I am surprised at this, but I think it is a good move. Judges like Wilson's work and Johnny certainly could use a fresh perspective. I hope he picks some inspiring music this season...good choreography with bad music is pointless.
It could be a good mix. The angel shtick is Johnny's bread and butter. Not sure I can see him intruding on Evan's toreador turf, but who knows.
I would be happy to see Evan blown off that turf by Johnny
Not an expected choice.
Me too, snowgirl. But it occurs to me that maybe instead Johnny's chum Stephane has been encouraging him to move in the flamenco direction. Interesting, whichever way the blades cut.
Incredible that this thread was turning into a bashing Browning thread. I realize that threads move off topic but this was like "everybody, let's get Kurt. It's our chance" in spite of the fact that he gave Joubert a bit of rhythm.
No one seemed to like the idea of Kurt, but no one could explain anything specific.
Johnny doing Flamenco?? That is a stretch. I think he would fake it more than making it believeable.
LOL has there been a program that Kurt has choreographed that was actually good?!
I thought Jeremy Abbott's 2007-08 SP to "Treat" was good.
Trust me on this Joe, it also takes years (even a lifetime) to become a master of jazz. That doesn't mean a skater can't skate to a jazzy score. Wasn't there a very high score recently to Brubeck's "Take Five." Music from "West Side Story" and "Rhapsody in Blue" seem to have worked out well for skaters too.
I doubt if any of the skaters were accomplished jazz musicians.
Likewise Johnny may not be an accomplished Flamenco dancer but he would be skating to the music - and not literally doing a Flamenco dance.
Spanish music - with it's colorful melodies and distinctive rhythms has been a favorite of skaters for a long time.
Personally, I think it would be good for Johnny to try something different. I think a Flamenco piece might also play to his strength. And I am tired of some of the , new age (cheesey) synthetic music he has used in the past.
Even if I am not a big Johnny fan, I do think he is a talented skater. I hope he has a good season and think Wilson and some new music might be a very good thing for him.