Re-posting what I just now posted in the K&C forum (in regards to Donlan & Speroff btw): Thanks so much for the report and especially for the video! I LOVE the costumes, oh my, the first thing I thought of was the drawing of Oksana Baiul that a fan gave me over a decade ago: Seriously, the music, the costumes, the skaters were sublime. They could've been skating to "Swan Lake".... Okay, enough of my shallow observations, the skating itself was splendid (fully rotated sbs jumps, alas), pointed toes, perfect posture, high split-3-twist, and then out of nowhere BAM ! Scared the beejeezes out of me (she had just made it all the way to the top; slo-mo looked like she might've slightly bonked her head as well ). Which makes it all the more I M P R E S S I V E when they both got up and went right into another lift that covered the entire ice (what trust both partners have to have in each other to do that). I know it has been said before, but I would like to say it again ~ pairs girls are TOUGH! 'nuff said. I mean look at 84 year old Dick Button, back when he was 73 yrs. old he skated on a small pond located on his property and fell. He had to have brain surgery, permanently lost hearing in one of his ears, had blood cots, a concussion, was in the hospital for months, and has never fully recovered. Not to mention Elena Bereznyha's heroic story. Just makes me appreciate ALL skaters so much more.