Michelle Kwan performed to Annie Lennox's 'Primitive' during the first act and still can cast a spell better than anyone. Like many of the skaters, she had a jump issue, but she still skates with such quality and mastery of the craft of skating. One can easily imagine Kwan going into a rink, putting on some haunting music and just skating for the love it.
As expected, 'Hero' was a major letdown as it appears that all of ten minutes were spent on it. Once again, Kwan knows just what to say to have the rabidly cultish Korean audience in the palm of her hand. "...and a wonderful Olympic Champion! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOO'
The star of the show was Mister Stephane Lambiel who KILLED it with Ray Charles' 'Let The Good Times Roll." I liked him as an amateur, but I ADORE what he has done thus far as a professional skater.
Lambiel landed a quad during the second act.
As expected, the crowd went nuts over Yu-Na's Bulletproof program. La Roux will have the number one song in South Korea by tomorrow morning.
The Koreans got their money's worth with Sasha. Millions around the world expect a trademark Sashasplat in every performance and she didn't disappoint! Aliso Viejo's Ice Queen was as beautiful and remote as ever.
Tessa Virtue is a lucky woman. David Pelletier is as hot as ever!
David even dropped Jamie for good measure (something many skating fans have wanted to do for a long time.)
Jeremy Abbott looked twinkalicious channeling Kurt Browning in the debut of his Viejos Aires short program. It will take time for the program to develop. Arm movements appear to be quite excessive at times and the facial expressions are a fright. The program has potential but it would be a good idea to have someone like Sandra Bezic refine it and adapt it to the ice.
Tanith showed off her acting skills. They performed 'Bleeding Love,' for the Billionth time, but no one needs to see that ever again.