(blocking sponsors and commercials when she desperately needed one to fund her skating
career in 2006-2007 (IMG didn't even tell Yuna about KB bank's interest in sponsoring her
and KB bank eventually contacted Yuna personally only to find out she never heard a word
from IMG about their sponsorship interest), sending her alone on a national TV to make her
apologize for the fire in 2007 when she was only 16, changhing the show's name from
supermatch to Yuna's ice show after the fire and walking away from the whole mess while
Yuna was doing a free gala in an amusement park as an apology for the cancelled "Yuna's"
ice show, etc)
I'm sure you can find more info about the whole thing if you do a little research because
I don't feel like writing the whole story for you (or maybe I just did lol)
Also, people tend to be less nationalistic during gala performances because nobody wins or loses. At GPF last year Japanese audience was ice cold to Yuna during the competition but I think she recieved one of the best receptions during her gala.
Same thing at the olympics. Anyways, Even though many people got the tickets for free as an invitation (perks for using Hyundai card), people who actually bought the tickets for this show probably like Mao and wanted to see her so it's not strange that she got a warm reception.
Still lots of empty seats tho (about 1/5). People are probably saving up to see Yuna, Michelle, and Sasha in July lol
Last edited by Johnnnn; 06-05-2010 at 11:05 PM.
Recording of the show
What I learnt
When they announce Yagudin, Mao gets out
When they announce Plushenko, V/M gets out
(i kid, they just cut performances and changed order)
Stephane 's new program is awesome, Plushy's is funny. All men stripped off one way or another. At least from what I saw, Yag, PLush and Lambiel.
And Mao ♥