Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir’s original dance tonight was a fiery Flamenco. They were not the last to dance, but their powerful performance was one of those that kept everyone captivated with every free leg extension and turn of their gorgeous faces, until the intense ending to their perfect dance brought everyone to their feet. Even me, at home, I was jumping up and down and squealing like a pig on drugs after their dance was over. (I felt a bit bad for Belbin & Agosto for having to skate after them.) Their score, like their dance, did not disappoint: 68.41, bringing their running total score to 111.15…putting them into first place!
(Photo by Getty Images, from ctvolympics.ca)
USA’s Meryl Davis & Charlie White performed an amazing Indian folk dance, earning them 67.08 to put them into second place with a score of 108.55.
The Russians Domnina and Shabalin landed in 3rd spot after an Australian aboriginal dance with absurd costumes…and not quality dancing either. Their running total is 106.60.
USA’s Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto are in 4th position with 103.33.
Canada’s Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier are now in 17th spot with 79.31. Not bad, kids!
Tomorrow night…Pacific Coliseum…Canada will be watching the most talented Canadian ice dance pair that we have seen in a long time : Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. I am NOT going to jinx it by asking if they will win a certain colour of medal, but there is no doubt that Canada is hoping for it along with Tessa and Scott. Best of luck to them, and I can’t wait to be emotionally moved by their free dance again. no matter what results come out of it! =)
Oh and I should have mentioned this earlier, but you can rewatch everything on ctvolympics.ca! Without the commentary though…I think.