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Sep 27, 2009

Aljona, Robin and Rieu The Magical Olympic Gold Formula?


German Pair Skaters Olympic Secret Revealed

With the Football Anthem our Dream Skating Pair is reaching for Gold ... "You'll Never Walk Alone", the great English football song, now echoes even through the ice arena.

Our Dream Pair, Aljona Savchenko (25) and Robin Szolkowy (29) are aiming for Gold at the Vancouver, Canada Olympics ~ February 12 thru 28, 2010 with this football classic!

On Friday at 10:47 PM, the Pairs Skating Champions revealed their secret in Oberstdorf Kuer. 2000 spectators euphorically enjoyed the world premiere and the Victory of the Nebelhorn Trophy was never in question.

For their "Golden Project" Aljona & Robin brought a world star on board. 'Star violinist André Rieu' arranged "You will Never Walk Alone " and recorded this new piece with his orchestra in Maastricht (Holland) last July.


Rieu: "It is an honor for me to support Aljona and Robin."

Aljona, Robin and Rieu ~ The Magical Formula for Olympic Gold?

Aljona: "I like this piece really well. But lots of work awaits us. The transition of the elements have to go much smoother."

Link to Aljona and Robin's Practice Session with André's Music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ayJxVVe64Q&feature=related

Link to Aljona and Robin Skating to André's Music and First Place:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X72aK4yO75k&feature=player_embedded#T=80

"You'll Never Walk Alone" is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel. The song is also sung at football clubs around the world, where it is performed by a massed chorus of supporters on match day; this tradition began at Liverpool FC in the early 1960's and later spread to several other clubs.

Thank you to John for ©Translating this for us!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this Sue. There is nothing more graceful than Olympic skaters skating to beautiful music. Both of my daughters were involved in figure skating when they were younger and were fortunate enough to watch both Brian Boitano and Kristy Yamaguchi train at the ice rink (that really dates me I guess :). When the world's best pairs skaters and the world's best musician team up, how can they not win the gold! I wish them the best of luck. ~Kay

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting, Sue.
They perform on the A.R. DVD "Schonbrunn" filmed back in 2006. The skating was taped in March in Vienna. They attended one of the July Schonbrunn concerts, where Andre showed their skating numbers on the large screens and then presented them to the LARGE audience from rhe stage. They went on to win major competitions after that.
They are very, very good. And now half the world will watch and see them skate to "You'll Never Walk Alone." (And I liked the description of Andre, too.)
Laurie

Anonymous said...

Figure skating, especially Olympic pairs skating, has been a passion of mine for many, many years. Gordeeva and Grinkov were my favorites and I was devastated when he died. Now to see the wonderful German pair, skating to Andre's music is just wonderful. I will be looking forward to the Winter Olympics for sure! Thanks, Sue and John!

Eileen

Chris T. said...

Wow! Very moving! We'll definitely have to be watching them in Vancouver. I don't even know who their US challengers are yet. Alice, you may have to be our on-site reporter. Are you planning on being there?

InekeHolland said...

Wonderful article! Bravo!
Ineke.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the link, Sue.
that was wonderful to watch,
Cheer
Bernadette

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