The Akiko Suzuki cheer thread!

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by centerstage01, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    Had to bump this up because her new exhibition program to Love Dance is, of course, :swoon:-worthy. And I'm hoping landing a 3flip under show lights and before the season even started is a good sign for next year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuWrJh_vAgM
     
  2. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    I <3 Akiko. She's one of my favourite skaters :swoon:
     
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  3. bronwynsings

    bronwynsings Active Member

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    I absolutely ADORED Akiko's LP this year. The music was gorgeous and I loved all of it when she hit it. And her dress was lovely too! :)
     
  4. cbd1235

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  5. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Love the SP :swoon:

    She and Czisny should have a Piaf-off. :p
     
  6. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    Could I request this happens in Sochi, please? :saint:
     
  7. Spun Silver

    Spun Silver Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I don't like that Hymne de l'Amour for a competition program at all. The music is too thin and schmaltzy for the Olympics and the program is a snooze until the FW section. I would rather she go back to that fabulous Hungarian Rhapsody program, or even keep Kill Bill.

    Of course, this being Akiko, the program could look magical by November.
     
  8. cbd1235

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    Oh really? I keep thinking it's her best work in terms of a SP, and I've always loved Hymne de L'amour. Then again I am really partial to nuanced skating like this program is. I could see the opening perhaps being a bit understated for some tastes.
     
  9. AxelAnnie

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  10. kwanoverrated

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    I love Akiko and her skating. I have no idea why skaters like Fumie Suguri and Miki Ando have had better careers since to me Akiko looks like a better overall skater than both.
     
  11. kwanoverrated

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    She is also such a nice women. So humble, gracious even when judges screw her badly like NHK this year, respectful, and kind. A wonderful human being.
     
  12. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battles!

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    Agree with many who compliment her character. This is maturity, which through ups and downs, has enabled her to take the high road and be gracious. The audiences sense this in her and is why many admire her so, even beyond just her heartfelt skating performances. Character matters.
     
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  16. Dr.Siouxs

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    I love how the program peaks. :swoon: I hope this music lifts her to success this season.

    Nitpicks: I do wish she could point her toe at the peak of the music :cold: I love the leap following it however
     
  17. Finnice

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    I loved her SP today in Finlandia! Such a lightness and feel of the music.
    In the press conference after the SP. she was asked what is her advice to the younger skaters, like Lipiniskaya. She said that she learns from the oyungsters all the time, but adviced all to take care of their healt in this demanding sport.
     
  18. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    If I am granted one wish about the Olympics it would be that she medals.
     
  19. smileyskate

    smileyskate New Member

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    Thanks for this. She looks great. Maybe the music is a little over used at this point but I imagine the program will shine even more once I see her competing it.
    I really loved her old Fiddler on the Roof program as well.
     
  20. cbd1235

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    Akiko's short program from Finlandia Trophy was amazing! It's already grown considerably since when she debuted it at an ice show in the summer :). I still think it is a masterpiece.

    And yes rfisher, I have the same wish as you :] I also love the last seconds of her new LP where she blows a kiss to the audience. I would bawl my eyes out if she skated a great LP at Worlds or Olympics and ended with that beautiful and heartfelt piece of choreography!
     
  21. bronwynsings

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    I love her LP. I'm a hardcore POTO fan so although the music is overused, if a Phantom program is well done, I will gush over it forever. That was ABSOLUTELY well done. Those spirals at the end are just amazing.
     
  22. KimGOAT

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    I am excited to see Akiko compete this year. I would like to see her win the bronze in Sochi and the gold at the post Sochi Worlds. I know she can do it.
     
  23. RockTheTassel

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    So excited for Akiko this year! :cheer: Even with the overused POTO, she just shines. Cliche music with skaters like Akiko doesn't really bother me because their programs are so well-performed and enjoyable even without bold music choices.
     
  24. puglover

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    Akiko is one of my favourite skaters. I really hope she has a great year - she deserves it!
     
  25. centerstage01

    centerstage01 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to Akiko for her SC performances!! I'm so hoping she goes to Sochi and gets a medal. The chances of that happening are slim but I can always hope. (That said, I do wish she'd have chosen something other than POTO for her LP. She skates it beautifully but the music is just so tired.) She's got artistry coming out of her fingertips and she could teach the up-and-comers a few things about emoting.
     
  26. bronwynsings

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    I really wish she had done Phantom last year and O this year. Phantom is a really really good program, but I think O will be remembered as her signature piece. It's really hard to beat it.
     
  27. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battles!

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    She is an absolute joy to watch. Loved he POTO program, didn't think I would but it's perfect for her. She interprets it beautifully.
     
  30. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    Totally agree! Akiko Suzuki has such a beautiful spirit inside and out. I wish her only the best! Her POTO program is so glorious. GO AKIKO!!! :encore::cheer2:
     
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