Sarah Hughes skate was a little eye-rolling. She had a self-recorded cutesy-cheesy monologue bit played and then skated to "You Will Never Walk Alone" as a dedication to September 11. Dear Lord. Not only was it boring and lacked any emotion, but she wore the same outfit she performed her Long Program in.
Still, it wasn't as tacky as that Ice Dancing pair in competition who wore slashed clothes and had streaks of white in their hair. Apparently, they were interpreting the events of September 11 through dance. The slashed clothes represented, well, something. And the streaks of white in their hair represented the dust that people were covered in as they fled the buildings. That skate was during the Ice Dancing competition a few days ago. But still, it was
Michelle Kwan was brought to tears by the reception she received from the crowd after skating to "Fields of Gold." It really was moving. She was graceful as ever.
As Michelle left the ice, she was hugged by Jamie Sale. I thought that was touching. But then as Michelle left, Jamie Sale turned to David Pelletier and rolled her eyes at him.
But the Canadian pair totally rocked the house with their skate! Great music. Great playfulness.
Irina Slutskaya skated to "Old Pop In An Oak" by the Rednex, complete with cowgirl outfit and lasso. I was surprised at how fun she could be outside of competition. If they allowed this sort of music and costume in competition, her artistry marks would improve.
Marina Anissina and Gwendel Pizeret had a great number too. They crowd voluntarily got involved, so caught up were they in the music and the skaters' interpretation. It was good.
Yevgeny Plushenko skated to yet another version of "Carmen." I think it was the third interpretation by a skater during the entire competition. But he did have nice swept-back hair for a change. The mullet was gone! Yay.
I didn't quite understand Alexei Yagudin's skate but it appeared to be dramatic, and he showed off his performing skills effectively. He even humped the ice a couple of times. Now that was worth watching.
That was about all they showed on the Australian TV coverage. I would've liked to have seen Maria Berezhnaya and Anton Sikhuralidze, and also Timothy Goebel, but they didn't show them. Neither of the Silver and Bronze medallists in the Ice Dancing were shown either. What were those performances like?