Your favorite 'The feeling begins'

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vash01, Oct 15, 2011.

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What is your favorite skate to 'The feeling begins'?

Poll closed Dec 14, 2011.
  1. Oksana Baiul (pro & exhibition)

    13 vote(s)
    8.8%
  2. Michelle Kwan (2003 SP)

    64 vote(s)
    43.2%
  3. Grishchuk-Platov (1997 FD)

    52 vote(s)
    35.1%
  4. Navka-Kostamorov (2003? FD)

    5 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. Jill Trenary (1992? pro)

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  6. Grushina-Goncharov (2002? FD)

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  7. Other

    10 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    I have been itching to start a poll, so here it is (may be it was posted in the past, but I don't remember).

    'The feeling begins' is another favorite skating music. Which ONE program/performance is your favorite?

    ETA: I thought Yagudin had skated to this music, but I could not find it on YT, so I was not 100 percent sure that he had. That's why I did not add his name to the poll. He would have gotten many votes, but I had to be sure.
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  2. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Kwan, hands down. She really "got" it. And I wasn't even a fan but that program was a masterpiece.
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    Spazactaz New Member

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    ^^
  4. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    As much as I was not really a fan to G&P, I think their Feeling Begins was probably their masterpiece and really was a fantastic FD.

    For me Kwan just skated through the music. She used it to motivate her but didn't use the music.
  5. bardtoob

    bardtoob Well-Known Member

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    As I recall from my lurking, you couldn't stand Kwan at the time. Of course, Cohen appeared on the rise at the time.
  6. Tak

    Tak Well-Known Member

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    I can only remember two of these programs - G/P and Oksana Baiul. I liked them both. I dont think I could pick a favorite between these 2.
  7. Artifice

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    G&P were extraordinary on this music. The choreography was excessively difficult, full of moves and technical tricks. Each movement was like a little painting. Their program went faster and faster until the very end with the dramatic ending. What a masterpiece ! And their inetrpretation was simply unmatched. Oksana has such a magnetic charisma and she really moved her body from head to toes.
    No other program can be compared to this masterpiece.
  8. Jaana

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    Definetely G&P, especially their Europeans performance, WOW!!! In my opinion Kwan could not handle that music at all. Oksana Baiul´s performance I have not watched, yet. Generally I would say that Baiul could handle any music.
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    What, Kimmie Meissner's 2008 SP isn't included in this list? :saint: ;)
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  10. briancoogaert

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    Grishuk & Platov, by far.
    An amazing progam. I still watch it with the same emotion and intensity. Very complex and intricate choreography. I admire their lines, the fact that their 2 bodies appears sometimes just as one.
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    G&P by far.
    It was one of iconic moments in this sport.
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    voted for "Other," meaning Annette Dytrt's sp :)
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    Grischuk/Platov at Europeans.It had an unbelievable intensity and I can't enjoy any other program to that music after that without thinking about it.
  14. NONKO

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    “The Feeling Begins” by Alexei Yagudin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHj2KXR778g

    He called it “Passion”.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvxx80AE8bE&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLBF3305BA64091E7F
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug3EfLsF4g8&feature=related
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  16. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    G/P with Baiul a close second.
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    Ditto.
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    Thanks so much for the links! "Passion" explains why I could not find it on YT when I did a search. I had a vague memory of him skating to it.

    ETA: I could not open the links. Apparently it (EMI) is blocked in the USA, from what I am seeing on the screen.
  19. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    That is correct. I didn't like most of what she put out there but was always ready to admit that TFB was amazing. :D
  20. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    It was my most favorite G&P performance. At worlds it was just a notch lower, but the one at Euros was fantastic.
  21. jamesy

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    Or Evan's? It was that time he had the all black costume. :saint:

    I like TFB and don't really mind when eleventy billion skaters use it. Because of how the music rises at the end, it's kind of funny how many skaters sometimes miss the ending of it.
  22. nuge

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    Pasha was :swoon::glamor:in this FD :)
    Why weren't :grushgon1 on the list ? :rofl:
    Perhaps someone voted for them in other :D
  23. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    Grushina-Goncharov ARE listed.
  24. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    :lol: yeah, just goes to show you how 'unforgettable' that was.
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  27. NONKO

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    Sorry, it is blocked in USA. It was the very gorgeous program:)

    Here are photos Alexei performed “Passion” in Stars on Ice.
    http://starsonice.com/?content=media&pg=179#4x3
    http://starsonice.com/?content=media&pg=179#5x0
    http://starsonice.com/?content=media&pg=179#1x3
  28. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    Finally someone mentioned Kurt's TFB :swoon: My favourite.
  29. nuge

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    Oh dear I need to go to Specsavers :eek: :rofl:
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  31. Coco

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    Jill should get points for being the first to use the music. Was this Dean's influence?
  32. briancoogaert

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    I think Engy and Toth were the first, since they used it for the 1991/1992 season, and Jill Trenary used it after she turned professional in 1992.
  33. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Surya Bonaly used it in 1990, in a medley with a bunch of other pieces: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MWZYAH-nNs
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  35. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Exactly. No other skater to date was able to match this "I am woman, hear me roar" power that MK exhibited in that program. Truly, a woman among girls. I liked how she stayed in character well through the final pose and then let go of the fierce persona and broke into a smile. Just awesome.
  36. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    That's actually an excellent question :rofl: G&P debuted TFB at Euros after moving to Tarasova, but Linichuk claimed that she had done the choreography before they left. IIRC Grishuk was saying that Linichuk & Karponosov were favoring K&O and that G&P had really done most of the choreography themselves. There was a lawsuit involved at some point because of that plus coaching fees that G&P owed L&K. I don't know if/how it was ever resolved.
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  37. briancoogaert

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    Surya gave so much to figure skating !

    I heard the same about G&P choreographing this themselves.
  38. robinhood

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    :lol:thanks! Just to check out, did Linichuk & Karponosov choreographed any other masterpiece? Maybe they put the idea of the program, but I don't ever recall a good program of theirs.
    I think I'll trust :GnP1: even knowing the dramaqueen she was!
  39. Jaana

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    Considering that this is a short program skated at US Nationals, it is really good, in my opinion:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXc2s4snVRA Lysacek

    It is very different to skate to this music in a show or pro competition.
  40. judgejudy27

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    Gritschuk & Platov's skated to its maximum was far superior to Michelle Kwan's IMO. Michelle's was also very good, but G&P left me more feeling of owning that music totally. Michelle wins every poll she is on here though. :lol: I never saw Baiul's, Navka & Kostomarov's was just good, and the other two were mediocre at best.