2013 Rose of Tralee - The Gathering of Lovely Girls!

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  1. allezfred

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    It's that time of year again and the show is broadcast as usual tomorrow and on Tuesday night on Irish TV.

    Here are this year's Roses.

    My kingdom for a soft shoe reel to the theme tune of "Dallas"!
  2. my little pony

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    i met my local contestant when she was shopping for her dress a couple of months ago. i had a hard time containing myself and i couldnt really explain that i was so excited because each year, fred, who i never met and isnt really named fred, puts a thread with a link on an ice skating forum on the internet.
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    Fred, your link isn't working....

    MLP, what can we expect your local Rose to be wearing?
  4. my little pony

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    she bought more than one formal dress and a lot of clothes for the trip. the one i saw her try one was a little unfortunate. it was teal with no boob support. hopefully, she wont wear it on the telecast.
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    It should be fixed now. My apologies. :eek:
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    It's a perfectly reasonable explanation if you ask me. :lol:
  7. Garden Kitty

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    I've looked for that one on youtube and never found it. What a loss.
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    Anyone watching?

    Rose of Clare blends in with the blue background and is reciting a poem that would make a slam poet cry.

    Boston Rose in a dark blue one shoulder dress - she's a junior at Harvard.
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  10. Southpaw

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    I've met fred and this FSU tradition is just as exciting when you HAVE met the transplant from Queens, even if you haven't been lucky enough to have met any Roses in your local misses department.
  11. Garden Kitty

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    That dress does rather unfortunate things to Donnegal's chest.


    ETA: but the dress is better than her singing.
  12. my little pony

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    i love the ones that opt to sing. it's always so last call.
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    You have to sing pretty loudly to be heard over that set background.
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    Live proposal on stage for the New Orleans Rose by her boyfriend. How Baldwin-esque

    That was at least more entertaining than the overly long segment on dressing up for Mardi Gras.
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    At least she wasn't asked about Katrina or some other hurricane.

    I have a cousin who has a teenage daughter who is very good singer; I think when she gets old enough I'm going to encourage her to try out to be the New Orleans Rose!
  16. my little pony

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    this particular teal dress with no boob support isnt my girl
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    Is it too late for the Arizona Rose to go back to Nursing ?
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    Oh for the love of the modern world...is this thing STILL on television. Hilarious.

    Cork Rose proving that this certainly isn't a beauty contest. :shuffle:
  19. my little pony

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    is this like miss america where the formerly sick contestant gets a couple extra points?
  20. my little pony

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    dead serious, arent there age limits?
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    Sure. Why not. Points also for being, sure a grand down to earth girl who has great craic and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty or drive a tractor.

    This is how you win the Rose of Tralee.....
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cE0vR1_rnHg
  22. Hanna

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    What, another year has gone by? :drama: This thread reminds me of this exact same thing every year. :lol: Feels like the last Rose of Tralee thread was only last week!
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    Melbourne/ Donegal thinks she's at Miss World and giving a speech about putting your mind to something to achieve absolutely anything...define please.
  24. my little pony

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    what is the music behind her biography? it sounds like the tennessee waltz, she's really covering a lot of bases
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    How sweet, a poem about being selfish and not helping your parents through a personal loss.

    ETA: sounded like Tn Waltz to me too which was sort of confusing.
  26. my little pony

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    will the irish dancer dance? i would LOVE for a champion irish dancer to win even if she is dressed like a disney greeter.
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    will she dance? i cant believe my good fortune

    oh im sorry to repeat myself, im just super dorky

    ah now i see why her dress is not so much
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    Liatrim is my fave so far, followed closely by Boston.
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    i hate when americans win
  30. Hanna

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    Wheee at the dance with the broomstick. :biggrinbo We could have her teach some authentic moves to quite a few skaters who try to tackle Lord of the Dance.
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    i really need that box of flatware
  32. my little pony

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    it's my rose!

    this isnt the teal dress i saw her in, it's a much better fitting teal dress

    do all americans open their mouths this wide when we talk? im feeling self conscious

    and all the hand movement
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    "really really awesome" Well she's enthusiastic. :p

    A little OTT, to be honest. She exhausts me!
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  34. Garden Kitty

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    She's just annoying.
  35. my little pony

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    bird calls and singing

    her sister or whoever that cute blonde they keep cutting to is could place higher just sitting in her seat

    she is overbearing
  36. my little pony

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    it seems like every year at least 1 girl stays, i can see why they want to
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    Ottawa's dress doesn't do much to highlight her dancing.
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    GOtta love the dancing of Ottawa, she even managed to do it in her long skirt!
    PML, total disagreement. :lol:
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    Perth's laugh sounds like a machine gun.
  40. allezfred

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    I was at pilates earlier so I'm catching up. And it means I can fast forward through the cringe worthy poetry and bad singing! :scream:

    Faves so far are Leitrim and Longford. The styling has been pretty hideous again this year.

    The John Baldwinesque proposal was bad enough, but WTF was up with New Orleans saying "Yes, sir" to everything.

    my little pony, I'm afraid Philadelphia was a bit too brash. The dress wasn't too bad though and she has a nice singing voice!

    I'm getting Cynthia Phaneuf vibes off Ottawa.