummies' thing, which Noonan seems to do constantly.
One great thing about ALL the Canadian commentators which I have heard (Duhamel, Wilkes, Reynolds) - they ALL remain completely silent during the programmes, saving their comments until afterwards.
I'm so thankful I switched to Eurosport - great to 'hear' you there, Chris!
Why is the ISU allowing this very poor commentator on the Worlds YouTube stream? It spoils the viewing enjoyment.