Ohmygoddess! I do not care what else happens in Vancouver tonight - I saw perfection in the form of - get ready for this - a NINETEEN year old French figure skater I'd never heard of prior to tonight. But I think we shall be seeing and hearing a lot about this kid in the not too distant future: Florent Amodio.
He's the current male French figure-skating champion, outskating Brian Joubert to win the title! Wow!
What an amazing program. I can only tell you what I saw - and I saw - perfection, and passion - and anger - and pain. A young man not afraid of showing emotion, but not at all frou-frou. Technically sound and as far as I'm concerned, pitch-perfect when it came to interpreting and skating to his musical selection. I can't tell you what that was - I can only tell you that his performance brought tears to my eyes.
He scored a personal best - above 75 points - under the new-fangled scoring system which is almost never explained to the audience.
I don't care what that asshole Pleshenko does tonight - this kid has him beat skate-wise and definitely class-wise in this figure skating fan's eyes.