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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    I love the '09 4CC's exhibition of Don't Stop Me Now b/c they also did a performance of Beyond the Sea!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugiCf7aqVYE

    I also love Billie Jean!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew4tU...eature=related
    Thanks Shan, for bringing this back up, I haven't watched the exhibitions in quite a while and it reminded me of how much I love both of these. The soft romantic, jazziness of Beyond the Sea and the intensity Meryl and Charlie show in Billie Jean are both so great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammyhi View Post
    Thanks Shan, for bringing this back up, I haven't watched the exhibitions in quite a while and it reminded me of how much I love both of these. The soft romantic, jazziness of Beyond the Sea and the intensity Meryl and Charlie show in Billie Jean are both so great!
    I love the intensity of Billie Jean, it kind of reminds me of Eleanor Rigby, which I also love!!

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    I really like Don't Stop Me Now and Billie Jean. I think those two are my favorites. I am hoping that we get to see a new program for "The Ice".

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    I love the '09 4CC's exhibition of Don't Stop Me Now b/c they also did a performance of Beyond the Sea!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugiCf7aqVYE

    I also love Billie Jean!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew4tU...eature=related
    Thanks for the 4CC link. Beyond the Sea is probably my second favorite EX.

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    I think this is new news:

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    Meryl and Charlie are appearing in the Tsunami Relief show that Mao Asada is putting together in Japan July 24-25.

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    It is news. I believe they did that show last year as well?

    I notice that also all the cast members will be giving free skating lessons to kids.

    In conjunction with the invitation-only shows, cast members will give children from the area free skating lessons. All donations from the shows will be given to the International Red Cross to help the rebuilding efforts throughout the region.

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    Hey peeps, your fav team needs some votes!


    Figure Skating Champions SURVIVOR: ICE DANCE ROUND 6

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    Strictly speaking, a vote for D&W in that poll is against them

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    Quote Originally Posted by casken View Post
    Hey peeps, your fav team needs some votes!


    Figure Skating Champions SURVIVOR: ICE DANCE ROUND 6
    I voted for someone else to help Meryl and Charlie out Doris is right, they need their fans to not vote for them, now, to save them from getting eliminated. I think the poll closes tomorrow night.

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    Its a foregone conclusion they will get eliminated either this time or next. Its an opnion poll like most threads around here that discuss skaters. You like them or you don't. Their competitive record is outstanding including the US's first world champions in ice dance. In US skating they will never be a weak link. They will be remembered as one of the greats.
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    Absolutely.

    And they are improving every year, too.

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    I saw this video of an early practice of Polovetsian Dance and was impressed with how much Meryl and Charlie have matured in so few years, although I thought they were pretty amazing even then.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cniIXcGD-nc

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieJessup View Post
    I saw this video of an early practice of Polovetsian Dance and was impressed with how much Meryl and Charlie have matured in so few years, although I thought they were pretty amazing even then.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cniIXcGD-nc
    New footage, awesome! This is such a treat, watching them work through new choreography. I adore this FD of theirs - they make such beautiful shapes throughout it (especially the beginning), really draws the audience in. I always look forward to this aspect in their new programs.

    It sounds like the music cut was a little different in this video, too, no? That last bit sounds more like the track Domnina/Shabalin used the same year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieJessup View Post
    I saw this video of an early practice of Polovetsian Dance and was impressed with how much Meryl and Charlie have matured in so few years, although I thought they were pretty amazing even then.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cniIXcGD-nc
    Yay for a new video! The music definitely sounds different than the final cut. I love seeing practice videos. I'd buy a DVD of D/W practices.
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    Hey MarieJessup, welcome! Thanks for the link, that was awesome to see. And yes, literaryfreak, that final music cut? They definitely didn't use it, thank goodness.
    Oh, and TABfan, yeah, I'd totally buy a DVD of D/W practices, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~tapdancer~ View Post
    Its a foregone conclusion they will get eliminated either this time or next. Its an opnion poll like most threads around here that discuss skaters. You like them or you don't. Their competitive record is outstanding including the US's first world champions in ice dance. In US skating they will never be a weak link. They will be remembered as one of the greats.
    It's not about opinions if you read the discussions. Of course, we all know it is but the way people talked in that thread it sounded like they weren't voting according to their personal opinion.

    Personally, I think someone who wins the US's first ice dance title and has D/W's track record is a much stronger link than a Russian team who dominated in an era when being Russian was a deadlock on the medals/gold in ice dance.
    But that, too, is just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballettmaus View Post
    Personally, I think someone who wins the US's first ice dance title and has D/W's track record is a much stronger link than a Russian team who dominated in an era when being Russian was a deadlock on the medals/gold in ice dance.
    But that, too, is just my opinion
    B-K were out early, but they were first ever North American ice dance World champions during russian style domination era. When D-W won there title (and will win much more) during North American team domination in ice dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    B-K were out early, but they were first ever North American ice dance World champions during russian style domination era. When D-W won there title (and will win much more) during North American team domination in ice dance.
    B/K won under the 6.0 system when Worlds was in DC and L/A had a really bad FD and the dominant teams (AP, F-P/M) had retired the year before. As far as I remember, it didn't come as a surprise that B/K won that year.
    Yet, D/W had some tough competition with V/M despite her injury. Didn't they win the SD at Worlds that year?
    Apart from that, I mentioned US and not North American; I cannot recall any Canadian teams coming close to win a title after or before B/K before V/M took over whereas there were a few top US teams.

    And I think that as many faults as the current judging system has, it's fairer than the previous one. I truly doubt it would be a North American dominated era if it were still the 6.0 system and I doubt V/M and D/W would have won the medals they have already won. They would have had to wait their turn, climb the ranks and wait for the skaters in front of them to retire. If you look at the results from the 6.0 system you'll see that a young team overtaking a veteran team in the top 5 rarely happened.
    So, I think that D/W and V/M actually have to be the best skaters of the era in order to be the dominant skaters whereas I think that it was just Navka/Kostomarov's turn to be at the top.

    And in general, I don't think one can compare dominance under the 6.0 system to dominance under the current judging system because, as I said, under the 6.0 system it was more a wait-your-turn system and much easier to fix results. Also, the skating skills required were entirely different and it was much harder to compare the programs so it was a lot more subjective. Which I guess is why the system was so vulnerable.

    In other words, I don't think it can be decided by a teams dominance whether they're the weakest link or not because of the different circumstances skaters skate under.

    Again, this is how I see it

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    Before they won gold, B-K fight so many years for the podium. Nobody want to see North Americans at the podium in that time. B-K made the way much easy for B-A. V-M and D-W didnt had such difficulties. IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballettmaus View Post
    In other words, I don't think it can be decided by a teams dominance whether they're the weakest link or not because of the different circumstances skaters skate under.
    I really don't see a point of that poll other than entertainment value in voting for your personal preference(indirectly). It is like asking if apples are the weakest link among oranges and other fruit.
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