Davis and White #13 - Even Daisuke is a fan

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by ~tapdancer~, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. literaryfreak

    literaryfreak Well-Known Member

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    I say bring it on! :lol: Just like the good old days! It feels like D/W have not had as many competitions where they perform at a crazy hour of the night for me as they used to.

    The number of times I woke up around 5 AM to watch a compulsory dance... :coffee:
     
  2. shsocu

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    You know you're an uber when :) ...

     
  3. literaryfreak

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    Yeahhhh. Never again.

    Well actually it will be never again since there are no more compulsory dances!

    It was the worst when it was the Golden Waltz. There are very few things worse than that much fake perk before the sun has risen.
     
  4. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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    Tarasova weighs in on Worlds.

    http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20120401/589082464.html


    If you can't win, the next best thing is to be wuzrobbed for by people not of your own country.
     
  5. mia joy

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    Tarasova is more than "people". She's kind of a skating godess in Russia ;)

    btw, you just have to love the google translator :D

    And don't even get me started about watching skating at unhuman hours. During last Olympics I stayed up all night for every single skating competition. I usually went to bed for 2 hours at 6am, when my flatmate was already getting up to get to school :p
     
  6. semogal

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    Meryl and Charlie's Facebook page just shared a video of them from the WTT. Be sure and look it up because Meryl looks amazing. If Dai wasn't crushing on her before he will now!!
     
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  7. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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  8. DORISPULASKI

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    IN has a WTT snippet from Meryl & Charlie

    So:

    There will be new lifts.

    There's an exhibition version of DF!! And they love this program as much as I do.

    Meryl & Charlie will skate with CSOI!!
     
  9. ~tapdancer~

    ~tapdancer~ Well-Known Member

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    I love the last paragraph in the article. I'm glad they aren't wasting any time deciding on their music and hopefully they have a strong vision about the direction they want their skating to go. I just want them to feel nothing but confidence in the beauty and skill of their skating and take it to the limit. Can't wait!

    Also hope they skate lights out at WTT!
     
  10. DORISPULASKI

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    Adding best wishes to Meryl & Charlie for great skates at WTT!
     
  11. missysays

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    I hope the ISU loosens up their rules regarding free dance music soon.

    Just discovered another great piece by Samuel Barber, his Violin Concerto- beautiful soaring piece of romantic American classical music with some interesting dissonant bits that would really reflect the dark and shade that is in their skating...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6PtRxd1SqM&feature=relmfu

    Slowly learning skaters program music over the summer and pre-season is always fun. I wish NBC/Universal Sports would show more footage of their off ice planning process. It was fun to get those glimpses of their costume design session- but it wasn't very much- only a few seconds.
     
  12. sk9tingfan

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    Adam Rippon skated to this piece in 2010. IMO, this is the best LP he has ever skated, and I have always loved the music.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pHhqa7b1yA
     
  13. mollymgr

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    I'm really curious to see the exhibition version of DF. Seems like they have a busy summer ahead.
     
  14. literaryfreak

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    She does look particularly lovely here. :)

    I wonder, if the most popular programs next season have a less obvious dance beat, maybe the ISU will gradually become more lenient about it in time for the Olympic season? Like ease them into it...I think one reason the beat rule has become more strict (but not the only) is because the ISU thinks ice dance will be more popular if it's more ballroom oriented.

    I hope we get something classical from D/W for the Olympics.

    As for WTT, a drawing of Team USA, complete with crazy Charlie hair (with stars on the end?): http://yfrog.com/hwge2twj.

    Also practice pics from ice-dance.com are up.
     
  15. Jiazumi

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    So are Meryl and Charlie not performing a SD? (I haven't seen any pics)
     
  16. shsocu

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    They are. They practiced their FD at practice Wed. I'd say at the practice before competition starts will be when they practice the SD.
     
  17. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    Word from the arena is Meryl wore the bronze dress for SD practice today. Another tease before she brings out the orange dress again for the competition? :)
     
  18. inthemiddle

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    Woo hoo!!! and they are in first:rollin::rollin::rollin:
     
  19. DORISPULASKI

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    Wow! Nice lead for them.

    There will be dance beats, because one of the scoring categories is timing and interpretation.
     
  20. literaryfreak

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    Meryl got her Level 4 Rhumba!! :cheer::cheer: I thought they were on fire, a great performance!

    One judge didn't get the memo that D/W and V/M are always supposed to get PCS in the 9s. :rofl:
     
  21. Bournekraatzfan

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    Great job, Meryl and Charlie! Wonderful performance! and congrats especially on getting that pesky closed choctaw!

    and of course, I am thrilled with Meryl's choice of costume--missed that dress at worlds!
     
  22. Bournekraatzfan

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    lol, I was thinking the same thing. That certainly stood out on the score sheets. But I agree, I think it was the same judge, and as long as the judges are consistent in how they score all skaters, I'm cool with it. I do wish we could know how each judge assessed each team relative to the others, but the anonymity of the judges doesn't allow for that.
     
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  23. inthemiddle

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  24. DORISPULASKI

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    I've been enjoying watching them doing team spirit things behind Adam & Jeremy.
     
  25. Jiazumi

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    I have to watch it now, before i go to school!! yay!!:D
     
  26. ~tapdancer~

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    Well, I was a bad uber and fell asleep but yay for on-demand! What a fun competition...love the team spirit!

    And oh yes, Meryl and Charlie on fire again! Great job on the SD and it was nice to see Meryl in the dress we admired from Worlds. She looked amazing as always. And I love how the Japanese fans love M&C! The flowers just raining down. And great cheers. Of course, I really love that they are in first place...right where they belong. :cheer2:

    I will have to wake up for the FD tonight!
     
  27. CassAgain

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    A good night for everyone in the thread title!
     
  28. ~tapdancer~

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    Yeah, what was up with that? :lol: And neg GOE's? Did he/she fall asleep during the performance? That those scores were so out of line with the others makes me just go :blah:. But who cares...they got a great score.

    Those Level 4s really make a difference...makes me appreciate the score they got at GPF even more.
     
  29. mia joy

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    Where can I watch the videos from day 1? I missed the live stream, had to go to school :(

    But anyway, so happy Meryl and Charlie had a good skate and are in the lead! Hope they stay there till the end of the competition ;)
     
  30. literaryfreak

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    Go to here http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html, click on the drop down that says More Channels above the video screen and click on "World Team Trophy 2012." I think the SD will automatically start playing and you can choose the the other portions of the competition below.