you caught her new program, One More
Time, at the Hershey's Kisses FS Challenge on ABC Sunday. She
received 2 6.0s, and the only standing ovation of the night! Check
screenshots of the competition!
Check out Wayne's
page of the competition!
skated to her new program, One More Time,
at the Hershey's Kisses FS Challenge Tuesday. Make sure to watch it
when it is on TV Sunday!
Also, Viki sent me this
report (Thanks Viki!):
She received the
only full standing ovation of the night.
The only skater's performance
Michelle came out to watch was Kristi Yamaguchi's (I was right above
the "kiss and cry" so I could see everything).
Michelle's program was
exquisite!!!! Best of the night, by far.
Michelle won the Japan
Open! Check out the full final
results! Michelle skated to Carmen and East of Eden. Check out
these pictures (no results):
Also, check out this
article about the competition.
Valerie e-mailed me
this information from the CTV broadcast of the Japan Open. Since
it includes spoilers from the competition, I put it on a separate
page. Check it out!
friend e-mailed me with complete marks from the Japan Open, and
some other tidbits about Michelle while in Japan. Check
them out! Also, something really interesting. Here's what she
wrote. (Thanks Kookie!)
"After the competition,
Michelle was chosen as the most favorite skater and she got a Honda
Car (Honda Lev)."
I'm back from World Pros.
And, wow! Michelle was amazing! For more, go to my World
Pros page. If you just want to read about Michelle's new long
program, Ariane, click
here. My report for December 12 (artistic programs, medal ceremonies,
and meeting the skaters at the hotel) will be up later this week.
Check out my photos from the
event! Also, I taped the music, and will try to put it on my page
this weekend. So, check back then!!
I finished my report
from December 12. check it
out, or jump
to the review on Michelle
page 84 of the January 23-29 issue of the TV
Guide, there is a closeup on the World Pros broadcast Saturday.
(I was hoping for an ad as well, but, oh well.) The competition
is also listed in the "Noteworthy Viewing" section for the night.
The "Sports Closeup" includes a picture of Michelle jumping. I know
I have seen the picture before (it's an AP picture), but I can't
find a link to it online. Here's what the closeup says:
from the annual event, taped Dec. 11-12 in Washington, D.C.
skaters joining the pros in this event for the first time this year
(and bringing their own judges), commentator Sandra Bezic says that
judging was a major concern. "The big difference in professional
skating is that overall performance is judged more than in the amateur
world," where the number and quality of jumps performed is much
more important. And many pros felt they would be at a disadvantage
under the new rules. Skaters include Michelle Kwan, Katarina Witt,
Todd Eldredge, and Alexei Yagudin.
Michelle won the Masters!
She did Carmen for her short, and East of Eden for her
long. She had new costumes for both of her programs. Her Carmen costume
is similiar to the old one (the Desdemona costume.) Her East of Eden
costume is white. Carmen was clean, except for a shaky landing on
her triple lutz. East of Eden was perfect. I love that program more
every time I see it.
Check out Jenny's Masters
page for a report of the competition and screen shots from the broadcast
of the competition!
Also, during the broadcast
of the Masters on TNT, they showed a preview of the Japan Open,
and said that Michelle would be there!! This event will be shown
on TNT Feb 6 and 7. Check my TV Schedule
for more information. Then, in the post interview with Michelle,
she said she still was undecided about her future, but that she
was going back
to Lake Arrowhead to work on a triple/triple, and a triple axel.
Michelle won the U.S. Professional
Several people have
e-mailed me their reviews of the competition. Read
their reviews! (Thanks William and Tess!) Also, check
out these pictures and other reviews online:
The Keri Lotion Figure
Skating Classic has taken place. Michelle did her new short program,
Carmen, here. Her costume at the
Keri Lotion Classic was the same costume she used for Dream
of Desdemona (the black one...it was the second costume she used
for that program.) Here's what Liz said about it (Thanks Liz!)
"Really very lovely.
It's to a cut of music that I've never heard before (not that I've
heard a lot of Carmen!). It's bound to be another classic. Maybe
not as well liked as the Rachmaninoff, but definitely up to her
usual standards. She's definitely been working on her axel technique
because the double was huge - looks like she really is going to
try for a triple eventually (but not in this program, obviously).
That lovely spiral across the entire ice that she does is in there
as well. I think once she's comfortable with the number it's going
to be a stunner, not that it isn't already!"
For her interpretive
free program, Michelle skated to Dante's
Check out Julie's
thoughts on Michelle's programs. (Thanks Julie!) Also,
check out Liz's
pics from the event! Thanks Liz!
Michelle advanced to the
2nd round of the Grand Slam! Michelle skated to Dante's Prayer. Check
picture from the first round:
Michelle won the Grand
Slam! Also, the program that Michelle skated to in the second round
was "East of Eden." Check out this
picture of her from the second round!
Check out Andrea's Grand
Slam pictures of Michelle!
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