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    US Nationals Exhibition Gala Broadcast

    NBC will broadcast the Exhibition Gala today 1-3 pm Eastern Standard Time.

    I was not sure where to post this info. Mods feel free to move.
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    For now, in The Edge, to be sure everyone knows to check their TV schedule. Later, I'll put it in US Nationals folder.

    Thanks for the reminder!

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    Bum deal didnt know. Was at the Tustumena 200 today.

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    You really didn't miss much. I know the skaters are tired after the competition, and the lighting is different, and they're already focusing on 4CC and WC (or they're coming to grips that their competitive season is over)... but really, it was a series of fairly uninspiring routines. I like skating a lot, but I was bored.

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    I usually dont do Galas unless they are at Colorado Springs cause the Broadmoor club does a great job putting out its own skaters, but today I couldnt even watch it today cause my local affilicate in Spokane decided to put on golf, wheel of fortune, and a kids program.
    Doesnt seem like I missed much. At events, Howard and I usually take that time to go to a restaurant and have a last supper together.
    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    You really didn't miss much. I know the skaters are tired after the competition, and the lighting is different, and they're already focusing on 4CC and WC (or they're coming to grips that their competitive season is over)... but really, it was a series of fairly uninspiring routines. I like skating a lot, but I was bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    You really didn't miss much. I know the skaters are tired after the competition, and the lighting is different, and they're already focusing on 4CC and WC (or they're coming to grips that their competitive season is over)... but really, it was a series of fairly uninspiring routines. I like skating a lot, but I was bored.
    Boooooooooooooooooooring. Although the highlight for me was Jeremy Abbott's exhibition. He really is the cream of our crop. I feel doubly bad he isn't going to Worlds. Haven't changed my opinion about Max Aaron except was turned off by his "sleeve tattoos!" The Shibutanis are always entertaining and their program was cute. Gracie Gold has soooooooooooooooooo much potential. What can I say about Charlie and Meryl other than they're fabulous. The rest of the show was a snoozer.

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    I was only able to catch the last 4 routines - Castelli & Shnapir, Max Aaron, Ashley Wagner, & Davis & White

    Castelli & Shnapir did their "I'm Feeling Good" routine with the really fabulous head banger with Marissa doing flying arm motions while being swung around by the feet. They've had this number for quite a while, but it's always thrilling.

    Aaron skated, wearing a white T Shirt with sleeve tattoos (or else he really has sleeve tattoos) to "Black Betty." I believe he has had this exhibition for a while. He must have been tired or something, because most of the jumps were not well landed-I've lost track of the schedule, but was the men's just before the gala? If so I quite understand. He had some interaction or other with a fan in the audience.

    I've got to admit, I don't remember what Ashley skated to at all.

    Meryl & Charlie skated to "Melt Into You," a brand new number for them. (And thank goodness, because I was way beyond tired of their Adele number.) They have been working on the "acting on ice" part of ice dance this year, and this exhibition definitely is part of that effort. You could see the newness in spots, but I thought it was fabulous too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    I've got to admit, I don't remember what Ashley skated to at all.
    I assume it was 'Tightrope', which was her exhibition on the GP? Awesome dress, but I can't get into exhibition programs to generic pop music. Ashley's done Miley Cyrus, J Lo, Christina Aguilera... Pretty forgettable programs, what a contrast to her competitive programs. I'm still waiting for her to come up with an exhibition that really suits her. But I guess choreographing gala numbers isn't high on her priority list.

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    Ashley skated to "Your Song" (not Elton John's version). I liked Ross' "Luck Be a Lady Tonight" and Mark & Lindsay's "Strangers in the Night" (Mark looked cute as a nerd, and I guess Lindsay was playing the part of a bobby-soxer). Also really liked Castelli & Shnapir's "Feelin' Good" and The Shibs "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better."
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    Ashley Wagner skated to Ellie Goulding's cover of "Your Song", a wonderfully simple and direct arrangement that draws out more emotional power than the original. And I thought Ashley did a suitably emotional job with it. And I have to defend Ms. Wagner's JLo exhibition number. I loved it. Not because I love the song or the choreography or her performances of it, I merely enjoyed all three, but because every time she did it in a gala, it was a huge welcome relief from the nonstop onslaught of dour Adele ballads. After 2 hours of Adele moaning, it's nice to see someone bring the party.

    Her usual gala number this season is Janelle Monáe's "Tightrope", which I think is one of the greatest pop songs released in the last few years. Alas, she doesn't skate fast enough to match its rapid tempo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    You really didn't miss much. I know the skaters are tired after the competition, and the lighting is different, and they're already focusing on 4CC and WC (or they're coming to grips that their competitive season is over)... but really, it was a series of fairly uninspiring routines. I like skating a lot, but I was bored.
    That's what Galas always are at competitions. I would never waste my time attending one nowadays.

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    I saw just the last four or five numbers also, and I'm really sorry I missed Jeremy. I was not at all impressed by Max Aaron, but maybe it was because he was tired. I sure hope those tattoos are erasable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    I saw just the last four or five numbers also, and I'm really sorry I missed Jeremy. I was not at all impressed by Max Aaron, but maybe it was because he was tired. I sure hope those tattoos are erasable.
    Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aEIrdkgHac

    Summary: It was completely different! He didn't skate in an overly emotive fashion to a dreary pop solo almost guaranteed to put the viewer to sleep. He skated to Pink Floyd and rocked the house! The jumps had amazing flow! People were really in to it! This highly energetic program had the crowd leapiing to it's feet in a prolonged standing ovation.

    Just kidding.

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    Ha! my local NBC affiliate shifted the Gala to Sunday at 3 pm! My VCRs still work but my DVD burner is broke...I will record it and see if there is anthing to see.
    I hope it is less depressing than Downton Abbey or Les Mis!

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    I watched the whole thing & liked Agnes' opening number very much. Abbott & Miner had mistakes in their programs too so don't criticize Max unless you saw them missing jumps & are prepared to complain about them. All in all, I tho't it was a better Nat'ls exhibition than we've seen in years. Oh loved Vincent Zhou, 12 years old & landing triples all over the ice.

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