Ahem, Hannah is Korean-Canadian.
They're another new team, put together last season. They only competed domestically, and made a bit of a splash there with their RD, where they placed very highly at both Challenge and junior nationals -- at the latter they were third going into the free. As you say, inexperienced, and they kept falling in the FD, so work to be done there.
As an aside, last year's RD rocked so hard:
Hannah Lim & Ye Quan, 2020 Skate Canada Challenge junior rhythm dance. Music: Selections from "The Addams Family" musical, including "Death is Just Around th...www.youtube.com
Oliver was a not-particularly-distinguished Canadian junior dancer who split with his previous partner (Katrine Roy, who's now skating for Italy) after 2018 junior nationals, where they were tenth.
This new partnership debuted last year, and they won the Japanese national silver and were at Four Continents.
Yes, to be clear, I wasn't meaning to suggest that he's untalented (I've liked this team so far).Zhang didn't excel in juniors with Katrine Roy, but he did very well with a previous partner, Ariane Bonneau, and won the pre-novice Canadian title in 2014-15. He's been in ice dance for a while and has shown some talent IMO, but he has gone through a few partners.
Everyone was off the ice for several months....no cheating....Then they were on the ice but no contact between partners. So it was a big order for all to proceed but those doing new programs are just starting them up.Too out of breath to speak even I'm really surprised too TBH as we never see this part of the season
About 12 mins. long:They've just gone live with Part 2.
Zach also did a solo run through of their new Rio FD too - which was not what I was expecting! I was thinking they would just use the latin themes in the music, but it seems they've gone down the route of using the birds theme from the film (which I haven't seen so I'm not the best person to judge whether that was what they were trying to do or not!)Part 3 is streaming live now (40 mins. in):
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ETA that when I tuned in I saw parts of Hannah Lim/Ye Quan's Cats Jr. FD, Zachary Lagha skating solo to their West Side Story RD (he said Marjorie Lajoie is fine), a glimpse of Alicia Fabbri/Paul Ayer's Frida FD, and Emmy Bronsard/Aissa Bouaraguia working on a section of their new Jr. FD to Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet.
Starting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MgYr0tmoHE&t=32m7sZach also did a solo run through of their new Rio FD too - which was not what I was expecting!
I wonder if he had to skip it to make it home to the US before being stuck in Toronto due to local lockdowns?Interestingly, Jordan mentioned (at the beginning of the afternoon live session) that he had driven to Montreal straight from Battle of the Blades in Toronto and that it was his last day in Canada. I guess that means that he's not involved with the on-ice filming for the finale on Thursday night