I was thinking that the next natural progression for CoP might be to do away with music in the SP.
I have read comments about this before at GS and used to scoff at them.
But philosophically I see this as the direction the sport may be headed under the current ISU regime.
With skaters being put under such microscopic scrutiny for technical elements it feels like music interpretation and the originality of their programs has become secondary.
I think this was part of the point Jenny was making in her article about Brian and Jeremy. She called it favoritism but I think it might have been more accurate for her to turn her objections to the direction CoP seems to be headed.
Does it make any sense under CoP for Jeremy to work on such intricate choreography with such attention to nuance only to see Joubert's much less intricate choreo and more casual music interpretation receive equal or better scores?
Apparently not - and Jeremy would be better off practicing quads and skating a program without so many beautiful transitions and such sensitve musical interpretation.
If this trend continues I will certainly be disappointed and I am not sure if I can call what we are seeing this season progress or the best direction for a sport that has always been appreciated for the way it successfully blended sport and art.