EUROS AND 4CC: Things I liked and disliked (part 2)
4CC+: Italian coach team. I mean Camerlengo/Krylova/Scali. Not mentioning their rising stars Brezina, Pechalat/Bourzat, Hubbel/Donohue etc., they’ve done an amazing job with Weaver/Poje: Krylova gave them solid basis (and cat moves!) while Camerlengo and Scali avoided the risk of copying Canton excellence with exquisite, original choreographies. (I just want to point out that some of Camerlengo’s creatures are La strada, Takahashi’s FS for 2010, or his current Blues for Klook FS, or last year’s mambo; both Alissa Czisny 2012 programs; Abbott’s stunning 2010 Symphony no.3 FS; and so on)
4CC-: Judges mental path #2: the judge who gave all 7s to Virtue/Moir SD must be american, or blind, or maybe that lady I spotted with the hair’s colour as the exact copy of Meryl’s orange dress.
Eu+: Polina Korobeynikova. I like Adelina Sotnikova more than Elizavetha Tuktamisheva, but I like Polina more than Adelina, Elizavetha and of course Alena Leonova. Finally something different from the boring Russian jumping school.
Eu-: Russian dominations (judges mental path #3). It was like being in the 90s without the quality of the 90s. I don’t really think that the two ice dance teams on the podium or 2 of the 3 pairs on the podium can stand their former colleagues’ level.
4CC+: Meryl Davis hair. They’re not only gorgeous, they’re actually dancing.
4CC-: Meryl Davis’ legs. Probably the fact she’s so thin is not helping the aestethic impression, but I really can’t stand her constantly bended knees: they’re not elegant at all and that, in a waltz, is way more evident.
Eu+: Volosozhar/Trankov twist.
Eu-: Voronov soccer costume. Morozov is going way too far with his voodoo juju, I’m actually scared.
4CC+: Ice dance podium - finally perfect. Let’s use this information for Worlds, plz.
4CC-: Men podium: should have been 1. Abbott 2. Takahashi 3. Chan
Eu+: Italy’s rising: I love our new athletes, everyone loves them because we don’t have a strong history in figure skating so we’re altogether supporting them, without splitting like, you know, teamPlush vs teamGach. They’re working so hard and growing so much, and when I remember how bad were Ondrej’s health issues in Sheffield and how he managed to finish the whole LP without even seeing, just trusting Stefania who led him, and how they managed to be fourth anyway, I’m really proud of them.
Eu-: more Zamboni, please!!!