10 Mar

So glad to see Ray Quinn win the last-ever Dancing On Ice.  Incredible to think he’s an amateur.  Here’s his Bolero:

My favourite skate:

His solo skate:

What am I going to do now DOI has finished forever?  Sad face.

I guess I’ll have to watch Strictly.  Sadder face.

18 Responses to “Hoo-Ray!”

  1. judyt54 March 10, 2014 at 16:25 #

    sadder face. I can watch the first but the other two –“the uploader has not made this video available in your country” bummer but the first one is amazing, truly…


  2. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com March 10, 2014 at 16:57 #

    He really did deserve to win. Strictly won’t start until September, so even sadder face! I prefer Strictly to DOI. Can’t stand Xfactor and the Voice – they don’t sing, they shout!


  3. laurieanichols March 10, 2014 at 16:58 #

    I could only watch the first and I immediately thought of the ice dancers Torvil and Dean who won their gold medals to Bolero. It is one of my favorite pieces and it was composed by Ravel, a French man, the French are notoriously weak in music so when one composes something wonderful hooray for them. Hooray for Ray! He did an amazing piece of ice dancing, very awesome indeed. 😀


    • The Laughing Housewife March 10, 2014 at 17:23 #

      T&D are the stars of DOI. They choreograph everything except the save-me skates and the Bolero.

      Everyone also knows Ravel’s Bolero from ‘Ten’ 🙂


      • laurieanichols March 10, 2014 at 17:25 #

        Oh yes the magnificent Bo Derek running on the sand. I was rooting for Torvil and Dean at each Olympics, they were my favorites every time.:)


        • The Laughing Housewife March 10, 2014 at 17:33 #

          In that case, I’ll admit to finding Bolero sexy – and it could only have been written by a Frenchman 😀


          • laurieanichols March 10, 2014 at 18:40 #

            hee, hee I too find the Bolero tres sexy 😀 I wish that I could skate, it would be my skating song. I don’t skate as much as fall, I don’t think that falling to the music of Bolero would have the same effect.


  4. Elaine - I used to be indecisive March 10, 2014 at 17:08 #

    For some reason I can’t explain, I wasn’t watching this year having watched it in previous years. However… I did happen to see most of the episode where Ray did his Spanish dance and I thought he was fabulous. I remember how good he was when he won it several years ago. As you say, hard to believe he’s an amateur.


  5. anotherday2paradise March 11, 2014 at 13:13 #

    I love watching ice skating. Something I’ll never be able to do, but one can look and enjoy. 🙂


  6. benzeknees March 11, 2014 at 21:13 #

    We have a very similar series on here in Canada – it’s called Battle of the Blades. They pair a figure skater with a hockey skater & they skate routines on a weekly basis until a winner is chosen. Last year they even had a female hockey player from Team Canada paired with a male figure skater! It was incredibly difficult for her to learn to be lifted & trust her partner to catch her, etc. If you can get any episodes, check it out!


  7. Three Well Beings March 13, 2014 at 05:58 #

    We don’t get this show in the U.S. and I think we have missed out!


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