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  • You're here on such a good day.

  • The other day, my producer showed me an incredible video

  • on Instagram, of one of the coolest performances I've seen.

  • I could try to describe it, but I would rather you just see it

  • for yourself.

  • From Stuttgart, Germany, please welcome Viola Brand.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • [MUSIC - DUA LIPA, "DON'T START NOW"]

  • (SINGING) Did a full 180, crazy, thinking about the way I was.

  • Did the heartbreak change me?

  • [CHEERING]

  • Maybe, but look at where I ended up.

  • I'm all good already.

  • So moved on, it's scary.

  • I'm not where you left me at all.

  • [CHEERING]

  • So if you don't want to see me dancing with somebody.

  • [CHEERING]

  • If you want to believe that anything could stop me,

  • don't show up.

  • Don't come out.

  • Don't start caring about me now.

  • Walk away.

  • You know how.

  • Don't start caring about me now.

  • [CHEERING]

  • Aren't you the guy who tried to--

  • [CHEERING]

  • --hurt me with the word goodbye?

  • Though it took some time to--

  • [CHEERING]

  • --survive you, I'm better on the other side.

  • I'm all good already.

  • So moved on, it's scary.

  • I'm not where you left me at all.

  • So if you don't want to see me dancing with somebody.

  • [CHEERING]

  • If you want to believe that anything could stop me,

  • don't show up.

  • Don't come out.

  • [CHEERING]

  • Don't start caring about me now.

  • Walk away.

  • You know how.

  • Don't start caring--

  • [CHEERING]

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • Hi.

  • So nice to meet you.

  • Nice to meet you, too.

  • It's Viola, right?

  • Yes.

  • I say in Germany, I say Viola.

  • Yes.

  • But you can also say Viola.

  • I don't care.

  • OK.

  • I want to say it how you like people to say it.

  • OK so, this is a sport, which I didn't even know.

  • I saw this.

  • But it's a sport.

  • How long have you been competing in this?

  • I have competing in this for 19 years, now.

  • In summer, it turns 20 years that I do the sport.

  • Yes so, it's like all my life that I'm doing the sport.

  • Had you seen it when you were that age?

  • Had you seen that before?

  • Or did you just do that by yourself?

  • No, I have three older brothers.

  • And one of my brother, he did this first,

  • because there was a club in our village.

  • And so, I get to know about the sport.

  • And then yeah, I wanted to do what my brother was doing.

  • Sure.

  • I started as well, at the age of six, yes.

  • And is it like--

  • it seems hard.

  • You make it look easy.

  • I don't think I could do it.

  • Have you hurt--

  • You can try, if you want.

  • I will.

  • I'll try a little later.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Have you hurt yourself?

  • Yes, I hurt myself one time.

  • I broke my foot, when I was trying to--

  • I stand on the handlebar.

  • And I tried to jump to the-- no, I stand on the saddle

  • and I tried to jump to the handlebar.

  • Right.

  • Which was pretty dangerous, and yeah, then I broke my foot.

  • Right.

  • Yeah, but this was the only big injury in 19 years.

  • And so, I'm lucky.

  • Yeah, you are.

  • So this is really interesting.

  • I was told that watching my show, in Germany,

  • helped you learn English.

  • Yes, I learned English in school, of course.

  • But then, I found out about your show here.

  • And I'm watching it for, I don't know, two years now.

  • And yeah, I really like to watch the show,

  • because I can understand everything you say.

  • This is pretty cool, for me.

  • Most people can't.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • And so yeah, I watch the show very often.

  • And I also hear to the podcasts.

  • And so, yeah.

  • Oh thanks, thanks.

  • All right, more with Viola, after this.

  • We're back with artistic cyclist Viola Brand.

  • And so, you've been in many competitions.

  • You've won what medal?

  • How many medals, and what medals have you won?

  • I won the silver medal at the World Championship,

  • three times.

  • And I'm also the reigning silver medalist

  • of the World Championship.

  • And I'm also the reigning European champion.

  • So I won the European championship for two times

  • Wow.

  • OK well--

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • You don't even know this, but you just

  • competed in the first annual Ellen DeGeneres Artistic Cycle

  • Competition.

  • [CHEERING]

  • Yeah.

  • So weird that you're here today, because I was

  • starting the competition today.

  • And I'm the only judge, so you won.

  • Yes.

  • Thank you, Ellen.

  • [CHEERING]

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • All right, also, our friends at Shutterfly

  • love German artistic cyclists.

  • They're going to give you a check for $10,000.

  • [CHEERING]

  • No way!

  • Yeah, yeah way!

  • Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God!

  • I want to thank Mark Wahlberg.

  • I'll see you tomorrow.

  • Be kind to one another.

  • Bye bye.

You're here on such a good day.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/06
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