Some skaters seem to arrive with star quality and bullet proof confidence built-in.
That is pretty much the perfect description of Oksana Baiul in her debut season. While watching on the small screen this performance may be impressive enough for a 15 year old, rest assured it was even more of a stand out performance when viewed in the arena.
The magic ingredient that Baiul had in spades was projection of her personality. She was bright and bold with every move and gesture, never afraid of making eye contact with audience, judges and TV camera lenses alike. Even the folks in the cheap seats (are there ever any at a major Figure Skating Championships?) could feel the exuberance and energy. Enjoy!