Green and Parsons Cheer Thread

Sylvia

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^^^ Direct link to AnythingGOEs' Sarah's 18-minute conversation with Michael & Caroline that took place after Champs Camp in late August (uploaded on Oct. 5): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaq_WzLGLlQ

Their ISU bio (http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00107799.htm) is updated for their 2022-23 season debut at Finlandia Trophy this weekend! :)
... I'm intrigued by GrePar's FD choice!
RD:
Samba: Vocalizado by Alessandro Oliviato
Rhumba: Historia De Un Amor by Cesaria Evora
Samba: Boutique by Watazu
FD: Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Their Team USA profile: https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...-nbsp--caroline-green-and-michael-parsons/622
 
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Jarrett

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I was super worried and shocked when I saw the other topic bumped up. My mind immediately went to the idea of this great pairing breaking up. 😭
 

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I thought I'd take a moment to celebrate their accomplishment at Skate Canada two weeks ago. I know they're not the most popular amongst the U.S. teams at the moment, and MIDA has their work cut out for them with their programs, but let's just say how proud I am of the way they improved from Finlandia to Skate Canada in just three weeks! And that's with a very late start and very new programs. I think things will only improve for them from here.

I admit was taken aback that already some have tried to underplay their big score jump from the Challenger event to the GP event in less than three weeks, which is not common at all, with all sorts of "explanations" but the truth is that it didn't have to happen for them, but it did.
 

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I thought I'd take a moment to celebrate their accomplishment at Skate Canada two weeks ago. I know they're not the most popular amongst the U.S. teams at the moment, and MIDA has their work cut out for them with their programs, but let's just say how proud I am of the way they improved from Finlandia to Skate Canada in just three weeks! And that's with a very late start and very new programs. I think things will only improve for them from here.

I admit was taken aback that already some have tried to underplay their big score jump from the Challenger event to the GP event in less than three weeks, which is not common at all, with all sorts of "explanations" but the truth is that it didn't have to happen for them, but it did.
LOL, I kept trying to discuss this on the SC threads but ended up talking to myself. I thought their showing at Skate Canada was very impressive. If they keep their momentum going they are in a strong position.
 

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So happy for them!! And 😛 to the person in some thread on here who said they would get buried behind the IAM political machine at NHK.
The IAM political machine was too busy turning in on itself.

They have a pretty good shot at being second alternates for the Final now, unless Carreira & Ponomarenko really blow the doors off in Finland next weekend.
 

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Fan Zone article by Darci Miller (Nov. 29):
I so want them to go to Worlds this season. They had so much success last season and are scoring relatively well that I think more international competitions on big stages will only help them in the future. They had a later start and have had to get used to a new coaching team this season (one that is very new and young) but they are getting better with every competition and looking more confident.
 

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Green and Parsons are my favorite U.S. team. I know it's too much to hope for, but in my dreams I see them standing at the top of the podium at the upcoming Nationals. If they can perfect both programs by then and other teams make mistakes, anything is possible. I love this RIB FD for them and they skated it so well at NHK! I was so happy to find the video on YouTube.

 

VGThuy

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Green and Parsons are my favorite U.S. team. I know it's too much to hope for, but in my dreams I see them standing at the top of the podium at the upcoming Nationals. If they can perfect both programs by then and other teams make mistakes, anything is possible. I love this RIB FD for them and they skated it so well at NHK! I was so happy to find the video on YouTube.

I'm taking it one competition at a time and appreciating every success that comes. I don't want to presume anything with them at the moment. CarPom have more fanfare and I bet a lot of people want them to make the World team, so I'm just going to channel my energies into manifesting a reality where GreenParsons make it to Worlds, and then, there, I want them to really hit their level 4s with great execution and style in both the RD and FD and let the chips fall where they may.
 

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Considering the nice, long break they'll have between NHK and Nats, I hope they use that time to do some reworking of their FD. I like it well enough, but I don't think it's anywhere near what they're capable of.
 

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Considering the nice, long break they'll have between NHK and Nats, I hope they use that time to do some reworking of their FD. I like it well enough, but I don't think it's anywhere near what they're capable of.
I totally agree. Really, all they need is to open the program with one giant "ta-da" move to catch the eyes of the audience. Charlie needs to spend time with Michael to really help him utilize his amazing glide, line, and power and turn it into something blazing and impressive for the audience and judges to witness. Charlie also needs to help him learn how to use his face more to really get into leading male mode.*

They as a team really need to invest in a choreographer (even if they have to bring one in themselves) to help them develop more memorable shapes in their programs to catch the audiences' eyes.*

I think this team has the most untapped potential among the contenders for the bronze, but people aren't seeing it as much because their programs this season aren't capturing the audience to the point where they aren't really paying attention to it....I find it subtle and much more successful in hitting the nuances and musical notes than other teams can do...but they really need programs that aren't subtle and are, instead, more showy.*

*OMG, I just realized I'm repeating myself from my Shibs fandom from the 2012-2015 periods.

ETA: I also find it kind of funny that they find themselves in the reverse position from last season. Last season, the fans were more excited about them and thought they could be a spoiler for third over Hawayek/Baker and the hype was with them. Then Nationals reminded everyone where the teams actually stood.

This season, Carreira/Ponomarenko are the ones with hype and fanfare and people are undermining and misremembering how skillful Green/Parsons are and are portraying them as some middling team or something and think Carreira/Ponomarenko will blow Green/Parsons away or at least convincingly beat them.

I'll just wait and see what the actual skating on the ice will show us. I hope Green/Parsons skate very well and just like last year when Hawayek/Baker, after a ho-hum GP event, reminded everyone of what they're capable of at Nationals, that Green/Parsons remind everyone what they're actually capable of...being 4CC Champions and Michael being a World Junior Champion.
 
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Well as I wrote on another thread somewhere, I don't have a solid favorite US dance team after my love for Hawayek and Baker. I do like Green/Parsons and I think up until now Caroline's age may have hindered the possibilities of program that she and Michael could do. Now they got around that wonderfully last season with that inspired FD. This year, frankly to me this current FD is more elegant and more traditional in its concept. But does it have a wow factor? Maybe. Considering that C/P are also skating to a classic American song both team have to show maturity and play to the audience and the judges as well.

I hope it doesn't come down to errors. It's going to be very close among all our younger teams to make the top 5. I hope they all skate perfectly. And I am going to cheer for every dance team
 

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