ratings for Michelle's special, according to USA Today. A 6.6 rating,
and a 12 share. It was tied for the 61st show of the week (out of
111). Each rating point equals 994,000 households, and each share
equals the precentage of sets in use. So, approximately 9.9 million
people watched the special. This was better than her first special
which got a 4.8 rating, and a 9 share, with 7 million people watching.
As with her first special, it was opposite a high rated show (Providence),
which was #17 for the week.
you catch Michelle's Disney special? It was different than her Mulan
special. I liked the little clips from her skating past towards the
beginning. Most of the costumes were beautiful. If you missed it,
here are the top 10 songs: (*
means Michelle skated to the song in the special.)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King
Reflection from Mulan
- Beauty and the
Beast from Beauty and the Beast
Circle of Life from The Lion King
- I'll Make a Man
Out of You from Mulan
- Love Will Find
A Way from The Lion King: Simba's Pride
- The Age of Not
Believing from Bedknobs and Broomsticks
- You've Got a Friend
in Me from Toy Story
from Song of the South
The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book
Michelle also skated
to several other songs. To see all the songs that Michelle skated
to, go to the Disney page from
my Endorsements section.
page from Disney.com on Michelle's special! It has info and some
pictures from the special. Then, download a Sneak
peak video of the special from that page! (Thanks Diane!)
to Ultimate TV's main page to see if they had the ratings for
Sabrina up. The ratings weren't there yet,but this
ad for Michelle's special was!
is something about Michelle's special in both of the tv papers that
come with the two papers we subscribe to! In the Philadelphia Inquier,
under "Best Bets for Friday," it has a closeup picture of Michelle
from the special. It says
Skates to Disney's Greatest Hits A medaly from The Little Mermaid
and "He Lives For You" from the Lion King II are among the songs
in the skating special. Oksana Baiul, Ilia Kulik, and Elvis Stojko
join Kwan on the ice.
In the other paper (where
they only write about 2 shows each day), along with the bigger pitcture
from this postcard,
Disney on Ice
Figure skater Michelle Kwan is featured in the new special, "Michelle
Kwan Skates to Disney's Greatest Hits."
mixup in Friday's USA Today paper. On page 10E, they have a special
Corner, where they tell you the best things to watch that night
(or, if it's on Friday, for the weekend.) This Friday, they had a
thing about Michelle's special. They have a nice picture of her from
the USFSA's press
conference during Nationals. Problem is, they list the special
as being on Saturday, the original date for the special. I hope they
reprint this next week, before the actual date of the special. Online,
they don't list the special, so they caught their mistake. Here's
what it says about the special,
The last thing TV
needs is another skating special, but, we'll make an exception for
Michelle Kwan Skates to Disney's Greatest Hits, because Kwan--besides
being a great athlete--is a class act. TV needs that.
the Feb. 27-March 3 issue of the TV
Guide, there is a closeup for Michelle's special on page 218!
There is a picture of Michelle in a costume from the special. Here
is what the closeup says:
Michelle Kwan Skates
to Disney's Greatest Hits
The Olympic silver medalist
performs to fans' favorite songs from liveaction and animated films,
as determined in an Internet poll.
Highlights include a sexy pairs routine with Kwan (wearing a feather
boa) and Olympic silver medalist Elvis Stojko (clad in black vinyl)
skating to "I Put a Spell on You" (from Hocus Pocus), and Kwan's
solo turns on "Reflections" ("Mulan") and "Circle of Life" ("The
Lion King"). Also featured are Olympic gold medalists Ilia Kulik
and Oksana Baiul, who pair up for the "Beauty and the Beast" theme.
All four skaters join in a swinging version of "Everybody Wants
to Be a Cat" from "The Aristocats."
Also, in under "Also
of Note," it says
Skates to Disney's Greatest Hits, joined by fellow medalists
Ilia Kulik, Oksana Baiul, and Elvis Stojko, who nails a quadruple
jump. See close-p on page 218.
Change in the day and time
of Michelle's Disney special! From the ABC Specials section of ABC.com:
Saturday February 27,
8- 9 pm
MICHELLE KWAN SKATES TO DISNEY'S GREATEST HITS
In a one hour icestravaganza
showcasing the reigning world figure skating champion's grace and
beauty on the ice against a soundtrack of your Disney favorites,
Walt Disney Network Television presents Michelle Kwan. Ms. Kwan
will be joined by Olympic gold medalists Ilia Kulik and Oksana Baiul,
as well as two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world
champion Elvis Stojko. This world-class cast will perform numerous
numbers inspired by the studio's 75-year history of music from live-action
and animated films, and will also skate to your top ten favorites
(chosen by a recent internet poll), counting down to Ms. Kwan's
performance of the number one song.
Info on Michelle's second
Disney special, from the article, "Kwan skates a notch higher".
It will be filmed December 18-22. The article says that Michelle was
practicing while a boom box, "quietly churned out music from The Little
Mermaid." Later in the article, when asked what her favorite Disney
song was, she said, "Little Mermaid, Under the Sea." Will this be
what she will be skating to? Also, check out this picture
of Michelle practicing for the special (from November 30.)
More news on Michelle's
second Disney special! Titled "Michelle Kwan Skates to 75 Years of
Disney Magic," it will be filmed in December, and air in February
1999 (sweeps month...the most important time in television!) Oksana
Baiul, Ilia Kulik, and Elvis Stojko will also be in the ABC special.
Also, to select the songs that will be used in the special, Internet
users were able to vote for their favorite Disney songs! The top 10
songs will be used in the special, and Michelle will be skating to
the number one song. Voting ended on November 29. For more information,
check out these photos and articles:
In the article, Baiul
hopes to compete in 2002 Olympics, it is revealed that there will
be a "Disney revue featuring Michelle Kwan in December."
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