competed in the Japan Open on Tuesday. As always, I won't post the
results here in case you don't want to be spoiled. It airs in early
Feb. Check my TV schedule for more details.
Michelle skated to "A Day in the Life" for her short program, and
her new program, "Hands" for the interpretive free program. You
can see pictures from this new program below. You can also see in
the pictures that her hair is growing out. I really like the way
it looks. :-) For more information on the competition, check out
the following articles, reports, and pictures:
- Spoiler Articles
and Reports (contain results)
- A Day in The Life
pictures (no spoilers)
- Hands pictures
winter USFSA pro-am, USA vs. the World Figure Skating Challenge, took
place on December 18. Here are some articles and reports about the
Monday's (Oct. 18) edition of USA
Today, there was an article about the Masters (contains spoilers
on the competition if you want to read it.) It also had a picture
from Michelle's new short program, A Day in the Life, though
it is black and white. I scanned it in. Check
on the Masters and Michelle's new short program! Again, I won't post
the results here if you don't want to know before it's on TV.
For the results, you can read the articles posted below.
Now, info on Michelle's
new short program for the 1999-2000 season! She is skating to the
Jeff Beck version of the Beatles song "A Day in the Life." Listen
to a real audio clip
of the music. You can also listen to the full
Beatles version of the song. According to the AP article, her
costume is a "sparkling red dress with silver slashes."
Magenta wrote the following
review of the program on the MK Forum. (Thanks Magenta!)
Her short program was
to a contemporary music and somewhat to an upbeat tone. There are
parts that the music slows and soften and there are parts that soar
and more upbeat/fast/powerful...I found her program to be very powerful
and sexy. Sexy moves like shrugging her shoulders (same as Carmen)
several times, snap glances, quick turns were all throughout the program...Her
footwork is in straight line, fast steps. Her layback spin is gorgeous.
This time, her free-extended leg position was done all the way through
without putting down like that of R&J program. IMO, this is much
better. However, her arm position is still the same as that of R&J
program, which is wrapped around her waist. She did her usual sit
spin, martini glass spin, extended arm position spin variations nicely.
Her spin was so centered that you just gasps for breath by watching.
I found her spins to have improved so much this season, not only the
positioning but the speed of her revolution is much much faster than
we used to see from her. Her Kwan Spiral was placed after the last
jump and as it is known to be the highlights of her program, was executed
with such elegance that it was indeed beyond comparison.
Her costume is gorgeous!!
It is in scarlet red!! Very elegant, somewhat sexy and more show
bizzish. Left arm is sleeveless and the right arm is in long sleeve.
Imagine the costume Maria Bute has for her tango number wherein
one arm is in red and the other side is gray. Michelle's was sleeveless
instead of gray. The top part of the costume is very nicely designed.
It has this "big eye shape" carved all over the top with some kind
of organza fabric (still the same scarlet red) underneath instead
of directly her flesh, and then these "eye shapes carved" has red
sequins sewn around the carves. The red sequins glitters nicely
as she skates. Her skirt is somewhat similar to the Rach outfit.
The entire outfit is in scarlet red, with a soft light clingy fabric.
It is very flattering on her because it emphasized her gorgeous
supermodel figure. I assure you all, you are going to like this
from the Keri Lotion Classic! I won't post the results here in case
you don't want to be spoiled before it's shown on TV
next week. To find out the results, how Michelle skated, and some
of her marks, check out the Results
from the USFSA.
For her interpretive
free (the skaters only skated one program), Michelle skated to Kissing
You, from the 1996 movie William Shakespeare's Romeo
+ Juliet sung by Des'ree. Listen
to the song on Real Audio! Here's what someone said on rssif
about Michelle's program:
The Romeo and Juliet
number was a female vocal with guitar background. Very soulful...Her
dress was lavender. Gauze (lavender) fabric covered covered the
top of her outfit and flowed into long sleeves.
out two pictures Caroline sent me of Michelle's new program,
Kissing You, from the Keri Lotion Classic. You can also check out
picture of Michelle, courtesy of Linda, housed by Jenny's server.
The following elements
were done in Michelle's program, according to Eda, posted on FSW:
Michelle did 2 axel,
3 lutz, combination spin with 2 different "shotglass" variations,
circular spiral sequence, 3 sal, layback regular into a more extended
[straightened out] leg position, 3 toe, Charlotte back split spiral
into back attitude position into another spin.
competition Michelle will be in this season! Michelle will skate at
the Masters on October 16. She will unveil her new short program at
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