Am at the parent's house with major Icenetwork difficulties, so only the last group here.
Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto: These costumes were so ridiculous that I missed the first minute of the dance. What are they thinking? It's more than ugly, it's legitimately distracting. On a brighter note, they have either tweaked this program or it has grown on me, because I liked it a lot better today than I have in the past. They really can sell anything, these two. There were some great moves, but I agree with Tracy that one of their lifts is awkward. Wow, that's a high score! No major crisis - Belbin and Agosto will be your national champs. Free skate score 106.60. Total score 218.51.
Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre: I haven't loved this free skate but I really like them. AUGH that twizzle! So sad. I am liking this a lot better than before but I think I am just emotional. It's very glaring to see them right after Belbin and Agosto, though. I am not sure this will be enough for the Olympics. Aw, they are making me so sad!!!! Free skate score: 91.22, total score: 186.42.
Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein: They are so crisp...I think when they start bringing the dramz just a bit more they will be in a good spot. But what a great job for them here! Total: 177.48
Meryl Davis and Charlie White: Wow, that was amazing. Nothing else for me to say. My mother watched the whole program, and I have never seen her sit through a whole ice dancing program in my life (normally she gets up clean something because she finds that more interesting) so you know it was good. I think they so deserve this title, the torch has truly been passed. Just better choreographed than Belbin and Agosto's. Ha, you can tell who Tracy's faves are. Free skate score: 108.76 for free skate, 222.29 total. WOW, a very assured victory!
Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates: This is a good performance of not the most exciting program I have ever seen. They are very impressive and I think they def. deserve the third Olympic spot, but I still feel like something is not quite there yet with their skating. Or maybe I just don't like this song. heh. Free skate 93.73, total 190.69 total - There it is!!! Your third team of Olympians (I presume!)
What a great group of ice dancers. I really can't wait until the Olympics so they can show off to everyone just how good they are.
1) Davis and White
2) Belbin and Agosto
3) Samuelson and Bates