I've watched parts of it yesterday and I couldn't help but cringe with all those teenyboppers being there for the musical acts and not for the skaters. Seriously, all you see are posters for that Jonas Brothers wannabes during Jeremy's performance.
At least Johnny Gaga "saved" the show!
As far as Kwan's commentary, not my cup of tea. She's a little dry. :(
Originally Posted by olympia
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
Well Dick and Peggy loved Michelle when she was competing so I can't imagine that Michelle feels any annamosity from her fellows in the booth. She just seems self-concious when talking, something I never got from her when she was a skater. I guess she feels all eyes on her or something. I read once that the best performers are very shy in real life. When they are stage they feel like another person and thus can bare thier soul. I guess the ice was Michelle's stage.
I think you have something there, Tinymavy. Additionally, Michelle may have grown up being told to behave and not to reveal too much emotion, because she was in the public eye from such a young age. That can be very inhibiting after awhile. Besides, people's public speaking talents differ. My boss is amazing at it: he's warm and engaging and obviously feels exceedingly comfortable being the focus of all eyes. By contrast, I practically stutter, and I sound as if everything coming out of my mouth is an excuse, or a word from another language. At least Michelle's voice is a pleasant pitch. And, of course, she skates like a goddess.
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
Figure Skating Is A Dangerous Sport
Your gushing about Michelle is just overwhelming!!!! Me thinks you must be one of her loyal fans.
Originally Posted by DesertRoad
A. Y. & E. P.: Tzars Of The Ice, Lords Of The Rink
I haven't watched a single Disson show since that "Kristi" show (well, take her name out and replace it with the Jonas Brothers since NBC made them the stars) that one year when they showed 5% skating and 95% singing. After that I gave up watching them. I've tried to get people to protest or contact Disson with our complaints, but no one has the guts, I guess.
There is something not many people seem to have noticed. Michelle introduced Mirai, Johnny, Evan and others as "2010 Olympians"; and this was before the teams were picked. It looks like a little post editing was done.