You also have to keep in mind that Stephane peforms in shows like 'Art on Ice' (both in Switzerland and China) and 'Opera on Ice', and he has to do programs to the music from the repertoire of singers and musicians who perform there. He can't even choose completely freely from that, because the artistic directors of those shows have their own vision. Naturally, the music performed at 'Opera on Ice' is opera music, so skaters who take part have to do programs with opera music offered by the organizers. Also, Stephane did 'Prelude in G minor' because he had to choose from three classical pieces from Lang Lang's repertoire. In the end, there's quite little time left for preparing programs to the music of his own choice. And, yes, in the last two years even that has been jazz and classical (but I already wrote what I think of that). Except 'My Body is A Cage' which Stephane chose for himself, and the director of 'Art on Ice' then found a singer who could sing it live - but that's rare for 'Art on Ice'.
In any case, Stephane still has had programs in more styles than many skaters dream of (hint, hint - Plushenko - hint, hint).
^ Plush goes to opera on ice and art on ice too
didn't you know plush is the perfect bathroom break in competition? Until he does his quad and finishes shaking the mullet you have time to buy a donut as well
For me, Yagudin will always lose to Plushenko, because Plushenko made fun of himself, and Yagudin wouldn't. Like a voter in any free election, I get to decide based on anything I want, even if you find my reasons stoopid.
"'Is this new BMW-designed sled the ultimate sledding machine for Langdon and Holcomb?' Leigh Diffey asked before the pair cruised to victory. I don’t know, but I know that sled is the ultimate Olympic Games product placement.." -- Jen Chaney
Most exciting round, not only for this poll, but for all the ones going on in the Trash Can now!
Plushenko's skating might be ugly for some, including me, but he's definitely not lacking in passion and charisma and
Plushenko has a sense of humor, I really appreciate that about him, aside from his impressive record and his technical prowess.Originally Posted by kwanfan1818
If this round ends as it stands now, who will get Plushenko's votes next round? Lambiel and Takahashi have so much in common, including fans.
So here is one of the biggest mysteries in figure skating, why so many show organizers are so blind and waste their money on an artless (and quadless during shows) skater? Maybe we should educate them here on FSU?
Some people must be living in a bubble.
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And as much as I'd rather poke my own eyes out with a pencil than watch Plushy skate, I just can't ever associate him with the word "weak". His artistry is aggressively bad. Like reach right up to the nosebleed seats and slap you across the face bad. I've seen him live many times, but euros in malmo was insane. There were a lot of Russians in the audience and you'd have thought the Beetles had just got off a plane, or Elvis Presley was gyrating his hips in tight leather pants the way they were swooning and screaming. He's like Justin Beiber or Katy Perry. As tacky and awful as they are, it's silly to try and pass them off as uncharasmatic or unpopular.
Only I can understand is that there are at least 92 blinds or racists . Who, in the whole world (except FSU), think Plushenko is weaker than Takahashi or Lambiel? I say again, they are SILLY
Take it as a poll done for fun during the off season. Everybody can give their opinions without stress.
I think everyone has been judging Plushenko's artistry way too much from his recent seasons. His programs, starting from 2005, have just been watered down and incoherent. Look back at his programs from 2001-2004 more, and you might have a different option. I suggest people watch his 2001 Worlds programs again, for example.
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Oh yeah, and the number is up to 94 now. You can have a shot or two with the Prozac at this point.
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.~W. C. Fields
I like all these guys, so I'm glad that they're the final 4. Haven't voted yet, but leaning towards Lambiel.
Plush is so deserving of top 2, and is not necessarily out of it yet, so I wish my fellow Plush fans would post reasoned arguments like DaiKozOda did earlier in the thread. You all could actually still convince people to keep him in instead of posting wacked out theories and annoying even more people into voting him out, you know. Actually, he has done well to get to this point, especially when you consider how people here were literally rooting for Anyone But Plush in Vancouver. You can't say it's national bias since this board is mostly North American and he outlasted all NA skaters. I think it's more about people not liking his personality/his programs, which is as valid a reason to vote him out as any other.
What fascinates me is how close it is between Takahashi and Lambiel. Lambiel was pulling ahead but they're tied again now.
I never knew how much some people were obsessed with artistry.