Friday, October 29
Not-So-Live Blog: Skate Canada Short Dance
The PA announcer in the arena thought he'd add something humorous to the typical announcing of names and scores, saying "It doesn't get much closer." Sinead and John Kerr won the short dance by 0.01 over Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier. The Kerrs skated to At Last and Shut Up and Let Me Go-- odd combination, but the second part really engaged the audience. They got through a clean twizzle sequence-- a real rarity, and performed all of their other elements well. Crone and Poirier skated to a Dancing With the Stars-sounding version of Alicia Keys' Fallin', and also performed all of their elements well. However, they kept the same tempo throughout the dance and I was a bit bored by it. French team Pernelle Carron and Lloyd Jones are third, with a 0.24 lead over Americans Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein. Chock had a problem at the very end of her second set of twizzles, catching her heel.
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