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    Best programs of this season?

    What are your picks for the best programs of this season? I propose three standards for the picks:

    1) New program;
    2) Best choregraphy;
    3) Excellent execution(cleanly skated for at least once).

    Here are my three picks:

    1) Mao Asada's Short Program, 'Chopin's Nocturne',
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ELampKk0AE&NR

    2) Yu-Na Kim's Long Program,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lgHbHKifbI

    3) Shen & Zhao's Long Program, 'Meditation de Thaïs',
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPg9h0HE7FU


    I don't watch ice dancing, and I don't think there's any 'mini masterpiece' among men's new programs, so that's all I can come up with. There are obviously some other excellent new programs in this season, but I don't think they can match these three.

    Feel free to chime in(provide a youtube link for your picks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by iloveaxel View Post


    I don't watch ice dancing, and I don't think there's any 'mini masterpiece' among men's new programs, so that's all I can come up with. There are obviously some other excellent new programs in this season, but I don't think they can match these three.

    Feel free to chime in(provide a youtube link for your picks).
    EXCUUUUSE ME???

    Daisuke Takahashi. LP. NHK. Feast your eyes (and then eat your words! )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzDK97s6yHM


    Adding:

    Oda's SP, again from NHK (although SA was just as good)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zprHG9cK9-k


    Davis/White, Free dance from NHK

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNWEM2Sku98
    Last edited by Kasey; 12-17-2006 at 02:43 AM. Reason: adding other programs

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    Gregory & Petukhov's FD as 'Adam and Eve' at Skate America was just flat stunning

    and yes I'm biased, but I still say it's the BEST of the season

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    I love Lambiel's SP (great music) although he hasn't skated it well yet.

    I also love Takahashi's LP, Domnina/Shabalin's OD and FD, and Dubreuil/Lauzon's FD.

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    Two absolute faves:

    Nobunari Oda "Fly Me to the Moon" (SA, NHK, GPF was great presentation-wise, but the jumps went AWOL)

    Mao Asada "Nocturne" (GPF, SA - I watched the NHK in such a bad quality that I can't say much about the performance)

    Also:

    Shen & Zhao "Meditation de Thaïs"

    Miki Ando "Scheherezade" (Campbells, SA & TEB)

    Nobunari Oda "Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.4" (at NHK)

    Daisuke Takahashi "Phantom of the Opera" (at NHK)

    Virtue & Moir - OD (Skate Canada)

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    A few others that I am including...just because I'm a sucker for what strikes ME as a good program...

    Sarah Meier, LP from CoR (one doubled jump, but otherwise perfect....I just find her enchanting)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRZFvyDEBr0

    Virtue/Moir FD from Skate Canada (just a beautiful DANCE free dance, smooth and elegant)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enRVzC502EY

    Denkova/Staviski's FD, which I just find stunning (I think each time they've performed it has been equally impressive, this is just the first link I could find)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w68rNns8Wu0

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    My favorite programs of the current season -

    Fumie's free skate (and I all the Japanese ladies)

    Gregory & Petuhkov's Adam & Eve free dance

    Dubreuil & Lauzon's "At Last"

    Shen & Zhao's "Meditation de Thais"

    Daisuke Takahashi's free skate

    Missing Jeff Buttle, Dube & Davison due to injuries Hope they all recover well so they can possibly compete later this season. Sorry to find out the news of Evan, Johnny, and Tanith & Ben's withdrawals from the GPF. My wishes for speedy recovery go out to all of them as well.

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