Battle of the Blades

Double elimination on Battle of the Blades sends Radford, Botterill, Poje and Agosta home

Judges had high praise for both pairs’ skating, but there can only be one winner at the end of the season

Judges had high praise for both pairs’ skating, but there can only be one winner at the end of the season

There were three pairs in the Skate Off on Week 4, but only one could stay. Jennifer Botterill and Eric Radford (left) and Meghan Agosta and Andrew Poje are heading home. (CBC/Battle of the Blades)

After an intense competition on Week 4 of Battle of the Blades, two pairs were sent home.

A historic tie in Week 3 saw all seven pairs stay in the competition, but the fun couldn't last. 

This week's Skate Off featured three pairs fighting to remain on the ice: 

  • Vanessa James and Akim Aliu
  • Andrew Poje and Meghan Agosta
  • Eric Radford and Jennifer Botterill

In the end, Vanessa James and Akim Aliu scored highest in the Skate Off with a 17.4, keeping them safe for another week.

Andrew Poje and Meghan Agosta and Eric Radford and Jennifer Botterill are heading home, their Battle of the Blades journey over for Season 6.

Week 4's theme was "Canadian Hits," each pair skated to a song by a Canadian artist. 

Andrew Poje and Meghan Agosta 

Andrew and Meghan earned a 17.0 for their performance to "Mine" by Felix Cartel & Sophie Simmons. 

Judge Natalie Spooner praised Meghan's smile and ease on this ice this week. "It looked like you were having fun and it allowed us to really enjoy that performance," she said. "And that last lift; I have no idea how that got up, but I thought you were defying gravity!"

Meghan and Andrew were competing on behalf of the BC Children's Hospital, a leader in general and specialized pediatric services, and the province's foremost teaching and research facility for child health.

Watch Andrew and Megan's performance:

Meghan Agosta and Andrew Poje perform to 'Mine' | Battle of the Blades

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Duration 1:42
Meghan Agosta and Andrew Poje perform to 'Mine' by Felix Cartal & Sophie Simmons on November 12th, Episode 4 of Battle of the Blades. They are competing on behalf of the BC Children’s Hospital. 1:42

Eric Radford and Jennifer Botterill

Jennifer and Eric also earned a 17.0 for their performance to "It was in me" by Avril Lavigne.

Judge Elladj Baldé said, "There's so much effortlessness in your skating. Tonight, I also found that there was no restriction in your movement. It felt free, it was beautiful. I really enjoyed that.

Jennifer and Eric were competing on behalf of The Canadian Cancer Society, a national, community-based organization of staff and volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Based on their participation in the competition, each pair receives $25,000 for their charity. 

Watch Jennifer and Eric's performance:

Jennifer Botterill and Eric Radford perform to 'It Was In Me' | Battle of the Blades.

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Duration 1:47
Jennifer Botterill and Eric Radford perform to 'It Was In Me' by Avril Lavigne on November 12th 2020, Episode 4 of Battle of the Blades. They are competing on behalf of The Canadian Cancer Society 1:47
 

Five pairs will be heading into the competition next week for Week 5 on November 19, 2020 @ 8 p.m. (9AT/9:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem.

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