Congratulations to Tessa and Scott on a well-earned gold medal! Their program tonight was my favorite of the entire competition. It was just perfect from start to finish. The only thing that would have made the competition better is if Tanith and Ben had gotten the bronze.
I must say, I was completely unimpressed with the Russians this year. Their costumes were horrid, the routines were lackluster and their styling was out of the 80's. I just wanted to give that guy a haircut or a ponytail holder. My favorite ice dancing pair of all time is Usova and Zhulin, who were so exquisite on the ice (You know, until he had that affair and they switched partners and all that...). How far Russian ice dancing has fallen
I have to say, I didn't really like that Phantom of the Opera number, probably because I can't stand that musical or anything by Lloyd Webber. As soon as the vocals kicked in, I had to mute it. I did like the Indian number last night a lot.
My favorite part of the competition was the medal ceremony when the Canadian national anthem played and the entire crowd - and Tessa and Scott - sang it at the top of their lungs. I definitely teared up. I wish more of our athletes knew our national anthem - most only seem to know "....land of the free and the home of the brave."