I don't want to see anyone get bumped off the podium. I want to see Weaver and Poje blow it out of the water to medal. It's their time! I think they were unfairly passed up in 2011 and then were injured this year. I want them to make it impossible for Russia to get a medal. Make it so embarrassing if they even try to fudge the numbers...not sure if the judging system has shame though.
Nothing against Russians, but I hate this automatic thing that's being set up right now. Everyone (article writers so maybe not *everyone*) is already saying they're set for Bronze and it's insulting to skaters. They didn't have much of a lead this Worlds, Anna and Luca were right there. It's open, but if there is going to be no real competition for the medal why show up?
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The updated season's best scores tell the story. They are four and a half points up from their closest rivals, and then almost 20 points from the next highest score.
They had a true one/two punch this season in terms of programs that were thematically distinct while being complimentary. Both showed how Meryl and Charlie have improved as athletes and artists. Giselle was utterly delightful and demonstrated that the short dance concept could actually work. Because of the outstanding program and performance, even with an obvious mistake at 4CCs they were only behind by half a point and still led in PCS. NDdP was dramatic but not overwrought and used the peak musical moments perfectly.
I had been a bit of a Marina skeptic in the past, but from all evidence this season she was an amazing leader for them. I hope it all comes together again next season.
New costumes for Meryl and Charlie for the exhibition. Looking good. I wish the stream wasn't freezing every two seconds.
Beautiful costumes in Gala!
I looove Charlie today. Especially his shirt, it really suits him))
And his face during their spiral...
Speaking of costumes. I really want to see Meryl wear a brilliant shade of emerald green next season. Maybe a fuschia for the short. It's the only color I can't remember her wearing, she's done yellow, orange, blue, purple, burgundy, black, red...I guess she hasn't done any earth tones or flesh tones, but that's meh anyway. Oh she hasn't done all white I guess. Colors looks so good on her and I think doing new colors will help add a specialness.
Lol...I spoke too soon about the white.
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They have a Nashville exhibition!? How cool is that?? (As always, I'm the last to find out about these things. ) I don't think that's one of her better dresses, but everything else is just perfect. LOVE that ending pose.
Charter member of the "We Always Believed in Ashley" Club and the "We Believe in Ricky" Club
Also Caitlin Yankowskas and her new partner will be out. I have high hopes for them...hopes that involve squashing the tacky mess that is John and Caydee...but whatevs I'm way off topic now.
Love the Fade into You exhibition!! I'm glad Meryl changed dresses. Beautiful performance!!
But, if B/S were to challenge D/W and V/M next season everyone would know that something was very wrong and it would hurt ice dance in the worst possible way. I think it was hurt enough in 2002; there was talk about expelling it from the Olympics so another scandal and one that would be so much more obvious might throw it out of the Olympics. I don't think anyone would want that to happen. C/L overtook B/S in the free, so they didn't even win the bronze in both portions of the competition. There is just no way anyone, has hard as they tried, could justify if B/S overcame a 15 point gap in just one off season and not raise any suspicions.
True the Russian fed. are not going to dare do anything other than try and help B&S win the bronze on home ice. Now after Sochi they might start pushing them to the Gold behind the scenes if they have kept improving both years since, even if D&W do stay (pretty sure V&M are not staying regardless what happens in Sochi).