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U.S. Nationals Coverage: Ice Dance as it Happened

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.

Podium
1) Davis and White

2) Belbin and Agosto

3) Samuelson and Bates