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    Quote Originally Posted by attyfan View Post
    I don't think Ms. Glebova skated to EOE at US Nats ... which is an event at higher risk for Kwamparisons than any international event (IMO).
    Glebova DID skate to EOE at Skate America, but I agree that US Nats is an event much more likely to elicit "Kwanparisons".

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    I think it is more likely to elicit "Kwantrasts

    For me, the bigger issue than it being a signature piece for Michelle, is that it just doesn't seem suited to Rachael.

    But I don't know what is suited to Rachael, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyCharm View Post

    At that Queen of Sheba program. It was horrific.
    The content of the program was definitely bad but I loved that piece of music. It's actually a rare and lesser known work from Ottorino Resphigi.

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    You know, maybe Rachael chose it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarts1 View Post
    You know, maybe Rachael chose it...
    Well, someone should have stopped her then! Maybe, I don't know, Lori Nichol...

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    Has she called Vera Wang yet?

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    I heard from someone who has seen the program. They said, at first everyone was shocked and even a little horrified when EOE came on - I think everyone feels Michelle owed this music. However, they said the program is breathtaking and gives them chills every time! The best by far Rachael has ever had. And most of the skaters at the Broadmoor feel the same way, and stop to watch her run it. I guess we will know in two weeks, but apparently, she does it more than justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starbucks View Post
    I heard from someone who has seen the program. They said, at first everyone was shocked and even a little horrified when EOE came on - I think everyone feels Michelle owed this music. However, they said the program is breathtaking and gives them chills every time! The best by far Rachael has ever had. And most of the skaters at the Broadmoor feel the same way, and stop to watch her run it. I guess we will know in two weeks, but apparently, she does it more than justice.
    Was your source her mother? hehheh just kidding.

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    Rachael is a really nice girl; I like her. If she can pull it off, more power to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oreo View Post
    Rachael is a really nice girl; I like her. If she can pull it off, more power to her.
    I'm doubtful, but I agree with your sentiments.

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    In a way, Rachael might be wanting the comparisons to Kwan, especially since Rachael is the defending champion, and the last skater to successfully defend the national title was Kwan. It might be a nice soundbite for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starbucks View Post
    I heard from someone who has seen the program. They said, at first everyone was shocked and even a little horrified when EOE came on - I think everyone feels Michelle owed this music. However, they said the program is breathtaking and gives them chills every time! The best by far Rachael has ever had. And most of the skaters at the Broadmoor feel the same way, and stop to watch her run it. I guess we will know in two weeks, but apparently, she does it more than justice.
    Is it maybe a case of the music giving people chills, or the program? I can't picture Rachel using this music, myself, but I will reserve judgement until I see it. She is a gutsy skater, and this is definitely a gutsy move. I wonder how people would react if someone ever chooses Lyra Angelica to skate to.

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    Well, maybe she will prove all of us wrong. :-p I think I'm now curious enough to watch next week (she's usually my "fridge break").

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy25 View Post
    I wonder how poeople would react if someone ever chooses Lyra Angelica to skate to.
    The following is a dramatization of events yet to happen:

    MK ubers vs RF ubers

    Non-ubers:
    Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    The following is a dramatization of events yet to happen:

    MK ubers vs RF ubers
    Rachael Flatt has ubers?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy25 View Post
    I wonder how people would react if someone ever chooses Lyra Angelica to skate to.
    I don't see that as much of a problem -- she only used it in '98, and it just doesn't have the iconic status of EoE.

    And really, I loved Kwan's skating and felt very lucky to see EoE live in competition, but I see this as a situation where there are likely to be very unfavorable comparisons that don't benefit Rachael rather than as taking offense that someone would "dare" to skate to EoE. Kind of the same way I felt when Kwan made the (foolish, in my mind) decision to skate to Bolero. The chance of it turning out well in comparison to Torvill and Dean's memorable performance was pretty damn small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy25 View Post
    I wonder how people would react if someone ever chooses Lyra Angelica to skate to.
    I thought someone "did" skate to Lyra...seems like it was one of the Japanese skaters...did I dream that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple Butz View Post
    Rachael Flatt has ubers?????
    I think there are like 11 of them, but they are very militant
    Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem

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    I'll reserve judgment until I see it. Rachael has some stunning spread eagle and ina bauer positions, and if she can place her elements at effective points in the music, I can see it being a wonderful program for her.

    And anything's gotta be an improvement over her previous SP...

    ETA: For what it's worth, Kwan's "East of Eden" is in my top 3 favorite programs of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipso1 View Post
    And anything's gotta be an improvement over her previous SP...
    Exactly. At worst, this will just be one more addition to the list of programs that didn't work for Rachael. What else is new?

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