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    2013 Four Continents Gala Exhibition

    2013 Four Continents Gala Exhibition

    The men invited to perform are:
    - Reynolds
    - Hanyu
    - Yan
    - Takahashi
    - Ge
    - Balde

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    Photo tweeted by Misha Ge ‏@Sk8Prince:
    https://twitter.com/Sk8Prince/status...88646165934082

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    How great for Misha Ge and Balde for having been invited

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    It was pretty obvious that the JSF would invite hometown favourite Daisuke to skate in the gala but I'm so happy that they also chose Elladj and Misha as the other guests in the exhibition. Great choices by the JSF

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    Wow that's cool that they invited Ge and Blade. Do they usually invite people that far off the podium or are they very popular in Japan?

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    What happened to the Americans? Cold war?

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    That's funny...I can understand Misha, but why Balde?

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    Balde's got one of those fun and interesting exhibition programs, perhaps the JSF is looking to put on a good show is all.

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    Think Balde's MJ program would go over well.

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    http://pigeon-post.net/events/2013Fo...ionProgram.pdf

    Miu HONDA Local
    Elladj BALDE CAN
    Christina GAO USA
    Han YAN CHN
    Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER CAN
    Gracie GOLD USA
    Felicia ZHANG / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY USA
    Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES USA
    Kanako MURAKAMI JPN
    Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH CAN
    Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN

    Taichiro YAMAKUMA Local
    Cheng PENG / Hao ZHANG CHN
    Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA
    Misha GE UZB
    Cathy REED / Chris REED JPN
    Zijun LI CHN
    Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR USA
    Yuzuru HANYU JPN
    Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN
    Akiko SUZUKI JPN
    Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD CAN
    Kevin REYNOLDS CAN
    Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA
    Mao ASADA JPN

    Surprise to see Miu Honda. I've thought Marin could be invited though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMURA View Post
    Thanks, NMURA.
    Why no Aaron and Dornbush who did place 4th and 5th overall? They surely deserve get invited. Especially Aaron, who actually was 2nd in the Free with such a good performance...I don't understand. at. all.

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    Re Aaron: You would understand, if you had seen his exhibition at U.S. Nationals to "Black Betty," skating in a t-shirt with fake tattoo arms. To be fair to Max, the U.S. Nationals Gala was immediately after the men's free skate, so it's not surprising that his jumps were all over the place, but the ex was not a particular joy, IMO.

    I don't know whether Dornbush has an exhibition. He was not shown at U.S. Nationals. (I assume he does; they all have their hopes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    Thanks, NMURA.
    Why no Aaron and Dornbush who did place 4th and 5th overall? They surely deserve get invited. Especially Aaron, who actually was 2nd in the Free with such a good performance...I don't understand. at. all.
    An anonymous Japanese fan telephoned JSF this morning and asked why Misha and Balde are on the list.
    JSF said both boys are directly recommended by ISU.

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    Could be that the US boys just declined the offers themselves for some reason or another. I'm betting on that because after all, I've NEVER seen the 4th and 5th placements passed over deliberately.

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    YAY Zijun is performing!! I'm a happy camper.

    Mostly.

    Gracie got picked over Christina... why? Christina has done fun exhibitions and she placed higher than Gracie...

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    Balde has fun, entertaining exib programs. He's a showman. Maybe TPTB want the 4CC Gala to be entertaining.

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