It's go time.
The SAMSUNG Anycall Cup of China will be the season debut for the reigning World Champion, Evan Lysacek.
Besides having the pressure of being the one everyone is after, he also has to prove that he can keep pace with the top men we've already seen this season. Oda was fantastic in Paris (and competes again in China) and Plushenko threw down in Moscow...time to ante up!
"How am I dealing with the pressure? I guess I'm not placing it on myself" Lysacek recently told USA Today. But even if he's not putting pressure on himself, he must feel the pressure his competitors are putting on him.
This weekend Evan debuts his programs to two well known skating warhorses. His short is set to Stravinsky's Firebird and his free to Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Frank Carroll told USA Today "He's been working a lot on the emotion and bringing out his feelings — rather than just doing a program that's a bunch of unconnected elements — and really interpreting the music."
Well Mr. World Champ...let's see what you got!