I like Ilinykh's dress/ensemble, just not for this. I see they have added no transitions since the test skate, so what I thought was them skating through their choreo was in fact their choreo. But the way ice dance is judged today, I applaud that as smart planning. They have good speed. I like the lifts, and the twizzles used the music well and covered the ice. Nikita does well with the demon character, but somehow this program feels really juniorish, even compared to the other two teams here.
S&Z look much more polished and mature, but the program is a disappointed coming from Averbukh.
I think I liked S&B best. They had the most going on in their program. That music sounds so familiar. They showed great speed and attack, and they look like they are seniors and have been for some time, especially him. I hate the way they are rushing through everything though, and her positions are so ugly. What happened to all the good female Russian ice dancers?