Sunday, October 9, 2011
Finlandia Free Dances
A splendid effort from Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. It may be one of their more white bread programs, but it is who they are. It is a great program and they will be extremely competitive all season should they be healthy. They've decided to use white costumes to remind the judges of their Olympic moment. Subconscious warfare at its best.
Free Dance Protocol (First 10 of the year for Voir for this program.)
Results (Looks like the dance of old by the placements in each segment.)
The Shibutanis. They're great, but their programs aren't exciting me yet this season. It becomes clearer every day that Mrs. Shibutani wants her children to be just like Tessa and Scott. It wouldn't hurt them to stand out a bit more like Marlie. There is just something copycat/second rate about their programs this season. The programs lack the freshness Maia and Alex exuded a year ago.
Chock and Bates have a fresh quality. They need time together, but their training environment should force them to improve rapidly. Madison is really letting her inner ice dance diva out with her new partner.
Guignard and Fabbri
Gorshkova and Butikov