Note: SBS = Side by side
– Samson and Delilah (music)
– Side by side triple sals. No synchro but landed
– Only a split double twist (not the highest level of difficulty)
– Lasso lift into one handed dismount. Clean exit
– Two footed throw triple sal
– Nice position into that death spiral
– Interesting step sequence… a little far apart
– Okay pair spin, a bit of traveling
– Score: 46.56
– Piano concerto #1 (music)
– That’s some pink!
– Nice entry in to that twist, a little crashing down on her part
– Her’s wasn’t full rotated on that double axel
– Not the best Lasso lift… a little wobbly and position wasn’t full stretched
– Fall on the throw triple flip
– Traveling just a bit on their required pairs spin
– Nice sbs twizzles for a pair team
– Score: 44.70
– City of the birth (music)
– That’s some shirt…
– Nice high split double twist
– He stepped out of the sbs double flip
– Huge throw triple loop, Hung on the landing
– Like the spread eagle into the lasso lift
– Again a pretty spread eagle into the death spiral
– Mirroring step sequences… a little slow
– Ended way before the music… interesting
– Score: 46.34
– November rain (music. Choreographer is one of my favorites!)
– Good speed into a split double twist (mistake?)
– Landed sbs triple toes but lacked unison
– Excellent lasso lip
– Good throw triple flip, slightly forward on the landing
– Nice change of arm in that death spiral
– Good, clean performance
– Score: 60.82
– Crouching tiger hidden dragon (music) (note: He’s the 2006 Olympics silver medalist!)
– Gorgeous sbs triple jumps
– Nice death spiral
– Love that pair spin! Many unique positions
– Nice, high split triple twist. Caught perfectly!
– Gorgeous throw triple loop, HUGE!
– Would like to see them a bit closer in their step sequence
– Great skate for them! (They have the largest age gap of any of the pairs)
– Score: 71.01
– Black magic woman and Smooth by Santana (music)
– Nice split triple twist
– Hand down on the sbs triple sal. Very spaced apart
– I just love the look of this pair (and yes I’m kind of biased)
– HUGE throw triple Sal.
– Love love love their step sequence to Smooth. So far this team has the best step sequence. Good spacing.
– Score: 64.25 (season’s best)
– Swing music 😀
– Split triple twist but he couldn’t quite catch her, she crashed
– She fell on the sbs triple toe
– Very nice throw triple flip
– Interesting position on that lasso lift
– Nice flying camels in sync!
– Traveling a lot in this final pairs spin
– Score: 57.45
– Tribute (by Eric Radford) (music)
– Huge split triple twist
– Landed sbs triple lutz, though a little out of sync
– LOVE the ending of the lasso lift, in a scoot through his legs
– Nice pair spins
– Wow, she was leaning in that throw triple lutz but landed it clean. Plus hard choreography into it!
– Great speed across the ice and just gorgeous transitions into their death spiral
– Score: 73.10
– The Mask (YELLOW pants LOL!)
– Nice sbs triple toes. One of the best we’ve seen all night
– Short on rotation the triple twist
– Backwards takeoff in the lasso lift. Not a fan of her positions
– Landed throw triple loop
– Like that they ended on a nice musical point on the death spiral
– Slow in their pair spin
– A little slow in their footwork sequence
– This program honestly bores me. Not sure what it is about it but it is just boring. And I HATE the yellow pants
– Score: 70.31 (Season’s and personal’s best)
– Masquerade Waltz (music)
– HUGEMONGUS triple twist
– Nice sbs triple toes. He had to fight for his landing
– Absolutely huge throw triple loop.
– A tiny bit slow in their pair spin but some very unique shapes
– Amazing shape on that lasso lift
– Love their step sequence. Together and keeping with the character of the music
– Score: 83.79
– It was nice to see in shots the other teams clapping for other countries
– While Marissa and Simon did a great job, the US is in for a fight for the team medal.
– Russians are definitely getting a bit of a home scoring advantage here.
Russian in first, Canada in second then China, Japan, and Germany. US in 5th.
There is a 3 way tie for that coveted 5th spot to move on to the long program.