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

Sylvia

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levineismine

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Good luck to Madi and Zach in their 4th GPF! :cheer2:
Looking forward to any practice reports - expect changes including music edits. They've been working hard these past weeks!
 

levineismine

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Facebook live with Madi and Zach after practice where they talk about program changes:
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They added "Yo soy Maria" with lyrics at the end of the RD for more punch, + they swapped the first music cut in the FD with "O' Verona" for a more classic drama and changed most of their elements.
 

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Facebook live with Madi and Zach after practice where they talk about program changes:
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They added "Yo soy Maria" with lyrics at the end of the RD for more punch, + they swapped the first music cut in the FD with "O' Verona" for a more classic drama and changed most of their elements.
I like what I'm hearing. Bring it guys. Just bring it!!!
 

lmarie086

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Really pleased with the improvement of the RD from earlier in the season - I like the construction better than before with the changes they made. Like a lot of the other teams, they need to work on getting the levels/key points in the pattern, but a solid performance. They seemed very confident. :)

I miss the black dress from Skate America though, lol.
 

lmarie086

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I still don't love the R&J theme for them, and I don't think that's going to change but talk about making improvements. Much better edition of the FD here, and they're still going to continue more nuances to it as the season goes. Just need to work on getting the levels more consistently, but I'm a lot more confident in their programs now than I was before.

Congratulations on the win tonight! Do we know how much the prize money is?
 

levineismine

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^100% agree, I still would have chosen another theme for the FD and will probably not love it as much as the past 2 seasons, but the program is so much improved!! Now they need to work out their RD levels.
Congrats on their first Grand Prix Final medal/title and 4th gold in a row this season! :cheer2:
 

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I have total faith in Maddie and Zach's vision for this season. I disliked their Tron program in 2016 but by Worlds it was amazing. I am so happy for them tonight as this win caps off an amazing 2018.
 

cocotaffy

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Congrats to Madison and Zach for their first GP title. They did a good job improving the FD especially the first energetic part. They should have a great Nationals with such a great winning streak.
 

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They redid their dances substantially and still had the nerves of steel to compete so intelligently here. Hats off to them, very, very well done.

I must say initially I was not digging the RD because I loved the original just the way it was. I'm still trying to accept the FD but knowing them, I'm sure it will come in time. :)
 

levineismine

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Great interview (half hour) from Golden Skate with Madi and Zach:
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It's really worth listening, they are always so eloquent. They talk about program changes, goals for the season, how they keep working on their partnership and the training atmosphere in Gadbois.
They seem to be in a really good place with their mindset.
 

Sylvia

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They won :): https://www.teamusa.org/News/2019/January/09/US-Olympic-Committee-Announces-Best-Of-December-Honors-For-Team-USA-Awards-Presented-By-Dow
Standout performances during December earned swimmer Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Florida), alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin (Avon, Colorado) and the ice dance team of Madison Hubbell (Sylvania, Ohio) and Zachary Donohue (Madison, Connecticut) Best of December honors for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, the United States Olympic Committee announced today.
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Hubbell and Donohue claimed their first Grand Prix Final medal, winning the ice dance title in Vancouver, British Columbia. The reigning world silver medalists became just the second U.S. ice dance team to be crowned Grand Prix Final champions, and they helped continue the 12-year streak of U.S. ice dancers earning medals at the event. The duo scored a season-high 205.35 total points, the second-highest overall score in the world so far this season.
 

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The RD is tomorrow starting at 3:50 and Free is Saturday at 6:15. But I don’t know specifically what time H/D skate.
 

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