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  1. pingu

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    Berton/Hotarek, Alessandrini/Vaturi and Marchei are performing in a show in Lugano this evening. You can watch it live here: http://www.idealweb.tv/
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    Alessandrini/Vaturi performed their new SD yesterday, you can watch it here. Click on "Musical On Ice - 2° parte", then go to minute 24.
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    Thank you. I really liked their SD. Wonder how it will look in competitions, in a less theatricalized setting.
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    You are welcome :)
    I saw them training yesterday and she looks more mature on the ice, I think the Mary Poppins theme suits them well.
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    Thank you! They look lovely. How many Marry Poppins we will se this season? :D
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    I have no idea. But I love Mary Poppins, I could happily watch ten hours of Yankee Polka with Mary Poppins being the only music and I'd be happy :D
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    I don't know, if I know something and I'll be allowed to post it here, I will.
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    Shpilband's thoughts about Cappellini/Lanotte's performance in Espoo: http://www.artonice.it/?q=en/node/12256

    Moreover, the calendar with the Italian entries of the international competitions of the season (excluding the GPs) is available here
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    Yes, and it's awful. :scream:
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    What is so awful about it? It's quite traditional, and not original at all, yes. But that's not quite the same as awful. At least there IS some choreography in that dance.
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    Thanks for the link. I really like Valentina's programmes this year. Very thoughtful indeed. Most importantly, Valentina really HAS to make to the Sochi (She wasn't able to in 2006 or 2010) ... but I am little worried. I gather that Carolina Kostner will be defending her title next year? If not, it might be quite tricky for italy to gain two spots ...
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    Do you mean if she is going to Worlds? Yes, Carolina is only skipping the GP season, she is going to attend Euros and Worlds.
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    Thanks. Valentina fought hard in 2010 to try and gain a spot on the Olympic team but didn't quite manage. It was heart-breaking but she really never gave up. Love her spirit.
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    top10/12 (don´t know if there´s another italian skater with worlds minum tes) should be possible for marchei, if kostner does not attend.
    so in the worst case, marchei has it in her own hands to ensure her sotchi spot.
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    Carolina has revealed the music choices of her programs for the 2012/2013 season! She will be skating to:
    SHORT PROGRAM : A TRANSYLVANIAN LULLABY & THE DEVIL'S TRILL
    "A Transylvanian Lullaby" from "Young Frankenstein" - Composer: John Morris - Artist: Gil Shaham & Jonathan Feldman
    & "The Devil's Trill"-Composer: Tartini - Artist: Angele Dubeau & La Pieta

    LONG PROGRAM : BOLERO - Composer: M. Ravel -
    Conductor: Andre Previn & London Symphony Orchestra
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    Kostner skating to bolero??? wow! should be amazing :rollin:
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    Thank you so much!
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    Great interview with Hotarek, pingu!
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    Thanks as always pingu. Great interviews!
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    Thanks! I especially like the part where Ondrej explains how he and Stefania learned from the mistakes they did in Bratislava.
    Italian nationals are going to happen in about one month, so if you guys have questions for any Italian skater, just post them here. Eleonorad and I will be at the rink for the whole event so we'll be surely able to ask them :)
    Oh btw I talked with Luca Lanotte for a while yesterday and he looked relaxed and happy, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for he and Anna to have a great GPF :)
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    Wow, Kostner is probably the only singles skater worth watching a Bolero interpretation. LOVE the short program :respec:
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    Today at 10.50 Cappellini/Lanotte, Berton/Hotarek and Valentina Marchei will be on raisport1 during the sport news. I hope that someone is going to record it, if I can later find a video I'll post and translate it.
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    Very crappy translation:
    Anna: we are very happy to deserve this Final, and we want to show our best.

    "Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte are among the six best ice dancers in the world. Thanks to the two silver medals gained in Canada and in Paris, they will comepte in Sochi at the second Grand Prix Final in their career.
    In Russia the Battle of the Carmens will happen again: the Olympic champions' Carmen and the Azzurri's"

    Luca: we really want to give our best, very have worked so hard, and I hope to do justice to our Carmen.

    Anna: when we started to talk about using Carmen we had doubts about it being an overused music, but as soon as we listened to it on the ice, I knew I wanted to be a Carmen! A lot of people have skated to it, there are so many different interpretations of it. The key is how you intepret it, because everyone knows its story, how it ends. It has been an honour for me, it was like being the ballerina that, among all the others ballerinas of the dance company, has been chosen to interpret Carmen. I like it and when I skate I try to communicate that feeling as much as I can.
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    Does Italy have a competitive Men's skater? How will things set up come World Team Trophy and the team event at the Olympics?
    Oh how I miss Carolina. Loveliest young lady and super speedy skater.
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    I think it depends on what you do mean with "competitive" :shuffle: At Italian Nationals the battle for the first place will be between Paolo Bacchini and Paul Parkinson. I guess we will see what they will be able to do at the European and World Chamipionships.
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    My very crappy translation:

    [GPF in Sochi this weekend...other important competition in Dortmund...Olympic champion Yu Na Kim competing...Berton/Hotarek willing to continue the positive trend they had in the Grand Prix series]

    Stefania: we are happy with the results we have achieved so far. last year we gained one (GP medal). This year we improved our programs, our personal bests, our elements, and therefore our results.

    "They gained two bronze medals at the Grand Prix in Canada and Paris, and they are substitutes for the GPF in Sochi. Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek's career is improving quickly. They have two special programs, Paint It Black and Poeat En El Viento, and precise goals."

    Stefania: we try to get on the podium whenever it is possible. Obviously it's difficult, there are a lot of factors that have to happen, luck and so on, but who knows, we keep on working hard, those podiums will come sooner or later.
    Ondrej: people watch us, they are happy with our results and improvements. We understood that because after the competitions we attended this year we also had to do an exhibition, so people do not only want to watch us compete, but perform in a show as well, and this makes us different and unique from everyone else.
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    Who knew selecting a second or third men's spot for this year's Euros would provide so much drama this year? So, Parkinson is going to Euros anyway, but Zandron was replaced by Bacchini? I have to say overruling your own council seems a little strange but Speedy already set a fine example when it comes to getting drunk on your own power.
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    ^Thank you for sharing. Anna and Luca are so sweet, love this team and of course their costumes!
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