The judges ranking and their score for OD are in parentheses.
1) Belbin/Agosto (2, 67.54) It is quite ironic that after spending all season complaining bout how much I dislike this program that I am ranking it first at worlds. But I feel they were clear winners of OD. They attacked this program and nailed everything. I got a good laugh at British Eurosport's commentators trying to find something about this performance to criticize and coming up with 'Their arms weren't always in perfect unison,' because if that is biggest problem with any program, it was obviously skated fabulously. The Charleston and quickstep were arguably best of night, and their foxtrot was almost up to level it was four seasons ago. The choreography still is not very good, but their performance overcame that and made you forget about it.
2) Navka/Kostomarov (1, 68.67) This is by no means a bad program, but it is also not a great program. Both quickstep and foxtrot were done well, but not amazingly so. Still, transitions are 1000% better than they were a season ago, making this actually looks somewhat like a dance program, instead of a pairs program with dance elements. And how can one not give them points for their extremely original musical selection of "Sing Sing Sing"? But as neither difficulty level nor interpretation was up to level of Belbin/Agosto's, they deserved to place second.
3) Chait/Sakhnovski (5, 61.19) After placing 3rd at GPF in OD, I was crossing my fingers that their placement would be same here. Unfortunately, judges failed me. They, unlike teams directly below them, had great interpretation of rhythms and skated without any mistakes. And their energy level, as always, was ridiculously high. Plus, their skating skills, while not quite as good as skating skills of very best in world, have improved so much that they should challenge those other teams.
4) Denkova/Staviski (4, 62.79) Awkward OD interpretation, but thy did skate all out. Their skating skills - and fact that they too did not mess up, held them above other teams here. Still, this OD is very forgettable.
5) Delobel/Schoenfelder (6, 60.25) Had Isabelle not made a small mistake on sbs footwork sequence, they would have been challenging top teams. Unfortunately, she did. Isabelle has nice interpretation, and even Olivier seems less lifeless than usual. Plus, choreography is superb. The only other problem is that they are slightly off-beat for part of foxtrot.
6) Grushina/Goncharov (3, 63.17) This program has many of they same weaknesses as B/A's does, which should not be a surprise, considering it is basically same program. (Morozov's creativity or lack there of has sunk to a new low for "his" programs for G/G this season.) But unfortunately for them, they do not have B/A's technical strengths and charisma. Elena is lovely as always; Ruslan is dull as always. And I'm still waiting for them to finish their sbs footwork. Somebody needs to go out and push them during any footwork sequence.
7) Domnina/Shabalin (7, 58.86) These two probably had best foxtrot interpretation of season. It was graceful, musical, and truly brought classical foxtrot to ice. They even made their dance spin seem foxtrot-y. The sbs footwork didn't seem very powerful, and their twizzles, while miles better than many of other team's, were a bit shaky. The quickstep was okay.
8) Dubreuil/Lauzon (8,58.30) Argh. The foxtrot and quickstep sections were extremely well-interpreted and whole dance was extremely cohesive for a combination OD. But sbs footwork was a complete and utter disaster. It got messed up about 1/3 of way through, and they never quite got it back on track. There was a little to much of time spent not touching each other. And their Charleston was a bit awkward in places. Plus, why are they miming holding umbrellas? Isn't whole point of "Singin' in Rain" that one is singing in rain, and not covered by umbrellas?
9) Faiella/Scali (9, 56.13) Their stroking has improved dramatically. Their twizzles still aren't very good. And they didn't really seem to truly get either rhythm, especially quickstep. But technically, it was a strong program, and they had good energy as always,
10) Wing/Lowe (10, 52.52) They start off with a nice, although slightly dull, foxtrot. And then they transition into a nice, but slightly dull Charleston. I normally really like this team, but this performance seemed to lack energy. They don't have technical content of teams above them.
11) Fraser/Lukanin (13, 48.82) Their speed and polished has dramatically improved. Very nice foxtrot expression. They spend a little too much time apart. They had nice musicality too.