03-30-2012, 12:48 AM
Video announcement about Episode 10 and Grand Finale:
Theme 2010-Present Time
03-30-2012, 03:43 PM
- Rep Power
03-31-2012, 08:21 PM
Thank you NONKO and Ola
Theme 2010-Present Time
Totmyanina/Kostomarov- /Блюз -Би-2 и Настя Полева/-”Blues“- B2 and Nastya Poleva
Petrova/Marinin -Cry me a river - Michael Buble
Drobiazko/Tikhonov -‘'Polonaise'’ by Shigeru Umebayashi
Domnina/Vanagas -/Я болею тобой - Е. Ваенга /”I feel and breathe through you”-Elena Vaenga
Leonova/Shabalin -The Tiger Lillies -” Crack Of Doom”
Lobacheva/Khvalko -“Demain n'existe pas” - Lara Fabian and Igor Krutoy
Denkova/Goncharov -/Тропы - Пелагея /-”Trails”-Pelagea
Khokhlova/Staviski -/Школа Танцев - Би-2 /-“Dance School“- B2
Lang/Averbukh-“Your Heart Is As Black As Night” - Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Navka/Tchernishev -“Horny Jazz”- Mouse T & Emma Lanford
The details :
Naomi Lang and Ilia Averbukh opened the final stage . Naomi admitted that she was tired by the end of the project, but will still miss the Cup professionals. Ilya Averbukh said that at the beginning of the project he was not in great shape, but forced himself to train and by the finals he began to feel much more confident. Their performance proved it : the pair received 12 points . "This number was performed with style, they skated as they wanted, - said Tatiana Tarasova. - Ilia’s mastery didn’t go away, it processed and became something new."
(In the interview Irina asked Ilia if it was easy to understand American women. He answered that he doesn’t know about the others but Naomi had Russian soul of a fighter in herself or something like that. He also added that by the end of the show he expected her to be pissed off and to say ”That’s it, I’ve had enough of this craziness !” but she was always patient and fought till the end. As a matter of fact they were rehearsing the number until 6 in the morning of the tapping. )
Jana Khokhlova and Maxim Stavisky went to the finals as of one of the leaders of the project. The funny number to the song of "B-2" t was liked by the audience and the judges , but still in the scores crept one "5.9" for artistry. "Technically it was amazing, but emotionally not so much. And the final was a little bit undone" - explained Tatiana Tarasova. "It's amazing dance track with very good ideas, with great unexpected lifts. I liked it", - said Elena Chaikovskaya.
(In the interview Irina asked them where they were flying and Jana said they’ve circled around the world and then their dynamic dance probably took them to the space . Max joked that he’ll get in great shape and compete at 2014 Olympics with Jana).
Albena Denkova and Ruslan Goncharov’s dance to Pelagia’s bewitched singing brought them all "sixes" for artistry. "(Those are the Russian women who will do the impossible and bring back their beloved even though a tiny tread.)All the elements logically were laid on the music, and for me create a Russian popular painting," - said Igor Bobrin. "For me it was an absolute number with thin and deep penetration in the Russian folklore" - added Tatiana Tarasova, who gave them highest scores for technique and execution.
(She also stated that she was happy for Ruslan that he finally overcome his nervousness and that even though Albena was a champion and D/S performances will remain in the history of figure skating she never saw her so different and interesting )
Irina Lobacheva confessed that for her as a representative of ice dancing wasn‘t easy to do pair‘s elements. But with such a reliable partner like Andrey Khvalko, nothing was scary. The judges were very critical of the execution. "The guys have gathered some interesting elements, but each element started separately , one didn’t flow from the other. This prevented the perception of the number," - said Natalia Bestemianova. Elena Chaikovskaya praised Irina for her courage in the execution of high lifts.
Tatiana Totmianina and Roman Kostomarov gave their best in the dance to the song "Blues" . Tatiana could not hold back her tears after the show . The judges were also impressed. Anton Sikharulidze noted the courage of Tatiana, who, despite an injury in the middle of the project, has continued to participate in it. Natalia Bestemianova praised Roman, who already learned the elements of pair skating. "Now I understand how hard it is to lift your pair skating partner in the fourth minute," - said Roman.
"For me it was an experiment. To some extent successful, in some - not so much. But in this project, I’ve learned a lot", - said Elena Leonova. Their final “zombie dance” with Maxim Shabalin created a furor. "It was very funny, amusing, unexpected. Wow!" - Said Natalia Bestemianova. Elena Chaikovskaya praised the production with large number of finds and original elements.
Maria Petrova and Maxim Marinin before the performance stated that the scores for them are important and they will simply try to give their maximum and do good job. This approach has given excellent results - the highest scores. "The result was a great number by two pair skaters: wide, strong, with great lifts" - praised Anton Sikharulidze. Igor Bobrin emphasized on the theme of the number about a girl , afraid of her loved one who returned from the war with a disfigured face. "We have so many wars that are going on in the world , and they never stop. And the result of these stupid wars is when the men return home crippled. This is a very frail and heavy issue."
Margarita Drobiazko and Alexei Tikhonov also got 12 points for their performance . The judges interpreted differently the use of the sand in this philosophical number . "Someone saw in this a life, slipping through one’s fingers, someone saw the sand that is impossible to hold in our hands as well as some very serious things, and someone saw a very serious relationship, which escapes through our fingers, but must be cherished, - said Elena Chaikovskaya. - but we all agreed in our scores that the number conveyed the thought very well and was very well executed. "
Oksana Domnina performed with Povilas Vanagas-the leader of previous stages . The lyrical number to the song of Elena Vaenga brought maximum points to the pair . “In order to deliver such adjusted and emotionally accurate number, you have to train day and night” noticed Natalie Bestemyanova. Elena Chaikovskaya mentioned the excellent technique, the gliding and interaction between the partners, "They never rustled , never stumbled, they flowed smoothly from one movement to another."
The last who took the ice were the project’s female leader Tatiana Navka and Peter Chernyshev. They performed fiery dance with difficult dance steps, but some judges have reduced tenth points of technical scores. Anton Sikharulidze saw several inaccuracies in the performance, moreover, in his opinion, in this dance, Peter didn’t manifest himself in fullest. "There were many inaccuracies, especially in the entrance of the lifts," - agreed Elena Chaikovskaya. But Tatiana Tarasova noted the difficulty of the setting and the mastery of the performance.
P.S. I was able to include extra details only for the first three number.1tv.ru was very slow and froze in the midle of the fourth number.
Last edited by vivika1982; 03-31-2012 at 11:59 PM.
04-01-2012, 02:27 PM
- Rep Power
Thanks again, Vivika. You have done a truly splendid job all the way through the project.
And there have certainly been some memorable performances! Ones that spring to mind are Navka/Marinin, Denkova/Vanagas, Domnina/Tikhonov, Drobiazko/Averbukh, Totmianina/Vanagas, Domnina/Tchernyshev, and Khokhlova/Everyone.
The judging has been fairly good too, apart from the persistent undermarking of Naomi Lang and the "gift" given to Navka in Week Nine. The main problem with the scoring has not been the judging; it's been the Channel 1 computer.
Here is the final leaderboard according to Channel 1.
01) Povilas Vanagas 119.26
02) Maxim Staviski 119.12
03) Alexei Tikhonov 119.08
04) Roman Kostomarov 119.02
05) Maxim Marinin 118.98
06) Petr Tchernyshev 118.96
07) Maxim Shabalin 118.80
08) Andrei Khvalkho 118.68
09) Ruslan Goncharov 118.04
--) Ilya Averbukh 59.88
--) Alexander Zhulin 59.32
01) Tatiana Navka 119.38
01) Margarita Drobiazko 119.38
03) Tatiana Totmianina 119.20
04) Jana Khokhlova 119.14
04) Oksana Domnina 119.14
06) Elena Leonova 119.02
07) Albena Denkova 118.88
08) Naomi Lang 118.38
09) Irina Lobacheva 118.22
10) Maria Petrova 118.16
Well... Vanagas, Totmianina, and Zhulin have each been given an extra 0.02. These didn't affect the positions but poor Jana Khokhlova has unaccountably been deducted 0.22 from her performance with Staviski dropping her from third to equal fourth. Staviski retained his 11.98 but Jana was effectively given 11.76 for the same performance!! Let's hope that they are not using the Channel 1 computer for Sochi in two years time!!
04-02-2012, 05:39 PM
Thanks a lot, everyone
Here are photos of the final show on Petrova-Tikhonov official website.
04-03-2012, 03:03 PM
Kokhlova/Staviski look cute together
04-26-2012, 07:37 PM
04-26-2012, 10:48 PM
Thank you for posting the links, Vivika! I really enjoyed the photos!!!
05-07-2012, 03:19 PM
More photos on Petrova-Tikhonov official website from the TV broadcast on February 11th.
They're beautiful as always. Thanks a lot for sharing them with us
05-07-2012, 08:27 PM
Thank you NONKO.Nice photo captures as always .
I found many videos from the tour in the following palylist :
06-10-2012, 01:52 AM
Pressconference with Yagudin and Tikhonov in Volgograd:
According to Tikhonov next Ice Age is postpone for next year or further but there will be tours .One of Averbukh's projects is to build Ice Palace .
06-10-2012, 03:44 AM
I don't care if the next Ice Age will only happen in 2013 as long as it really happens. I just never get tired of watching it
Great to know that there will be tours. At least we can keep on checking videos on youtube.
06-15-2012, 09:04 PM
Thanks for all the links!