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semogal
02-06-2011, 07:07 PM
thank you to the kind soul that uploaded the video of the gala to youtube!

Loved Amanda and Mark and of course Ryan! Evan's performance levels have gone up a notch since last year IMO. Seeing these videos makes me doubly sad my NBC showed basketball yesterday

moebius
02-06-2011, 11:45 PM
Alyssa :eek: ... yeah, it's only an exhibition, but when she missed both of her jumping passes, I'm sure it got some USFSA officials worried again. Please don't do that at the SP at Worlds.

and in exhibitions, skaters are usually more relaxed, so missing jumps shouldn't be an issue, unless the dark lighting affects them.

SwingDancer
02-07-2011, 12:57 AM
We haven't played back the TV coverage yet, but there was a very touching moment when Caydee & Jeremy skated the final minute to a program by the pairs' team that was supposed to skate at the 1961 Worlds that would have been in Prague. They showed the video of the entire original performance, and then Caydee & Jeremy joined in.

I watched, the program, and I did not remember seeing that, does anyone have a clip of that?

kimkom
02-07-2011, 04:18 AM
I just love the music Evan skated to, and I want to download it from iTunes, but I don't think it's there. There are three hits for El Tango de Roxanne, but the previews are too short to tell if one of them is the right music. Can anyone help? :wuzrobbed

Theatregirl1122
02-07-2011, 04:32 AM
I just love the music Evan skated to, and I want to download it from iTunes, but I don't think it's there. There are three hits for El Tango de Roxanne, but the previews are too short to tell if one of them is the right music. Can anyone help? :wuzrobbed

Is it different from the one on the Moulin Rouge soundrack?

kimkom
02-07-2011, 04:37 AM
Is it different from the one on the Moulin Rouge soundrack?

I think it's the same one, but it looks like the Moulin Rouge soundtrack isn't on iTunes. :mad:

Actually, I think I have the soundtrack around here somewhere...I'll have to go look.

Theatregirl1122
02-07-2011, 04:43 AM
I think it's the same one, but it looks like the Moulin Rouge soundtrack isn't on iTunes. :mad:

Actually, I think I have the soundtrack around here somewhere...I'll have to go look.

It is on itunes. I'm looking at it. Are you sure you spelled it right when you searched for it?

kimkom
02-07-2011, 04:50 AM
The DVD is there, and I see Karaoke CDs, but if you look under the albums section, there are all kinds of Moulin Rouge albums, but not the actual soundtrack.

If you search "Moulin Rouge Soundtrack", most of the songs come up, but they are performed by other artists.

orbitz
02-07-2011, 04:53 AM
The Mouline Rough soundtrack is on itune except you have to buy the whole album :mad:. That defeat the whole purpose of itune.

I think Evan's arrangement has some modifications in the mid section.

paskatefan
02-07-2011, 11:16 AM
I just love the music Evan skated to, and I want to download it from iTunes, but I don't think it's there. There are three hits for El Tango de Roxanne, but the previews are too short to tell if one of them is the right music. Can anyone help? :wuzrobbed

We still haven't had a chance to watch the Gala, but "Tango de Roxanne" (the Moulin Rouge version) is one of Evan's SOI programs for this season. He did it at the SOI debut show in Lake Placid over Thanksgiving Weekend.

Swingdancer, I'm getting the impression that the program that Caydee & Jeremy did in the second half of the show (as a tribute to the pairs team from 1961) wasn't shown on the broadcast.

flyingsit
02-07-2011, 03:02 PM
My favorites were Jeremy's and Amanda & Mark's programs. I love pairs, but I hate pairs exhibitions that are just a bunch of adagio lifts thrown together and a random detroiter here and there. (I'm looking at you, Caitlin/John and Mary Beth/Rockne; MB/R have had that "program" for a while, they skated it at Michael Weiss' show back in the fall.)

orbitz
02-07-2011, 05:11 PM
My favorites were Jeremy's and Amanda & Mark's programs.

I enjoyed Jeremy's program also. It was cute but not age/gender inappropriate cute like what Rippon had with his "I'm Yours" number last season. I was also suprised how good Amanda & Mark's number was. I was expecting 80's cheese, but they did quite ok with that performance.


MB/R have had that "program" for a while, they skated it at Michael Weiss' show back in the fall.)

That's not "a while". Skater normally skates the same exhibition number for one entire season. Fall 2010 - January 2011 falls under one season.

~tapdancer~
02-07-2011, 05:55 PM
I'm cutting Mary Beth and Rockne all kinds of slack right now. They are far and away beyond what I thought they would be after skating together the short time they have. I loved how they looked together and can't wait to see how they progress. It was great to see them in the gala.

And I did adore Amanda and Mark's program. I love all things Disney and they skated that with authority...no cheese at all. Plus they were perfect for the roles! I'm so glad they are still competing. At the FOFS breakfast, they did an auction for dinner with Mark and Amanda...he was the "auctioneer" and he was wonderful. So personable and funny.

Frau Muller
02-07-2011, 07:26 PM
THE skate of the broadcast, to me, was Rachael Flatt. Everything - the music, choreography, the look (the dress' sleeves with the flaming cuffs!), etc. The new Rachael is anything BUT 'flat'!

Ryan "Willy Wonka" Bradley was the next-best, for me. I am so looking forward to seeing this guy in exhibitions for years to come. Mr. Entertainment. Some compare him to Scott H. but I prefer to think of him as an American version of Candeloro (but keeping on his clothes).

Glad that they showed the two Novice-solo winners but I was really hopin' for Courtney Hicks. Or maybe she was ill and didn't skate in the live exhibition?

Biggest disappointment? After the classic beauty of pairs winners' Yankowskas/Coughlin's SP and LP, I was really looking forward to seeing another 'Protopopovian' elegant routine from them in the exhib. What a shame that they skated to yet another "generic Calla-and-Rocky" sort of modern number. What a waste! Evora/Ladwig, on the other hand, were simply divine in the Pocahontas routine.

Favorite dance exhibition? The Shib-Sibs!

Evan - gets his shoe-polish/hair dye from the barber of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. That's all I could think of as he skated. Sorry 'bout that.

Finally, ITA with the comments about Marley/Bru. And she really must get rid of that creepy frozen-fake smile. And should wear outfits that help elongate the neck. Sorry. Very talented, though.

B.Cooper
02-07-2011, 07:51 PM
[QUOTE=Frau Muller;3066762]THE skate of the broadcast, to me, was Rachael Flatt. Everything - the music, choreography, the look (the dress' sleeves with the flaming cuffs!), etc. The new Rachael is anything BUT 'flat'!

Ryan "Willy Wonka" Bradley was the next-best, for me. I am so looking forward to seeing this guy in exhibitions for years to come. Mr. Entertainment. Some compare him to Scott H. but I prefer to think of him as an American version of Candeloro (but keeping on his clothes).

Glad that they showed the two Novice-solo winners but I was really hopin' for Courtney Hicks. Or maybe she was ill and didn't skate in the live exhibition?

Biggest disappointment? After the classic beauty of pairs winners' Yankowskas/Coughlin's SP and LP, I was really looking forward to seeing another 'Protopopovian' elegant routine from them in the exhib. What a shame that they skated to yet another "generic Calla-and-Rocky" sort of modern number. What a waste! Evora/Ladwig, on the other hand, were simply divine in the Pocahontas routine.

Favorite dance exhibition? The Shib-Sibs!
QUOTE]

Gotta agree with Frau Mueller...So good to see Ryan Bradley really enjoy his exhibition number, LOL! It would be a shame if SOI does not offer him a contract. Ryan is incredibly entertaining, and it showed in his SP and LP and EX programs this season.

Who would have guessed that Rachael Flatt would be able to make such a dramatic shift in her skating artistry this season. Gotta give it to her...she listens to the feedback/criticisms, and continues to strive to make changes. Really liked the version of "Your Song" she used from Moulin Rouge. And, I suspect she choregraphed the program herself as I think our group recognized the ftwk sequence from her new EOE SP.

John and Caitlin.....did not mind their EX piece so much as I suspect they needed a break from the roller coaster of emotions that they must have felt over the week in Greensboro. What an emotional win for them.

Shibs....just fabulous. Can't wait to see what new EX piece they come up with as they have used this piece for awhile now. They just keep getting better and better!

All in all, a good Gala! Nice to see most of the skaters, inspite of how tired they must have been, give solid performances with very few mistakes.