Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres FRA
2017 Skate Canada free skate
They may have broken through and won their first World medal at the end of last season, but for me, Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres biggest highlight happened early in the season with this free skate at Skate Canada. It was a program full of potential.
James/Cipres made huge strides the season before the Olympics, finding their way with improved skating and a definitively modern style that they discovered through their free skate to The Sound of Silence. And they followed that program up with this one during the first half of their Olympic season.
This free skate had a wonderful build to its intensity, a program that starts off sentimental and finishes epic. But they opted to return to The Sound of Silence for the Olympics and Worlds - luckily for us, they will always have this performance of Say Something to look back on.