Alexandra Paul & Mitchell Islam

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  1. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait! And thanks!
  2. Proustable

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    P/I withdrew.
  3. Rafter

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    Strange that they would w/d. Maybe one of them is injured or their SD isn't ready yet.
  4. Pratfall

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    I'm so bummed ! But .. although they withdrew from the SD , they're still on the schedule for the FD. ( Hope, Hope ) Tomorrow morning will tell.
  5. lavenderblue

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    I really hope it's just a SD issue -- they're almost guaranteed a second GP spot now, and don't necessarily need a lot of competitive mileage in advance of the season, so I could see a strategic scenario of deciding not to put out a still rough or in-progress SD while competing a much stronger FD that might stir up interest and demonstrate growth from last season. Hoping that's the case, mostly for their sake but also for the selfish sake of really wanting to see them before the GP season begins. ;)
  6. Proustable

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    They're not in the FD as well.

    Oh well.
  7. lavenderblue

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    Hmm, no indeed. Hope everything's all right.
  8. Pratfall

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    A-a-a-a-r-r-g-ghhhh!:(

    I hope they're OK..lavenderblue , I hope your thinking is right on this , and it's just a strategic move.
  9. clarie

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    Oh dear. I hope nothing is wrong with either of them. I hope we get some news soon. I was upset that I was going to miss them skate, but was hoping to read about it here.......had T-off time this pm with my sweetee.
  10. skatingfan04

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    I was at Thornhill all weekend, and was REALLY bummed not to see P/I skate. They were there today, though. They were in the audience watching a couple of the events together. I hope that they're not hurt!
  11. Pratfall

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    So what would be our next chance to see or hear something of them ?
    high performance camp ? That's usually in Sept. , isn't it ?

    I was hoping for a nice positive dance hit this weekend but very little of what I saw between some of Thornhill , some of Quebec was very satisfying and some was downright..:eek:
    I'll be checking out the BC competition next weekend , all the same .;)
  12. skatingfan04

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    Good news!:lol: Although P/I didn't skate last weekend, PJ Kwing did manage to catch up with them and posted a very nice interview on youtube. They didn't mention anything about why they pulled out of Thornhill, but have their goals for the season and their thoughts on the SD.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAGW-YPlcOQ

    Also, she managed to catch a few minutes with their coach/ Mitchell's dad.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNUQ8Jy3EyQ

    It's not the look at their programs that we were hoping for, but at least it's something.
  13. lavenderblue

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    She also posted this blog interview: Catching up with...Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam. The withdrawal was due to a minor injury for Alex, apparently.

    I love their SD music selections. I think I'd appreciate additional detail on that FD storyline, however.
  14. Proustable

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    I actually clapped when I found out their SD music. Gorgeous.
  15. clarie

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    Thank you all for posting links......I'm so glad to hear that Alex does not have a serious injury. I'm really looking forward to seeing them.......skate Canada?
  16. skatingfan04

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    Thanks for the article link.:D I saw the interview, and didn't even think to check PJ Kwong's site for the corresponding article. It's wonderful to hear that they are both well, and that we will be seeing them at NHK.

    Short Dance:

    Main Theme from 2046
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTnYrPLwEdo&feature=related

    Havana Slide
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03mKnn0VHqM

    Free Dance

    Tonight by Elton John
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOvWGtop_ic



    I am now insanely excited. This music is AWESOME!! I love all three pieces. I'm particularly intrigued by that FD concept. I can't wait to see how they incorporate that story line into the choreography. And I can't even begin to say how excited I am to see David Wilson doing dance choreo again. As far as I know, the only ice dance programs he's ever done were for Dubreuil/Lauzon, and I adored all of them. I think this program will be a hit. Counting the months :( until NHK.
  17. Pratfall

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    Yikes ! be still , my heart ..that music should make for a fabulous SD..and I liked what Haguenauer did for them before..Oh please, can't we get a glimpse of this before NHK ? ( I'm still hoping for a second GP..)

    I already thought the Elton John music was promising..but David Wilson is excellent at building emotion into a program ..not in an overstated way.;)
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    I'm liking the music selections, the FD storyline, and how P/I are working with different choreographers to make their total package. Really looking forward to seeing them this year!
  19. skatingfan04

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    Great to see them at first GP event :)
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    :)This may not be the definitive word , but I believe it's media only, and limited to specific times and situations , at that.
  25. skatingfan04

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    OMG Skate America!!! :D :D I'm so excited that they got a second GP event that I'm not even disaapointed that I won't get to see them at Skate Canada. And SA is early in the season, so we'll get the chance to see their new programs right away!!!
  26. Pratfall

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    :D I've been holding my breath hoping for that SA assignment for them.. ( and for me..all the sooner I get to see those programs )

    I don't know ..I'm just in awe of their SD music choices. They're so distinctive. And so-o-o sophisticated.I'm just eaten up with curiosity..:lol: I hope some report on that SD comes out of High Performance camp , but if not, it's a much shorter wait for SA than NHK.
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    I'm most excited for that, as well -- in my view, they have the best SD music selections of the season, and very distinctive indeed, amidst all the Latin pop (and handful of authentic samba pieces). They're really two-for-two with me on their SDs, as last year's was certainly a unique approach to the tango/waltz mash-up.

    Looking over the SA roster, I think they stand a fair chance there. There are two obvious medal contenders, but after D/W and P/B...it looks like a wide-open race for bronze, which is exciting. And NHK should be a great competition between so many of the up-and-comers.
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    They'll be competing early in the season at SA with Ralph/Hill. It will be interesting to see how the international judges score them comparatively.
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    kwanfan , I agree that will be interesting , but I can't imagine that the two teams will be marked very closely.. just judging from what we've seen of R/H this year and comparing to what we saw early last season from P/I..and things like music choices, posture , line , etc.

    I think a more interesting and closer match up will come at Nebelhorn between R/H and H/G..having seen both H/G's programs R/H's SD and pj's highlights vid of R/H's FD.

    For SA, I'll be eager to see what will be the marks differential between P/I and the top two contenders.We know they haven't been sitting still in the off season and we know they won't have any chance at a home crowd boost, so I'm really curious to see their reception.
  30. Pratfall

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    High performance camp begins tomorrow ( and it's the day for press ) ..dare we hope for some news , photos , teeny-tiny video clips ?

    ( I'm eaten up with curiosity..for all 3 top teams, actually. )
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    I sincerely hope we get something! That Skatebuzz has bothered to tweet about "live updates and features" gives me a little ray of optimism that at least we might get a smidgen more than last year (please)...
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    Paul/Islam are entered in the the Isabelle Henderson competition September 23-25. Entries.
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    I wonder if we can dare hope for a peek, photo , report ?

    Come on , skating Gods !
  34. skatingfan04

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    :D Wow, I've never even heard of this competition. Thanks geoskate! Hopefully we'll get lucky, and someone will be able to give us some insight into their new material.
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    ...It's presumably too much to hope that some lurking FSUer will be attending this competition, armed with camera? ;)

    Glad that they're getting an extra competition in to compensate for Thornhill, and so hoping to hear/see something of it! Skate America may be the first GP, but it's still too long a wait...
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    I believe that the SD was held tonight at the Isabelle Henderson competition. I can't seem to bring up a results page on the SC Western Ontario page. Anyone have any news?
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    I do, but it's not that good. They didn't show up. They've withdrawn. I'm starting to get really worried about them. I hope they are ok. They haven't competed anywhere yet, and it is the end of September, with Skate America just around the corner. And selfishly, I was really looking forward to seeing them skate, and how they've come along.

    The only Senior entry was Lud/Mulder, who had a really solid skate in the SD. 45.83 points. They have made very big improvements since Junior Nationals. A very nice surprise. Not the level of Paul/Islam, but maybe another team to add to the list in the hunt for spots 5 through 10 at Nationals. No Junior teams.
  39. skatingfan04

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    :duh: Oh gosh, I hope they're not still hurt. That would be an awful way for them to start the season. Maybe this was just a strategic move to give them more time to get ready for SA. Remember, they probably didn't know that they were being assigned there when they registered for this competition. I'm really hoping that that's all it is. I guess we shouldn't get our hopes up for Octoberfest either, then. It really is a shame that you didn't get to see them today. :(I felt the same way at Thornhill.
  40. Pratfall

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    Oh, help!:( You poor guys.. I'm a wreck..I can only imagine how much worse my nerves would be if I was in the stands..:D. have they withdrawn from the FD as well ?

    I hope this is just strategic , although I'm not sure what the strategy would be . October 13 is just a week before SA.

    I tend to be a "glass half full " person ,but I'm beginning to feel evaporation is at work..My sister tends to be a bit more "half empty", and she's beginning to see her half empty glass falling off the table and smashing on the floor.:lol:

    I just hope it's not due to injury.