I did not get enough sleep last night, and Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès are to blame. Theirs may be the most beautiful figure skating I’ve ever seen. Their choreography is so different, it’s making me a little crazy. I cannot stop watching them. Part of my obsession is that their music choices, not just the songs but also the cover artists, are positively heartbreaking and so very effective. Their music is giving me all the feels. Oh, and they’re both drop-dead gorgeous, and positively filled with joy. Sure, while they’re skating, they maintain the perfect dramatic tension, but the very second their routine is over, they are all smiles and loving punches and wagging tails. I want to be friends with them both.
The pair has been skating together since 2010. 10 years is an eternity in skating, and that’s no doubt why they are so remarkably in synch. There is an unconfirmed rumor that the duo first found each other on the website icepartnersearch.com. If that’s true, it just confirms my opinion that the internet is a weird and wonderful place. However they found each other, I’m certainly glad they did.
I know there are a LOT of videos below, but I promise you it’s just a small subset of the videos I devoured on YouTube. Just could. Not. Stop. I’m sure I’m going to be sorry by this afternoon, but for now, I regret nothing!
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Epilogue: A friend and reader let me know that Ciprès is a predator and a Very Bad Man. He is, however, a magnificent skater, so I’m going to leave this here. Poor Vanessa James. But now I am pissed off and I want my sleep back.