When Tessa and Scott skate like they did in the Hallelujah gala at CoR, I'm not convinced they're two people - the level of connection they share is beyond peerless. It really is a privilege to be able to watch these two.
re: Farrucas and Loudness
I KNOW. People who've only seen the NBC coverage don't know what they're missing. Watch the last half of the B. Eurosport coverage. Their first words after the dance: "I'm amazed they could hear their music by the end." Easily one of the most electrifying moments in ice dance ever.
Was wonderful to see the banners for Tess and Scott. The Rssian fans really embraced them.
Among the countless banners dedicated to the "perfect angel" Johnny Weir (not kidding, he had wings and all), there were two big ones for Tessa and Scott, placed in different corners of the arena. One of them was a picture of the Funny Face final pose, in practice outfits, and it said "Our dream is Sochi 2014". The other was a photo from the press conference at Finlandia and it said "To Tessa and Scott: From Russia with love".
Another link I got from Golden Skate forum. It contains photos of Tessa and Scott: http://magiageladapatinagememportugu...esultados.html
I was glad to see the evolution of "Carmen" from Skate Canada to the Cup of Russia. Things looked much more refined and I'm sure that by the world championships it will be beyond amazing. That last lift in the FD gives me chills. Poor Scott!!!
Thank you to everybody that has provided links to videos, photos, etc. And to you Ioana for your reports. I'm going to contribute a bit too:
From Elena Ilinykh: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md...rap4o1_500.jpg
Look at this handsome man: Scott at the banquet
Look at this beautiful lady:Tessa at the banquet
Press Conference pics: http://www.fskate.ru/photo/282/
so much heart, passion and personality in this "Russian" Carmen! everything was magnificent! what a privilege to witness the progress of this work of art
I watched the SC fd and the CoR FD back to back and I preferred the silhouette poses they had at SC better than CoR but preferred CoR version more. Looking forward to seeing this again even more refined at the GPF next month
~I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.~ (Charles R. Swindoll)
Heh, yeah, their comments are rather confusing at the Olympics. But then they tend to be sometimes.
I don't know how the assisted lift/kick that leads into the "and and we're insane" part of the dance, but it feels pretty awesome even when off. I hope they can nail it. Especially since it kickstarts the greatest section of the dance.
ETA: I find it intriguing that the dancers Nicky mentions are Moiseeva/Minenkov and the Duchesnays in his comments, as opposed to any others.
Last edited by Proustable; 11-12-2012 at 03:54 AM.
I don't watch Brit Eurosport version of Olys. Much prefer BBc with Robin Cousins who had Tess and Scott winning all the way. His comments about Mahler are especially strong