I heard that V&M covered their ears so as not to hear D&W's score. Does anyone know if that's really true? If so, is this something they normally do?
I've never heard of them doing that but someone else might know better.
I just watched their performance again they were magic out there and they looked so happy!
I was curious and wanted to see what PJ Kwong had to say, so I checked her twitter. Normally, even when V/M mess up, she says that they should be closer because of PCS but this time she actually agreed with the result! So either she's mellowing or she got a hold of some bad aged cheddar.
Neptune, I saw it myself on CBC. They did a nice job covering it as a sport-just like any other where you show things that are going on.
I mentioned in their thread about it and that I'd thought at their level they wouldn't need to do that at this point but left it at that. When they had to stop at 4CC was it before or after D/W skated? Can't recall and just wondered if nerves played a point in the stopping as we all know when in pain, nerves just adds to it. I like both teams + of course the Shibs and don't get their placement. Who cares if they are bro/sis. It's the skating that counts.
Wow, Meryl and Charlie owned that ice! Congratulations to them. I had my laptop (a Russian feed I think) open on the kitchen counter while preparing for dinner so I won''t miss them. At first, I was so nervous for them, that it seemed to me they were a little tight but it must have been just my nerves being projected on to them.
It's pretty surprising. One would think earplugs would be a bit more discreet.I'd thought at their level they wouldn't need to do that at this point but left it at that.
After.When they had to stop at 4CC was it before or after D/W skated?
Things do seem a bit questionable about some of the middle placements. Well, at least we can be happy about the top one!Who cares if they are bro/sis. It's the skating that counts.
V&M won't have to cover their ears for the FD!
16 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR
17 Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE
18 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE
19 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV
20 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT
It's cool that 7 teams (theoretically) are in contention for the bronze.
FD skate order has been posted
The final group:
Warm-Up Group 4
16 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 2 73.87
17 Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE ITA 5 67.93
18 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA 1 77.12
19 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS 3 70.05
20 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA 4 69.65
For once, Meryl and Charlie aren't skating before Tessa and Scott .
I expect V/M to lead off this group swinging for the stars. As they should -- it's exactly what Meryl and Charlie did skating first in their group tonight. This isn't a done deal, not by a long shot. They need to bring it the same way they would if their scores were separated by a few tenths of a point (not that they would ever give less than their all).
When watching live, I was on the Latvian stream....did anyone here watch the British Eurosport broadcast? What did Chris and Simon say about M/C's performance? What about V/M's?
Now that's all over can I make a really shallow comment. How shiny was Meryl's hair today?! It was so gorgeous it didn't look real, a perfect bun that didn't look like it had a lot of product in it.
Fantastic AP article with...interesting lead:
Meryl Davis and Charlie White sure know how to spoil a homecoming."It's a really good sign when, from beginning to end, you're having a good time," White said. "It was one of those dream skates."There are more great quotes, but I didn't want to copy the whole article in here.Davis and White sprinkled special little touches throughout the program like hidden gems; the little hops they did at the beginning of the polka were pure fun. But it was their unison that made the performance something special. They were as synchronized as a Swiss watch, every moment done in perfect harmony.
Nice article!! And they really did look like they were having a great time out there. I love that the camera focuses in on Charlie in the ending pose. He has the biggest smile on his face!
I can't wait for the FD!