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    Virtue/Moir #24: We Like it Hot

    Some comments they gave from TSN

    "Marina (Zoueva, their coach) is going to be all over me now with a stopwatch," said Moir -- they also use video to monitor lift length.

    "(Ice dancing) is a bit fussy. And to be honest we were kind of excited because that was an awesome skate for us. There was no doubt in our minds. That's exactly what we want to do. Now the (violations) don't take away from it but it would be nice to have a big number to go home and work off of."

    They also received a surprisingly low score on one of their spins.

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    "To lose the points -- it is disheartening but it's easy too at the same time. At least we have them in black and white, on paper. I always find it a lot more difficult to go home and try and fix the program component scores (the artistic impression scores under the old judging system) where you have no idea where the judges' brains are at."

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    thanks! interesting quotes from Scott ((:

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    i rewatched the fd on tsn and they werent slow as i thought

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    Levels and deductions aside I thought it was by far their best performance to date. LOVE the new ending. The program goes by too fast, I found myself wanting more.

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    I haven't seen this side of Tessa before. She's always gorgeous to watch but in this dance, she really rises to a different level. I try not to gush, but with this performance, it's difficult not to.
    Bloom where you're planted. Hillary Clinton

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    On a side note Marina looked rather subdued this whole weekend. Not as colourful and animated as I'm used to seeing. Hope she's not a victim to the flu and selfishly hoping if she is she doesn't infect Scott and Tessa

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbowkisses View Post
    i rewatched the fd on tsn and they werent slow as i thought
    Were on TSN did you watch it? I just looked for the FD video, but it's not showing up for me on the TSN page.

    Anyway, I was a bit worried about the results, so, great to read that they actually were so good .

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauravvv View Post
    Were on TSN did you watch it? I just looked for the FD video, but it's not showing up for me on the TSN page.

    Anyway, I was a bit worried about the results, so, great to read that they actually were so good .
    I'm relieved too! Can't wait to see the performance. (I think our Canadian fellow posters have seen it on TV, not online.)

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    I just finished watching....There were some minor changes I thought (a little fiercer from Tessa, I think) with some of the head and arm movements, and I loved the ending lift. As usual, a treat to watch that kind of excellence. I'm glad they can easily fix what went wrong......which certainly was not really glaring (or even really visable) to most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lauravvv View Post
    Were on TSN did you watch it? I just looked for the FD video, but it's not showing up for me on the TSN page.

    Anyway, I was a bit worried about the results, so, great to read that they actually were so good .
    i watched it on tv

    idk about you guys but tsn's coverage wasnt that great :/

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    In that same article, Scott mentions he felt the program was already showing growth and that he feels that was an awesome skate for them. So, as long as they feel this way, I am happy. I trust them and no one is a better judge of their performance than themselves. Remember last year, when Scott said at one of the K&C: "Good. I know what to do." I have that same feeling right now. They know this program is evolving like they wanted to. Also, if you do not consider the level 1 on the spin, which is kind of odd and I doubt to see it happen again; the level 2 on the first part of the lift, which has always been a level 4; and the deductions, the score is HUGE. I am optimistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IoanaC View Post
    I'm relieved too! Can't wait to see the performance. (I think our Canadian fellow posters have seen it on TV, not online.)
    Oh, thank you for pointing out the obvious to me - I guess my brain has stopped functioning properly from my impatience .

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    I thought I'd bring over Puglover's comment from the previous thread, because it's great.

    Quote Originally Posted by puglover
    Just got back from the arena. They were utterly fantastic. They were so fast - so smooth - I never noticed the tender parts in Carmen particularly before but Tessa was so tender and then so cold it just gave me chills. Such a juxtaposition. I felt I lived every second - not just a dance but it felt like life played before my eyes. I almost wanted to cry at the end. The crowd was mesmerized. I don't get the levels or deductions - meh - I know they matter but today I just want to revel in the masterpiece. It was on such a different league - so real - so much more then entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbowkisses View Post
    i watched it on tv

    idk about you guys but tsn's coverage wasnt that great :/
    It really wasn't. I hope there'll be more (and better) coverage for Worlds.

    On another note, I loved their changes, even though the choreographic lift went by so fast that it barely registered. Also, idk if anyone feels it, but it seems to me like Tessa's facial expression at the very end is different every time. More relieved this time.

    Also, Scott's "It's not Carmen without the blood" haha

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    Thanks puglover, your review is so visceral I'm there with you! Even though I have yet to see the program And I really appreciate sharing a mutual enjoyment for Tessa and Scott's skating, so thanks to all the positive posts. Also, so glad you picked this thread title! Am so excited to see the program, soon...soon!

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    Finally!! Thank you so much...off to watch!

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    Yegads, I LOVE the new ending, how is it possible that she's looks spastic and as though in flames, and elegant and dancerly (what's a good word?!) at the same time? Creative minds...the staccato shake of her shoulders goes perfectly with the music. And I don't know if this was particular to this performance or a new detail, but it seems as though Scott took one extra weighty breath before collapsing into Tessa and that just killed it for me. Amazed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcg View Post
    Levels and deductions aside I thought it was by far their best performance to date. LOVE the new ending. The program goes by too fast, I found myself wanting more.
    Agree with everything you said. It was a fantastic performance. I was disappointed they changed the ending but I LOVE the new one I must say HOT HOT HOT! And the 'kick thingy' I said they should junk much better. I saw a few areas they could improve, as did the judges obviously but what's with all the panic? It's Nationals calm down they won anyway. You don't want perfect too soon and I'm glad that gone are the days when they over inflate your ego at Nationals handing out 6.0's left and right only to have a rude awakening internationally. The judges are doing them a favour whether they, or we know it or not. It's so close to perfection but today was and the SD together, it was a beautiful thing.

    Paul/Islamcrushing. I feel so bad for them that FD was wonderful and I felt could've beaten G/P whom I really didn't enjoy at all. Can these kids catch a break? Hope W/P can compete at Worlds.
    Also pairs free skate unbelievable!

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    1. I see why they lost the level on the lift: she didn't get into position quickly enough. It was tight, but noticeable. And frankly, if they got deducted for the first lift, I wouldn't be surprised.

    2. Sweet jesus, that choreo lift entry is easier? Anyway, it's definitely steamy.

    3. I think the second footwork sequence worked better here than it did at the GPF, or maybe it was the camera angles, but the balance between precision and madness that I loved about the mach one version is here.

    4. They really sold the tenderness alongside the carnality.

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