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Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani USA dancing to Michael Jackson medley (also did this routine at 2014 Sochi Olympics)

Post by Admin on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:50 pm

Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani USA dancing to Michael Jackson medley (also did this routine at 2014 Sochi Olympics):

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Thanks midangerous for posting this in OT!



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Re: Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani USA dancing to Michael Jackson medley (also did this routine at 2014 Sochi Olympics)

Post by Admin on Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:13 pm

More about the Shib Sibs dancing to MJ for the Olympics this year:

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This season, they intentionally chose to skate to a medley of Michael Jackson hits for their free dance, in an effort to attract younger fans to ice dance. “People have stereotypes of turning on the television and watching figure skating – ‘oh, it’s going to be something to opera, or some music I don’t really connect with,’” says Alex. “We are trying to connect with the person who is turning on the TV, didn’t know there was figure skating on, and trying to get them to stay on that channel.”

To prepare their Jackson tribute, they flew to Los Angeles to work with Jackson’s choreographers Travis Payne and Stacy Walker, and result is a routine that never fails to get audiences dancing along with them.

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Personal note: Love that Travis Payne/Stacy Walker assisted them!




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British skaters-Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland info & twitpix from Sochi

Post by Admin on Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:24 pm

Here is the other ice dancing couple that skated to MJ medley:

Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland: “This is absolutely the best moment in our career… So far!”

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The British pair won bronze at the 2014 European Figure skating Championships!

Penny Coomes & Nicholas Buckland (GBR) - Europeans 2014

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I’d love to know more about your programs this season – and especially about the free dance. Whose idea was it to use a Michael Jackson medley? One thing is sure: the musical choice suits your style of skating perfectly; you are both very convincing when skating Michael’s songs, which is why I have to ask: are you fans of his music? (I know I am…)

Penny: We are both huge Michael Jackson fans! I actually found the album when we were looking for music for last season. I fell in love with the Cirque du Soleil versions because they offer Michael Jackson with a twist, but we decided to save it for Olympic season because we thought it was special, and exactly what we wanted to do this year.

Nick: I thought I found the music? I guess it was a long time ago now! (laughs) I think Penny said it perfectly… We love his music and I think it’s so important to pick something you enjoy skating to because you will be listening to it all season! I think you know when you have chosen the right piece of music for you when you enjoy listening to it in the last practice session of the season just the same as in the first one.

There will be two Michael Jackson routines in Sochi: yours and the one skated by Maia and Alex Shibutani. Which are your aces, what differentiate your program from theirs?

Penny: To be honest, I think that when you hear that another team is using the same theme as you is a little disappointing. Having said that, Nick and I have watched their programme throughout the season, and we really love it! I think it’s great that two couples can skate to the same artist and have their programmes come out completely differently. It illustrates how great and how versatile Michael Jackson was, no two songs sound the same! We thoroughly enjoy skating our Free Dance, and I am sure they feel the same way.

Nick: I also think it’s great that our programmes are very different even though they are both Michael Jackson. I think they both provide something that the audience will enjoy in Sochi and that’s great for us and for figure skating. Sochi is a figure skating platform for the world to see and I think we both show that ice dance can be fun and exciting. As far as our aces, I think we have tried to use our size difference as an advantage to make our lifts as spectacular as possible. I think it’s very important to play to your strengths, especially in an Olympic season, so that’s what we have tried to incorporate and earn some extra points.

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From the Sochi results:


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Brits 'gave it everything'

Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland finished 10th in the figure skating and the British pair have been chatting to Clare Balding.

"I went out there and gave the performances everything," says Coomes. "I couldn't feel my body or legs afterwards. I am a perfectionist and I am hungry for my medal.

"Myself and Nick have taken this season as a positive and want to push ourselves for the future."

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Here is their twitter:  https://twitter.com/N_Buckland

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Re: Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani USA dancing to Michael Jackson medley (also did this routine at 2014 Sochi Olympics)

Post by Capricious Anomaly on Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:54 pm

This is so great seeing the Sochi skaters doing MJ routines! TY for posting!
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Re: Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani USA dancing to Michael Jackson medley (also did this routine at 2014 Sochi Olympics)

Post by Admin on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:16 pm

Check out today's: "This Day in HIStory" February 18, 2002 Canadians skate to MJ @ SLC Olympics

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