Terry: Now, before the ladies' short program begins, we have the men's free skate, which counts for a large chunk of the overall score. Remember, these were the standings heading into the event:Éric Armistead (MIR): 92.05Timothy Goebel (GBR): 85.93Elliot Drever (INQ): 83.71Sean Hoffman (INQ): 82.88Brian Boitano (GBR): 79.07Mathieu Sergeant (MIR): 79.03Gregory Marchand (ICH): 77.83Jaiden Levine (ICH): 76.74Johnny: And these men are all skating for second place. The gigantic program that Armistead has planned means that even if he takes a bit of a tumble, he will still end up with the gold.Tara: Yes, but it's a close fight for second and third place with Timothy Goebel and Elliot Drever having to defend from Sean Hoffman and Brian Boitano, who could all get a medal.Terry: And it looks like they're going in reverse skating order, placing extra pressure on Armistead to close the show with a great program. After the first four skatersNow, let's check out Sean Hoffman: Great performance, and he earns 180.07 points, bringing his total to 262.95. Now let's watch Elliot Drever:Brilliant performance from Elliot Drever, very expressive. His component score brings his total to 182.98, bringing him to 266.69. He's guaranteed at least Bronze. He could get silver if Goebel doesn't skate well. Here is Goebel's skate:A few bobbles and mistakes thrown into that program, and that could cost him. His free skate total is 180.04, bringing his total to 265.97. Drever leap frogs Goebel into second place, with the British skater at 3rd place. The Inquistan crowd is going wild, and will Armistead skate clean to take home the gold?Skating to Aranjuez, Armistead locks up his gold with a score of 185.96, putting the total at 278.01 for Armistead. He wins the gold, Inquista's Drever in silver, and Goebel in third.Éric Armistead (MIR): 278.01Elliot Drever (INQ): 266.69Timothy Goebel (GBR): 265.97Sean Hoffman (INQ): 262.95Brian Boitano (GBR): 259.73Mathieu Sergeant (MIR): 250.52Gregory Marchand (ICH): 248.90Jaiden Levine (ICH): 245.76Terry: What a great start to the men's figure skating year with Armistead taking gold and Drever with the surprise silver. He has improved so much, Johnny.Johnny: Yes he has...he's got that artistry and absolutely rock solid technique. I love the Scheherezade program, it's great and that free skate from Armistead is to die for...such a great blend of power and art. Goebel was a little disappointing, and if he's going to be a factor at the European Championships this year, he's going to have to step it up big time.Tara: Absolutely. Seeing the men's free skate though gets me really excited to see the women's free skate. 7-time British champion and top skater Michelle Kwan is looking to extend her dominance of the field, but there are some really strong performers in there from Icholasen and Inquista.
The tensions were high and it seemed obvious that the audience wasn't keen on seeing either Inquista or Red Croatia win again and that Icholasen was the favorite, considering that the state has come so close to winning on multiple occasions but came home with gold. But that, as it was shown on scoreboards, wasn't the likeliest option. Therefore, seeing as keeping Icholasen's hopes high for a little longer would be cruel, the hostesses revealed that it was 12 points behind the two frontrunners. "12 points Inquista, 10 points Red Croatia.." seemed to be the most common voting sequence in the competition, so it became obvious who the winner was. The hostesses, one from Red Croatia, another from Inquista, approached the envelope and opened it together, stating the obvious order of the top three. "Icholasen takes 3rd place, with 70 points! Red Croatia takes 2nd place with 82 points! Inquista is the winner of the twenty-fifth Eurovoice with 90 points! Congratulations!" The audience clapped as the three performers were summoned on stage, and the representatives from Inquista were asked to give a speech. It happened again. In the background, the results were shown all together: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MDxj0svlKVw0j2tti4G3UyhMyZG1rce36q6RQ8WFXFE/edit#gid=1018469348
Movie Name: Les Choristes Movie Genre: Mild DramaDirector: Christophe BarratierMain Cast: Jean‑Baptiste Maunier, Pierre Morhange. Gérard Jugnot, Clement Mathieu. Francois Berléand, Rachin. Kad Merad, Chabert.Fiction or Non-Fiction: FictionLength of Movie: 1h37mMovie Plot: Fond de l'Etang (Literal translation: Bottom of the Pond) is a boarding school for troubled boys located in the Romain countryside. In the mid-twentieth century, it is run by the principal M. Rachin, an egotistical disciplinarian whose official unofficial mantra for the school is "action - reaction", meaning that there will be severe consequences for any boy out of line. This approach does not seem to be working as the boys as a collective are an unruly bunch. In turn, the teachers don't teach, but are always watching out for the next subversive act from the boys. January 15, 1949 marks the arrival to the school of the new supervisor, M. Clément Mathieu, a middle-aged man who is grasping at finding his place in life after a series of failed endeavors. Although he does find the boys an unruly lot, Mathieu does not believe in the "action - reaction" policy, and as such, butts heads with Rachin while secretly undermining the policy. Slowly, Mathieu's approach of trying to match the discipline to the crime does have a positive impact... but you'll have to watch to find out.
8 August 2015Hello, and welcome back to the BBC Proms. Katie Dunham here with the 4th Prom, the Youth Prom! The BBC Youth Orchestra have set up on the stage for their performance. This evening they'll be playing kids' favourites like Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, which is an expanded set of varations on the Rondeau for the play The Moor's Revenge written by Henry Purcell. We also have Peter and the Wolf and the Swan Lake Suite by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky.Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the OrchestraProkofiev: Peter and the WolfTchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20bNow, don't let the term BBC Youth Orchestra fool you. These are still professional musicians of an adult age, but they specialise in giving performances to children. The three selections (which make this the shortest prom) are all children favourites from around Britain. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is a perfect introduction into what the instruments of the orchestra sound like and look like. The Russian Peter and the Wolf not only gives more insight into how the orchestra works, but also the idea of leitmotifs and how they can propel a story forward through drama and interaction between themes and motifs. Finally, the sumptuous Swan Lake Suite provides some favourites from the famous ballet which inspired the children's movie The Swan Princess, which starred Liz Callaway as Odette, the princess who gets turned into a swan. Though none of Tchaikovsky's music is present in the film, this selected work is always a favourite with children. Next week, we will have the greatest compositions from the United Kingdom that make us feel British. The Fifth Prom: British Heritage will go backwards in time to Purcell, Handel, Byrd, and a little less far reaching with Vaughan Williams, Holst and Elgar. Thank you for tuning in this week!