while yes the rules give a certain amount of time for entry, i dont think a freestyle should be made or broke on how much in synch the start is. that's why klimke said the winner will be the best music man, and i think that can be taken too far. i think there is at least some importance in the freestyle being strong technically. sure it's great to synch with the music, but no, that's not THE only thing to judge on.
SLC2, you are 100% right. And the guidlines for the judges make clear points about this, saying that a modest technical performance can not score high at the artistical side of the scoresheet. Furthermore the coëfficient for the choice of music and interpretation of the music has changed from 6 to 4 last month.
sure it's great to synch with the music, but no, that's not THE only thing to judge on.
Anky still would have been the winner, even if the winner had been determined on the technical aspects alone. Four of the judges had her first technically, and the fifth judge had her tied with Andreas and Matine.