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Coco
10-16-2012, 12:49 PM
So I found a Maxim Trankov look alike!
http://xfactor.itv.com/2012/finalists/kye-sones
Look at some of the angles that they show him at. Almost can't tell the difference.


Uncanny!!

alilou
10-17-2012, 02:48 AM
Great article by Tatjana Flade - summary of the test skates

http://www.ifsmagazine.com/articles/32547-skaters-strut-their-stuff-at-russian-test-event

TAHbKA
10-17-2012, 10:57 AM
alilou, thanks for posting, Tatjana, thanks for the article!

volotrankov
10-18-2012, 12:55 AM
Thank you so much for the article. really nice to hear about max and tanya!!!

Love them so much <3

IRIS1975
10-18-2012, 09:30 AM
About Lena and Nikita
http://rt.com/sport/ilinykh-katsalapov-morozv-sochi2014-597/

volotrankov
10-18-2012, 01:39 PM
thanks for the article about elena and nikita

leapfrogonice
10-18-2012, 05:54 PM
I am puzzled by the comment that they can train to "generic" music and then expect to perform to the music which their programs are intended for? It seems ironic that this season's music has been specifically customized for the elements, which should be fascinating and unique, but why not train to it? They performed their program at the test skates last year also to different "generic" music, presumably to keep their 'real' music a secret, even though their competitors by then all had chosen their programs and music of course.

The last sentence about their trainer threatening to quit (I know where that reference comes from) is an odd and almost paradoxical statement to the notion of "taking the world by storm."

Macassar88
10-18-2012, 08:57 PM
Good news - Bobrova's luggage and skates have been found, according to Russian forums.
http://fcp-press.ru/interview/p2_articleid/5310
Also, here is an article where Zhulin says that Dimitri was sick for a few days but is doing better. Zhulin would be really happy with second place for Bobrova and Soloviev.

Macassar88
10-20-2012, 11:35 PM
So Bobrova and Soloviev are in third place, as expected
But there seems to be a consensus across almost all viewers that they have made significant improvements. Too bad the judges don't agree.

caseyedwards
10-20-2012, 11:48 PM
LOL yeah great improvement from B/S but no placement improvement as of yet. Need to beat W/P in the FD. Show placement improvement ability.

Macassar88
10-21-2012, 12:05 AM
LOL yeah great improvement from B/S but no placement improvement as of yet. Need to beat W/P in the FD. Show placement improvement ability.

It's weird how low their components are though. At worlds last year with that god awful "latin" dance, they got more than a point higher PCS with a fall!

Macassar88
10-21-2012, 02:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khhHkmTh6cY
Elena and Nikita's SD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlntGjivRzg&feature=plcp
Guys, I think that this abomination might be Elena and Nikita's new Free Dance... I was cracking up the entire time because of all the OTT drama.

It would fit in with the ghost theme since it seems like he gets shot and then comes back to life.

TAHbKA
10-21-2012, 03:35 PM
Every time I think Morozov choreographed the worst programme ever he just goes and proves me wrong

sequinsgalore
10-21-2012, 03:38 PM
What's with all the talking in the middle of the program? I get it's from the Ghost (musical), but that's just annoying.. plus there wasn't really a rhythm.

And are they really doing a Indian/Bollywood Polka?

morqet
10-21-2012, 03:47 PM
And are they really doing a Indian/Bollywood Polka?

No, Andijan Polka is Uzbek music - it's a little similar to Indian style dancing, but not quite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmuRmq17oG4

The free.... I like the first minute or so when it's just using the overture from the musical - they're skating it well, there's a lovely connection, but it loses me as soon as the talking kicks in. Re-edit needed, there is enough material in the musical to make a decent dance, they're just using all the wrong parts.