Yes, I realize Euros are still going on as we speak (congratulations, Javi! Welcome to the 300 club! Emperor Yuzu will see you now…), and I’m super-excited to watch NBC’s Euros broadcast this Sunday (4 pm ET / 3 pm CT) so I can get Johnny’s take on all the action, particularly his thoughts on the men’s scoring… But meanwhile the lovely Elena Vasileva sent me two new exclusive black-and-white Snow King 2 photo series (which, as you all know, is my absolute fav style of photography), both of which are spectacular. So in between Euros free skates this weekend, please enjoy this photoset of Johnny at various Snow King rehearsals in Moscow from late December and early January, and its companion set, these stunningly beautiful performance shots.
But wait: there is yet more Johnny commentary this weekend in addition to Euros! NBC is airing the US Nats gala on Saturday, also 4 pm ET / 3 pm CT, with Johnny, Tara, and Terry at the helm again (I am always endlessly amused by Johnny leading the “Smuckers Skating Spectacular” broadcasts. Irony: it’s what’s for dinner). So please be sure to tune in both days for more Johnny on our TVs, which is exactly where we like to have him unless, of course,
we could possibly meet him for coffee at Starbucks we can watch him doing his thing on the ice.
Which brings us back to our Flashback Friday picspam. These are truly some of the most gorgeous Johnny photos I have ever seen, so if you need me, I’ll just be wandering between this post and the other one forever…
For more from Elena, please visit her amazing “Johnny as Kai” gallery on Flickr.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: The US Nats wrap-up post has been UPDATED with full video of Johnny’s commentary on the ladies’ and men’s free skates, plus the intro segment from the pairs broadcast. Pairs full video coming soon!
Instagrammed by Johnny earlier this week.
ICYMI: two wonderful videos from Snow King 2 rehearsals!
Johnny and Zhenya rehearsing the chess sequence between Kai and the Snow King.
Johnny and Zhenya at rehearsals with Irina Slutskaya’s daughter. So cute!
Teaser pic last night from @TaraandJohnny… The consensus guess seems to be: Rio!
Where are we going? #taraandjohnnyadventures @johnnygweir @taralipinski by @taraandjohnny
REMINDER: Johnny is guest-starring on E! Online’s new digital series, Hashtaggers! Catch a sneak peek on E! News Monday, February 8, 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT. Afterward all nine episodes will premiere at once, including Johnny’s! More info on the Hashtaggers website.
Image via Johnny’s official website.
Very special thanks to Elena Vasileva for the gorgeous exclusive photos!