Davis and White #14 - Better Late Than Sinatra

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  1. Judy

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    I'm a V/m fan but this seems to unfortunately happen with successful teams in competition against each other. I have never liked it and now just ignore it as it really does detract from the beauty of skating.
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    I am so into that zombie FD that it's just embarrassing. Those are also my kind of costumes, I cannot lie. If total theatrical makeup and wardrobe was allowed, I fear what Z/G would do. And by fear, I mean... :watch:
  3. ~tapdancer~

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    Anybody wondering what's up with the level 2 on their circular step in the FD? I'll bet they will be studying that one to see what the problem was. I initially thought they got level 3s on their ss but I checked the protocols again and yeah, saw that level 2. So tons of room for improvement in this FD so honestly that 104 wasn't too bad at all.
  4. circuscandy

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    I had the same thought last night. The judges definitely seem to have liked what they saw. They lost only on their technical score; their program components were .20 higher than last season.
  5. missysays

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    Thanks for the photos, TanithandBenFan. Do you or anyone who was there remember what was happening in the interview with Meryl and Charlie that caused Meryl to have such a shocked look on her face? She's so cute. :D
  6. TanithandBenFan

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    Rusty said he'd been talking to fans at the event all week and asking them who they were most looking forward to seeing, and the answer he received the most was Meryl and Charlie. That was Meryl's reaction to it. :)
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    Thank you so much for your reports and photos. :)
    Could you tell what thay were talking about in that interview? The commentator didn't let me hear that.
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  10. literaryfreak

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    Doris, when you mention the circular step sequence from the SD, do you mean hit the key points for a Level 4 or change the choreography?

    Thanks for mentioning the lifts too. I was curious if having those lifts one after another was like a punch to the gut in a good way or bad way. :lol:
  11. semogal

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    I really like their SD, it fits them perfectly. The FD is underwhelming. I think they deserve a much better program. But I am sure Meryl and Charlie will take the judges comments and the next outing will address weaknesses and it will improve. I hope that they start with the color of Meryl's dress. It is lovely and a good color for her but too often used. They need a dress that will be instantly identifiable as this season.
  12. twizzletoes76

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    I just watched this coverage, so much better than the NBC showing on Sunday. Thanks so much for link!

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  14. DORISPULASKI

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    I didn't write very clearly. They need to hit the key points for the YP (preferably skating a bit faster there) and earn level 4 in the step (or keep trying to) ;)
  15. DORISPULASKI

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    Thanks for the q&a inap

    I thought this was funny :

  16. shan

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    :lol: Good to know that Meryl knows her limits.
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    :rofl:

    Charlie White: Finishing someone’s sentences is one thing but having the exact same thought at the same time and having the other person beat you to entire paragraphs of what you were about to say gets really disturbing.

    Meryl Davis: They say twins have that

    Charlie White: Connection. We’re starting to understand what that is.

    Meryl Davis: It’s pretty funny actually.
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    Really enjoyed reading that latest interview. I love how they discussed their mind "connection"...and how they have matured and gained an understanding of what it means to their partnership. That's why their new way of displaying some affection for one another doesn't come across to me as fake to me. I know they aren't in love but that's not the point. This is ice dance, a world of sport mixed with drama and sparkles and costumes, its okay to have a little fantasy thrown in. If by understanding their connection to one another, they feel more comfortable this season showing a bit more dramatic affection, then more power to them. I love how they continue to address ways to improve, to grow, to reach whatever potential they feel they are capable of.
  19. circuscandy

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    One of the things I enjoy most about D/W is that Charlie is right--they haven't peaked. They were raw potential/talent/power that is still being honed. Notice how only recently Meryl is achieving better extension and more pointed feet. And that they're only just now tapping into true emotional connection and putting an emphasis on that. They can still stand to work on holding poses and those gentle refinements, as well, and it's something they recognize and strive to change in time for 2014.

    So to be a fan of a team that you don't feel has peaked, that actively strives to be better than they are by really and truly addressing their weaknesses (despite how good they are already), is really exciting. I don't worry that they'll just languish, that they've already reached their potential and it's all going to be a downhill fall with injuries and other teams coming up to overtake them. I still feel like I'm watching a young pair of underdogs who have so much left in them to give and are growing and getting better each season.

    It's cool, really. And I'm grateful for it!

    (Not to mention that they are very sweet, humble people, so it's easy to like and root for them. Both sides of the package!)
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  20. shan

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    I love the pictures that go along with that interview. :)
  21. literaryfreak

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  22. shan

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    Those are great! Thanks for the link. :)
  23. Whitneyskates

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    Happy birthday Charlie!! :summer:
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    I'll second that wish and raise one to him as well.
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    Happy Birthday Charlie! I'll have a drink to your good health and fortunes for this season!

    Also, love those pictures. Could Meryl be any more adorable?
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    Happy Birthday, Charlie! And that pic..so cute...guess he was pretty much born with those golden curls!
  30. l'etoile

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    I think I've been unconsciensly deeply impressed and thinking about their performances. Last night I had a dream that Meryl the Giselle was a friend of mine and she looked absolutely breathtaking that I had some butterflies in my stomach even after I woke up! And I am a woman!
  31. Theatregirl1122

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    :lol: at Charlie's response:

    "@CharlieaWhite: A big thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes! Also... Well played @meryl_davis well played..."
  32. shsocu

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    Meryl and Charlie will be on the Today Show tomorrow per Charlie
  33. Theatregirl1122

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    I'll have to set my DVR!
  34. Macassar88

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    They're playing the rhumba part of Davis and White's SD as background music in Skate Canada practice!
  35. circuscandy

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    I love this part of the season, when everyone's rolling out their programs. My only complaint is how long it will be until the next time we see Meryl and Charlie!

    Last night I dreamt they were doing their Notre-Dame FD to POTO and it made complete sense to everyone watching. I blame the costume color ahahhaa.
  36. missysays

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    Meryl and Charlie in NYC prior to tomorrow's Today show appearance. They look so cute!

    http://instagram.com/p/RONp3kMyhV/

    I love, love, love her boots. Wonder where she got them?!
  37. Jessiebanana

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    So cute! I love their off ice pictures. Sometimes I do wish they were a couple...maybe when they retire :D. I'll never lose hope :p.
  38. Whitneyskates

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    I have a very similar pair that I purchased at Macy's.

    Meryl has such fabulous off ice style (as well as on) that I would love to raid her closet just once.
  39. Pretty Vegas

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    And she has really great hair!
  40. literaryfreak

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    The new boots were the first thing I noticed! She always has the best boots.
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