favorite Expo Gala/ Professional program

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    Irina Slutskaya-2001/2002-Cowgirl to Old Pop in an Oak and Cotton eyed joe. Sooo good.
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    Kurt Browning ANTARES !!!!
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    I can't pick one - help! Todd's "The Glory"/"Il Mare Calmo de la Sera"

    Paul Wylie's "JFK"/"Apollo 13"/"Carmina Burana"

    Brian Orser's "The Story of My Life"

    Midori Ito's "Rain" Exhibition from the 1992 Albertville

    Olympics

    Kurt's "Brick House"/"That's Entertainment"/L.O.V.E./"Don't Fence Me In"

    Scott's "I Love Me"/ "Walk this Way"
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    A/P Ezmerelda quite amazing would have made a great FD
    Grishuk/Platov You'll see and I will always love you.
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    Viktor Petrenko, Challenge of Champions 1996

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHTw9LE2iYQ

    Brian Boitano, World Pros

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7v1IG-UaOY

    Kurt Browning, SOI 2001

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zOoV9QsjRQ

    Mark Mitchell, Canadain Pros 1994

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UfRp52Zl68

    Usova & Zhulin, World Pros 1997

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsYh1G1eSt0

    Bechke & Petrov, Cahllenge 1996

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iif7vvUX4yY

    Rudy Galindo, COI 2000

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPz-yKfAa0Q

    Brian Orser, Canadian Open 2001

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YpIQK6B9zo

    Yuka Sato 2009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghVXlJC4Vio&feature=related

    Kurt Browning world Pros 1995

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


    Cannot find any links, but I love Gary Beacom`s "I`m your man", Rudy Galindo`s "Village People Medley" and Kristi Yamaguchi`s "Bridge over troubled water"
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    So hard to pick...
    Michelle Kwan Winter
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    Roca & Sur's 'The Prayer' is a gorgeous program.
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    For Galas for me it's Lambiel, Lambiel, Lambiel, and for Professionals- Browning and Gordeeva/ Grinkov.
    My favorite of all time- not the least because it is an improvisation, or very close to it-
    Lambiel, Worlds Gala 2006 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKpRFzpZjB8

    Couple of days ago I was driving and James Blunt " You're Beautiful" was on the radio, and I realized that I cannot herar that song without thinking of Stephane ( and I am not ecven an uber, though very much a Stephane- lover). So here- I could not find another youtube version with sound as it is blocked: from Grand Prix Final- "You're Beautiful" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTHu0K8jo34

    Here's "Falling Leaves" by Usova/ Zhulin (Olympiv Gala '92)- I believe I actually saw the link here first, though I adored them in their day- terrible quality video, but heavenly musical performance- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9hcTzCj0dE

    And, last but not least, my first figure skating crush- Igor Bobrin- his Exhibitions were a revelation in Russia in his day- and I find his EX numbers age very well-
    "A Cowboy"- 1981- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4Qg31eD3Rc
    "Paganini" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMhc5s0lLoI
    FABULOUS parody on Pair skating- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk9RISijzOc
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    Loved Duchesney's performance until i saw this one.For me is something above and beyond.
    Torvill/Dean -"Missing"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NJC_D8RLHQ
    "Song of India"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bf4GDobUE4


    Second would be Usova/Zhulin's "Fantasy in D minor by Mozart"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNL-m3rvtJQ

    Denkova/Staviski -
    "Rideiu"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-jD68U1gPY
    "In heaven"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxJCn55Aq6M

    Usova/Platov -"The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RchGHDfBOug

    Yagudin-"Flamenco"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKuD7Ulpzfw

    Anissina/Peizerat-
    "Yellow Submarine"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u1ptF9xmuk
    "Susanna"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KI5Zvq551g
    Domnina/Shabalin -"Adagio from Secret Garden"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_OZHnwQu2I
    Delobel/Schoenfelder:
    "Le magicien"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2VfbY3vX1M
    Carnaval de Venise
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NczaGJJdAKE
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    Back at the height of pro comps there were so many good programs.

    Kurt's Nyah, Passion, That's Entertainment top my list. But he had so many good programs. :swoon:

    Wylie's Sleepers topped my list for him. But most of his programs were :swoon:

    I miss those pro days. You'd think skaters these days would reserve their bottled up creativity for their show programs but most show programs these days don't interest me. :(
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    Grischuk and Platov's You'll See by Madonna
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    sorry, double posted after adding some more, so I'm deleting the first one
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    Nicole Bobek - 70s Medley (I Will Survive, Natural Woman and Respect)
    Kurt Browning - Rag-Digon Times
    Pechalat and Bourzat - Andy
    Sale and Pelletier - Rockin' The Boogie and Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
    Patrick Chan - Viva La Vida
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    Viktor Petrenko - Twist Again
    Josee Chouinard - Sweater
    Christopher Bowman - Rolling Stones Medley
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    Maria Butyrskaya - Habanera, also Ava Maria

    Anissina&Peizerat - Danse mon Esmeralda, Susanna, Time to say goodbye

    Abitbol&Bernadis - Mask of Zorro
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    I forgot one yesterday! Bourne and Kraatz - Return To Innocence
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    Is it bad that I started browsing the internet again and just listened to this?:lol:
    I LURVES me some Hayley Westenra, and Andrea Bocelli is awesome too :)
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    OMG, the wink she did at the begining, David looked bothered ! :yikes:
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    I didn't notice him looking particularly bothered.
    Maybe she winked so he wouldn't worry about skating with her on a slab of ice the size of a postage stamp...
    ;)
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    Overcome - Alexei Yagudin (I love "ancient land" and Alexei)

    Everybody dance now - Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (both versions, junior and senior)

    Night in Bald Mountain - Jana Khokhlova & Sergei Novitski (too bad, never more)

    Objection - Joannie Rochette (I love Shakira)

    The Sugababe theme (I don't remember the name) - Aliona Savchenko, Robin Szolkowy, Tatiana Volozhar, Ingo Steuer

    Blue Danube - Yuko Kavaguti & Alexander Smirnov

    Melodrama - Tatiana Totmianina & Maxim Marinin

    Please don't stop the music - Yu Na Kim
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    how has no one posted G&G's rodin masterpiece?
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    My alltime favorite is Klimova & Ponomorenko's "Don Quixote" exhibition. It was done at a Skate America exhibition around 1990. It portrayed 2 ballet dancers preparing for their pas de deux, then executing it & then leaving the arena. It told a complete story & was & is mesmerizing. (They did not compete in Sk.Am. that year, just performed the exhibition skate.)
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    Yagudin 2002 Olympic gala
    Plushenko 2004 World gala
    Plushenko 2006 Olympic gala
    Mao Asada 2009 World gala
    Mao Asada 2010 World gala - very very very very difficult program, but she performed it with such passion and joy and easiness that nobody was aware how difficult a program it was. Absolutely stunning!
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    That's mine , although there are a lot I'd have as "second place" including Todd's The Glory, Kurt's Antares, A&P's Susannah, Michelle's FOG, and lots of others I'm not thinking of at the moment.
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    I'm really not a fan of gala programs, but I always love Mao's. Her tango and Caprice exhibitions have been outstanding. I wish she would turn one of them into an SP.
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    Two other good ones I forgot about:

    Belbin & Agosto - Bleeding Love
    Davis & White - Don't Stop Me Now
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    Even though it's kind of cringe-worthy, and I'm not a fan of his, I always thoroughly enjoy Plush's 'Sex Bomb' if only because I can't stop laughing.

    Also, the cross dressing routine that Brasseur/Eisler did for their Worlds ex in the early 90s - not the later version they did as Pros, but the original one (that I can't find out youtube). Love it!
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    Lol I was scared of that B&E routine when I was a kid and saw it. Sex Bomb is funny though.
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    Kurt's Nyah. Such a stunning piece of art on ice. :swoon:

    Stephane Lambiel - Ne Me Quitte Pas. This brings me to tears every time I see it.

    Brian Orser - The Story of My Life

    Gary Beacom - I'm Your Man

    Josee Chouinard - The Sweater

    A&P - Danse Mon Esmarelda