Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by chipso1, Dec 10, 2012.
Was that lift the one they'd gotten a timing deduction on or am I misremembering?
Nope. That's correct.
If they had kept the same lift and gotten an extended lift deduction for the 3rd time, I'd have thrown something at my computer.
Technically not about Davis/White but close. Just walked through the skywalk and waited for an elevator with Tanith. She was very friendly and texting away. I so wanted to ask if it was Charlie on the other end of those texts.
The SD today was just sublime. Their connection is so "there" in person. I was sitting near the kiss and cry. After their scores Charlie and Meryl hung out and signed autographs and posed for photos for fans. So gracious. (no autograph for me but hopefully some decent photos)
My photos from the short dance warmup and short dance are here. Also a few SD warm-up videos of Meryl and Charlie and a jumbotron video of D/W introducing the audience dance contest and showing off some moves.
I like the change a lot.
I can't wait for the free dance
I love the changes to the SD! It's in a class of its own. I can't seem to find the detailed score sheet. Can someone post a link to see the detailed scores? Thank you!
Found them! http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2013/68390/index.asp
Love the new change in the lift. It reminds me of a fish dive. http://www.ballet.co.uk/images/abt/js_sleeping_beauty_veronika_part_marcello_gomez_fish_dive_500.jpg
I believe Davis and White can do just about anything, but I was doubtful that lift would ever look good.
Thanks for the videos TaBfan!! The dance video is Bless Charlie he tries!!
I almost had a heart attack at the jumbo-tron video. I thought Charlie had cut his hair in the middle of the season.
Ah, the US Nationals judges sure know how to send Meryl and Charlie off to worlds in style! Those scores, I swear.
Meryl and Charlie were absolutely brilliant today. I don't even know what else I would say.
What a FD! Absolutely amazing. I know there were reservations with it at the start of the season but it's grown so beautifully and they are working their connection like crazy. I can't get enough of it now.
As an aside, I dream of either D/W or V/M beating the FD record one day.
WOW. What a performance and what a score! Just a fab competition with just one spoiler, H/D off the World team.
I didn't know Meryl's hair is naturally blonde!
ETA: Holy crap!!!
.07 away from a 60 in PCS.
So incredible! I saw a lot of improvement in their step sequences. A great score, but I'd love to see how an international panel would judge that performance. Overall, I'm feeling verrry confident for 4CC and Worlds.
If they called the same levels, I'd bet it would match or slightly exceed their personal best. So maybe five or six points less? 112-113? Like last year, they've done about a two point improvement per outing. But last year at this point their technical marks began to nosedive and they became stuck at 107.
I felt pretty confident this time last year, and we all know how THAT worked out.
I love the changes and improvements. The new spiral is IT, and their expression gets better every time. Charlie has pushed himself so much this year and it shows in every movement. I've always loved him, but he is just at a different level. And Meryl has always been just as fierce as she could be.
Nervous as always looking toward 4CC, but I love it when they skate in Japan.
Well, here's to hoping that won't happen this year! I have complete faith in them.
As an aside, I think Meryl & Charlie's music choice for the FD this year was especially wise, considering that Notre Dame de Paris is an uber popular French-Canadian musical and Worlds just so happens to be in Canada this year.
Oh dear, what a score. For the US judges the sky is the limit, isn't it?
Anyways, so glad Meryl and Charlie are still kicking ass. Hope it stays that way for the rest of the season. I wish nothing more for them than to go into the Olympic season as... you know
Off topic, but I really can't help but feel sorry for Emily Samuelson whenever I see Chock/Bates do well. She's such a talent. I still keep rewatching their Canto della Terra from Vancouver, it was one of the most striking FDs that night.
Ok, so where's my video of M&C's FD?
Wow, what a score! Nationals inflation, yes, but sounds like it was quite the performance. Can't wait to see video!
The only thing I'm sad about is Hubbell/Donohue; after D/W they're my favorite US team. It's so impressive how much they've improved in the past year, and that can only continue as they go forward. I'm sad they won't be in London though, I was rooting for them.
I love Evan as a skater, but Emily bored me to tears. Together they were a meh team. Technically she's great, but Chock/Bates have more of a connection and are fun. Actually Chock/Bates remind me a lot of Tanith/Ben. Ben was naturally a better skater than Tanith, but she tried really hard and they worked well together. Not to mention they're both gorgeous.
Spectacular. I got a little misty-eyed watching them take their bows, realizing this was their 5th National title and remembering when they won their 1st.
Is it me or have their twizzles actually improved? Sometimes they'd be just a tad off in the past, but they were 100% in unison at all times and so smooth here in both programs. And that spiral is of course breath-taking, I hope they don't shorten it. We rarely get to see ice dancers sustain an edge like that outside lifts. I love the irony that they've put in what is essentially a pair element, when they used to get flack for looking like a pairs team.
I am loving the score too. Judge #1 gave D/W a perfect score: all +3 GOEs and all 10s. Perhaps the judges will give D/W perfect PCS, if not the magic perfect score, if they skate lights out at next year's Nationals? Would it be the first time in CoP history?
Congratulations to Meryl and Charlie on their 5th National ice dance title. So amazing in every way as usual!!!
NBC opened the primetime show with Meryl and Charlie's FD! So glad they are being showcased like that.
I can't wait to see it! We're not getting the ladies live on the west coast, alas.
(At least we got ice dance live!)
The beginning is a bit cut off, but someone has posted it!
Holy cow. I hadn't seen their FD yet this season (yes, I'm a bad person), but I just saw the one from Nats...WOW. Stunningly beautiful; without a doubt my favorite FD of them so far. I've always LOVED them but never thought they had the same type of chemistry as V/M, but this...wow. So connected, so much flow. And Meryl is gorgeous; she should wear that color and makeup all the time because it's beeeeeeeyewtiful.
Wow, I'm so glad that I get to be here for their career. We all really are lucky.
Thank you! Love the emotion in the Esmeralda part.
Just got to see their performance! That was the first time that I truly "felt" that program. They were magical! I love the intensity and passion of the program and the new spiral sequence is just lovely! And I'm totally and that crazy depth in U.S ice dance. The final flight, especially the top 4, were amazing! Definitely the best FD competition I have ever seen at Nationals!
Same here! I feel like I finally "got" it today, and I was stunned. To think it will only grow from here! D/W have always had their best performance at Worlds (only exception may be Eleanor Rigby, but only because the Nationals one is so ). And thankfully 4CCs isn't in Colorado this year.
Meryl and Charlie were really stunning - it was their best performance of FD this year. I had goosebumps despite an awful stream quality and 3 in the morning.
But my personal joy was Madison and Evan, they're gorgeous, and I'm afraid these guys won't give me any break when Meryl and Charlie decide to leave.))
But most of all, I'm really happy for Igor - he really deserved that. When I met him at Finlandia Trophy and started to tell him, how much I just love Chock and Bates and their dances this season, he beamed.
It would have been great to have a thought bubble above Meryl's head when the camera captured her after Chock and Bates's marks. Or for the sake of diplomacy--maybe not. From the outside looking in, the Michigan ice dance scene is so fascinating. From the inside--I can only imagine.
What an amazing performance. I feel so lucky to have been there to see it in person. The speed, the connection, it was just awesome. I am not ashamed to admit that I cried. It made next month's credit card bill worthwhile.
And my friend that came for the afternoon and evening sessions thought the ice dancers were the best of the day and thinks maybe she should start following the sport!
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