Well I have to say all in all the show was better than I was expecting---which
wasn't much because I feared with the new cast and missing old familiar faces
(you have to understand I'm still mourning the loss of Peter and Kitty) it
would be lacking something.
I think it started off rather slow but it got better as the show went on. I
think the group numbers are not as good as past shows and for these reasons:
Too many new faces...it is going to take time to build up the chemistry.
I think it is time for a new choreographer. My favorite group # was the
clowns and that was done by Dean. I think Bezic is getting old and it's time
for some new ***.--Perhaps with all the new faces it's time for some new
I loved the number with Bechke & Petrov, Katia and Illia--loved the
skating--though I wished they'd picked another song-for obvious reasons
and-that one just seemed to dark. I wanted to slap Ilia and say "Katia's too
old for you, Hon" :-) But great to see her doing pairs again.
Tara did very well in the clown number. She was very cute. I thought Jumpin
jack or whatever that first number was too mature for her and she did not look
comfortable doing the "*** hip grinding" thing. And she should not be
comfortable doing that at 16 and the choreographers should know better. Wished
they had shown her Second Element because I really like that number. I'm sure
NBC will show it. Hopefully we will get to see Meno and Sand and Cousins next
week as well.
Finally Kristi has abandoned the sexpot thing and gone back to classical
skating--wonderful. I especially liked her second number, which not surprising
to me, was done by Siebert, not Bezic.
Lu Chen -- YO Sandra! Lulu is *not* Kristi--please stop trying to turn her
Scott--yea okay so he's slowing down--but he's entitled! Second number was
vintage Scott! I'd heard he was doing a number his mother liked, for some
reason I expected it to be a schmaltzy emotional number--but this was perfect
for him. Oh and I liked One Week, but I still think Kurt should have kept the
snake. Perhaps Scott is watchingit for him :-)
I think what else the group numbers were missing was a closing theme to one
group--maybe next year they can do Fleetwood Mac.
But it will never be the same without Scott
"Whoever you like is the best skater in the world."