Is this the year of the over-used music or what?
I've been distinctly disappointed watching the Grand Prix events as the Olympics approaches and seeing so many skaters from all four disciplines pulling out the been-there done-that catalogue of music, blowing the dust off of it and thinking it will make an appropriately serious Olympic statement.
So far on my list: Kevin Van der Parren - recycling not only Yagudin's old music, but what looks like his choreography as well.
Pang and Tong: my favorite of the Chinese pairs, but Phantom of the Opera? Yawn.
Navka/Kostomarov - Carmen? For the love of God, why? Very likely they will win the Olympic gold medal, ice dance being what it is, but they get a thumbs down from me for a most uninspired music choice and choreography to match.
Chait/Sahknovsky - Maybe they should get a few points just for nerve, but why oh why did they pick Bolero?
And an honorary category - the just dump that music because it does nothing for you category:
First in line, Joannie Rochette (who I love to death). Instrumental Madonna? Just say no.
Next in line: the wacky stylings of Evan Lysaceck to Grease. Awful mishmash of cuts, cheesy theme.
I'm sure I've missed a few, so feel free to add your own musical frustrations of the season.