MBC broadcast clips:
Carolina Kostner (Hallelujah)
Shen Xue & Zhao Hongbo (Tian Xia Wu Shuang)
Evan Lysacek (The Climb)
Jamie Sale & David Pelletier (Who Wants To Live Forever)
Yuna Kim (All Of Me)
Minjeong Kwak (The Truth Is)
Alissa Czisny (I Like The Way You Move)
Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov (Bring Me To Life)
Stephane Lambiel (Rigoletto)
Carolina Kostner (It's Oh So Quiet)
Jamie Sale & David Pelletier (Scream)
Patrick Chan (Mannish Boy)
Shen Xue & Zhao Hongbo (I'll Be There)
Evan Lysacek (El Tango de Roxanne)
Yuna Kim (Someone Like You)
Yuna cries after her day 3 performance to Someone Like You What happened? Did she get so much emotional during performance? I just want to go hug her((((Yuna))))
He really pulls off Romantic operas really well with his upper body carriage and movement. But in terms of choreography and creativity, I think his other program My Body is a Cage is even more of a masterpiece, JMHO!
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Some of these arm chair critics comment makes me
Yuna is going to what she want to do, she owes no one nothing even if she hang up her boot tomorrow or came dead last in her next competition. It still doesn't take anything off her records setting career and the spectacular OGM win.
If I pay $50 -$250 to see an ice shows that Yuna's show regularly commands, then I bl**dy well can shout my head off if I want to. The rest that are only after freebies can complain all you want lol!!!
Musically.. I don't believe it is about the music choices but what you do with it when it counts. There are values if someone can fully realise a really well done / interesting '3 blind mice' masterfully vs basturdising a so called 'worthy' classical music some skaters regularly get away with.
Yuna's ice shows has consistently proved it raises the bar in live entertainment experience with the best casts, the best set up and the most interesting programs around. It might not 100% satisfy the most ardent arm chair critics who is looking to pick on her every move, but they are going to do it anyway, in-and-outside of the competition. The important thing is whether she succeed in entertainment when it is time for entertainment, and succeed in competition when it is time for competition. These 2 are vastly different field of skating. Imo she kicked butts in both areas, no one else in the world past and present have succeeded in both, and are still able to carry the amount of flair, showmanship, great musicality, good humour funster quality in her Crazy Jazzy 'All of me' to that sort of deafening reception.
Pop Art might not appeal to all, but it doesn't mean there's no value in them. Commercially it is really great for the sport too, it means more spot lights for great skaters all over with their amazing programs, and more money coming to everyone's way. With her I have always got the impression she wins competitions so she can skate ice shows, while some skaters skate for competitions and skate shows to finance.
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And while not passing any judgement, there is something to be said about a skater who tears up after she performs an exhibition, where there is no medal to be won and no score to be kept.
But I have to admit, the greedy fan in me still want Yuna to defend her OGM at Sochi... because in this sporting world (sadly), records are eternal.. while art is fleeting...
I'm thinking Yuna's fee for skating outside her shows being skyrocking could be a factor for her not showing up in other intl shows and the fact that she doesn't need for other sources of income and she's insanely busy with other than skating: endorsement shooting, PC commitee, UNICEF contribution works, etc.
BUT Yuna is skating in Shen/Zhao's shows in July and this is the second time she's appearing in any shows besides her own.
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Michelle Kwan's 1998 US Nationals LP at youtube: over 148 thousand views.
Torvill/Dean, Bolero, 1984 Olympics: Nearly two million views.
Usain Bolt, world record breaking races: Over 3.5 million views.
Just sayin'. Though I agree with the sentiment: records are made to be broken. I don't know who won the marathon in 28 BC, but I have read Euripdes, Sophocles and Aeschylus.
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I think your frustration and disappointment come from the fact that you mainly focus on technical contents that as you said, "made her champion."
But, I'd like to suggest, why not putting that aside for a while and just watch Yuna skate and move with every note of melody, along with lyrics of the music. She said in an interview right before Worlds in Moscow that she had peaked her technical strength in Vancouver and then she wanted to concentrate on developing more of her artistic aspect. She clearly wanted to be a different skater. From a technically superb skater which was key to her amateur career success to artistically developing skater. In that sense I'm all hail to the Queen for her dedication to the sport and visible improvements.
Personally I don't think we'll get to see her 3-3s, lutz, and flip in the future. Maybe if she decides to come back to competitive skating, she'd definitely, WITHOUT A DOUBT, bring the house down with those.
Just, just for a moment, pay a good attention to what Yuna does with music and with her skating, skateluvr. Focus on something happening. Getting frustrated over something never happening is not worth especially for a skater who's well moved on from that chapter.
Yuna was exciting as a jumper and she had nice choreography that plaayed to her strength. Her weaknesses as an artist are very obvious in these once yearly show programs. It is obvious these are to keep her fans satisfied, skate a little and keep her value high. She really has to skate to continue to sell product. The tech content was why she won. Packaging. But Yuna does not have the turnout, extension, speed, spins, footwork to do much of a program without jumps dazzling us. Her ubers do not care-all is perfection, but I am disappointed. I realize now how much of what she did was so jump dependent with speed and took so much work. I think the shows are great to keep skaters skating. Stephane and a few other artists are worth this big ticket prices. I'd love to be there just for the craziness, but Yuna as we know her is pretty much gone, and not coming back. Too bad.
Well, while agreeing to disagree with you, I appreciate your voicing out your candid, honest opinion. It was nice to think about what Yuna, my favorite skater, could have done/could be doing.