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    What should Chock & Zuerlein skate to next season?

    As much as I liked Cabaret this season (and as underappreciated as i found it to be), I'd like to see them in something more reminiscent of their Phantom of the Opera program from when they won junior worlds. I think of all the current American ice dance teams, they have the most chemistry in terms of being able to sell romantic or raunchy programs-- they just need to up their element levels. If next year's SD is indeed a rhumba or chacha I see them having an advantage over the Shibutanis and D/W, as the latter two aren't great at 'sizzling.'

    I would LOVE for their FD to be to 'Gigi'! In my eyes Madison IS Gigi and Greg would make a fantastic Gaston.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iPnd9TpG1I

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unV54...eature=related
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    When they were skating as juniors, my reaction to Madison's "sizzle" was always. "What are this child's parents thinking of, letting her cavort around like that?"

    (Actually, I had the same reaction to "Gigi.")

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    I think Madison needs a new partner to be honest. She's a diva in training and he's holding her back i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    When they were skating as juniors, my reaction to Madison's "sizzle" was always. "What are this child's parents thinking of, letting her cavort around like that?"

    (Actually, I had the same reaction to "Gigi.")
    Yes, the idea of a schoolgirl (courtesan in training or not) with a significantly older man is not nearly as acceptable as it was when GiGi won a bunch of Academy Awards in 1958. Perhaps this is why we haven't seen a remake of Gigi, and why ice dancers likely won't use it .

    In the 1940's and 1950's, 13 year old Loretta (then Lynn) could marry Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn, and Jerry Lee Lewis ("Great Balls of Fire") at 23 could marry his 13 year old cousin once removed Mabel Brown (Lewis's PR team claimed it was OK because she was 15, which she was not). These days school girls dallying with older men is reason to call the police, not commemorate it with a musical.

    Nowadays we only allow that sort of thing in Novice Pairs

    A French theme would be good for Maddy & Gregg though, especially with Worlds in Nice, France. They did such a great job with Piaf's songs in the SD this year as well as Caberet.

    How about Amelie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    I think Madison needs a new partner to be honest. She's a diva in training and he's holding her back i think.
    Greg is a very good skater but he needs to be in "character" so he can lose himself in that character which is why I think Cabaret has worked for them.

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    KKonas, I agreee with that--which is why it's important to pick appealing music where Greg has a character he can relate to.

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    Borne and Kraatz were a successful team where the lady stole the show, but the man had the technique to provide the proper frame.

    Chait and Saknovski, on the other hand -- it was the man who was the peacock. IMHO.

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    I loved their 2009 Programs, like at Worlds, but...I am not too much of a fan of these big character programs. I'll admit: Greg doesn't have the typical look, but if anything they look very modern. Why not take it to the next step?

    I know it would be a huge thing to ask, but I would kill to see them take popular music and make some mixes and see what they can do. If Jennifer Lopez can be used effectively, as well as the Dixie Chicks, why not see them skate to a beautiful mix of Adele? See a young, struggling love. Or, why not some OneRepublic? Maybe I am just eager to see them go where no one has gone. =]

    Adele's Someone Like You (along with a small story behind it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Chait and Saknovski, on the other hand -- it was the man who was the peacock. IMHO.
    he was just scary looking. especially when they skated to dracula - he looked too much the part!

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    That's the truth.

    Now, Margaglio did a really good Dracula, the one program where he stole the show from Fusar-Poli.

    I wonder whether Greg would like to do Dracula? The pale skin/dark hair works very well, and that's a role he might get into.

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    Someone Like You destroys me and it would be good for skating, but for an exhibition rather than a competitive program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    I wonder whether Greg would like to do Dracula? The pale skin/dark hair works very well, and that's a role he might get into.
    I have a feeling the only vampires we'll see in the next few years will be Twilight inspired.

    which is probably better for skating anyway considering Twilight's characters all sparkle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I have a feeling the only vampires we'll see in the next few years will be Twilight inspired.

    which is probably better for skating anyway considering Twilight's characters all sparkle.
    The only teams in skating whom I can see doing Twilight are Virtue and Moir, since she looks like Bella.

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    They do have the potential to do a sexy rumba, but I agree that she would be the one selling it. He has very little presence on the ice (although the character piece of the Cabaret actor helped a lot). I think they do need a very powerful, dramatic POTO-like concept for the freeskate to make everyone look up and take notice. Maybe Tristian and Isolde or something in that frame.

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    blue dog..bite your tongue ! Tessa and Scott have far too much taste to ever do anything to do with Twilight... and I hope C/Z would too. Tessa looks like Tessa...

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