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~tapdancer~
05-03-2012, 05:11 AM
Thanks so much for that link. It was very informative and insightful and once again I feel such admiration for Meryl as the beautiful intelligent young woman she is. So nice of her to give credit to her mother for her guiding support through the years.

I think we all knew that the USFSA critiques the skaters' programs every year but I didn't know, either, that they actually have to change the program if the judges don't like it. Of course, I would imagine that they would want to change it if it isn't well received but still imagine the pressure they must feel knowing that they have to change it. Makes me appreciate Die Fledermaus even more!

Susan M
05-03-2012, 05:25 AM
You guys are in for a treat….ta da…

http://web.law.umich.edu/flashmedia/public/Default.aspx?mediaid=2079

I was surprised that Meryl misled the audience into thinking that scores can be identified to individual judges. What she described at the end of that topic, that individual judges are accountable to the skating officials, is accurate but she made it sound like the skaters can tell which judges gave them which marks. That hasn't been true since 2002.

DORISPULASKI
05-03-2012, 10:32 AM
While which judge gave what score is not identifiable to the public, some judges have been punished since 2002, so yes, it has to be that TPTB or at least the computer knows who is who, and can spit out a name if some statistical condition is violated.

Otherwise judges would not be concerned if their scores were outside the corridor.

kittyjake5
05-03-2012, 11:43 AM
Thank you for the link, just love Meryl!!!!

semogal
05-03-2012, 01:56 PM
Thanks so much for the link. What an interesting clip to watch over breakfast...a great start to the morning. One of the reasons I am such a huge fan of D/W is the great people they are off-ice. Meryl is a beautiful, articulate, intelligent young woman and her Mom must be "busting buttons" proud of this interview.

sk9tingfan
05-03-2012, 03:55 PM
Wow! That was so interesting and amazing.

Does anyone know when Meryl is scheduled to graduate? or Charlie?

I believe I saw Meryl's propsed graduation date is with the class of 2014. Charlie's was not posted.

mollymgr
05-04-2012, 02:08 AM
Such good questions!! I especially loved the ones about mental preparation and how they choose programs, all very insightful. Meryl and Charlie should be interviewed by lawyers (or non-skating reporters) more often. :P

So true. Too often these skating reporters ask the same questions and the answers to those are on autocomplete. It is refreshing to see something new for once.
I like the fact that they get invited to do such things for UofM.

I would've loved to see La Strada. But I do love Die Fledermaus, so I guess I can't complain about USFSA nixing it :) I'm a little concerned about the plethora of bright orange dresses this season though :shuffle:

Theatregirl1122
05-04-2012, 03:28 AM
I do love Die Fledermaus but I'm still kind of upset about La Strada because I think that Meryl and Charlie were always going to get to Die Fledermaus at some point and I'd love to have seen what they could do with La Strada.

shan
05-04-2012, 03:37 AM
Meryl and Charlie on the cover of the May issue of Skating magazine (http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2012/05/03/may-cover-skating-magazine/)

DORISPULASKI
05-04-2012, 10:14 AM
I think La Strada would have suited them, but Capellini and Lanotte had a good La Strada this year. We would have4 heard all year that C&L's La Strada was better. As it is, no one had done Die Fledermaus as an FD since I don't remember when... a good thing. It wasn't just me that was more than ready for a Viennese pastry of a waltz program, light and creamy smooth.

Yum.

And that photo on the Skating cover illustrated just what was better this year-their use of head and hands :)

iggie
05-05-2012, 06:13 AM
hm. just came from soi toronto show ...

they did df and did it well. the crowd was very appreciative. lot's of gasps and applause during lifts. meryl wore a beautiful light blue dress. her hair was in a bun. charlie, can't remember right now. great hair. probably a suit or tux. i don't know what they took out of df, but all the highlights seemed to be there. they were introduced as world champions first (the crowd went wild), then olympic silver medalists.

i think they were also in the group finale number, even though they are guests.

i'm tired but i hope this makes sense.

literaryfreak
05-05-2012, 07:09 AM
hm. just came from soi toronto show ...

they did df and did it well. the crowd was very appreciative. lot's of gasps and applause during lifts. meryl wore a beautiful light blue dress. her hair was in a bun. charlie, can't remember right now. great hair. probably a suit or tux. i don't know what they took out of df, but all the highlights seemed to be there. they were introduced as world champions first (the crowd went wild), then olympic silver medalists.

i think they were also in the group finale number, even though they are guests.

i'm tired but i hope this makes sense.

Thanks for the report!

DORISPULASKI
05-05-2012, 12:03 PM
There was picture in the GSD thread on CSOI

http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetliz/7143613643/in/set-72157629602932424/

Not the best picture, but at least you can get an idea of Meryl's costume.

Theatregirl1122
05-05-2012, 01:14 PM
Looks like the blue one she's been wearing for practices

semogal
05-05-2012, 02:27 PM
Looks like Charlie has cut his hair too! It looks good on him.