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    Your Pick for the Best Pairs Program

    Hi, I just wanted to start a fun, off-season-like, and very subjective thread.

    Everyone picks what they think is the Best Pairs SP, LP, and Exhibition...and you guys can ONLY pick one for each..

    I'll start:

    SP- Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze- "The Lady Caliph" (2001-2002)

    LP- Mishkutenok & Dmitriev- "Liebestraum" (1990-1992)

    Ex- Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze- "The Kid" (2001-2002)

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    I haven't seen as many of the pairs' competitions as I have the ladies', but from what I've seen these are my favorites:

    SP: B&S - "The Lady Caliph"
    LP: Shen & Zhou - "Turandot"
    EX: Shen & Zhou - "Moulin Rouge"

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    I'll bite for this one, and boy will I be biased in my choices but I guess so will everyone else, LOL

    SP: "Leyenda" Anabelle Langlois & Patrice Archetto :D

    LP: "Tristan and Isolde" Jamie Salé & David Pelletier

    Exhibition: "For You" Jamie & David (And I know that's an older one but its always been one of my fave exhibition programs)

    Honorable Mentions: LP-"Turandot" Shen & Zhao, Exhibition-"The Kid" Elena & Anton and "The Man I Love" Sergei & Katia

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    Recent Favourites

    "Chaplin" (or "City Lights")-Berezhnaya/Sikhuralidze '01

    "Love Story"-Salé/Pelletier '02 (Olys performance)

    "Nutcracker"-Shen/Zhao '04 (Worlds performance-omg!)

    Mishketunok/Dmitriev-'94 Artistry on Ice Special (i think the music is the Rach #2-it's been a while since I've watched it )

    "Variation on a Theme of Paganini"-Ina/Zimmerman '02 (Trophée Lalique peformance)

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIETgrlTerifa
    Hi, I just wanted to start a fun, off-season-like, and very subjective thread.

    Everyone picks what they think is the Best Pairs SP, LP, and Exhibition...and you guys can ONLY pick one for each..

    I'll start:

    SP- Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze- "The Lady Caliph" (2001-2002)

    LP- Mishkutenok & Dmitriev- "Liebestraum" (1990-1992)

    Ex- Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze- "The Kid" (2001-2002)
    You should know better than to say only one. Clever people always find a way around that rule, lol.

    sp-B&S Lady Caliph.
    lp-S&Z Turandot
    ex-S&Z Come What May

    Do you think I'm an S&Z fan?

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    I'm sorry. I can't choose only one.

    SP - Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze "The Lady Caliph" (02)
    Gordeeva & Grinkov "March of the Toreadors" (88)

    LP - Shen & Zhao "Nutcracker" (04)
    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze "Dark Eyes" (98)
    Mishkutenok & Dmitriev "Rachmaninov" (94)
    Mishkutenok & Dmitriev "Liebestraum" (92)

    EX - Shen & Zhao "Come What May" (04)
    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze "The Kid" (02)
    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze "Impossible Dreams" (99)
    Gordeeva & Grinkov "Reverie" (94)

    Those are the ones that come to mind first.

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    SP-B&S Lady Caliph (2002 Oly)
    LP-M&D Rachmaninoff (94 Oly) tied with B&S Citylights (COR2001)
    Ex-G&G Reverie (94 Oly)

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    Personnaly, the best ever Pair's long program for me is from G&G - Vocalise

    We saw Sarah Hughes use this music for her pre olympic year short program and it always make me remember G&G. Every time I think that we hear Vocalise, now or in the future, we will remember them.

    I love the SP of B&S at the Olympics. Master piece to me.

    I love also the long program of S&P Love story. Master piece too.

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    G&G's Vocalise was a pro routine, so I cannot compare it with other eligible programs that have more technical (jumps & throws) difficulty, but artistically it was an absolute masterpiece. I could easily pick it as the best from all the pairs programs. However, I got locked into the categories specified in the thread.

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    For me Vocalise is the best Pairs program I have EVER seen - regardless of tech content, pro/am whatever. It is just genius!

    However here's my faves from eligible

    SP - B&S The Lady Caliph
    LP - S&P Love Story/ S&Z Nutcracker equal 1st
    EX - S&Z Come What May - 04 Worlds. I hope they keep this for the new season. It made me

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    Quote Originally Posted by floskate
    For me Vocalise is the best Pairs program I have EVER seen - regardless of tech content, pro/am whatever. It is just genius!

    However here's my faves from eligible

    SP - B&S The Lady Caliph
    LP - S&P Love Story/ S&Z Nutcracker equal 1st
    EX - S&Z Come What May - 04 Worlds. I hope they keep this for the new season. It made me

    I'm assuming "The Lady Caliph" is B/S's SP from 2002? I was pretty sure their Olympic LP was to "Méditation" from "Thaïs" by Massenet?

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    Yes it was their Olympic SP

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    Recent favorite: Shen & Zhao / Turandot

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    SP: S&P Olys '04
    LP: G&G Moonlight Sonata
    EX: G&G Rodin Number

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    SP: S&P-Jalousie. while I'm not a fan of this team, I really enjoyed this program.
    LP: M&D 1994-Rach. Amazing!
    Ex: B&E-the one where he's dressed as a woman. Hysterical.
    Pro competition: Leonova&Khvalko(sp?) Bolero. Was that ever cool.
    Honourable mention: B&S Chaplin LP. That was great, too.

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