Sylvia listed everyone's ages in her first post (just so you know where I got my info from). Clare Seo is 14.Pretty good competition especially compared to the senior ladies. Some real talent coming up like Kanon Smith. Clare Seo had the best speed and skating skills of all of all of the girls and real good jumps too. How old is she? From top to bottom this was one of the strongest group of junior ladies in years where sometimes there might be a couple of strong girls but then not much else after that.
I second to that! 9 out of 12 girls had 3-3 combos, which is better than the count for Seniors. (4 girls in the 2 groups look like they belong with Seniors.... )The Juniors are outperforming the Seniors so far!
For her first time competing in front of fan cutouts due to COVID-19 protocol, Levito hardly even noticed.
"I always try to connect more with the judges, and before I get into my position I'm always so focused that I don't hear anything anyway, so it was pretty normal," she explained. "During the practices it was weird, but during the competition it was normal enough."
"I think I did well, considering I had a bloody nose," Smith said, explaining that her nose began to unexpectedly bleed while doing a flying camel spin on practice ice. It continued during her competition performance.
Smith, 12, had been wanting to embody the Poppins character for years and said her mother signed off on the choice this season. Her costume was inspired by three-time World champion Mao Asada's 2012-13 exhibition program.
"I was really happy that I could do Mary Poppins because it really relates to my personality and energy," Smith said. "I watched both the new one and the old one, and I really took notes about the character and really tried to perform and be like Mary Poppins."
Scroll down to LIVE SCORING section for the unofficial tech. panel calls & judges' scores: https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/index.aspxI think Mia Kalin just tried a quad toe, she was on her feet but it was short. But not a bad attempt!
ETA - It was called under (<)