This is from Japan Open.
It is amazing! May be I am the only one who liked this program from the minute I saw it.
Plushenko only a guy who did 2 rotated quads, I think this program suits his personality, some nice upgrades to his costume. Petukhov did a good job again, and I can see some TAT input as well, including music cuts and costume. His ending pose was changed too, hope he still phoenix at the end.
My first impression of the program was that this is a tribute to Johnny Weir, Swan, too many feathers and sequins.
Now in Jo I got warmed up only because it is Plushenko in something new, otherwsise I feel he wants to show a softer image but it is actually like you force an eagle to be a swan. I m Romeo and Juliet fan still but at this point anything he tries does only good
I m amazed he controls his arms throughout the program until the last minute though, thats a new for me.
Actually his movements are softer than the test skate, which is a pitty since I love some of the movements from the test skate (for example, the way he made the pose before the steps). The first part is improved from the test skate for sure, so I think by RN, it would be a really beautiful program. It is just so different from others.
And I do not see the resemblance to Weir's program, he is softer now, but not that soft