Stars on Ice

Put down the TV remotes. Hang up the phones. No longer will call-in votes be the only way for Seattleites to appreciate the dancing/skating wonder Evan Lysacek. After a season of topping the scoreboards on Dancing With the Stars (not to mention his recent gold medal in Vancouver), Lysacek will join many fellow Olympians for this traveling one-night show, Smucker’s Stars on Ice. With the anxiety of the Olympics—and hopefully the bitterness of medal standings—behind them, these sequin-covered winter athletes will include new names, like pairs gold medalists Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao, and familiar ones, like 2006 silver medalist Sasha Cohen. (Definitely not among them: Evgeni Plushenko, still pissed about Lysacek foregoing a quad in Vancouver.) Expect lavish costumes, pearly white smiles, and romantic music to dazzle fans of all ages. But don’t worry about any more relentless self-promotion coming from tall, lanky, heavily bronzed Lysacek regarding his DWtS standings. The show—and most likely his dancing career—have wrapped up for the season. PARISA SADRZADEH

Sat., May 29, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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