Last edited by demarinis5; 11-23-2009 at 06:20 PM.
I've seen Abbott live on the floor without skates, and he is a small guy---maybe 5'8" or 5'9" with a slight build. I agree his costume makes him look taller, and that is a good thing.
BTW, I loved Preaubert's FS. He really knows how to sell a program, and when he's landing his jumps, he's a lot of fun. His was one of the most enjoyable programs I've seen recently.
Regards Jeremy's height, I'm shocked to find out he's only 5'9". He looked so much taller than the other guys at SC when they were getting off the ice. Also when he was on the awards stand with the other medalists he literally towered over Daisuke Takahashi. Then again Evgeni Plushenko is the same way, but even moreso! At Rostelecom Cup his breadth of chest, manly presence, and overall aura just blew everyone else away. Thus, I was equally shocked to find out Evan Lysacek is actually taller than Zhenya by a few inches. One would never know.
Regards Jeremy's presence on ice & how he skates *big*, I must agree. There is one particular move that he does in his SP that is the epitomy of what I speak, it comes at exactly 110:41 (if watching IN's coverage). At this moment he looks at the judges while his left leg makes a huge stroke backwards, literally caressing the ice, it gave me chills. There are other moments of course (e.g. 110:11, 110:18, 111:52, 112:51), but this one move stands out the most to me. Truly, the entire program is a masterpiece.
But it is the s-k-a-t-e-r that makes it come alive! It was as if the music was coming from within Jeremy, as if he were the music, not just skating to it. No, Jeremy was one with the music, he was the music. Awesome to see that first time. Lol, he had me at hello, at that first note.
I was so moved by his performance at NHK that I went to look for that particular Beatles song the very next day, and had to watch Cirque du Soleil Beatles Love Show on t.v.
Last edited by Nadine; 11-24-2009 at 12:27 AM.