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    Gala

    just found caroline's gala, don't know if it's already posted elsewhere, but i don't see it so:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtQICNfKX_g

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    Thanks for posting.

    It's good that she's going for an edgier colour costume-wise, but lose the dark eyeliner, Caroline! It just doesn't suit you, not at this age anyways.

    Just look at that spiral sequence - the best in the business at the moment. Now, why can't she do it that fast and with such a smooth CoE in competition?

    Lol, in the slow-mo replay, I noticed Caroline had a wardrobe malfunction - something sparkly fell off!

    ETA: As per FSU, the rest of the exhibitions are here:

    http://www.youtube.com/results?uploa..._date_uploaded
    Last edited by Andalusia; 04-19-2009 at 01:41 PM.

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    Thank you for the link. Caroline's Charlotte spiral is just beautiful and I agree it is the best in the business.

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    Some more performances (some links copied from Ballerina on Ice. So far I watched only those clips that I commented on):

    Opening:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDPcBIli7ec
    (The Blue Men = amazing stuff! )

    Mao:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEF4EfTnQBQ
    (I just love this program! )
    Nobu:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9URYjPur1Mk
    (+Tosca fluff at the beginning. He nailed 6 triples, including 3-3 and 3A in the second half of the program! )
    Miki:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY6o7FAzIzE
    (She went back to "I Believe", lovely performance and costume. )
    Taka:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acG5y1XEKPs
    Caro:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaUg7WWX1k4
    Rachel:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XI0HFhVdGY
    Stephane:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fUiWyNAKfk
    Chan:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjcS8ESQ1Cw
    Akiko:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDlQShVCzpQ
    Jeremy:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GppCiFpVH-Q
    Evan:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFsKqycEjH8
    Brian:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WydD1...eature=channel

    Ending:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqbdrPpMc48

    ETA: Andalusia was faster.

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    I actually love Caroline's eye makeup here. So much better than that blue eyeshadow she wears for Ave Maria.

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    I like this exhibition much better for Rachael than the one to Simple Gifts... I love how the step sequence and the Ina Bauer work with the music.

    Caroline's ex is really cute, I'd prefer a dark blue dress though(or is that blue, it's really hard to see whether it's black or super, super-dark blue). But it's nice to see her in something else than pastels.

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    [QUOTE=Alicja;391180]I like this exhibition much better for Rachael than the one to Simple Gifts... I love how the step sequence and the Ina Bauer work with the music.

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    FYI...Rachael choreographed this program herself!

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    Wow, Stephane was fabulous !!!

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    Caroline may be the best exhibition skater out there right now. Here use of the music is perfect and those spirals wow!

    I loved the makeup and the dress. She should use that look for competition next year. I think we are all tired of the washed out child ballerina look. She actually reminds me a little of Bebe now.

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    I've watched nearly all of them and so far:
    Rachael and Oda were really pleasant surprises. Oda's jump content was indeed . I think he could be one of the top skaters... Maybe he lacks a little stun-factor, but if you appreciate his musicality and nice-to-watch jumps, he's definitely an amazing skater. Rachael should skate this EX again next season and work very closely with whoever will choreographing her competitive programs, because she seemed to know what she was doing. Especially; she seemed to understand what the music needed and how to do it while playing out her strengths; a job well done!

    Stéphane and Caroline are amazing gala skaters. When I watch Caroline skating I'm always thinking what don't you skate to music like that in competition and ditch stuffy Ave Maria? She needs music with a lot of melody, not too heavy but expressive still. Hope she'll have good music next season.
    Stéphane; makes me think about what I must've missed from the time before I started watching figure skating a year and half ago. He must have been amazing at his peak.

    Jeremy and Patrick need to go home and rest. Especially Jeremy who didn't even manage a double axel let alone a triple. They're both hugely talented skaters and I hope they can live up to their potential next season; because if they're on, I'm absolutely a fan!!

    Takahiko: don't you just want to hug him and take him to the movies? Ah well, it's probably just me. He's a cutie pie. He might not be dominant next season, but he'll soon be a fierce contender on the scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    Caroline may be the best exhibition skater out there right now. Here use of the music is perfect and those spirals wow!

    I loved the makeup and the dress. She should use that look for competition next year. I think we are all tired of the washed out child ballerina look. She actually reminds me a little of Bebe now.
    I agree, if only Caroline could bring some of her exhibition talents into her competitive programs, I bet those PCS would start going up. I also love her makeup, it's a very nice change from the pale eyeshadows.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trewyn View Post
    Takahiko: don't you just want to hug him and take him to the movies? Ah well, it's probably just me. He's a cutie pie. He might not be dominant next season, but he'll soon be a fierce contender on the scene.
    I totally would!! He's just so cute both in a teddy bear way and... not in a teddy bear way. =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trewyn View Post
    I've watched nearly all of them and so far:
    Rachael and Oda were really pleasant surprises. Oda's jump content was indeed . I think he could be one of the top skaters... Maybe he lacks a little stun-factor, but if you appreciate his musicality and nice-to-watch jumps, he's definitely an amazing skater. Rachael should skate this EX again next season and work very closely with whoever will choreographing her competitive programs, because she seemed to know what she was doing. Especially; she seemed to understand what the music needed and how to do it while playing out her strengths; a job well done!

    Stéphane and Caroline are amazing gala skaters. When I watch Caroline skating I'm always thinking what don't you skate to music like that in competition and ditch stuffy Ave Maria? She needs music with a lot of melody, not too heavy but expressive still. Hope she'll have good music next season.
    Stéphane; makes me think about what I must've missed from the time before I started watching figure skating a year and half ago. He must have been amazing at his peak.

    Jeremy and Patrick need to go home and rest. Especially Jeremy who didn't even manage a double axel let alone a triple. They're both hugely talented skaters and I hope they can live up to their potential next season; because if they're on, I'm absolutely a fan!!

    Takahiko: don't you just want to hug him and take him to the movies? Ah well, it's probably just me. He's a cutie pie. He might not be dominant next season, but he'll soon be a fierce contender on the scene.
    Awww, I liked your post!

    Just a comment on Abbott, I got the feeling from Jeremy that none of his jumps were intended to be triples in that particular exhibition and he has that right, given it's an unjudged show program. It's a very new number for him and a change in the type of music he normally skates to. I could tell he didn't pop the jumps mid-air; they were very natural jumps with no attack going in. It's been a very long season for him and there's no need to sacrifice your body in a show program. Poor Jessica & Bryce as well as Isabel & Olivier are testament to this. I'm glad Jeremy finally got that message because in the past he's attempted too much difficulty in his exhibitions - 4 triple programs with a 3Axel.

    Stephane is amazing (I miss him competing so much! ) and I really enjoyed Rachael and Nobu, too. Taka is an adorable cutie, isn't he. They're all great skaters!

    I think all the skaters need a well deserved rest. I hope they all enjoy their upcoming vacations!

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    Did Tanith and Ben skate in the exhibition? And what programme did they use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaLola View Post
    Did Tanith and Ben skate in the exhibition? And what programme did they use?
    Yes, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8b0IWNZ3AM It's Bleeding Love. I wondered why stopped doing Falling Slowly. I loved that program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeCygne View Post
    Yes, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8b0IWNZ3AM It's Bleeding Love. I wondered why stopped doing Falling Slowly. I loved that program.
    I think they did Falling Slowly for last year's SOI tour, so they needed to come up with a new exhibition for this year's tour.

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