2013 World Team Trophy - Gala Exhibition

Discussion in 'Kiss And Cry 2014-2015' started by Sylvia, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Sylvia

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    Live stream (geo-blocked in JPN & KOR): http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html
    Sunday 14:00 in Japan = 1 am ET start time

    Re-posting from the WTT general thread:
    ISU Special Entry: Denis Ten (KAZ)

    JSF Special Entries are the 4 Novice champions in 2012-13:
    Sota Yamamoto (Novice A Men's champ, 4th at Jr. Nationals; 2013 Triglav Trophy Adv. Novice champ)
    Shingo Nishiyama (Novice B Men's champ)
    Kaori Sakamoto (Novice A Ladies champ, 9th at Jr. Nationals; 2013 Triglav Adv. Novice silver medalist)
    Marin Honda (Novice B Ladies champ; 2013 Triglav Adv. Novice gold medalist)

    From the Announcement: http://isu.sportcentric.net/db//files/serve.php?id=3967
     
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    Tatjana Flade tweeted: "Ice Dancers Monko/Khaliavin (RUS) withdrawn from exh gala #WTT13. Kirill is sick."
     
  3. dardar1126

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    I wonder if they'll replace them with the 4th place team from Japan Reed & Reed? :confused:
     
  4. Cyn

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    Wheeeeeeee it's starting!! :cheer2:
     
  5. Cyn

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    Team Japan's music will, for me at least, always be Irina Slutskaya's. Never was a fan of hers, but her FS at the WC in Moscow (back in 2005) and reaction at the end of it moved me to tears -- it's one of my favorite non-skating moments in figure skating (along with Sarah Meier's reaction to her scores at Euros when she won).
     
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  6. Cyn

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    Is Shingo Nishiyama Japan's version of Nathan Chen? :p
     
  7. shan

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    I don't get why Max Aaron was carried on to the ice.
     
  8. Cyn

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    What in the blue fcuk is that obnoxious jingle-jangle music this adorable little girl is skating to? Her skating was fine, but good lord, that song was beyond annoying :scream:

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    Max Aaron up now, being carried out to the ice by Team USA like a virgin being carried to be sacrificed :rofl:, with Ashley directing traffic :lol:

    Black Betty?! Oh, hells yeah (I never watch Galas, so I've never seen most of these programs :eek: ).
     
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  9. Cyn

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    Man, he just reels of quads like they're waltz jumps :rofl:.

    love, love love Ram Jam -- good memories from when I was young :respec: :rockstar:

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    ETA: Are those....tat sleeves he's wearing? :yikes: :rofl:


    The speed he generates on the ice is absolutely mind-blowing :eek:.
     
  10. shan

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    Cyn you crack me up!! :lol:
     
  11. Cyn

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    :D


    To borrow what Jimmy Iovine said about Lazaro last night on AI, Peng and Zheng (right now, anyway) are an Ambien Milkshake :yawn: .
     
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  12. shan

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    Yeah I kind of zoned out during their performance. But on the plus side, they both look like they're really into the program.
     
  13. Cyn

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    Oh, Kevin :scream:

    That boy should never, ever not have sleeves covering his mouldy little arms. T-Rexes have better arms than he does :yikes:.
     
  14. shan

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    Kevin Reynolds is not my cup of tea, but I've got to hand it to him for having an exhibition with actual choreography. I don't quite understand the sleeve thing, but hey the audience loves him.
     
  15. Cyn

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    Je Suis Malade......again? :shuffle:

    It was a great program, but after having to listen to that caterwauling over and over last season, I hit my Wailing Celine Dion Quota for the decade
     
  16. shan

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    I guess they put all of their energy into recovering and getting competitive programs ready for Worlds.
     
  17. Cyn

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    Wait, um....whut?

    Why is Dennis Ten skating as a special guest? :confused:

    Is this his "Didn't-Win-Worlds" consolation prize?
     
  18. shan

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    Possibly, or it's the "You're from a Country that Doesn't Have Enough Skaters to Have a Team But We Like You" prize. :D
     
  19. Zemgirl

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    They always have invited skaters from countries that don't qualify for the WTT. Savchenko/Szolkowy were there last year, and IIRC also in 2009, as well as the Kerrs.
     
  20. Cyn

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    Good point.

    Watching D10 skate here, hopefully it's an indication that WC wasn't a fluke. The :sekret: konspirateur in me can't help but wonder if the ISU is trying to get him as much exposure as possible before the Olympics -- that way he won't come out of nowhere should he podium or win.

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    Castelli/Shnapir up now.

    Oh honey, that skirt does you no favors -- even though you're about as big as a minute, that thing's cut, along with the print, make you look like you have a watermelon stuffed up your butt :scream:.

    Alas, I've tried over an over to like this team, but I just cannot get into them whatsoever.
     
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    Ah. Thanks for filling me in :) -- since I never watch Galas, I had no clue that they did that.


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    Jeremy! :).

    This song is called "I Won't Give Up" -- foreshadowing for next season? :saint:
     
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  22. shan

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    I love Jeremy Abbott. That is a beautiful exhibition. :)
     
  23. dardar1126

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    Loved Max's program...he's becoming quite the showman! :hat1: Training with Ryan Bradley is rubbing off on him. :)

    EDIT: Didn't Michael Weiss once skate to "Black Betty?"
     
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  24. Cyn

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    Eys :swoon:

    He's allowed to skate to angsty ballads. The herd of twee skaters? Not so much.

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    Surely we can't be the only ones watching this :lol:. Where is everyone?
     
  25. shan

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    This program feels so long.
     
  26. dardar1126

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    When Jeremy is ON he's a glorious skater to watch.
     
  27. dinakt

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    I am watching:) Just selectively while multitasking.
     
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  28. Zemgirl

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    A gala with no French/Italian/Spanish skaters is not worth watching. :p
     
  29. shan

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    Mao makes a very cute Mary Poppins! :)
     
  30. dardar1126

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    Denis Ten skated well. He should have borrowed Mao's umbrella for his Singing in the Rain number.

    EDIT: Very charming number from Mao.