Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Apr 3, 2013.
Will this be the year Shae-Lynn finally gets her due?
Only 1 more sleep ... I can barely contain my excitement!
Here are the profiles of the 3 remaining skaters
Oksana Kazakova: http://www.cbc.ca/battle/blog/oksana-kazakova
How exciting to see Oksana Kazakova once again! I remember when she literally 'burst' upon the scene, partnering with Artur Dimitriev. She had a wonderfully expressive face, tremendou flexibility and competitive grittiness.
A preview of tonight's show
They were posted right here in this thread as part of the complete list days ago.
I got tickets for the Oct. 6th show. Anyone else going?
Thank you Alvyne!!! Any chance you or other Canadian friends could you tube tonight's program?!?
I'll be watching if anyone has any questions! )
TV Guide interview with Kurt Browning: Kurt Browning pulls double duty on Battle of the Blades
That may be so, but they had not yet been officially announced by BOTB. That announcement happened on Friday, with M-F and S-L being the last 2 announced.
I was a bit impatient & kind of rolled my eyes when I found out the opening show would be a retrospective of the first three seasons. But I have to say that I am actually enjoying it.
But would you watch a mouse, on skates?
Here are the pairings who will begin competition on Sept. 29th, in the order they were announced on the Sept. 22nd retrospective show:
* Oksana Kazakova & Vladimir Malakhov
* Marie-France Dubreuil & Mathieu Dandenault
* Jessica Dube & Brian Savage
* Sinead Kerr & Grant Marshall
* Marcy Hinzmann & Mike Krushelnyski
* Amana Evora & Scott Thornton
* Violetta Afanasieva & Jason Strudwick
* Shae-Lynn Bourne & Anson Carter
Totally enjoyed watching the two hour recap of the past 3 seasons. Brought back a lot of memories and allowed me to tell hubby a few of the back stories about some of the skaters and hockey players. I think it's actually a good idea to have a recap like this along with introducing the "new kids on the block".
I think I'll be in skating heaven ... and it begins in 7 days!
The "look back" show last night was really well done. I think I'll keep it so I can rewatch it again. So glad I watched it.
I agree on all counts. It was definitely worthy alternative programming to the Emmy Awards
It's up. Only available in Canada though
Fervently hoping an ice dancer finally wins it all this season!
Looking forward to the new season and saying a prayer that any injuries will only be very minor ones. I was reminded just how dangerous this competition is, esp., when they replayed the scene of Marie-France being dropped on her head, accompanied by the look of absolute horror/guilt on Richer's face, as the big guy stared down at the crumpled girl passed out on the ice!
And which ice dancer would you like to win? Hee hee. This could turn into the Shae-wuz-robbed-the-last-3-times thread!
Oh so exciting, such great show.
I thought it was a really interesting program. The narrative didn't always match the video - Tuffy Hough was shown a lot but hardly got a mention. It was amusing to hear Bezic justifying Shae-Lynn and her partner's consecutive losses - she must have had some feedback from annoyed fans .
I liked the show, but I wish they would have spent more time on the new skaters.
According to this article, the theme of the first week is rock'n'roll. The format will be different, with only one show a week combining performance and elimination. Also the jugdes will be able to save one couple.
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/ente...gin with rocknroll kickoff/8948499/story.html
At first I was disappointed that the show was a replay of past seasons but it hooked me quite early and loved it. I was just wondering why they didn't mention Isabelle or Glenn Anderson though and the passing of Bob Probert.
I like the new format - not sure about the idea of judges' "cat fights" though.
Some Facebook pages:
Sinead and Grant: https://www.facebook.com/SineadandGrant?fref=ts
Violetta and Jason: https://www.facebook.com/ViolettaJason
Jessica and Brian: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Savage-Dube-for-Battle-of-the-Blades/181048472082964?fref=ts
Jessica and Brian has a lot of film clips on it.
Its nice to see the sneak peak vids from Dube/Savage. I hope the other teams follow suit
The first parts of preview show have been posted on youtube for those outside Canada, thank you awaltzflower:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCJ0cfzuFgw
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sQ3k9k47rc
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bHcxCVSPI8
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL6oUuLQIUo
Thanks for posting these!!! And please keep them coming!!!!
The last 2 parts:
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBMWftjkygs
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHTDNkuxV8Q
Some videos from CBC
The new judges: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvI8xkt0sL4
The skaters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V38IiSIUHg
PJ Kwong has been announced as the BOTB blogger for the season.
Is Mark Ladwig playing some role on this show? He mentioned his "office" for the show and has been tweeting about it a lot.
Here is her first blog!
I think he is one of the coaches; it looks like he's been working with Sinead and Grant.
Thanks for the info. Mark is such a nice guy, I'm glad to see him have this opportunity.
Wow! Great start! Thanks Alvyne. I'm looking forward to it tomorrow and I'll be attending the Oct. 6th show.
According to my TV schedule, the past season recap show will be replaying on CBC at 3:00pm EST today i.e. now.
A tweet from BOTB, indicates there will be no phone voting. You must register for an account at their website, and earn votes throughout the week.
ETA: All Canadians get one weekly vote as a guest. More votes are earned by solving puzzles etc. after registering an account. Voting ends at 5:00pm Tuesdays, and commences when Ron MacLean announces voting is open on the show.
This is true but if you register to vote in the US your votes will not count. This is what I was told by someone working on the show.
For reference, what's the spoiler policy for the earliest Atlantic time zone broadcast? Love that I can watch it live in HD this time!
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