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favorite Expo Gala/ Professional program
What is everyone favorite programs from ExpoGala or Professional event ?
I really love Scott Hamilton 1994 Canadian Pro Championships AP
and I really like this one with him & Kurt Browning
Although Scott Hamilton is my favorite skater of all time so I'm a bit biased ..
Irina Slutskaya-2001/2002-Cowgirl to Old Pop in an Oak and Cotton eyed joe. Sooo good.
Kurt Browning ANTARES !!!!
I can't pick one - help! Todd's "The Glory"/"Il Mare Calmo de la Sera"
Paul Wylie's "JFK"/"Apollo 13"/"Carmina Burana"
Brian Orser's "The Story of My Life"
Midori Ito's "Rain" Exhibition from the 1992 Albertville
Kurt's "Brick House"/"That's Entertainment"/L.O.V.E./"Don't Fence Me In"
Scott's "I Love Me"/ "Walk this Way"
A/P Ezmerelda quite amazing would have made a great FD
Grishuk/Platov You'll see and I will always love you.
Viktor Petrenko, Challenge of Champions 1996
Brian Boitano, World Pros
Kurt Browning, SOI 2001
Mark Mitchell, Canadain Pros 1994
Usova & Zhulin, World Pros 1997
Bechke & Petrov, Cahllenge 1996
Rudy Galindo, COI 2000
Brian Orser, Canadian Open 2001
Yuka Sato 2009
Kurt Browning world Pros 1995
Cannot find any links, but I love Gary Beacom`s "I`m your man", Rudy Galindo`s "Village People Medley" and Kristi Yamaguchi`s "Bridge over troubled water"
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Two of my favourites:
Debi Thomas & Vladimir Kotin 1986 Goodwill Games
Usova & Zhulin - Rachmaninov's Prelude in C Minor 1995 world pros
Tomas Verner Pink Panther - he is so crazy!
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So hard to pick...
Michelle Kwan Winter
Roca & Sur's 'The Prayer' is a gorgeous program.
For Galas for me it's Lambiel, Lambiel, Lambiel, and for Professionals- Browning and Gordeeva/ Grinkov.
My favorite of all time- not the least because it is an improvisation, or very close to it-
Lambiel, Worlds Gala 2006 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKpRFzpZjB8
Couple of days ago I was driving and James Blunt " You're Beautiful" was on the radio, and I realized that I cannot herar that song without thinking of Stephane ( and I am not ecven an uber, though very much a Stephane- lover). So here- I could not find another youtube version with sound as it is blocked: from Grand Prix Final- "You're Beautiful" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTHu0K8jo34
Here's "Falling Leaves" by Usova/ Zhulin (Olympiv Gala '92)- I believe I actually saw the link here first, though I adored them in their day- terrible quality video, but heavenly musical performance- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9hcTzCj0dE
And, last but not least, my first figure skating crush- Igor Bobrin- his Exhibitions were a revelation in Russia in his day- and I find his EX numbers age very well-
"A Cowboy"- 1981- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4Qg31eD3Rc
FABULOUS parody on Pair skating- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk9RISijzOc
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Even though Jamie Sale's mouth has gotten her in some trouble lately, this would have be my favorite if I had to pick one.
It helps bigtime that one of my favorite singers, Hayley Westenra, is in this performance too.
It's heartbreaking, but Michelle Kwan's 2002 Olympic Exhibition Fields of Gold is right up there.
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Klimova & Ponomarkeno - Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Grischuk and Platov's You'll See by Madonna
sorry, double posted after adding some more, so I'm deleting the first one
Nicole Bobek - 70s Medley (I Will Survive, Natural Woman and Respect)
Kurt Browning - Rag-Digon Times
Pechalat and Bourzat - Andy
Sale and Pelletier - Rockin' The Boogie and Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
Patrick Chan - Viva La Vida