They made it almost all the way through. But with about 12 seconds left in their dance, Papadakis’ top slipped too far, giving viewers watching at home a little more of a show than they bargained for.
“I can’t even describe not only how distracting that is but how disappointing it is that they had to perform that program with that distraction for themselves,” said NBC ice dancing commentator Tanith White. “They are such exceptional skater but, unfortunately, that was distracting throughout the program and it hurt them in their technical execution which is really where they shine.”
It apparently didn’t hurt them too much with the judges.They scored an 81.93 to put them less than two points behind leaders Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir from Canada.