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    Quote Originally Posted by Emdee View Post
    I had a lovely retrospective of Carmen today.....watching their various performances. I always thought i enjoyed skate canada the most but now i really dontknow which is my fave.
    I guess my favorite is from the Canadian nationals - they had great expression there just like at Skate Canada, but technically it was already much better skated.

    Also, speaking of 'Carmen' - when in the recent meeting with fans Stephane Lambiel was asked why is 'Carmen' (more precisely, the aria of toreador - 'Votre toast') different for him than 'Ave Maria' of which he said that he himself would never choose to skate to it because so many skaters have already done it (he skated to both in 'Opera on Ice' - to 'Ave Maria' because he was asked to, to 'Votre toast' by his own choice), he responded that it's because the only 'Carmen' programs that he likes are by Katarina Witt and Tessa/Scott . A small thing, but still pleasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapluies View Post
    Anyone who know Russian can translate this please? http://winter.sport-express.ru/figur...reviews/36241/
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post4007236

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    Opps sorry! I didn't see that it was posted already!

    Quote Originally Posted by lauravvv View Post
    I guess my favorite is from the Canadian nationals - they had great expression there just like at Skate Canada, but technically it was already much better skated.

    Also, speaking of 'Carmen' - when in the recent meeting with fans Stephane Lambiel was asked why is 'Carmen' (more precisely, the aria of toreador - 'Votre toast') different for him than 'Ave Maria' of which he said that he himself would never choose to skate to it because so many skaters have already done it (he skated to both in 'Opera on Ice' - to 'Ave Maria' because he was asked to, to 'Votre toast' by his own choice), he responded that it's because the only 'Carmen' programs that he likes are by Katarina Witt and Tessa/Scott . A small thing, but still pleasant.
    Thats very nice of Stéphane to say do you have the source of thisÉ

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapluies View Post
    Opps sorry! I didn't see that it was posted already!



    Thats very nice of Stéphane to say do you have the source of thisÉ
    No, unfortunately not yet. It's not a written interview. There is an audio of the fan meeting (as it's mainly questions by fans and Stephane's answers), but it was not shared publicly, so I am not sure if I can share it here. Someone took videos too, but they are not uploaded anywhere yet. In any case, Stephane didn't say anything more than what I wrote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissJD View Post
    Does anyone know if Finlandia will be streamed live anywhere? I NEED to see it live!!
    Me too!!! Will be stream somwhere???? WANT to see them live!! *-*

    Yes, Stéph didn't say more... just that his favourite Carmen are by Katarina Witt and Tessa and Scott
    Big Stéph!

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    If anyone here (lurkers, posters, haters, ANYONE!) is going to Finlandia, would you pleeease video the practices?! I would love you forever! I love watching v/m interact in practices!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissJD View Post
    If anyone here (lurkers, posters, haters, ANYONE!) is going to Finlandia, would you pleeease video the practices?! I would love you forever! I love watching v/m interact in practices!
    Seconded!
    "They’re everything in a team that we strive to be...they are to me the quintessential ice dance team of our time."~Kaitlyn Weaver

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    The Stephane Lambiel fan meeting:
    http://www.mediafire.com/listen/9n1d...eeting2013.mp3

    It's hard to hear all parts of interview because of music in background (or foreground ) but he seems to be saying he was resistant to skating to Ave Maria because so many skaters have skated to it. When asked why he chose Carmen because it's also overused he said (at 5:17):

    Maybe because the only Carmen I really really enjoyed was from Katarina and from Tessa and Scott so there was a space for a man skater to do Carmen (laughs)
    Interesting note (to me anyway) Carmen was the first opera Stephane went to. His coach, Peter Grutter, took him to see it when he was 12. (he talks about this just before the bit above).

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Ice Princess* View Post
    Me too!!! Will be stream somwhere???? WANT to see them live!! *-*

    Yes, Stéph didn't say more... just that his favourite Carmen are by Katarina Witt and Tessa and Scott
    Big Stéph!
    Page with links for live stream at Fin Throhy
    http://hotbladeshotpassion.blogspot....es-and-tv.html

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    I've been waiting for Skate Canada to put out a release and here it is!! Looks like Finlandia is officially a go!!

    http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/Ne...S/Default.aspx

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    Is it usual that Canada only sends one entry to Finlandia?
    Crazy about sports!

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    They don't seem to regularly send people. The last few years only V&M have entered winning in 2011 and of course last minute withdrawal last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcg View Post
    I've been waiting for Skate Canada to put out a release and here it is!! Looks like Finlandia is officially a go!!

    http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/Ne...S/Default.aspx
    So excited. I think I've been holding my breath hoping something wouldn't happen like last year. It's really happening https://twitter.com/SkatingFinland/s...93012345294848 (thanks for finding this Pani).
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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    Page with links for live stream at Fin Throhy
    http://hotbladeshotpassion.blogspot....es-and-tv.html
    Thanks Pani!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    Page with links for live stream at Fin Throhy
    http://hotbladeshotpassion.blogspot....es-and-tv.html
    Thanks for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    Page with links for live stream at Fin Throhy
    http://hotbladeshotpassion.blogspot....es-and-tv.html
    Awesome! Thanks, Pani
    Can't wait to see the programs and costumes! (Pray those links aren't Geo blocked) Bonus for me...since it's on on my bday

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    Page with links for live stream at Fin Throhy
    http://hotbladeshotpassion.blogspot....es-and-tv.html
    Thank you so much! Unfortunately, I won't be able to watch the last group, as I have to go to the live broadcast of 'Eugene Onegin' from MET. It was a gift to my mother, and I want to see it too, so no Tessa and Scott FD live for me. I really hope that someone records it, and that there will be fan videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    Page with links for live stream at Fin Throhy
    http://hotbladeshotpassion.blogspot....es-and-tv.html
    Thank you pani!!!!!!!

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    I just made the mistake of reading a D/W thread at GS - their fans seem to think the Olympic gold medal has already been won and that they must deserve it because they work harder than anyone else. Don't know how anyone could possibly know that, but whatever. I presume this arrogance is really based on the fact that D/W can get sky high marks even with a flawed program (their fans' analysis). It did make me think about what people here might be expecting in terms of marks for V/M. Ignoring the politics of it, how high do their marks need to be to make these people realize that V/M are still Olympic contenders? Anyone want to hazard a guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueglass View Post
    I just made the mistake of reading a D/W thread at GS - their fans seem to think the Olympic gold medal has already been won and that they must deserve it because they work harder than anyone else. Don't know how anyone could possibly know that, but whatever. I presume this arrogance is really based on the fact that D/W can get sky high marks even with a flawed program (their fans' analysis). It did make me think about what people here might be expecting in terms of marks for V/M. Ignoring the politics of it, how high do their marks need to be to make these People realize that V/M are still Olympic contenders? Anyone want to hazard a guess?
    I've been watching old v/m programs the last few days, and every time I see the Olympic performance of Mahler THIS makes me sad. There are so many expectations and so much pressure and tension going into these games, no matter how amazing this fd is, we won't be able to have that kind of moment again. I know watching worlds live this year, I couldn't even enjoy Carmen. Shame on me (and the rest of us) for letting the haters affect our enjoyment. I know you're frustrated, but let's just ignore them and hope they're wrong!

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