Recap: ‘Kings on Ice’ Wows in Romania

JW_KOI_12-18-2015_01EBeautiful Johnny at the beginning of Creep. Screencap from the Kings on Ice livestream.


OK! Kings on Ice! Which suddenly had a livestream for which we were not really prepared, but may I just say the scramble was worth it because it worked really well and it was wonderful to watch the event as it was happening.

Photo coverage of the show was a bit sparse, but here are a billion videos from all different angles and some random pics—with possibly more coming, so please check back for updates. [Editorial note: Yes! More were discovered and added below since this post was first published, from photographers Bianca Augusta, Diana Andrei, and Dan Porcuţan.] Pics and vids are presented in the order that the programs appeared in the show, from the first group number through the finale.

As you’ll see and hear below, Johnny’s performances were very well-received, particularly—as always—his Masquerade. The highlight of the show, however, was definitely the Four Kings—Johnny, Evgeni Plushenko, Tomáš Verner, and Philippe Candeloro—which resulted in the most videos. So much talent on one piece of ice, and so amazing to see.


UPDATE! Yes, We Have Press Conference Pics

All press conference photos via Dan Porcuţan.

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FIRST GROUP NUMBER

JW_KOI_DBodea_12-18-2015_01Gorgeous view of the 7,000-seat arena, which was sold out. Via Dan Bodega for the Transilvania Reporter.

 

JW_KOI_BA_12-18-2015_04BVia Bianca Augusta.

 

JW_KOI_DBodea_12-18-2015_02Via the Transilvania Reporter.

 


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JOHNNY’S CREEP

JW_KOI_MZ_12-18-2015_01AUPDATE! Via Hungarian news site Maszol. Roughly translated, the caption reads in part: “Openly gay Johnny Weir, World bronze medalist and three-time US champion, came with taboo-breaking performances. His costume (he performed one program in a long black dress) and skating shocked the audience, and the announcer remarked, “Well, well, not only women can be graceful.”

 

JW_KOI_BA_12-18-2015_06AVia Bianca Augusta. Photo © Diana Andrei.

 

JW_KOI_DP_12-18-2015_02AVia Dan Porcuţan.

 

JW_KOI_BA_12-18-2015_05AVia Bianca Augusta: “@JohnnyGWeir such passion <3 absolutely loved your performance, we want you back in Romania next year #stunning"

 

JW_KOI_DP_12-18-2015_03AVia Dan Porcuţan.

 


From the livestream.
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Johnny appears beginning at about 12:16.
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THE FOUR KINGS

JW_KOI_BA_12-18-2015_01AVia Bianca Augusta: “@JohnnyGWeir @vernertomas bringing sexy back #kingsonice”

 

JW_KOI_BA_12-18-2015_08AVia Bianca Augusta.

 

JW_KOI_DP_12-18-2015_05AVia Dan Porcuţan.

 

JW_KOI_VofT_12-18-2015_01Via Vocea Transilvaniei.

 


From the livestream.
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JOHNNY’S MASQUERADE: WALTZ

JW_KOI_BA_12-18-2015_07AVia Bianca Augusta. Photo © Diana Andrei.

 


From the livestream.
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FINALE

Photos via the Transilvania Reporter except as noted.

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JW_KOI_BA_12-18-2015_09AVia Bianca Augusta.

 

JW_KOI_DP_12-18-2015_06AVia Dan Porcuţan.

 

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JW_KOI_DP_12-18-2015_08AVia Dan Porcuţan.

 

JW_KOI_MZ_12-18-2015_02UPDATE! Via Maszol.

 

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JW_KOI_DP_12-18-2015_09AVia Dan Porcuţan.

 

JW_KOI_DP_12-18-2015_10AVia Dan Porcuţan.

 

JW_KOI_DBodea_12-18-2015_05Via Dan Bodega.

 

JW_KOI_DBodea_12-18-2015_04Via Dan Bodega.

 

JW_KOI_DP_12-18-2015_11AVia Dan Porcuţan.

 

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BONUS PICS

En route to Romania with Kosta Gavrin and Anastasiya Martiusheva.

JW_IG_12-17-2015_03AVia Anastasiya. “А мы летим в неизвестную Cluj-Napoka 😂😍👍🏼 #show #kingsonice #plushenko #clujnapoka #friends #love #figureskating”

 

And upon arrival.

JW_IG_12-17-2015_02Via Johnny: “24 hours of transit and I’ve arrived in Romania! 🇷🇴 🎤My-ya-he, my-ya-ho…Kings on Ice Cluj tonight!”


BONUS CLIPS

 

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Вот мы и здесь #clujnapoka 😜😎 #figureskating #kingsonice #plushenko #edvinmarton #show

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#kingsonice #clujnapoca

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#kingsonice ❤️

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JW_KOI_BA_12-18-2015_03DAnd one more, post-show. Via Bianca Augusta: “@JohnnyGWeir I’ve waited so long for this


 

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