Friday, October 5, 2012

Poker Face 2.0: First Look!

Photo posted to Facebook by Absolute Skating: 
"'Finlandia Trophy flash': Long awaited! Johnny Weir 
in his gorgeous Lady Gaga program costume." 
From this morning's short program practice in Espoo.

Johnny's Short Program, "Poker Face," 
from today's competition! 

Video posted by the amazing Ninni Fancinelli!

And another view, from "MrYyyyytube."

And one more, which includes Johnny and Galina 
before his program, and also afterward 
in the kiss and cry. Love.

Results after the short program:

Click twice for larger view, or visit the link.
Excellent showing for first time back on competitive ice!
Johnny, we are so proud of you!!

Ninni reports: "I have few words from Johnny: He was happy after his program, he's happy to be back and he just enjoyed to skate. He forgot some things so he wasn't able to get the levels he wanted. But the most important thing was, he was very happy for his program. Tomorrow is a new day!"

She also notes: "Here are many people from Finnish Figure Skating Magazine who agreed with me that Johnny got too low scores. But he's #1 for us :')"

Johnny after his short program performance. 
Photo posted to Facebook by Absolute Skating: 
"Johnny Weir didn't get the highest score of the evening 
but he definitely felt the audience's biggest love 
and got the most gifts and flowers."

Johnny and Galina.
Photo tweeted by @eelinpass: 
"Welcome back @JohnnyGWeir"

Photo tweeted by Johnny:
"The worst is over! 
Thank you to my amazing fans here in Finland!! 
I love you!"
This photo made me cry. ♥

Kayso there's absolutely no time to babble because no one wants to read a lot of words right now they just want PHOTOS AND VIDEOS to freak out with so here you go.

Men's short program competition 
begins at 10 am EDT / 9 am CDT today. 

Blog may be updated later. 

Results page is here

Livestream MAY be here (click on the tab at the top that says "Finlandia Trophy." We hope). 

Flailing available absolutely everywhere in the world. Please feel free to join in.

As always, please click any photo twice for larger view.

Video (thank you once again, @ninniFancinell!) 
from today's short program practice: 
Poker Face. LOVE this arrangement, 
created exclusively for Johnny by Lady Gaga. Love.

Photo tweeted by the wonderful Misha Ge: 
"With Fabulous Ice Diva @JohnnyGWeir 
after practice ! P.S. I think my face
is to serious >o< haha"

Photo tweeted by Gary Podschun of banners in place! 
Banner on the left is from the Japanese Angels forum; 
banner on the right created by Gary.

Photo tweeted from this morning's practice 
by @ninniFancinelli: "He's here :) Kufyyjjyljöoäj 
I'm in a cloud 9 :D #FinlandiaTrophy 

Photo tweeted by @ninniFancinelli: 
"Johnny Weir's costume for tonight!"

Victor at this morning's practice. 
Photo tweeted by @ninniFancinelli: 
"Johnny's #1 supporter and fan :) 
which one of them is more nervous?"

Links to Ninni's twitvids from this morning (Blogger doesn't like embedded twitvids, so fine. Links it is):

Johnny Weir's 3T!



Johnny at Finlandia Trophy practice on Thursday. 
Photo courtesy of the lovely Elena Vasileva, or "Elle-Velle."

From the Finlandia Facebook album 
posted last night by International Figure Skating. 
How much do I love that 5 of the 6 photos 
in the album are Johnny? So, so much.

Fan-favorite photo: 
Because wedding ring.

Johnny interviewed Thursday on Finnish TV Yle: 
"I came back to show my fans that if you work hard, 
you can do anything."

Finlandia Trophy Men's Competition

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Johnny's Practice
Thursday, October 4
3:50 pm – 4:30 pm Finland time
8:50 am – 9:30 am EDT
7:50 am – 8:30 am CDT
6:50 am – 7:30 am MDT
5:50 am – 6:30 am PDT

Johnny's Practice
Friday, October 5
11:15 am – 11:45 am Finland time
4:15 am – 4:45 am EDT
3:15 am – 3:45 am CDT
2:15 am – 2:45 am MDT
1:15 am – 1:45 am PDT

Men's Short Program
Starting Order
Friday, October 5
5 pm Finland time
10 am EDT
9 am CDT
8 am MDT
7 am PDT

One-Hour Finlandia Highlights Broadcast
Saturday, October 6
on Finnish YLETV2 and streaming here
5:15 pm Finland time 
10:15 am EDT
9:15 am CDT
8:15 am MDT
7:15 am PDT

Men's Free Skate
Starting Order
Saturday, October 6
5:30 pm Finland time
10:30 am EDT
9:30 am CDT
8:30am MDT
7:30 am PDT

Men's Victory Ceremony
Saturday, October 6
8:17 pm Finland time
1:17 pm EDT
12:17 pm CDT
11:17 am MDT
10:17 am PDT

Final Finlandia Highlights Broadcast
Sunday, October 7
on Finnish YLETV2 and streaming here 
5:20 pm – 7 pm Finland time
10:20 am – 12 noon EDT
9:20 am – 11 am CDT
8:20 am – 10 am MDT
7:20 am – 9 am PDT

New on Johnny's website!! 
East Coasters, you're invited to dot429's cocktail reception 
hosted by Johnny on Friday, October 12, 
at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in NYC.  The event is 
part of dot429's three-day conference, "Straight Talk." 
More info / tickets here!

Please alert absolutely everyone you've ever met 
to "like" and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

A new post from Patti 
on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website
Please go read it now!

But wait, there's more!!! 
Set those DVRs now: 10 pm EDT / 9 pm CDT 
for new BGJW episodes every Monday only on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you're watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

Landing quads and kicking ass 
at a Grand Prix event near you!
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!

Please be sure to read Johnny's fabulous
London 2012 blog entries on! 
Here's a listing of his blog posts (newest first):
My First Impressions of the London Olympic Games
Fierce Competition (and Fashion!) at London Games

Yes, YOU can be a part of Johnny's comeback!  
Please visit Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund today 
and chip in as little as $1 via PayPal. 
Our small gifts can help make his dream of competing 
in his third Olympic Games come true!
And now you can leave a message 
of support for Johnny, too!

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)

Q and A! Go read it now!

with MAC is pretty much sold out, 
but I'm leaving this video on here 
for a little while longer 
because I love it so much.

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on!

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Johnny tweeted:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"

You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!

copyright 2012 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


aaaack said...

Johnny's body language says that he is glad to be back. Thank you for getting back to fighting form and cat clawing your way back to the top of the heap!

Beautiful costume and music, plus incredible, expressive moves. Eclectic...combining what's edge modern but also classical and lyrical. A ton of Swarovski crystals playing catch with the light.

Johnny faced a tough, seasoned and battle-honed group out there. And in these tough economic times, all the skaters are extra hungry (in every sense of the word).

Nancy Knisley said...

I wonder if Stephanie Handler had to attach all those jewels to the costume by hand.

Beautiful costume for a beautiful skater.

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

love the poker face - it's almost as if all his fans are with him on the ice. <3

good skate! yay, Johnny! and now that you've gotten past the first back-in-competition-skate, you can really fly!

so excited to see the long program!