U.S. Stars on Ice tour April/May 2010: articles, fan reports & more!

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    The U.S. tour kicks off tonight in Estero, Florida!

    Local Florida article with a focus on Joannie Rochette (includes a 2-minute video with quotes from Alissa Czisny and Belbin/Agosto): http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/mar/30/stars-ice-rochette-evan-lysacek-belbin-agosto/

    Lysacek's new exhibition program is to Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" according to this article: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/20...-20100330_1_evan-lysacek-dance-floor-ice-tour

    Another local Florida article with a focus on Caydee Denney: http://www.ocala.com/article/20100401/ARTICLES/4011005?Title=Ocala-teen-a-Star-on-Ice-
    Please post reviews, impressions, photos, etc. in this thread. :)
     
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  2. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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    Good gravy. Caydee is very young isn't she?
     
  3. love skating

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  4. ryanbfan

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    love the picture!! thanks :) Everyone is looking good.
     
  5. QB

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    Obviously a first night show but random thoughts:

    some fun group numbers, some lovely ladies skating, great pair number from the champs, Tanith can replace Shae-lynn any day. Sasha had wardrobe malfunction ;-) but the cast was saved by Alyssa picking up the two headbands before disaster struck.
    Todd seems a very relaxed host, Michael's back flips apparently never fail to please. For reasons that escape me, Ben plays guitar solos twice(??) but he's injured so I'll be kind; he did do a very cute number with Tanith.
    Joannie's number (Vole) was skated beautifully.
    Without diminishing any other skater's performance, the showstopper was definitely Evan. Sold his number 1000% and deserved his standing O.(color me surprised!)
     
  6. love skating

    love skating Clueless American

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    Thanks QB for your thoughts. Mirai said she's on new skates and may not skate well so I was wondering how she did.
     
  7. tarotx

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    Do you remember music? Thanks for the info:)
     
  8. Pretty Vegas

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    Yeah, I'm dying to know what all the numbers are. :)
     
  9. Debbie S

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    It looks like they'll be posting the music on their website. I assume they'll say who skates to what.


    Thanks for the report, QB. Any observations on the Belgosto/Davite number?

    I didn't know Ben was injured - is it his back? I hope he recovers quickly, poor guy.
     
  10. ryanbfan

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    Is it true Evan is skating to Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror? I forgot where I read that today but I saw it and I was really happy :)
     
  11. Pretty Vegas

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    Yeah, I think that's true - I saw a video of him and Mark choreographing it a few days ago. :)
     
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    Oh, I didn't know that, and I guess after reading Evan's twitter update it is true :) yayy!!

    EvanLysacek: The first night of stars on ice was great! Thanks to @OfficialMBallas for choreographing such a fun routine.
     
  13. Pretty Vegas

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    The cute tweets have already started from this show. Evan's replying to a bunch of fans, Mirai's complaining about having the smallest bunk and Jeremy's telling her to steal Evan's when he goes back on DWTS - LOL.
     
  14. QB

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    Ben couldn't do that number tonight, unfortunately.
    Sorry not to offer lots of details, no program to reference and I assume there will be a lot of commentary from other posters- there was a pretty fair turnout.
     
  15. shan

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    :cheer2: reports!!!
     
  16. Jaana

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    WOW, that´s very funny....
     
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  18. Debbie S

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    Evan just tweeted that he has 2 broken toes. Doesn't say whether they are from skating or DWTS. Oh dear, I hope he recovers quickly. When my skating coach broke a toe a few years ago, it was a few weeks before she could fit her foot in her skate.

    With both Ben and Evan injured, I'm starting to worry that DC SOI is going to suck. :(
     
  19. RD

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    Let's not think about it like that ;)

    I just want to have a good time and enjoy the skating regardless of who can make it...
     
  20. flyingsit

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    I'm pretty sure the DC show won't suck as long as Jeremy is there. :) It better not since I just got tickets!
     
  21. QB

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    If Evan skated last night on broken toes, I can't imagine how he could improve when well. Ben, also, skated a fun number with multiple costume changes with Tanith that gave no indications of his troubles. "The show must go on", particularly opening night.

    It's a credit to each skater that, given this year's extreme limits in rehearsal time, they nonetheless created such an enjoyable night. Local fans in particular must have been extremely proud of Caydee and Jeremy. She described their number perfectly in the first poster's quote but it is certainly not a "little number"- she wowed everybody!:encore:

    Even if the economy requires less extravagant production values, a show's basic purpose is to let you see stars up close and personal and that is still worthwhile. If your personal favorite doesn't appear in your city, it's still a good show...DC SOI won't 'suck'. IMHO
     
  22. RD

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    It better not... :p
     
  23. Debbie S

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    I was thinking of the possibility that neither would be able to skate, which would suck for them as well as for us. Evan didn't say how he broke his toes....could have been after the show, for all we know. But if he did skate as well as you said he did with broken toes, props to him. :)

    I hope Ben recovers from whatever injury he has in time for next Thurs, b/c I really want to see the B/A and D/W duet. If not, I hope that someone can record and YouTube it at a later show. (and I'm sure whatever injury he has is probably painful, so I hope it goes away)
     
  24. aymkjb88

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    Thank you QB, for sharing your impression with us! Sounds to be a great show!

    Evan mentioned after Monday's Jive that he's in pain, the toes might have been broken then. Can't believe he still delivered the best performance of the night even with the injury. Good for him. :respec:

    Let's wish both Evan and Ben a speedy recovery!
     
  25. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Yeah, me too. I'm starting to get nervous about the DC show.
     
  26. QB

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    My last random thought ;)

    I can't wait to hear everyone's impressions of a duet with Sasha and Alyssa. Absolutely lovely, but will I be the only one wondering about the inter-personal dynamic.....?

    Really looking forward to new reports tonight.
     
  27. tarotx

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    I so want to see the Sasha and Alissa duet. I was hoping there would be one as soon as Alissa joined the tour.
     
  28. paskatefan

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    The music list is now up at the SOI website.

    Hope Evan and Ben will be OK for the tour! :eek: A speedy recovery to both of them!
     
  29. flyingsit

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    Just looked at the music list...

    Tanith and Ben's program :swoon:
    There are only a few songs that I absolutely hate.

    And one of my favorite songs is being used by one of my least favorite skaters. :mad: Oh well, it can't be perfect.
     
  30. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

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    I like to be surprised so I'll wait for the show.

    Looking forward to the Sasha - Alissa number!