View Poll Results: What is your favorite skate to 'The feeling begins'?

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  • Oksana Baiul (pro & exhibition)

    13 8.78%
  • Michelle Kwan (2003 SP)

    64 43.24%
  • Grishchuk-Platov (1997 FD)

    52 35.14%
  • Navka-Kostamorov (2003? FD)

    5 3.38%
  • Jill Trenary (1992? pro)

    2 1.35%
  • Grushina-Goncharov (2002? FD)

    2 1.35%
  • Other

    10 6.76%
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    Your favorite 'The feeling begins'

    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.
    Last edited by Vash01; 10-15-2011 at 06:52 AM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Kwan, hands down.
    ^^

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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.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Kwan, hands down. She really "got" it. And I wasn't even a fan but that program was a masterpiece.
    As I recall from my lurking, you couldn't stand Kwan at the time. Of course, Cohen appeared on the rise at the time.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    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.
    “The Feeling Begins” by Alexei Yagudin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHj2KXR778g

    He called it “Passion”.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvxx8...3305BA64091E7F
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug3Ef...eature=related

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    Here is one of my favorites:

    Engi & Toth 1992

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    G/P with Baiul a close second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moka-Ananas View Post
    G/P with Baiul a close second.
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NONKO View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bardtoob View Post
    As I recall from my lurking, you couldn't stand Kwan at the time. Of course, Cohen appeared on the rise at the time.
    That is correct. I didn't like most of what she put out there but was always ready to admit that TFB was amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zotza View Post
    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.
    It was my most favorite G&P performance. At worlds it was just a notch lower, but the one at Euros was fantastic.

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