My guess: SP - Lori Nichol, LP- David Wilson.
Well, about a week ago, I was on the same session as Liam Firus and saw him practice. More importantly, I saw his new free program.
His new free program is a Medley of Muse songs. Selections include Exogenesis Part I (Overture), Part II (Cross-Pollination), and a part of the Vitamin String Quartet's cover of Knights of Cydonia. It looks wicked cool and his final step sequence is intense.
I think that's a wonderful choice for Narumi & Mervin!
Also, it brings up inevitable comparisons for me with Navka and Kostomarov who have possibly my favorite original dance of all time (2004 OD) which used this music as well.
And yeah, it is things like this that makes me look forward to the post-Sochi season of vocal music in the rest of skating. Can you imagine footwork done to the "I know... I know... I know..." part? Or maybe a series of butterflies...
I don't really mind the music, although I'd prefer if they left out the David Garett part, the weepy violin part is sort of Muzak-y sounding. The part at the beginning and in the middle is actually quite lovely and suits T/T to a T. I wish they would replace the Garret parts with a better arrangement,, but I heard worse.
The program itself looks very promising. The spins/jumps and some parts (like the ending) look quite rough at this point, but the choreo looks lovely and innovative and they have amazing posture and extension. I pray they manage to fix their jump issues!
I don't have to imagine footwork done to I know I know I know
from icenetwork's article:
Cappellini and Lanotte plan to skate to music from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers for the short dance and Carmen for the free dance.
If it is, I definitely agree that sequence could e magical but I don't think takahashi and tran could match their sexiness. That OD is easily one of my top five probably top three favorite original dances of all time.