American Figure Skating Challenge took place on Tuesday, April 10.
I won't post the results here in case you don't want to know the
results before they are shown on TV. Michelle
was teamed up with Matthew Savoie. Here are some articles and reports
on the competition:
Hershey's Kisses Figure Skating Challenge took place on Sunday,
December 10. It was a team competition of USA vs the World, though
there were matchups between individual skaters. I won't post the
results here, as always, before it is on TV.
Check out the following articles, reports, and pictures from the
Canadian Open took place on November 30 (the short program) and
December 1 (interpretive free). Surprisingly, she skated to East
of Eden in her On My Own costume
for the short program. She skated to Beautiful
World for her interpretive free. As always, I won't post the
results on this page in case you want to wait to see it on TV.
Check out Judy's
report for the final results, which also gives the scores for
the free program. Then, check out the following articles, reports,
and pictures from the short and long program.
- East of Eden
Masters, Michelle's second competition of the year, took place Thursday.
Since I don't post results on this page in case you don't want to
be spoiled, you can check
out an AP article about the competition to see the results of
the Masters! Included in the article is a little about how Michelle
skated, and a few quotes from her after the competition. Michelle
debuted her new short program at this event. She skated to music
from the movie Rush.
I don't know which songs she skated to yet, but you can check
out the soundtrack in the meantime (some of the songs listed
have music clips.)
info on Michelle's short program, which was skated at the Masters
competition. Even though the article about the competition said
the music was from the Rush
soundtrack, apparently that is only half true. There are two
songs used in her short program, both being instrumental Eric Clapton.
The first song, which is the piece from the movie Rush, is "Tracks
and Lines." According to davesato, the first 50 seconds of
this song is the actual first 50 seconds of her program. The second
song used in the short is "Bad Love." This song is not
on the Rush soundtrack, but can be found on the album Journeyman.
The part of this song that Michelle uses begins with the abrupt
guitar solo about 3:20 into the song. The guitar solo is when Michelle's
footwork starts in the program. Check out full real audio clips
of the two songs:
Also, luenatic posted
on the forum that Michelle's costume was "basically black.
The top was a sheer fabrics and you can see the dress under the
black sheer is neon pink/purple. Very beautiful. Her outfit has
long sleeves. She could wear this outfit to a cocktail party!"
(Thanks davesato and luenatic!)
Here are a few more reports
from the competition.
hope you caught the Masters on TV. They showed Michelle's new
short program. I usually need a few viewings to get into Michelle's
new programs, but I really liked this program! Check out some pictures
screencaptures of the event on television :
skating season has begun! The first competition of the year, the Keri
Lotion Figure Skating Classic, took place on September 30. As always,
I will not post results of the competition directly on this page,
in case you want to wait to see the event on TV
in a few weeks. Check out the results
of the event, which includes how Michelle specifically did. iluvskating
from the MK Forum gave her report of the competition on Skate
Radio. She said that Michelle's program was "beautiful and heavenly,"
and later called it "just gorgeous and beautiful." She said
she didn't know what song it was, but that it contained female vocals.
Another reviewer said that she liked Michelle's costume, which was
pink. She also described Michelle's music as "Pocahontaish". Check
for more on the competition. (Thanks iluvskating!)
out this group
picture from the event, which includes Michelle. From what I
can see in this picture, I really like this costume!
Now, onto her music.
On the MK Forum, Shallah posted a song she found, where the opening
lyrics matched those that davesato had posted
earlier that he heard watching Michelle practice her Keri Lotion
program. davesato listened to the song, and confirmed that it's
the song that he heard Michelle skating to in practice! Others later
said that this was the song she skated to in the competition.
The song is "Beautiful World" sung by Sumi Jo. Listen
to a real audio clip of the song, and check
out the lyrics. The
only difference between the clip and the music used in her program
is that davesato said that when he heard the song during Michelle's
practice, the tempo was a little faster. Also, the song is over
5 minutes long, and Michelle did not use the whole song for her
program. (Thanks Shallah and davesato!)
out the following screencaptures, audio, and video from the 2000
Keri Lotion Figure Skating Classic.
from ABC Sports
info on the Keri Lotion Figure Skating Classic, which takes place
on September 30. The event will feature seven teams consisting of
two members. The combined score of both skaters will count as the
team score for the competition. The highest team score will win
the competition. Michelle is teamed with Ryan Bradley. Read more
about it in Keri
Lotion Figure Skating Challenge to Feature US Stars.
forget that Michelle will be competing in the Keri
Lotion Figure Skating Classic this Saturday, September 30. I'll
be posting info from the event as soon as I hear something about
it after it takes place. The event will be shown on TV
on October 8.
Some info on Michelle's
Keri Lotion program from the MK Forum. CultureShock wrote the following:
She did a runthrough
of what I believe is her interpretive program for Keri. From the
structure of the program, it definitely was not her short, and from
the descriptions of her long I doubt it was that either. Let me
tell you this: I LOVE THIS PROGRAM. For those that say she only
skates to "generic female ballads" can kiss the pavement that she
walks on. It is very ethereal music, and has a female singing high
octave operatic "oohs" and "ahhs" to compliment it, no words. It
might be from an opera? Her elements (from what I observed) were:
2axel, 2loop, charlotte, 3lutz, flying camel, 3sal, reverse camel
to camel-sit-martiniglass spin combo, inside spiral (half circle)
to the kwan spiral, 3toe-2toe. There were LOTS of nice footwork,
and she ends the program with the trademark chest-hugging layback.
What struck my attention the most was that she was wearing a dress
to rehearsals today, so I am assuming that this was a dress rehearsal
runthrough. It was elegant....it's pink! I don't think I have ever
seen her in pink. The skirt is long and flowy; reminds me of a dress
that Dorothy Hamill would wear. It looks good, and I have a feeling
she might put her hair in a bun. The dress looks too nice for a
ponytail, lol. But Michelle could probably get away with that too.
davesato also wrote that
the beginning of the song for this program starts with the words
"If I can change the world for just one day....." (Thanks CultureShock
posted on the MK Forum that Michelle will be competing at the Canadian
Open on November 30 and December 1. This is one of the ISU opens,
like the Masters and the Keri Lotion. This is the first time Michelle
will be competing at this event. Other women competing are Sarah Hughes,
Nicole Bobek, Jennifer Robinson, and Josee Chouinard. The Canadian
Open will be shown on TV on December 17.
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