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Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by pingu, May 30, 2011.

  1. pingu

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    Yes, support must be solid as there always seems a healthy allocation of Senior B events for their National team level competitors
     
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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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