Kawaguti/Smirnov LP, NO CONTEST. Too bad it was not skated cleanly on international scene.
Takahashi/Tran - everything! (bbs so cute )
Daisuke's Mambo SP
Kavaguti/Smirnov's Clair de Lune LP
Skating is art, if you let it be.
**ABSOLUTE BEST NO QUESTION** -- Jason Brown's LP at U.S. Nationals
Then, in no particular order (aside from separating by discipline):
*Daisuke Takahashi's SP at NHK
*Daisuke Takahashi's LP at NHK
*Nobunari Oda's LP at Worlds (if only he paid attention to the music a bit more and had more expression! Excellent program)
*Ross Miner's LP
*Florent Amodio's LP before the music change at Worlds
*Kanako Murakami's SP before the styling change at Worlds
*Kanako Murakami's LP
*Alissa Czisny's LP (Skate Canada is the best version artistically)
*Mao Asada's LP at Japanese Nationals (ONLY that version, most definitely)
*Carolina Kostner's LP at Worlds (ONLY this version, though a bit less vehemently than with Mao's program)
*Yu-Na Kim's LP
*The perfect music cut for Kiira Korpi's LP (choreography is good too but I have visions of making it better)
*Kawaguti/Smirnov's LP, especially at Europeans
*Savchenko/Szolkowy's LP at Worlds
Last edited by Blades of Passion; 05-03-2011 at 12:48 AM.
I forgot about Jason's LP at US Nationals! Totally agree, and would also like to give a shoutout to Jonathan Cassar's beautiful LP to Schindler's List.
Originally Posted by Blades of Passion
Thank God for Stephane Lambiel and Matt Savoie!
Jason Brown's SP and Carolina Kostner's LP.
I forgot to mention that I absolutely love Mao's Ballade. This is probably my favorite program this season even though it's an exhibition.
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I forgot to mention Mysliveckova and Novak's programs. They didn't skate that well at Euros or Worlds, but their music is so catchy lol.
S&S Worlds FS
V&T Worlds FS (they had a small error, but the emotion there was great)
Miki's World SP
Mao's 4CC FS
Carolina's Worlds LP
Sarah Meier's Europeans LP
Mirai Nagasu's 4CC LP
P&B's CoC FD
Chan LP (nationals)
Wicked Yankee Girl
Jason Brown, both SP & LP
Javier Fernandez LP
Ross Miner LP
Patrick Chan LP
Carolina Kostner SP
Rachael Flatt SP (East of Eden)
Chock & Zuerlein FD
Weaver & Poje SD
Davis & White FD, but only as skated at Worlds
Virtue & Moir FD
Savchenko & Szolkowy LP
Pang & Tong SP
Kavaguti & Smirnov LP
Last edited by dorispulaski; 05-06-2011 at 04:21 AM.
For me it was CHAN, KOSTNER, and nothing our of the ordinary in Pairs and Ice Dance.
K/S LP, the COR skate was my favourite performance of the year
V/T SP & LP
S/K SP (Russian Juniors)
K/M FD (Russian Juniors)
Kostner SP & LP
Takahashi SP & LP
Alissa's long program, particularly at the GPF. Her reaction in the kiss and cry was priceless.
Kanako Murakami's short early in the season when she was still wearing the polka dot dress. What energy. The ruffly dress later in the season was a distraction.
Kozuka's long at worlds. It was a lights-out skate and I've never seen his coach so delighted.
Jeremy Abbott's short at national's. It was full of energy and fun but by the time he got to world's, his verve was gone.
The Shibutani's long. I liked it, and I find them refreshing.
And speaking of things I liked, I liked Cynthia Phanuf's early season white dress with the shoulders. It was different, but I only saw her skate in it once, I think. Maybe the shoulders made it harder to skate. Christina Gao had a similar dress in black that seemed to make it through the season. I liked it too.
Originally Posted by islandpaddler
I meant to write Ryan Bradley, not Jeremy Abbott.