Carreira/Ponomarenko Need a Cheer Thread

Bigbird

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No chance at all! 🙅🏼‍♂️

When they first came out they had this lovely SD that had me hooked. While I appreciate the difficulty of their programs this year they really don't suit them especially the FD. They should have called in the maestro Najarro for that flamenco and as for the RD sometimes they try too hard and at other times it's just flat. Who can rescue these two from the abyss that is Igor? He did not do any favours for I/Z (in the day), Diana and Gleb should have stayed in Russia and here we have what we have. Should they look elsewhere or should they try outside choreography? I am really asking.
 

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When they first came out they had this lovely SD that had me hooked. While I appreciate the difficulty of their programs this year they really don't suit them especially the FD. They should have called in the maestro Najarro for that flamenco and as for the RD sometimes they try too hard and at other times it's just flat. Who can rescue these two from the abyss that is Igor? He did not do any favours for I/Z (in the day), Diana and Gleb should have stayed in Russia and here we have what we have. Should they look elsewhere or should they try outside choreography? I am really asking.
They do not have a choice but to be with Igor. They cannot move out of US because of Christina situation and there is no other place that would be better for them in US. Did not they work with outside choreographers this year?
 

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They do not have a choice but to be with Igor. They cannot move out of US because of Christina situation and there is no other place that would be better for them in US. Did not they work with outside choreographers this year?
They worked with Christopher Dean and Massimo Scali but I guess Igor is still the main choreographer, according to this article:

And while Shpilband took the choreographic lead on both programs, the team has consulted as well with Massimo Scali and, during a week in Colorado Springs, Christopher Dean — “a figure skating genius,” in Ponomarenko’s words.
 

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Honestly, they seem fine to me. In their interviews they've stressed that they really wanted to up the difficulty in both programs, which they have definitely accomplished. I felt as a consequence they seemed a little gassed, particularly in the FD, but being a little low energy in August is hardly a death sentence. They used slower music for the FD than I expected-- that can work, or it may be a little too subtle for them at this point and need some reworking. It's hard to say, but I want to see both programs again in a few weeks.
 

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I think their FD program has potential to be incredible. Great music and choreography. Their performance is weaker than the music right now. Christina's body just tad less expressive than needs to be. Not forceful expression but organic real Spanish flavor and passion. I almost want to see Papadkis in this dance. For some reason I think she would be great in it. Anthony was good especially at the beginning of the program. His ease of movements is amazing. I really want to see how it progresses during the season.
 

Wyliefan

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Congratulations to C/P on their silver medal! I love their RD. The FD still needs some development, but it's early days, and they still got a new PB with it. :respec:
 

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New interviews from 2020 Us nationals.
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Rukia

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New interviews from 2020 Us nationals.
NBC Sports

Ice talk Podcast
I was just about to come post that article. Quadruple runthroughs is killer! More than anything I want C/P to have clean skates here because I honestly believe that if that happens, they're on the podium. They have the momentum this season, they just need to seize the opportunity. Best of luck to them this week!!
 

Wyliefan

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Never mind scores and placements, I LOVED that. They looked so confident and strong and expressive! :swoon:
 

Rukia

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I am so, so proud of how they skated this week. That was the best they have done all season. They were absolutely on fire and would have gotten 3rd in the FD if not for that invalidated step sequence. Ugh!

If any of the top 3 decide that they want some more rest before worlds and want to skip 4ccs I'm sure Anthony and Christina would be willing to extend their season a little longer...
 

Wyliefan

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I swear I almost forgot how to breathe while they were doing their twizzles. :lol: But they did those, and everything else, so beautifully. Almost everything else. @#($&#($^ step sequence!

Regardless of scores and results (and step sequences), they should be very, very proud of what they did. Onward and upward!
 

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I swear I almost forgot how to breathe while they were doing their twizzles. :lol: But they did those, and everything else, so beautifully. Almost everything else. @#($&#($^ step sequence!

Regardless of scores and results (and step sequences), they should be very, very proud of what they did. Onward and upward!
I loved seeing his mom, the goddess Marina Klimova, doing the programs with them from the stands. You could see her doing every step just by the way she moved she moved her head. Priceless:)
 

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