Saturday, October 22, 2011
Skate America: The Short Dance
Like many of you, I sat through some terrible skating last night in anticipation of Marlie's competitive debut for the 2011-2012 season. After sitting through Tonia Kwiatkowski's commentary, Florent Amodio's glittered ass, Paul and Islam killing my fantasy hopes for the season and Asher and Hill, I was relieved and excited to see Meryl Davis glowing in a melon-colored dress. After getting through all of that, someone from Ice Network switched the feed off from Marlie to a Universal Sports rugby ad and never fixed their error until they reached the Kiss and Cry.
Note to self: Turn skating off if you are only seventy seconds into the Grand Prix season and Tonia Kwiatkowski is already mentioning her last-minute call to 1998 Worlds. Tonia takes any opportunity to mention it... A-N-Y.
Arena alert: Gaysian Attorney met Judy Blumberg (his reason for living.) I imagine there was a homoriffic squeal.
Short Dance videos after the jump...including Marlie's full program!
Marlie's new program has enormous potential for the end of the season. It has more vibrance than any of the other short dances from Canton. It is definitely an 'Igor program.' Meryl and Charlie were off on their twizzles. Meryl apologized to Charlie as they went to the Kiss and Cry, but my friend in the arena said Charlie's twizzles were off in the warm up as well. There were moments when their head movements were out of sync. The program clearly needs perfecting. The skaters lost a month last season and it shows. Meryl really worked it during this program and showed off her 'more extension.' I found their chemistry improved.
A lovely program. I have a feeling they'll be reclaiming the position they lost at Worlds.
Hubbell and Donohue bring the sex and it is refreshing after watching so many Canton programs lately. They have 'it' and the judges love them already. Like the rest of you, I feel like I'm appreciating Madison for the first time. I covered my eyes when she wore Daisy Dukes and brought the sex with her brother. Zach Donohue is delicious. Enough said there. The judges awarded them for their components, but they lose serious ground on their rumba patterns.
Why my fantasy hopes are over for this season. Blame Canada.
This couple received the most comments from the queens last night. Many of us were in a daze through the men, but the peanut gallery woke up for a team that looks like they were coached by Carol Heiss and went to Lauren Sheehan for costumes.
"Dear Canada, you can have these two back and burn her dress please."- Frau Muller
Zhiganshina and Gazsi
Tobias and Stagniunas
Cannuscio and Lorello