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    Meryl Davis & Charlie White

    If there's one for Tessa and Scott, there should be one for amazing Meryl and Charlie

    Their ISU bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00006260.htm
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    Okay, well there is an active thread in the Edge right now about Charlie & Meryl doing the blogging for the lead up to the Winter Games.

    http://www.teamusa.org/Team-USA-Wint...ars-To-Go.aspx

    Also Meryl & Charlie fans should know about the Meryl & Charlie fansite, which has tons of photos and all videos of them, as well as links to their tweets & their schedule, and about every article ever written about them.

    www.merylandcharlie.com
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    I love BOTH V&M and D&W! Their rivalry is the best part of Ice Dance for me. What are your favorite programs from D&W? Mine are Phantom of the Opera, Die Fledermaus, and Samson and Delilah. D&W have such power in their skating and their lifts are always so amazing. Wishing them a successful season!

    Phantom of the Opera: Very expressive and unforgettable, with great highlights and great use of the music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8-tHl1hGEU

    Die Fledermaus: This program is BIG and BOLD and it sweeps you up in its grandeur. The costumes are fabulous and I love the color of Meryl's dress. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJtPtv6F3Eo

    Samson and Delilah: So gorgeous and it flows really well. Even though this music is somewhat overused in figure skating, this program was choreographed well and performed well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njQDirZTLmI

    I will never forget their Bollywood OD either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56_Zs10qQhQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan4ever View Post
    I love BOTH V&M and D&W! Their rivalry is the best part of Ice Dance for me. What are your favorite programs from D&W? Mine are Phantom of the Opera, Die Fledermaus, and Samson and Delilah. D&W have such power in their skating and their lifts are always so amazing. Wishing them a successful season!

    Phantom of the Opera: Very expressive and unforgettable, with great highlights and great use of the music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8-tHl1hGEU

    Die Fledermaus: This program is BIG and BOLD and it sweeps you up in its grandeur. The costumes are fabulous and I love the color of Meryl's dress. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJtPtv6F3Eo

    Samson and Delilah: So gorgeous and it flows really well. Even though this music is somewhat overused in figure skating, this program was choreographed well and performed well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njQDirZTLmI

    I will never forget their Bollywood OD either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56_Zs10qQhQ
    That's pretty much the way I feel. I want both of these splendid couples to be at their best always. It's like having rubies and sapphires at the same time. I think Die Fledermaus is one of the greatest programs ever, for the way Meryl and Charlie create a mood--indeed, an entire vanished world--with the music and their movements. If I'm rooting for them over Tessa and Scott for this upcoming Olympics, it's largely because I want both of these couples to experience the joy of having an OGM in their careers. But I'll love both couples forever no matter what they end up with in 2014 in terms of medals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    That's pretty much the way I feel. I want both of these splendid couples to be at their best always. It's like having rubies and sapphires at the same time. I think Die Fledermaus is one of the greatest programs ever, for the way Meryl and Charlie create a mood--indeed, an entire vanished world--with the music and their movements. If I'm rooting for them over Tessa and Scott for this upcoming Olympics, it's largely because I want both of these couples to experience the joy of having an OGM in their careers. But I'll love both couples forever no matter what they end up with in 2014 in terms of medals.
    I second that! As I wrote on V&M's Fan Fest thread, "They are so different from each other but both so talented. It's like comparing apples and oranges, so I just let the judges decide the results while I sit back and enjoy the genius of both teams."

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    ITA.
    Both teams are wonderful in different ways!

    I really, really loved their Giselle SD at Skate America So unexpected from Meryl and Charlie to go a ballet route for a polka. Anyone who liked their Die Fledermaus program should like it.

    My favorite programs of theirs are Samson & Delilah, Die Fledermaus, and Giselle & Bollywood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Okay, well there is an active thread in the Edge right now about Charlie & Meryl doing the blogging for the lead up to the Winter Games. ...
    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Apparently they are currently doing some work on their programs with Alex Wong of SYTYCD. I will be interested to see what changes they make for NHK.
    The outcome re the second post from Doris, which is from the thread about the Davis/White blog:

    Meryl Davis ‏@Meryl_Davis
    @CharlieaWhite and I had such an amazing experience with @AlexdWong this week! What an #inspiration he is.
    11:28 AM - 9 Nov 12

    Mirai Nagasu ‏@mirai_nagasu
    @Meryl_Davis @charlieawhite @alexdwong jealous!!!!!
    12:51 PM - 9 Nov 12

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    Meryl Davis and Charlie White

    A Day in the Life ... of Charlie White (his January 9 blog post - complete with some fun photos):

    http://www.teamusa.org/Team-USA-Wint...-The-Life.aspx

    (Did not see this posted elsewhere on GS yet.)

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    Good to see D&W on DWTS as it will give figure skating added TV exposure beyond the orbit of figure skating fan base which has suffered in recent years. Also a new Disson TV show in the works for fall.

    From Wall Street Journal article 3/5/14
    NEW DISSON SHOWS
    Why isn’t figure skating as popular in the U.S. as it once was? One reason is it’s hard to find on TV.
    Stephen Disson is hoping to change that. His Disson Skating LLC has a new agreement with ABC to air a set of two-hour figure-skating shows over several weekends next fall and winter. The shows, to be taped before audiences around the country, will be hosted by 1992 Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. national champion Michael Weiss, said Disson, the company’s president.
    The shows are expected to feature Sochi Olympic gold-medalist ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White (who also have been named as contestants on “Dancing With the Stars”) as well as 1988 Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano. There will be four two-hour shows, each of which will be aired twice, for a total of eight broadcasts.
    Disson said the new agreement will double the TV coverage he is currently getting for figure-skating shows his company produces, which have aired on NBC. The new shows will run in weekend time slots when families want to watch and that “aren’t up against the NFL,” he said.
    ABC said it will broadcast the shows in November 2014 and in January and February 2015. ABC and Disson declined to disclose financial terms of their agreement.
    Disson’s hope is to raise the profile of a sport that has lost some of its popularity in recent years. “It will be good for the sport,” he said. “This will give it a lot more exposure.”
    The shows also will feature a more artistic side to figure skating, as opposed to competitions. “You need to see it when people aren’t out there concentrating on points,” Disson said.

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    I'm very excited to hear your news, KKonas! I know that there are people who look down on the Disson shows, but I'm grateful that someone is doing what he can to keep skating on American broadcast TV. If anyone has any better ideas of how to do this, let him or her come forward and act, but at the moment, Disson is the one who has made this commitment.

    Any opportunity to see skaters, and any show that give skaters the opportunity to perform for audiences, is a good thing. These shows will be nice to look forward to. And I'm also happy to see Meryl and Charlie on DWTS, where I think they will be a great advertisement for skating in general and Stars on Ice in particular. If the DWTS producers have any sense, they will allow Meryl and Charlie to do some sort of exhibition performance partnering each other, even if it's a "floor" dance rather than on ice.

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    http://www.olympic.org/news/social-i...tes-hub/226724

    A compilation of Meryl & Charlie's social media posts chronicling their Olympic journey.
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    Ahhh, thanks for the great news KKONAS!!!!!! It'll be nice to see figure skating again more! Here's to hoping for a come back!

    And thank you dorispulaski[B]!!!

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    Since Meryl & Charlie will now be competing on DWTS, do we post their info on DWTS here or should there be a new thread in Le Café? Admin?

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