2020 Cup of China: Gala

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Exhibition Gala is about to start (yes, they are having one!) I'll be here for the first hour-and-a-half, and then will be leaving for the bikes (and breakfast!)

Here is the link for the ISU livestream on the ISU YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKWRVoWRstc

Here is the link for the World Feed coverage on the Eurosport Player:
https://www.eurosportplayer.com/videos/eurosport/isu-grand-prix-cup-of-china-1159700

Here is the Time Schedule of the Gala:


Hope this helps

:cheer: ALL THE BEST EVERYBODY!!! :cheer:

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Hey, they are opening with a repeat of the group number that was done in the Opening Ceremony!

Isn't that our Men's bronze medallist Chen Yudong on violin?

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On the whole, I enjoyed Lin / Gao's routine.

But, I hated the music that they had for the last 30 seconds or so.

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Oh bummer, I got my time zone conversions off and missed the start!

Tunes in, holy checked shirts, Batman! :laugh:

But wow, Minzhi is blinging!
 

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I didn’t realize this was happening, lol!
I will catch up later on the Player, I guess...
 

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"I dreamed a dream of skating galas without war hoooorses" ;)

ETA: Nice skate though!
 

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Now that was an appropriate music choice for Jin Minzhi.

"I Dreamed A Dream"

Her dream really did came true this week. A Senior GP medal in her debut international competition.

Happy Birthday for Wednesday!!! :hb:

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Aww I was expecting "The Beatles" but I guess the pleather outfits kinda ruled that out.

Still the same song though! And what a weird song it is, John and Paul were totally high when they came up with these lyrics right?
 

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Edgy programme from Zhu / Liu!

Leather costumes and a metal cover of "Come Together"! :rock:

I know I said this about somebody earlier in the week, but the white boots being worn by Daizifei spoiled the look. The theme would have been complete if she had been wearing black boots.

Nevertheless, I loved it!

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You know sometimes popped jumps look kinda cool. :)
 

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Have to admit that I didn't know the music, but I can understand where it got it's title, "Stormkeeper".

Epic music, and I do think he lived up to it.

And that closing pose said it all!

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Guo / Zhao

Very sensual routine. But, do we expect anything less from Ice Dancers?

However, I have to admit that I was getting distracted by the way that Yuzhu's top and bottoms both still had the price labels on them...

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Time for our star violinist, Chen Yudong. And he has had a costume change. He was wearing his SP costume for the opening number, but now is wearing a white shirt and black trousers.

Boys, but he was enjoying himself out there!

And we were enjoying watching him!

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It's a dance off! :D

I feel like I should know these lads..but I don't :laugh:

Or wait? Is one of them Boyang?
 

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Wang / Liu

Very similar costumes to the last set of Ice Dancers. The difference is that Shiyue's top was longer than Yuzhu's. (and didn't have green labels)

She was wearing white boots, but the leggings went over the boots, which really did add to the look.

"Stay With Me" and then a change of music with a big twist - a pitch invasion by two of the male skaters, and a dance off between the two sets of skaters!!!

Great fun!!!

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Aww, I got all excited that Spider-Boyang had returned, but no, its a lyrical piece.

The puffy shirt does suit Boyang though.
 

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Now for the Ladies champion, Chen Hongyi.

After the fun of the previous routine, I have to admit that this was a bit boring.

The skating was absolutely beautiful. But, the enjoyment of it was spoiled by where it was positioned in the schedule. If it had been slotted in somewhere else, I would have been going on about who great it was.

Never really thought about the positioning of routines before, and how it can affect your enjoyment of them

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I love this program so hard! It's what made me a fan of these two!

The little head bobbing at the start :laugh:

Lots of practice clothes for this gala.

Props for trying the SBS jumps at a gala!
 
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