View Poll Results: Who should skate LAST in COI?

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  • Michelle Kwan

    49 36.57%
  • Sasha Cohen

    6 4.48%
  • Evgeni Plushenko

    39 29.10%
  • Stephane Lambiel

    9 6.72%
  • Kimmie Meissner

    3 2.24%
  • Shizuka Arakawa

    28 20.90%
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    Who should skate LAST in the COI?

    There are no medals for Kwan, so who should skate in that coveted spot?

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    Well, I voted for my girl Michelle. So did Tom Collins. (Michelle closed the Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando shows.)

    No medals, but she won the Marshalls popularity contest, so there you go, LOL.

    MM

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    She's the master and very, very well like so she should close out the show. She has represented the USA so very well in the last 10-12 years than any other person so give her that acknowledgement. She isn't even my favorite but I love her just the same.

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    I would agree with Michelle; but since it's an American tour, and she's reigning world champion, I think Kimmie would be appropriate also.

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    Michelle

    Michelle should..."one of the most decorated figure skaters of all time"...

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    I didn't vote for Michelle, but I have no doubt that it will be her spot until she so chooses to not have it... or someone comes close to her star status (at least in Collins' pocketbook's eyes)

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    Who is the skater most are paying to see? Michelle

    Who is the only skater I will sit through the hoola hoop girl & clowns to see? Michelle

    Money trumps Medals... to quote Purple Rain: "This here is a business"

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    Kwan has stuck with Collins for years now. I think he appreciates her loyalty to the tour. That aside, whoever TC wants to close should close.

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    I could not decide between Plushenko and Kwan. Plushenko is the current Olympic champion, and 3-time world champion. Kwan has no medals in the last two years but she is an icon, especially in the US. I think it will be very appropriate to give her that last spot as an honor. However, Plushenko is equally worthy of it.

    Vash

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    I voted for Shizuka, since she's Olympic champion.

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    I voted for Shizuka because she is the reining Olympic Champion. To me it shoudl be decided on by protocol.

    Dee

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    Without having read the comments of others....

    I vote "Shizzy" because then those people who only came to see Michelle (whom I do like) will hopefully be gone and I can get a clear picture of the Ina Bauer that people rave about but the camera operators keep missing the shot! (dreaming that I actually had tickets, of course!) Then, I could also get my car out of the parking lot without too much of a wait!

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    After seeing the show, I think casting Michelle last was a big mistake because Michelle had a slow program and she is injured so she didn't do anything spectacular. Sasha on the other hand was spectacular and it was a letdown that she didn't skate last b/c with the patriotic music and the wow moves, she would have ended that show on a high note.

    There were no standing ovations in the show I attended and while MIchelle got the biggest response before she skated, after she skated her response was less than that of Weir, T&M and Sasha.

    Also Lambiel, Shizuka aren't doing all the shows like Sasha is or else I would have picked Shizuka to close.

    And seeing Yevgeny's Tosca in person... he was good but that kind of program really isn't good enough to close a show with.

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    Following all the reports from the various shows, the consensus seems to be that Totmianina and Marinen are the show stoppers this year. (I'll be checking it out next Sunday! )

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    I voted Shi-chan as well, just because of the Oly win - it is earned. You guys come up with some really strange nick-names. At least there is no negative translation to that one that I know of. Zuka translates as fragrance, so you just go figure how the translations comes into play. It really doesn't matter in the end, but .... just thought I would mention it again.

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