If you listen to the words, a smile would seem inappropriate. That's the hard thing about using this song with lyrics: striking the balance between the upbeat rhythm and the story behind the lyrics."Old Mikey is back" - I'd say so! Brilliant - not quite perfect yet but a wonderful showcase for all he can do. If only he can add a smile here and there to make it fun, like the song. Welcome back, Patrick!
From what he's said in interviews, I don't expect there to be a focus on improving the 3A or any other jumps.Really? Given the 2A, I assumed he was coachless. Anyway, his skating is still nice to watch.
I completely agree about the balance, though if one takes the metamorphosis of the song over the years, it can go either way. Also, there's the question of who the interpreter is- the character or the narrator, and that subtly influences the way it could be done. So in this particular case, to me, not smiling is fine, smiling is fine, darker is fine, but so is light/ironic. What Patrick did seemed appropriate. The Buble version he uses is one of the lightest, most "big band" versions I know.If you listen to the words, a smile would seem inappropriate. That's the hard thing about using this song with lyrics: striking the balance between the upbeat rhythm and the story behind the lyrics.
Bear with me.I never heard the song and couldn't hear most of the lyrics, but I just looked them up. You're right! That is one creepy song. The music seemed so cheery! But I'm sure I will hear it differently now. Still, I think some sort of facial expression is called for, and a smile (that could be read as callous) is probably easiest.
He does have a coach. You may not call her that, but he does.I suppose he would not since he does not have a coach.
Is it because he has to fly to Japan asap?Souvenir Georges-Éthier 2015 Sr. Men SP protocol: http://www.patinage.qc.ca/doc/resultats/GE_2015/6 det.pdf
As expected, Patrick did not compete today even though he was listed in the FS starting order.
3A is around the 3 min. 45 second mark of this video of the 6-minute warmup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1ayTupn5u0He did the 3A in the warmup, and this is his first competition in over a year.
It will be exciting to see Chan back in the mix of the top men and a showdown between him and Hanyu.Well it's a gorgeous program......a few technical problems today, no combo but he stayed on his feet and it's got a lot of potential. I'll take 84 for that, has the potential to be mid nineties for sure!