Can't Help Falling In Love ... with Hubbell & Donohue (fan thread #2)

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I was so excited to see them finally get a medal at worlds. They had gone so long knocking on the door, it was long overdue. I hope for amazing things for this very talented pair of wonderful people in the years ahead.
 

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Here's the in depth interview with Madi and Zach that I did for ice-dance.com:
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We discussed the Olympic season, the upcoming season, their off ice projects and a lot more.
Enjoy!
 

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Cross-posting from the U.S. Dance thread in GSD... Madi & Zach performed to "The Blower's Daughter" and "Make Me Feel" in the Saturday Night Ice Show in Lake Placid, New York this past weekend - article by Christie Sausa, published today: http://www.lakeplacidnews.com/page/...ating-stars-stop-in-Lake-Placid.html?nav=5074
Excerpt:
"We're 27. If we're going to keep skating, it's because we love it and we enjoy it," Hubbell said. "Yes it's our business, but sometimes as an athlete you become so involved in exact goals that you take the fun out of it and put more pressure on yourself than really what serves you. So if we can keep that hard-working mentality and professionalism and allow ourselves to have fun training every day, that's a nice way to spend the next four years of our career."
"I love that contrast because I feel the exact opposite," Donohue said. "I spent so many years enjoying it and not really dedicating myself as much as I should have and not understanding what it took to drive and push forward, whereas Maddie spent her time with Kiefer (Hubbell, Madison's brother and former partner) being driven and motivated, and I've learned that from her and kind of taken that on board. So now she's kind of balancing out my very job/goal-oriented attitude, keeping things light. It's a nice flipped contrast that we have with each other. It's added another depth and layer to the partnership."
 

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Madi posted few sneak peeks of their new free dance on her Instagram stories
https://www.instagram.com/splashmadison
First impression is that the program looks to have an angsty/romantic feel? At least in these few seconds, maybe it transitions into something else throughout. I confess to be particularly paranoid about Chouinard's style becoming too predictable, with so many teams using him. I'll keep an open mind.
 

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jackson - I don't think so. In my opinion, they are not only already past that age (when it's all right to skate to 'Romeo and Juliet') - it's just not them and their style which is more mature/grown up. Besides, there are many romantic and emotional love songs/musics out there with that romantic and angsty feel blancanieves mentioned that are also more mature than 'Romeo and Juliet'.
 

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levineismine

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Madi just posted on her insta story that she has a new partnership with northwest Ohio Honda dealers and she received a new car!
Knowing how much they are struggling with sponsors, it's great to see something like this happening.
 

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I posted this back on August 15 in the U.S. Dance thread in GSD:
ETA that Jordan Cowan currently is filming in Montreal and shared this short (silent) clip focusing on Madi Hubbell's face: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bme43qbFCRo/?taken-by=oniceperspectives
2 more clips by Cowan:
And there was lots to appreciate here :saint::grope:
Off-ice training: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm1mat9lwa6/?taken-by=oniceperspectives
Steamy Zach (how did @UMBS Go Blue neglect to post this link? ;)): https://www.instagram.com/p/BmzMebtFm4z/?taken-by=oniceperspectives
 

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Thanks to @Ka3sha for posting this in the program thread:

Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue
RD:
Tango: Alevare by Astor Piazzolla
Tango: Tangata del Alba by Astor Piazzolla
FD: Introduction to Romeo (Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong
Kissing You Instrumental (Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong
Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) performed by Desree
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013466.htm
 

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Thanks to @Ka3sha for posting this in the program thread:

Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue
RD:
Tango: Alevare by Astor Piazzolla
Tango: Tangata del Alba by Astor Piazzolla
FD: Introduction to Romeo (Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong
Kissing You Instrumental (Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong
Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) performed by Desree
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013466.htm
Still a bit surprising (as you could see from my previous post, I really did not expect them to use the 'Romeo and Juliet' theme), but I guess their 'Romeo and Juliet' will be somewhat different and more mature (than when younger skaters are using it) anyway.

And, yes, you were right, jackson :).
 

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This FD choice is a real head scratcher both in terms of maturity and evolution of style. It feels like a regression of sorts but I hope we'll be surprised by their take on it.
 

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I'm very curious to see their take. It's a bit of a weird choice to me. Not so much because of the style - I wouldn't find it surprising to see them go for something soft and romantic - but because I always see Romeo and Juliet as quite young and innocent (in some ways). Especially Juliet.
 

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Yes, I'm not thrilled by the FD music choice; it feels like every other season there's one program of theirs that I just don't get/like the music choice all that much. Hopefully the FD is good, but I expected something more creative/original. And I agree with @cocotaffy in that this feels a bit like a regression in terms of style evolution and maturity - I would have maybe expected this theme earlier in their career together, if ever. It doesn't seem suited to them now though.
 

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