Definitely Lyra Angelica for Kwan, but also Song of the Black Swan
For Sasha, I often think of that waltz she did as her 2002 Olympic short program, "Sentimental Waltz"--she did such a good job, and the music was so haunting and individual
Of course, Love Story for Sale and Pelletier
Browning: I think some of his pro programs have more impact for me than Casablanca. Here's Singin' in the Rain:
Wylie: Henry V for me.
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
Malaguena/ Bridge over Troubled Water
Carmen (kinda obvious)
Elena and Anton
Sale and Pellitier
for me Tanith ad Ben's signiture program is the hot salsa/latin OD at the 2006 olympics.
Gotta Have Music
Paul Wylie - JFK, Carmina Burana, Apollo 13
Brian Orser - The Story of My Life
Michelle Kwan - East of Eden, Salome, Lyra Angelica
Todd Eldredge - First Knight, The Glory, Il Mare Calmo de la Sera
Brian Boitano - Music of the Night, Napoleon, Carousel Waltz, Appalachian Spring
Matt Savoie - The Mission, Adagio
Meryl Davis & Charlie White - Indian Dance, Samson & Delilah
Kurt Browning - Casablanca, Brick House
Torvill & Dean - Bolero, Hat Trick
Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto - their gypsy dance, If It Kills Me (from this season's SOI)
Rudy Galindo - Swan Lake, Village People Medley
Sasha Cohen - Dark Eyes, Romeo & Juliet
Bourne & Kraatz - Riverdance
Viktor Petrenko - Mambo #5
Kristi Yamaguchi - Blue Danube, Malaguena
Alexei Yagudin - Winter, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia
Plushy - Sex Bomb
Elvis Stojko - Dragon
Philippe Candeloro - D'Artagnan
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Wicked Yankee Girl
Rahkamo & Kokko
The official video to Enigma's Beyond the Invisible
And of course, La Strada
Pakhomova & Gorshkov their Olympic FD 1976 Flamenco (gorgeous!)
Usova & Zhulin
I just loved them at first sight-this Indian Temple Dance FD in 1988
Duchesnays-I think it has to be Missing I
Grishuk & Platov The Feeling Begins FD 1987
Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992 Bach Air
Bestemianova & Bukin 1985 Carmen FD
Wilson & McCall Elite Syncopations
P&B-Although they skated their Clown program twice at Worlds, and it fits them like a glove, for me their Madness program was much more what they were about, but I most remember their Les Miserables program when I think of them:
Belbin & Agosto-I think I would go with their Let's Get Loud OD, since they performed it endlessly in exhibitions:
But I prefer Shadritsa
Navka & Kostamarov -Ain't No Sunshine when She's Gone
Torvill & Dean. Although most remember their Bolero, and their best FD was for my money Mack & Mable, I would say their most memorable & my favorite piece was their Paso Doble OD. But Signature? For the many times they have performed some version of it, have to be Bolero.
Denkova & Staviyski, their 2003 Baroque OD
Delobel & Schoenfelder, I think their Frida FD
Domnina & Shabalin-has to be Masquerade Waltz, although Dance of the Spirits is very them, too.
Blumberg & Siebert
Fred & Ginger Tap Dance
Virtue and Moir
Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Faiella and Scali
Davis and White
Samson & Delilah
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Doris, what treasures! Funnily enough, I was just thinking of Klimova and Ponomarenko's Bach Air program the other day, because I heard the music playing. And when I look up Denkova and Staviski, a favorite couple, I always look for that wonderful baroque OD. Thanks also for including Blumberg and Siebert and Rahkamo and Kokko, and the Duchesnays' "Missing." I look forward to watching every one of these. I love watching "Missing" and then watching Torvill and Dean performing their version.
T & D's version:
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With my favorite skaters it is not so easy to define a signature program. With Michelle it is almost always the last program I watch that is my favorite and stays that way until I watch another one. Too many great moments and impossible to narrow it down to one.
With Sasha it is about her qualities more than a program. I still have never seen another skater who moves like her, with such beautiful posture, lines and stretch.
Something about Chen-Lu's skating always made such an impression on me. In '98 she was not technically quite her best and still she managed to absolutely mesmorize the arena crowd and viewers around the world with the beauty of her skating. There was a gentleness and quiet dignity about her skating that made a powerful impression on me.
and... World Peace!
Pang & Tong's 2004 LP "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini"
IMO theirs' was the best interpretation of this music by any skater or skating pair. Part of me really hopes they'll go back to this for 2014.
Tripping on the Podium
Their glory... their curse
Brian Joubert - Rise
Khokhlova/Novistki - Night on Bald Mountain
she takes the audience on her journey of emotions
ITA with both! so difficult to choose for my favorite skaters though. I will have to think this through.
Figure Skating Is A Dangerous Sport
Alexei....Man In The Iron Mask
This is the competition I love the best. It was won with heart & soul.
beating Plushenko .... I was on the edge of my seat.
Michelle-Rach '98 and EOE (World Pro '98 and others)
Sasha-Romeo and Juliet
Toville & Dean -Bolero
Oksana Bauil-Swan Lake and The Swan
Johnny- The Swan
Mao-Chopin Nocturne in E-flat
Yu Na-Gershwin Concerto
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Wicked Yankee Girl
It's even funnier when you know the commentator is Toller Cranston, infamous in his eligible days for getting criticized by other commentators for his costumes.
Originally Posted by Tonichelle
Completely agree, as well as Joubert's Rise program.
Virtue and Moir
Umbrellas of Cherbourg
And, Castile and Okolski's Requiem for a Dream LP (especially at Nationals)