19 Jan

Olympic figure skating unveils new, modern soundtrack

first_imgVanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France perform in the pair skating short program team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — When the International Skating Union made the popular decision to allow lyrics in all performances, the Paul Simon classic “The Sound of Silence” seemed like it would be a natural choice.The folk tune is light and airy and fits neatly within the confines of traditional figure skating.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Fans still will see four Olympic programs set to “Carmen” and three to “Swan Lake.” Two programs are set to the figure skating staple “Moonlight Sonata,” including one by ice dance favorites Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron.But the decision by skating’s governing body after the 2014 Sochi Games to allow lyrics in all disciplines expanded the breadth of what is available, and skaters have taken broad liberties with it.Ed Sheeran and Coldplay will provide popular soundtracks to the rest of the Olympic skating scene. The rock bands Imagine Dragons and Snow Patrol, English vocalist Benjamin Clementine and pop musicians Lorde, Christina Aguilera and Adele also have music in the mix.“At the beginning, people were just choosing random music,” Cipres recalled, “but after some time I think people realized it didn’t work. You have to choose your music carefully.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres went in another direction.Yes, the French pairs team chose the 1960s hit for their free skate last year, and will bring it back for their Olympic program Thursday. But rather than the melodic version performed by Simon and Art Garfunkel, they opted for a haunting, heavy metal cover by American rock band Disturbed .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It was our coaches who found it,” James told The Associated Press. “They were like, ‘We really think it could be a hit.’ And Morgan listened to it and was like, ‘I don’t like it,’ because we weren’t used to it. And I was like, ‘OK, let me see if I can get into this.’ I thought it could be amazing, and I was like, ‘Morgan, let’s trust them.’ And we were so right to have trusted them.”That’s because the stirring rendition, coupled with the pair’s dramatic program, became such a fan favorite that they replaced this season’s program with it for the Pyeongchang Games. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Many skaters, such as James and Cipres, wound up choosing covers over an original. They may like the lyrics or message of a song but they also want it to have a different rhythm or feel.Two-time world champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada wanted “With or Without You” for their short program, but they decided U2’s original was a bit monotone. Their choreographers unearthed a little-known cover by singer-songwriter April Meservy that worked better for their routine.“There are people who are like, ‘Why aren’t they skating to the original?’ But if you listen to the original, it doesn’t lend itself well to a figure skating program,” Radford explained. “April’s version just has more ebb and flow, and it just works better for us.”Worked out well for Meservy, too. An anonymous donor provided funds for her to travel from the U.S. to South Korea and watch Duhamel and Radford perform to her rendition on Olympic ice.“‘With or Without You’ is a popular song,” Duhamel said, “but we always try to find unique versions of things. We try to veer off the path and pick obscure versions of songs.”That’s what German skater Paul Fentz thought he was doing when asked his choreographer to find a 1950s-style jazz tune, and wound up doing Paul Anka’s version of the Oasis hit “Wonderwall.”Fentz performed to it during his short program for the team competition last week, and he quickly became a trending topic on social media as fans debated whether it was cool or cringe-worthy.“That’s the risk you take,” said Fentz, whose free skate set to music from “Game of Thrones” ought to win back some skeptics. “I know the Oasis song, I really like it. But it wasn’t like I was trying to make something new or something. I just wanted something a little smoother.”The Austrian pairs team of Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer will perform to the well-known song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” when they step on the ice Wednesday for their short program.Rather than the pop-fueled original by The Proclaimers , though, Ziegler and Kiefer chose a soaring version by the cast of “Sunshine on Leith” — a British musical set to the Scottish duo’s music. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jeff Buckley’s popular version of the Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah” will make an appearance, but so will two covers by K.D. Lang , including the one chosen by pairs favorites Han Cong and Sui Wenjing.“We have so much more music to choose,” Fentz said. “Many skaters picked Ed Sheeran or something, and you can’t skate to Ed Sheeran without lyrics. You can’t pick that.“With lyrics,” Fentz said, “it’s just better.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

27 Dec


first_imgAn Clochan Liath Club NotesBad aid 8, 16, 20 agus 21 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €4,900 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Eddie Glackin, Annagaire, Donal Boyle, Upper Belcruit, Isa Boyle, Bunaman agus Noleen Sweeney, Drimlaughdrid. Bhain J.J. McCole as Sheskinarone €150 agus bhain Ann O’Donnell as Keadue, Johnnie McCole as Drimlaughdrid, Kitty Ward as Diamond, Kevin Gillespie as Mullaghduff agus M. Keeney as Glenties €100 ag an bhingo.The following are the winners of the Club 200 Draw. €1000 Mary Walsh (McDevitt), Little Bridge, €500 Eamon Kelly, Acres, €300 Joe Joyce, Dungloe, €100 Maria Vryonidou, Church Rd. and €100 Patsy & Janet Boyle, Fairhill.Dungloe Gaa Club has the honor this June of being a host club for the All Ireland Hurling Feile.The Feile is an under 14 hurling club competition comprised of teams from all over the island of Ireland. The competition is one with a long prestigious history and is often the viewing point where young potential inter county stars are first noticed.The competition is a club competition and each county provides a certain number of clubs usually through their own internal County competition.Dungloe club competed in the Donegal County feile and finished joint third and are also a host club for the tournament.Host clubs are clubs who agree to make arrangements to welcome and accommodate one visiting team.In Dungloes case we are hosting a very traditional team from limerick city; South liberties CLG whose panel of 24 players are being received and welcomed by the club and who will stay with host families for the Feile weekend. The weekend commences on Friday June 20th and ends Sunday June 22nd and Dungloe will have the South liberties club, team mentors, parents and entourage for that time.It is a great honor for the club and a welcome boost to the town in that while the players are accommodated by host families, the adults and mentors, supporters will rent local houses and B &B’s.The limerick hurlers will arrive on Friday afternoon the 20th June and will later that evening play Dungloe U14s in the Rosses Park provisionally at 6pm and which game will be followed by a welcome reception in the new Dungloe clubhouse.The following Saturday both teams travel to Dungiven in Derry to compete against other teams in their group and it should be noted that Dungloe will also play teams from Clare, Waterford, Westmeath & Derry. Dungloe and South liberties will return to Dungloe that afternoon and the players will again stay with the host families with the club arranging some activities for the boys that evening.Sunday is then the finals day and should Dungloe or South liberties progress to that stage they will travel again to Dungiven to try and bring glory home.The Dungloe U14s have performed very well this year and comprise some experienced hurlers and some new boys.They have taken some big scalps during the year having beaten Burt, Letterkenny Gaels, Setanta and Carndonagh and they deserve the opportunity of a big stage.They are also Dungloe’s most senior hurlers and therefore the team that younger players watch and admire.We hope that as many people as possible will support Dungloe Gaa in their organization and participation in the feile and throw their weight behind the weekend, be it as a helper, supporter or spectator.Congratulations to Roshine NS as winners of the Donegal small schools hurling competition. They travelled to O’Donnell park to compete in the county senior national schools comp.Roshine were competing with schools from Illistron, Woodlands, Colmcille, and Gaelscoil with pupils of 400/500.The standard of hurling was very high with a large number of prominent county club players on display.Roshine started shakily against woodlands but a goal by Damian McGowan snatched a late victory for Roshine.They then played Illistron and were much improved and winning by a comfortable margin.There next game against Gaels was tough and hard fought but a great individual point by James Hartnett was enough to deal victory.Roshine then qualified to meet Colmcille coached by Rory Kavanagh, with a population of 550, 96 6th class boys and winners the last three years in a row.The final was brilliant with great hurling by both sides and Roshine taking an early lead which they managed to keep through the game and running out two point winners.This was an incredible victory, the first time a small school has won this competition and Roshine are now indisputably the champions of all National Schools in Donegal.Well done to Jack Walsh, Gerard Glackin, Evan Forker, Evan McFadden, Conor Hunter, Ryan Brennan, Odhran McGonagle, Philip Noble, Neil Noble, Michael McNulty, James Hartnett, Brendan Boyle and Damian McGowan.Thanks to Master Gillespie and Mary Gillespie for facilitating the development of hurling in the school over the last 6 years and to Adie Gaffey coach who assisted coaching over the last year.This is a very significant achievement for Roshine NS and Rosses Hurling and well done again to all the lads.Well done to our County Minor team players of Danny, Adam, John & Christian who defeated Derry in the 1st round of the Ulster Championship.Danny pulling of some top class saves, as only Danny can.The Club is very proud of you all.GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE TO HOST THE ALL-IRELAND U14 HURLING FEILE was last modified: May 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more