Today was a day of disappointments and tough battle “Expectations vs reality”.
39 ladies it’s insanely a lot) I watched them all so I deserve a medal for courage.
Giade Russo again has very interesting choreography, perhaps too difficult for her, but very interesting. Just watch her step sequence.
Loena Hendricks was one of few who definitely worth watching even with popped jump. She can perform.
Maria Sotskova wasn’t as bad as I expected. She looks great on the ice, her nice and long lines draw your attention. But Tchaikovsky was much stronger than her and this wasn’t her best skating, so I got bored by the minute 1.
Evgenia just flighs across the ice, all here moves are accurate and musical.. But small. Her ice coverage isn’t the best also. In my opinion she looks more impressive on tv. Oh and this “Come back”….. When you watch it live the impression is even worse) It’s hard to pretend that you haven’t heard that.
May I just say this? Alina Zagitova’s ss…. Well some girls from second 10th have better ss. It was a horrible discovery. Ouch. She almost stops during step sequence… How much she got for SS? Oh come on that’s ridiculous.
My moment of this day was Carolina’s short program. She was the only one I gave a standing ovation. This was so beautiful and I’m glad I had an opportunity to see her skating. This was one of those performances when you don’t think that skating skills could have been better or what did they do with the music or why does she do such strange moves, no you just enjoy.
Honestly I don’t even want to talk about that. Just shame. Aliona was 100% right deciding not to go.