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The Carolina Kostner Thread

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by jiggs, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Chiara78

    Chiara78 New Member

    Why do you keep saying that her manager is the most important person in her life?
  2. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

    Thoughts on Scheherazade:
    *I burst! I'm sekretly:sekret: very pleased that she's kept this program, scandalous costume and all. :swoon: (And for the record I loved and appreciated the authenticity of the first one too, so sue me)
    *Whoever suggested Scheherazde as a short program is a nimwit, you cannot capture the rapture and orgasm of Scheherezade in a mere 2 and a half minutes. You need at least four. :drama:

    POnderings on Ave Maria.,,.,.,.,...
    *First of all, I'd be pleased with a change. "Humoresque" is daring and a tad eccentric for an Olympic program and I do not particularly enjoy the lillsy orchestral version (is has a flattening effect on the composition and I find myself wanting the playfully neurotic piano original).
    Had I choreographed the thing, I would have had her pulling a live butterfly from under her dress and presenting it to the audience as a symbol of peace. :encore: Hey if Yagudin can throw clumps of ice in the air then this could work too. :shuffle:

    * With this music I still think of Fumie's sweet moment from 2002 Salt Lake, but skating to this in Sochi can be an iconic "watch on repeat" performance from the competition. Oh and one last thing...does the Nobel Prize committee give an award for skating mastery? :swoon:
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  3. jiggs

    jiggs Well-Known Member

    If you liked Ave Maria, you will probably also like this exhibition to "Va Pensiero" she did at Opera on Ice this year: http://youtu.be/IC5H271tC8Y?t=1m23s

    I think this is hands down the best I have seen her skate, I love the grandness of her movements and the soft, flowy skating. I see the same thing in Ave Maria. Hopfefully she will keep it as an exhibition. And I absolutely adore the dress.
  4. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

    Opera On Ice cannot be scheduled earlier because the Opera season ends in September.
  5. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    I would be so happy to see Caro win an Olympic medal.
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  6. rosewood


    Thank you pingu! It should be the right answer! It can't be helped.
    I really really want Caro to be on the podium in Sochi. So I asked the the same question inside of me again and again.
    This show is very gorgeous so I'm a fan of this show itself. But it is kinda musical show so skaters have to practice the special programs for it. Nebel is fine since they skate their competitive programs. Also skaters do their own exhibition programs in other shows, i.e. "Imagine" for Caro, so they just skate what they've already practiced.
    Caro is a big star in her country, so I assume she feels responsibility for many things such as this show. Now I won't look back and just root for her. Thankx. :)
  7. npavel

    npavel Well-Known Member

    Caro skated to Opera on Ice three times now. And these were the best seasons of her carrier. The problem this year is her back pain, witch took away a lot of practice time. I only hope she get healthy soon, than she will skate great. :)
  8. npavel

    npavel Well-Known Member

  9. jiggs

    jiggs Well-Known Member

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  10. key65man

    key65man New Member

    Her Ave Maria is wonderful. A few dance movements make me sigh in admiration. If only her jumps had been more consistent. She still is my favorite Italian. It would be very nice to see her making the podium in Sochi. More importantly, though, I really hope she leaves a great performance or two in this season. Good luck at the Euros.
  11. jiggs

    jiggs Well-Known Member

  12. lahaa968

    lahaa968 Active Member

    That was so touching. I'm French, so I understood part of it by association, but it was wonderful. So many people are still so hard on Carolina...how quickly they have forgotten the hurdles she has leaped over, going from two disastrous Olympics to World Champion two years later. Muah. Best of luck on the rest of the season. :kickass:
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  13. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

  14. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

    Am getting soft in my old age. This and Akiko's Nationals win both made me sniffle. Looking forward to seeing Carolina in Budapest :)
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  15. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

    Not sure if it's been mentioned somewhere already, but take a look at her ISU bio as of today:

    Music Short Program / Short Dance as of season 2013/2014
    Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
    Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2013/2014
    Bolero by Maurice Ravel

    I'd have preferred Mozart, but still - good news!

    (hat tip to a GS poster who spotted the update)
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  16. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    Oh, wonderful. Her Bolero program is wonderful. This makes me soooooooo happy. I so want her to win a medal and I don't care what it color.
  17. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie


    Best news THIS WHOLE SEASON!!!!! I can't believe it!!! Dreams rarely come true!!!!! Now if she can also keep her black Bolero dress and white Ave Maria dress... :swoon:

    This new makes me SO HAPPY! What a perfect send off the Canadian Nationals :D
  18. Marta24

    Marta24 Well-Known Member

    YES! :cheer2:

    I loved,loved,loved Bolero and her Ave Maria sp is wonderful,too. They are both much better choices for her,if you ask me.
  19. Jenya

    Jenya Southern Hemisphere

    :cheer2: Fabulous news! Thanks.
  20. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

    WOOOT!! Cue the hallelujah choir!!

  21. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Wow! Those are major changes after the disastrous GP series. It's really going to help her confidence and make her a contender for the OGM.
  22. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

    The reason for the programs being changed, from her FB page:
    Good luck to her at Euros and the Olympics! :)
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  23. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    I am one of those who loved 'Humoresque' but it seems it had a limited number of fans. I have not watched her Ave Maria yet but it sounds like a more popular choice.
  24. alchemy void

    alchemy void #missionmercedes2018

    Ave Maria is absolutely stunning. The potential is there for it to join the ranks of the truly iconic Olympic short programs of all time: Baiul's Black Swan and Kwan's Rach.

    Bolero is brilliant, too. I hope Kostner is well enough to have gratifying skates at the Olympics. I'd love for her to medal, but I feel like at this point, she is skating to inspire herself and the medals are somewhat incidental. :)
  25. npavel

    npavel Well-Known Member

    She wrote a message for her fans
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  26. bronwynsings

    bronwynsings Well-Known Member

    I'm a bit sad because I loved Humoresque, but Ave Maria is stunning and I know she can skate it fabulously. I am definitely thrilled by the return of Bolero though!!!
  27. dinakt

    dinakt Well-Known Member

    Big changes for Carolina!
    I also loved Humoresque, I think I "got" where she was going with it, but I am sure Ave Maria will be just as gorgeous, and less controvertial.
    Happy about Scheherazade change. Also would have preferred Carolina changed back to Mozart ( that was amazing!!!) but I guess she has the World title with it, and it is the past. Bolero is a good choice as well.
    I just hope she is healthy and happy and does her best at Olympics. She is one of the very few who, to me, creates absolute magic on ice. Good luck Caro.
  28. zigzig

    zigzig Well-Known Member

    What was the "story" of the Humoresque program?
  29. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka #teamlotsofpeople

    I like these choices - good luck Carolina :)
  30. msadot

    msadot Member


    It represents... dreams of butterflies, if I am not wrong. :)