The married couple was the first to skate, displayed unparalleled precision, set the bar high with a 76.66, and nobody scored higher.
They are in the lead after the short program, followed by Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany (75.96), and Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia (74.16).
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" Rodriguez asked Evora."To tell you the truth, I was extremely nervous for Jeremy when his music went on, but when you skate for yourself, you have control over it. So it was really good to see when Jeremy was finished how happy his face was," she said.
Barrett said he felt the same way watching Evora perform."Like Amanda said, it's a little more nerve-racking watching somebody else than doing it yourself.
NBC analyst Dick Button said of Barrett and Denney: "She's got tremendous power in that lift and the landing.
They're exciting, they're forceful, and they have confidence.
They celebrated Valentine's Day by performing their short programs at the Pacific Coliseum, and will be back on the ice Monday for the long program.
Barrett bought Evora a small coffee maker before they left home, and they had lunch together before going to the arena.Shen and Zhao remain the couple to beat, even after their hiatus."The practices so far, they've been brilliant, they've been breathtaking," said Button.Ilja Glebov, (born July 22, 1987) is an athlete from Estonia.Ilja Glebov is competing for medals in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Olympic Figure Skating.As for skating against her boyfriend, Evora smiled and said: "It's just like every other day.