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    Stars, Stripes and Skates 2009 [Olympic programs unveiled!]

    8th Annual Stars, Stripes and Skates ICEtravaganza took place on Sept. 26th. Some skaters skated their new programs for the first time.

    The rink was tiny, so the skaters were slower than usual, but despite of that I really enjoyed those performances that were uploaded so far.

    Miki Ando - possibly the new LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgicbEPMPi0
    [Music from "Rome" and "Marco Polo"]

    Nobunari Oda - Charlie Chaplin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTuT_JSd0m8

    Johnny Weir - I Love You I Hate You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htUBlVmcYpk

    Photos:
    Clese-up of Johnny's costume
    Miki, Nobu & Chris warming up off-ice

    Some tweets:
    "Nobunari Oda did his FS to Charlie Chaplin... 8 triples! brought the house down!!!!!" @virtud84
    "Miki's new dress gorgeous... goldish sparkly as hell lol" @virtud84
    "I love when the Japanese skate to Charlie Chaplin. They so get it." @buckhollywood
    More at virtud84

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    ^^^Thanks for the links. Loved Oda's Charlie Chaplin. Miki's program was wonderful and her costume was beautiful. Johnny's SP was good but
    it did not zing for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    ^^^Thanks for the links. Loved Oda's Charlie Chaplin. Miki's program was wonderful and her costume was beautiful. Johnny's SP was good but
    it did not zing for me.
    What she said. Johnny also doesn't look to be in form, not like Miki or Nobu.

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    Thanks so much for the link. Agree with what everyone has said. Oda looked fabulous. Loved his program. Cannot wait to see a better-quality version so we can see his facial expression. Miki looked great too. Loved it much much better than both of her LPs from the last season.

    I liked Johnny's SP much better than his SP from the previous season, but it was just OK, especially when compared with Oda's exciting fun program. I'm blaming the music. And yes, he didn't seem to be in form. Hope he gains his jumps back soon.

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    I like Miki's dress and hairstyle very much

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    Thank you for the links.

    I like Miki's hair style,which I've never seen before. I can't say something about her program yet because of the low quality of the video.

    I am a little bit disappointed with Nobu's program. It's a most typical Chaplin with no spectacles, nothing more than expected.

    As for Johhney, IMHO he needs to put himself into the program more. For me, it seemed that Wilson's choreograpy didn't suit him right now.

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    Johnny: I am disappointed. Wasn't this music composed/arranged just for him. The begining sounded like everything else he has skated to and the second part sounded like average dance music at a 40+ dinner. The chreoography was nothing new and the footwork didn't really match the music (but maybe he didn't do his real footwork, as this was just a show).

    Miki: Love the dress wow. Nice to hear new music, esp considering this is an olympic year. I watch HBO's Rome and sometimes thought that the music would be good for skating. I just really like the whole concept and the choreography and she actually performs it really well. Way to go!

    Nobu: I could listen to Chaplin music all day and he is the perfect skater to use it. Inspired. Absolutely love it. If he skates like that when the pressure is on, he will be hard to beat.

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    Wow! I love Miki's music. I am a big fan of the TV show "Rome" and that theme song is wonderful, so I'm excited. I hope she sticks with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsaneLily87 View Post
    Wow! I love Miki's music. I am a big fan of the TV show "Rome" and that theme song is wonderful, so I'm excited. I hope she sticks with it.
    What's this TV show "Rome" about and who has done the music?
    Miki is great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflake View Post
    What's this TV show "Rome" about and who has done the music?
    Miki is great!!!
    TV-Series and composer

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