1. Virtue & Mohr - Canada
2. Davis & White - USA
3. Domnina & Shabalin - Russia
4. Belbin & Agosto - USA
Just a couple of thoughts. My favorites are Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto. He's a magnificent skater. A judge I respect says their Original Dance last night was more difficult than Davis & White's. But I liked Davis & White's OD much better. It was different and interesting to watch. I just didn't get the bird thing. And I liked Davis and White's free dance better at Nationals so we'll see tonight. I liked Belbin & Agosto's tango interpretation the best but can live with Davis and White being ahead.
They are both better than the Russians who were not only offensive last night,
they just were not that good. They get points for being Russian. Also I think anybody wearing a cowboy costume last night should have received a .2 deduction, that's how tired I was of that.
In a perfect world I'd say it would be a fight beween the top two Americans for 1 & 2. But it does look like the Eastern Bloc judging is at work again and so don't be surprised to see the Russians on the podium with a subpar performance.
And don't even get me started on that whiney baby poor sport, out of shape, should shut up because the silver medal was a gift Plushenko.