2021 SC Rhythm Dance CLIFF NOTES: I Guess That's Why They Call It The (Midnight) Blues)

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Warm-Up Group 1

1 Haley SALES / Nikolas WAMSTEEKER CAN
2 Diana DAVIS / Gleb SMOLKIN RUS
3 Elizaveta SHANAEVA / Devid NARYZHNYY RUS
4 Christina CARREIRA / Anthony PONOMARENKO USA
5 Caroline GREEN / Michael PARSONS USA

Warm-Up Group 2
6 Marjorie LAJOIE / Zachary LAGHA CAN
7 Olivia SMART / Adrian DIAZ ESP
8 Lilah FEAR / Lewis GIBSON GBR
9 Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI ITA
10 Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER CAN

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Warm-Up Group 1

Elisheba: Son Ponomarenko is here to compete with daughter Eteri

peibeck: The "street" looks pretty trashy in this group. 😛
marbri: I think some googled streetwalker instead of street dancer.

1 Haley SALES / Nikolas WAMSTEEKER CAN - Billie Eilish
oleada: Is everyone doing Billy Eilish or Janet Jackson?

allezfred: Aren’t both their costumes too revealing to be skating to Billie Eilish?

Immortelle: Nick’s arms 😎😍

oleada: That was...generic? Levels not great. I know I've seen this team a million times before but I can never remember anything they do or skate to :shuffle:

peibeck: Haley looks far too innocent for this music. She needs to be the one in pleather, with a whip at her side.

Aceon6: I was so hoping that SalWam could manage twizzles to the fast break in Bad Guy. Alas, not.

skatingguy: Hayley Sales/Nikolas Wamsteeker, Canada
Blues: Lost Cause by Billie Eilish Hip Hop: Bad Guy by Billie Eilish
1MB2+kpNNYY
PStW2+PStM1
Midline Step 1
Rotational Lift 3
SqTwW3+SqTwM3

VGThuy: This made me appreciate Chock/Bates’ RD so much more.

2 Diana DAVIS / Gleb SMOLKIN RUS - Blackeyed Peas/50 Shades Darker
Wyliefan: Someone on Reddit referred to them as Eteri Jr./A Dude, and now I can't get that out of my head. :lol:

Hanna: Love Diana's quietly cool "what of it" starting pose. :kickass:

JoannaLouise: Gleb is probably trying to be hip, but his soul patch and shaggy hair feel very 90s-era boy band. (And if anyone knows their 90s-era boy bands, it would be me. :p )

Rukia: Look I have nothing against these skaters but this is very cringe

tony: I think if I was 18, I would like the concept of the rhythm dances and of course the ISU is trying weird ways to expand the fan base, but not many of the teams can pull this off without looking like Mr. Rogers in a nightclub.

oleada: He seems a lot better than her (but she's not as bad as I remember). Her leg line in the compulsory bit is ugly. Her swizzle seemed a bit wonky in the middle.

danafan: Wow I loved that!

skatingguy: Diana Davis/Gleb Smolkin, Russia
Boom Boom Pow, Bom Bid Born
Midline Step 2
SqTwW3+SqTwM4
1MB3+kpYYYN
PStW3+PStM2
Rotational Lift 4

Hanna: Diana gets twirled around in the air a lot in this. Really fast rotational lift! But she definitely lost a rotation in the middle set of the twizzles.

jenny12: They should have just called the theme pop this year or commercial dance. Calling it “street” is uh questionable to say the least.

Karen-W: Well, this tech panel is clearly going easier on the dancers today than last week's SkAm panel.

thvu: Was just about to say, they’ve been very kind to the men during the Midnight Blues. The 2nd male key point is no joke.
Elek would have eviscerated this TES. :shuffle:

3 Elizaveta SHANAEVA / Devid NARYZHNYY RUS - Capim (Filo Machado)/Legendary (Webbly Arms)/Hey Mamma (Pentatonix)
Wyliefan: Okay, I think this music is going to make my head explode.

VGThuy: This sounds like DomShabs’ 2010 aboriginal music.

tony: She's having the time of her life, he practiced at the Vladimir Morozov school of emoting. That pattern was pretty weak, though (and of course level 3). Low partial step levels, too. Regardless of the shortcomings, this program could be fun if he matched her energy.

oleada: Appreciate the different music. Skating seems a bit smaller and slower. He messed a bit in the swizzle. They seemed to be having fun. I kinda liked it.

skatingguy: Elizaveta Shaneva/Devid Naryzhnyy, Russia
Capim, Legendary, Freak
SqTwW4+SqTwM3
1MB+kpYYNY - he got the wrong part of his last name
PStW2+PstM1
Straight Line Lift 4
Midline Step 2

Hanna: I generally loved S/N on the junior circuit and this should've been my cup of tea, costumes and all, but for some reason I wasn't feeling it that much. 2 years ago they were clearly beating Davis/Smolkin but I suppose that has turned around by now.

peibeck: Too many music edits for this rhythm dance to find its "rhythm" to me. :shuffle:

4 Christina CARREIRA / Anthony PONOMARENKO USA - Batdance (Prince)
allezfred: Point of order: Catwoman did not appear in the film that this music is from.
VGThuy: I wonder how a Kim Basinger costume would look.

Colonel Green: Damnit, Christina, why do you still not have cat ears?

oleada: What is this?

Colonel Green: For this program to work it needs circa-2016 Piper & Paul camp, I think, and Christina & Anthony just don't have that.
Levels :yikes:

Hanna: Wheee loved this from CarPom at Finlandia even though everyone on FSU seemed to hate. :lol: Great energy and attack, speed + cohesive throughout. :kickass: Apparently the turns weren't clean though. :lol:

oleada: Does Scott have a technical specialist? Because those levels are going to destroy their scores.

skatingguy: Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomeranko, United States of America
Batdance by Prince
SqTwW4+SqTwM4 (Jack Nickolson voiceovers :respec:)
Midline Step 1 - ouch
1MB2+kpTYNY - ouch again
PStW1+PStM1 - the rare triple ouchie
Rotational Lift 3
He looks more trim this season. The Batman chest armour doesn't hurt. :love:

wickedwitch: I know that pretty much all the RDs this season are totally cringe-worthy, but I literally wanted to look away during C/P's skate.
Hanna: One person's cringe-worthy is another person's fun. :cheer:

tony: You know, thinking about it even more, there are judges often giving critiques to skaters who try modern things that cause them to switch to something super traditional, and here we have ice dance throwing in a ton of music that you know the judges can't stand. Welp.

peibeck: 🗯BAM! POW! 🗯
That's the tech caller beating up your levels, Batman!

tony: Scott is over it. He has no power.

5 Caroline GREEN / Michael PARSONS USA - The Knowledge (J. Jackson)/My Lovin (En Vogue)/Rhythm Nation (J. Jackson)
allezfred: Love me En Vogue but this has negative sass.

Colonel Green: If Caroline's twizzles were level 4 I'll eat my hat.

oleada: I feel like the midnight blues section kinda kills all the dances for me. But I'm kinda enjoying Green/Parsons and I find them much improved. Her posture bugs me a bit though. She seems to be a bit hunched and I don't think the neckline helps.

Braulio: Midline step sequence Level 1 but got very good GOE Bonus

tony: He just smacked her head on a transition moving in front of her. She looks awkward and up in the shoulders most of the time, but I like them.

skatingguy: Caroline Green/Michael Parsons, United States of America
The Knowledge, My Lovin', Rhythm Nation
SqTwW4+SqTwM4
1MB2+kpNNYY
PStW3+PStM2
Midline Step 1
Curve Lift 4
The rare white boy who looks comfortable with hip-hop. Couldn't take my eyes off of him.

VGThuy: I think he’s a star. She’s good. Low levels but great GOEs for a reason. ... A level must have went up on review.
 

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Warm-Up Group 2
Braulio: I knew it, once Piper & Paul (specially him) got into HD broadcast that butt of his would look +5 GOE

Hanna: Wheee Lajoie/Lagha, the most fun team in both the RD and FD at Finlandia. :kickass: Although Lewis/Gibson were probably the second most fun! :lol: Great entries! And of course Piper and Paul looking as good as ever. :D Love this group!

Rukia: Fear's dress looks a little trashy from afar which naturally means I'll probably love it up close

rfisher: I'd love the Italians to skate away with gold just to watch Babs beating her stop watch on the boards.

6 Marjorie LAJOIE / Zachary LAGHA CAN - Funkytown/Super Solid Soul Vehicul/Far From Over
quartz: They spent all their costume money on Lajoie’s Rio dress. Wasn’t anything left but to rip a ruffle off an old 80’s prom dress stick it on a cat suit and call it done.

Hanna: Ok she has definitely upped the lip synching since Finlandia. 😅

Rukia: That pelvic thrust move during midline step from Zachary, total cringe!

Wyliefan: Talk about decapitation blades -- I thought those people in the front row were going to get their faces slashed in that lift!

Colonel Green: Remember judges, every event where you don't give them the PCS and GOE, Marjorie is just going to crank up the energy level another notch.

JoannaLouise: I really love L/L's energy in the first part of this dance. The Blues section really slows down the momentum, but I don't think it feels quite as jarring as the last time I saw this program.

skatingguy: Marjorie Lajoie/Zachary Lagha, Canada
Funkytown, Super Solid Soul Vehicle, Far from Over
Midline Step 2
Rotational Lift 4
1MB3+kyYYYN
PStW2+PStM3
SqTwW4+SqTwM4
Nice the ice dancers having some fun on the ice. This is all Canada has going for it post 2022 so expect a full court press over the next few months to move them up the standings.

Rukia: This program is a messsssssss but also sometimes I love mess so it might be growing on me

skategal: Even Kaitlyn agrees with me that Zachary is Scott Moir’s SEKRET baby with Tessa. She said Zachary reminds her of Scott. :HA!::rofl:

oleada: Second:watch:

7 Olivia SMART / Adrian DIAZ ESP - Proud Mary [T. Turner]
oleada: Well, glad Olivia got her roots done. IDK, this seems very white.

rfisher: I still don't understand why Olivia isn't wearing a silver dress with lots of fringe if she wants to skate to the iconic Tina song.
VGThuy: Maybe she’s playing an Ikette and not Tina. ;)

Jay42: I still find the beginning of Smart/Diaz' program really underwhelming. It's just so boring until the music changes.

Braulio: Great Levels for the Midnight Blues (3) and the Partial step sequence Level 3 for both! improving from last week
Ooops talked too soon, Midline step Level 1
TES still high at 43.81 but they need at least a Level 2 for that midline

thvu: Diaz has had the best 3rd key point so far, but they don’t give it to him… okay. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Rukia: I'm so tired of half-hearted shimmies

her grace: The edges don’t compare to G/P or L/L, but there’s a maturity and ease to the performance that is appealing.

skatingguy: Olivia Smart/Adrian Diaz, Spain
Proud Mary by Tina Turner
Straight Line Lift 4
1MB3+kyYYNY
PStW3+PStM3
SqTwW3+SqTwM3
Midline Step 1
This is one of my favourite rhythm dances so far this season. It's nice to see a dance done to one piece of music that works for the whole program.

peibeck: Tina Turner would never wear such a shapeless frock. :drama: By far and away this is the best RD so far though, in execution and conception.

8 Lilah FEAR / Lewis GIBSON GBR - I Was Made for Loving You/Hot in the Shade/Rock & Roll All Nite (Kiss)
genevieve: would it be illegal for them to do full KISS makeup in competition?
quartz: They should each put a black star around one eye.

Wyliefan: Ooh, rough twizzle for Lilah.

Colonel Green: And Lilah may just have given Olivia & Adrian their first Grand Prix medal there.

Jay42: Twizzles aside that was loads of fun I liked it a lot. They really know how to sell a program, I wasn't sure I would enjoy a KISS medley.

skatingguy: Lilah Fear/Lewis Gibson, Great Britain
I Was Made For Lovin' You, Forever, Rock and Roll All Nite
SqTwW2+SqTwM4 - negative GOE - she had a problem as can be seen in the level
Midline Step 2
1MB3+kpNYYY
PStW2+PStM2
Rotational Lift 4
A bit flat today, and Lilah's mistake on the twizzle will probably cost them the bronze medal.

her grace: Basics are bad. No unison at all. Next, please. :yawn:

clairecloutier: Fear/Gibson are starting to feel really one-note to me. The first third of that program was Vogue retread; a lot of the steps looked similar even. And the lack of edges, especially from Lilah.

Rukia: Well I liked that a lot. And I was right, I like her costume up close a lot.

Colonel Green: Wow, 0.03 away from getting bounced to the first group.

9 Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI ITA - Michael Jackson medley
allezfred: Skary Babs trolling the Bourne/Kraatz fans. :EVILLE:

Braulio: If not for Timing issue that Midnight Sequence would be called Level 4

tony: I think this is 'my' team if I had to pick my one and only. I just adore them. (Wish they got a new FD though.. they already know they aren't moving anywhere with it).

oleada: I liked this program by G/F too. Some nice highlight moves and I always find them so tidy. Don't think the program is quite the soup yet but excited to see how it grows.

grimey: Worst. Michael Jackson. edit. ever.
lets just jam all his damn songs into one. great idea!

Wyliefan: Cute high five to finish. :lol:

peibeck: I want to rhinestone a glove for Marco before the GPF.

skatingguy: Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri, Italy
Michael Jackson Selection
SqTwW2+SqTwM4
1MB3+kpTYYY - closest to level 4 yet - Barbara will be drilling them next week
PStW3+PStM2
Straight Line Lift 4
Midline Step 2
These two are about as street as a plushed toy, so this was probably as well as they can do. They rep'd Italian skating well for four years.

Rukia: I love this team so much, but this program is doing nothing for me? They need fewer songs. And some of the choreo is kind of eh.

meggonzo: Is there a chance I can convince a team to switch to a TLC medley instead? :unsure:

10 Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER CAN - I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues/Still Standing (Elton John)
overedge: ORRRANNNNGGGEEE
quartz: I’ll take Elton-orange over Eilish-green any day!

Jay42: I love their costumes. If you're not going this hard for the costumes are you even doing Elton John right?

Karen-W: I'm calling it now, before they even skate. Gilles/Poirier are getting L4 on their Midnight Blues.

Rukia: That was easily the best twizzle set tonight

Wyliefan: This first half looks peppier than I remember. They must have jazzed it up a bit.

thvu: That was not a great Midnight Blues section, but they get YYYY. :lol:
tony: That pattern will probably stay level 4, but no.
Wyliefan: I suck at deciphering patterns, and even I thought it wasn't great.

Hanna: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee :cheer: :inavoid: :encore: :kickass: :cheer2:

skatingguy: Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier, Canada
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues, Still Standing by Elton John
SqTwW4+SqTwM4
1MB4+kpYYYY
PStW3+PStM3
Rotational Lift 4
Midline Step 3
Elton would approve. :respec:

Colonel Green: They took out the opening pose where Paul squeezes Piper's ass, I guess that was a special moment for only those of us who watched ACI. This program isn't quite as fun as the costumes promise it will be, but I'm sure they'll get there. As is, more than enough for the lead.

peibeck: Those are the highest levels for any RD so far this year.

JoannaLouise: I love this. And the zany orange jumpsuits are my favourite part. 😍 Maybe I have questionable taste, but I don't care!
 

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Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIERCAN
85.65​
48.08​
37.57​
9.21​
9.29​
9.50​
9.46​
9.50​
0.00​
#10​
2​
Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRIITA
78.82​
42.94​
35.88​
8.88​
8.83​
9.04​
9.04​
9.08​
0.00​
#9​
3​
Olivia SMART / Adrian DIAZESP
76.97​
43.08​
33.89​
8.42​
8.29​
8.58​
8.50​
8.58​
0.00​
#7​
4​
Caroline GREEN / Michael PARSONSUSA
72.40​
40.11​
32.29​
8.00​
7.96​
8.08​
8.08​
8.25​
0.00​
#5​
5​
Lilah FEAR / Lewis GIBSONGBR
71.89​
38.42​
33.47​
8.38​
8.21​
8.29​
8.46​
8.50​
0.00​
#8​
6​
Marjorie LAJOIE / Zachary LAGHACAN
71.87​
39.80​
32.07​
8.00​
7.79​
8.17​
8.00​
8.13​
0.00​
#6​
7​
Diana DAVIS / Gleb SMOLKINRUS
70.66​
39.04​
31.62​
7.75​
7.79​
7.83​
8.04​
8.13​
0.00​
#2​
8​
Christina CARREIRA / Anthony PONOMARENKOUSA
68.96​
37.46​
31.50​
7.83​
7.67​
7.88​
8.00​
8.00​
0.00​
#4​
9​
Elizaveta SHANAEVA / Devid NARYZHNYYRUS
68.53​
37.68​
30.85​
7.58​
7.58​
7.79​
7.75​
7.88​
0.00​
#3​
10​
Haley SALES / Nikolas WAMSTEEKERCAN
60.75​
32.54​
28.21​
6.96​
6.83​
7.17​
7.17​
7.13​
0.00​
#1​
 
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