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Thread: Is Sandu's "Olympic Tick Tock" a "Masterpiece?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by STL_Blues_fan
    Eman was interviewed by ABC (Peter, I think) and "masterpiece" is what Eman called it.
    It's obvious that he really loves this program and it shows in the skating.

    Now, I just wish he'd grow to "love" the SP - no one can tango like the Eman - and if he can just lay it down, wow!

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    Yes, it's a superb program. However, I have to laugh whenver I read the title on the TV screen, right before he skates. I tell my husband, "I sure hope that Tick-Tock isn't a ticking bomb!"

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    Is it a masterpiece? Not so sure about that. I for one agree with a poster on another board who opined that the music was little more than "percussive banging." Original doesn't necessarily mean good.

    However, I am delighted that he is confident and skating the program well.

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    I haven't seen all the top men's programs yet this season, but of the ones I've seen, it is by far the best. As for Sandhu calling it a masterpiece...well, I think that's part acknowledging the choreographer, part pumping himself up for it, and part arrogance. But I don't disagree with him :lol:

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    I haven't seen Sandhu's program yet this season, but this could be Emanuel's year. He has EVERYTHING, except consistency in the short program, which I think might come if he is in the right mindset.

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    I don't really think it's a masterpiece. When i saw him do it, i felt it was very boring w/out that "it" factor that makes me goosepump <sp?>

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    If Eman wins the Olympics with it, then it will be judged a masterpiece.

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    I wouldn't quite say it's a masterpiece, but it's certainly by far my favourite LP of his, with true originality and intepretation. Really love it.

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    Only time will tell if "Tick Tock" is a masterpiece. But like many others, I think it's the best program I've seen in many years in any discipline. Go, E-man, go!

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    "Tick-Tock", isn't, IMO, a Masterpiece. I really am not a fan of skaters using fast "musical" beats w/out any flow. Just a constant , *tink tink clunk tink tiink*. Not my idea of music. Makes me want to mute the tv. Which, I do.

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    It's a fun program, unique style. But I don't think it's a masterpiece.

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    About the masterpiece, I guess it depends on our personal tastes whether we think it is a masterpiece or not. That aside, I see that Eman seems very happy and motivated with this program, and that's good for him. He seems so relax when skating to that music, and that's what matters, IMHO.

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    I also think that Sandu was praising his choreographer when he labeled his program "a masterpiece". It is an excellent program, and it has served him very well so far this season. It's wonderful to see how brilliantly this guy can skate when he stays on his feet.

    In a Skate Canada interview, he was asked to comment on his obvious technical improvement. He responded, to paraphrase, that he has finally learned to not become unraveled if he makes a mistake and to just carry on to the next element and skate through it. Perhaps he's discussed this issue with Kurt Browning, who gave almost the identical response to a similar question a number of seasons ago. In essence, Kurt said, "You have to skate to this beat of the music, to this second in time. Whatever you did five seconds ago is history. It's gone. You must forget about the past and skate in the present tense."

    Good advice!

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