Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje started off the short dance with very loud support from the crowd and they fed off the energy and then some. They put all they had into that program. Next was Nathalie Pechalat/Fabian Bourzat, who took the energy from their training mates and ran with it, skating their best short dance of the season. Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev followed and skated great, also. So glad Bobrova ditched the Halloween dress.
Maia and Alex Shibutani were first to skate in the second group and they nailed everything. They're getting more and more in tune with the rhythm every time out. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir started off with lots of speed and excitement, but it got interrupted a bit when Scott fell during random choreography. Looked like his blade bumped into Tessa's, causing him to fall on his backside. They recovered quickly and did a good job selling the rest of the program.
Skating last were Meryl Davis/Charlie White, wearing the costumes from Rostelecom Cup. Charlie's goldish shirt looks better in person, but I still prefer the black one from Skate America. They attacked from the first beat of the music and hit every element with precision and flair, earning level fours across the board. The levels helped them earn the best short dance score ever and put them five points ahead of Virtue/Moir.
Here are photos from the two events:
|2011 Grand Prix Final Short Dance & Ladies SP|