Sunday 11/21 NBC broadcast of Improv-Ice with online fan voting

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  1. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    I didn't even recognize him at first. So far, I think he, Ryan, and Sasha have been the best.

    I think Evan just decided to ignore his music. :lol: I can't say I blame him. I've never heard it before.
  2. jlai

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    I turned it off after 15 minutes. Surprisingly, it's Flatt who impressed me--more so than Czisny and Joannie.

    Jeremy's routine did nothing for me at all (and I'm a JA fan)

    Flatt needs to skate to free herself from the music she's been using for comps!

    I need a free Rachael banner!
  3. Rex

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    Well, now I don't have to go out and get anymore Laughing Cow Lite Swiss.
    Have you LAUGHED today??????????????
  4. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Rachel skates slow regardless of the musical context but her basic presentation in the first improv number is way more believable and natural then the crap she has to perform in her be-cute-and-flirtatious competitive programs. And I liked that costume on her a lot. Plus...NO over the boot tights. :cheer2:
  5. Visaliakid

    Visaliakid Well-Known Member

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    Just how the hell are we to judge the routines when they keep showing the singing group! Total bullshit!
  6. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    So much for seeing the actual skating. Now that the band is performing live we won't see much of that anymore. :wall:

    I've enjoyed Alissa in this show. She can do all the things she does great (spins, spirals, etc) and not have to jump that much. :p
  7. Allskate

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    I wonder what Foreigner's initial reaction was when they were invited to do this gig. They probably never imagined they'd be doing something like this.
  8. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    Most of Foreigner's songs are about sex. Picturing Rachael skating to Hot Blooded is :rofl:
  9. wgg

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    Can I vote for Jeff Buttle shilling for Scotch tape as being more entertaining than Evan's skating?
  10. Allskate

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    Do you think he did a better job shilling for Scotch than Rachael did shilling for Cold-eeze? :lol: I think he did.
  11. wgg

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    Well if we can rate the performance in flogging sponsor's products I think JB has an unassailable lead going into the FP (Foreigner program).
  12. caseyedwards

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    I saw Ryan Bradley and thought that was good and him talking about him being a "dirty white boy" at heart! LOL
  13. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    I will if you will because it's totally true, LOL :rofl:

    Ryan skating to Dirty White Boy was hilarious! That was fun. :D
  14. Allskate

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    So Alissa does eat. I had been wondering. She loses the shilling competition.
  15. Visaliakid

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    All eight routines performed to Foreigner (complete with continual cut-a-ways to the band) are up online @ http://www.coldeeze.com/vote/index.html. You don't have to watch the telecast.

    This is such crap.... NBC has the technology to use boxed screen within the main picture to display the band continually while leaving the skating to be shown in it's entirety. Likely those who perform in these Disson and Disson-like NBC productions have a clause in their contracts requiring this full screen cut-a-way technique.

    I won't bother to support this crap with my vote.
  16. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    That commercial about the smuckers kid getting no say in what he ends up doing when he grows up is kinda depressing...

    who thought that would be a good idea for a commercial?
  17. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    I like that dress on Rachael too. :)

    Still annoyed with the band getting too much attention during this show. :wall:
  18. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Isn't coldeeze a new sponsor? I plan to vote just to reinforce their support for skating.

    (but i really came back to rag on Rachael's second improv outfit. ugh to the max. and back to over the boot tights that make her legs look fug.:scream: )
  19. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    It was NOT flattering on her... Didn't like it :shuffle:
  20. Allskate

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    Heh. I was just thinking that their sponsorship wasn't working. I have a cold and have no urge to buy their product. I'm sticking to soup and hot apple cider. But, you do have a point about voting.
  21. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    I don't care for Sasha's dress in this program and I'm all ready tired of Foreigner. If they were doing the picture in picture thing so we could see the skater I might like this better. :( :yawn:
  22. Allskate

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    I like Jeremy's outfit better than either of his competitive outfits this season. :lol:

    And now Sasha gets stuck with a boring song nobody's heard before.
  23. MR-FAN

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    Sasha's triples looked really crisp here!
  24. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    I've heard it.
  25. JamieElena

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    it's really amazing how much this new lead singer sounds like Lou Gramm.....as i totally date myself here, :lol:
  26. Era

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    So far mostly this show has made me go search out Videos of the original band with Lou Gramm performing, (nostalgia) instead of paying attention to the skating.:shuffle: I agree that they should have done a window within window thing for the second part of the show.

    As far as the first part of the show, I liked Jeff & Sasha best, but Jeff deserved a better song, he can do a lot with nuances in the music and musically that song had none. Evan is not good at improvisation. He's a hard worker (I really enjoyed him on DWTS) but he's just not a spontaneous performer. Not picking on Evan, I know I'm totally hopeless in improv, it's not an ability everyone has.

    Ok, Jeff Rocked that one! and the part of the ad with Ilia K. was a bonus.
    Way to go Joannie! That was great, she really showed excellant musicality.
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  27. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Ohhhhh, poor Joannie got saddled with Hot Blooded. :(
  28. Cloudy_Gumdrops

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    I'm probably the only one who's watching for Foreigner.

    I liked the first Improv Ice, but I've been bored by the skating in every other one.
  29. rfisher

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    Hot Blooded is their best song, ever. Lots of babies born in the late 70s were conceived to a Foreigner song. :lol:
  30. nashvilledancer

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    The improv-ing underlines what a skill the ability to create good choreography really is.
  31. Cloudy_Gumdrops

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    Evan looks good in those leather/pleather pants imo.
  32. LadyNit

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    This second improv by Evan works for me. The song suits his style so he didn't have to stretch to get this one. And I think his DWTS experience with paso, etc. definitely helped his presentation here.
  33. Cloudy_Gumdrops

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    I totally wouldn't mind seeing Alissa/Jeremy skate Pairs together. They look like they'd really suit each other.
  34. Cloudy_Gumdrops

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    I wish they'd add Pairs and Ice Dances to Improv Ice.
  35. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    Awwwww, the best part of the final group number was seeing Jeremy and Alissa skate together. They looked SO GOOD together! :swoon::encore::cheer2:
  36. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    :lol: My exact thoughts too! Of all the pairings, they looked the most convincing as a couple. SO CUTE!
  37. JamieElena

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    i am in this line too
  38. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    :lol: Thank goodness Joannie got that choice! Of all the women here, she's the only one who I think can pull this music off.
  39. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    Overall, a pretty clean skated event. Evan was the only skater to fall.
  40. centerpt1

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    Maybe dance rather than pairs?

    Interesting that Jeremy relates better to a partner than he does as a single to the audience. Maybe if in his SP he could imagine a partner on the ice- it might come across better?

    I do wish they'd work up an exhibition -they look well together on the ice.