Ondrej Nepela Memorial: ladies free review [+video]
Yesterday I didn’t have enough nerves to watch live streaming from Bratislava…..amazing quality….here should be a note ‘sarcasm’. Thank you kind people who upload videos to youtube. I’d like to share my opinion.
Congratulations to Maria on her first victory on the senior level. It was great and solid performance. I like the free program more than her short, I think it better shows her delicaсy and youth. I think Maria has good chances to win the spot to European and maybe even World Championships this season.
Oh I think it was a heartbreaking performance for Julia’s fans. First after the short….fifth in the free. Again she’s struggling with the free program. But previously she at least had lovely free programs. This one is empty, with poor music composition…..Such a contrast in quality of choreography between sp anf fp…..Actually I don’t know what to say, it’s hard to comment….
Other girls helped Mariah a lot to get on the podium. But I like this program. Maybe it’s not so difficult in terms of transitions compared with her last season’s programs, but at least it doesn’t look like her programs consists of moves that didn’t get into Jason Brown’s programs. It’s a nice girlish program, and she feels it and feels the music. This season I like both her programs and both her dresses.
Dabin made a heroic come back in the free program. 10th in the short, 2nd in the free. Another lovely girlish program. I think she improved in the second mark, she’s more in the music now, her arms look more polished. It’ll be interesting to watch her progress during the season.
I think at least in the free program Nicole managed to please the home audience. Rain in your black eyes) Brave choice, because no matter that it’s single skating I still think of Papadakis and Cizeron skating to it. But Nicole’s program is beautiful and I really hope to see it skated clean!
my review of the short program is here.