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    Mao's and Akiko's are the ones I m rewatching so far.

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    Love Akiko's LP! Like the music, choreography, costume, and details of the program, it's unique!
    Yuna's LP has a potential. I really like it even though it wasn't perfect. Elements are balanced and spread out, and ChSq is a highlight of this program.
    Ashley's and Mao's programs look nice, too.
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    Akiko's LP- Its unique and there is a freedom to it. Gives a feeling joy.
    Mao's LP- music used alot but the program is classic,and beautiful. The step sequence is wonderful.

    Have to say for short programs from the ladies my favourite is Kiira's. Sadly not been too fond of the LP's from either of the russian men or women this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figuristka View Post
    Akiko's LP- Its unique and there is a freedom to it. Gives a feeling joy.
    Mao's LP- music used alot but the program is classic,and beautiful. The step sequence is wonderful.

    Have to say for short programs from the ladies my favourite is Kiira's. Sadly not been too fond of the LP's from either of the russian men or women this year.
    I agree. I love Adelina so I wanted to like her programs. For 2 seasons in the row I'm just not thrilled but she's still my fav Russian. Not a Ksenia fan but I loved last years short program (hated the long).

    All the top Russian men's programs look the same to me. I just don't get them.

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    I really like both of Elene Gedevanishvili's programs. She skated her SP to potential in skate Canada but her LP has not been clean at all. I wish she could skate well at Euro (but skate badly at worlds so other countries can grab an extra spot for the Olympics)

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    Mao's LP! I love the transitions and linking steps. Overused music, but well interpreted. I was surprised that it was choreographed by Tarasova considering the programs she gave her while she was her coach. If she skates it clean, then IMO it will be one of the greatest LP's of all time.

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    Wagner has my fav for the season. I really don't tend to root for her as a skater but this program is very musical. The choreography has a definitive beginning, middle and end. That arc almost gives it a 6.0 feel that is missing nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavender View Post
    I agree. I love Adelina so I wanted to like her programs. For 2 seasons in the row I'm just not thrilled but she's still my fav Russian. Not a Ksenia fan but I loved last years short program (hated the long).

    All the top Russian men's programs look the same to me. I just don't get them.
    Really liked Adelina more than the other russian girls but although she performs to the music well i cannot stand watching the whole program as the music is annoying for me. I don't usually feel that way. I agree alot of the top russian men seem similar and i don't sense their emotion or enjoy the choreography. The japanese men at Nationals i found to be far more interesting.

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    Without doubt Mao Asada!

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    I like Mao's and Kanako's. Mao's LP is the best among programs from her in recent years and I think it's the kind that suits her. Soft and gentle. (I've never thought Swan' lake by Tarasova would be like that.) Kanako's LP was astonishing too and it has potential to get better if performed well. Not considering the performance by the skater, I prefer Kanako's.

    Yuna's LP was disappointing. It is really surprising because I rarely get disappointed by Yuna and David Wilson.(Actually it's the first time that I find her competitive program this boring other than exhibition programs.) Maybe it's because I had such a high expectations from them. Yuna was Yuna and her performance was great as usual but the choreography and the arrangement of music was neither sophisticated nor impressive unlike typical Wilson's programs.

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    Mao Asada!!!!!


    Akiko, and maybe surprisingly Caro

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    Quote Originally Posted by sather View Post
    I like Mao's and Kanako's. Mao's LP is the best among programs from her in recent years and I think it's the kind that suits her. Soft and gentle. (I've never thought Swan' lake by Tarasova would be like that.) Kanako's LP was astonishing too and it has potential to get better if performed well. Not considering the performance by the skater, I prefer Kanako's.

    Yuna's LP was disappointing. It is really surprising because I rarely get disappointed by Yuna and David Wilson.(Actually it's the first time that I find her competitive program this boring other than exhibition programs.) Maybe it's because I had such a high expectations from them. Yuna was Yuna and her performance was great as usual but the choreography and the arrangement of music was neither sophisticated nor impressive unlike typical Wilson's programs.
    ITA agree about Mao's and Yuna's programs. I was kind surprised by Yuna's program and how it was put together. I would hope they get some feedback but I doubt the program will change. Who knows maybe it will click later.

    Just watched Carolina's program. Well it is a good program and I think she skated so well. I'm proud of her. However I hate Bolero for anyone but Torvill and Dean. When someone else skates to it I always can't wait til that music is over. I don't know what it is. I can watch T and D skate to it all day. I even hated when my ultimate fav Michelle skated to it. However I have to say Carolina's program for me is a much better one than my Michelle.
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    Mao's Swan Lake, absolutely!

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    thanks to the original poster for the links to these programs. I really have been in love with Ashley's and Akiko's programs all season; but to see them again just makes me smile.

    This is the first time I viewed Carolina's LP to Bolero - I feel that Bolero is super hard to skate too and/or as a fan, super hard to enjoy watching someone skate to with a few notable exceptions. Of course, T/D for me are a huge exception and I still love watching their Bolero from time to time. Anyway, I was delighted to find myself really 'into' and enjoying Kostner's program - she has such lovely lines and long arms and legs with which she creates beautiful shapes. I think this music somehow forces her to really take her time with each movement and I enjoyed watching that.

    Mao is lovely, of course. Off to watch some others now...

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    Akiko's 'O' program for me. Everything from the choreography to her very skating style fits together perfectly. She's swift and clean across the ice, yet not overwhelmingly powerful - there's a delicacy to everything she does. 'O' doesn't rely on a ton of content in the choreo to make an impression, the quality of her movement and the pacing of the program to the music is enough to make an impact.

    I also really like Ashley's LP this year, it suits her to a tee. I wasn't all that entranced by her Black Swan LP last season, but her 'Samson and Delilah' program is powerful, confident and commanding, qualities she carries extremely well. I also feel that the program helps to differentiate her from the other elite ladies, her LP stands out from the programs choreographed to softer ballet/classical music (or otherwise tangos).

    Lastly, wanted to throw in Makarova and Li Zijun's LPs. Makarova has amazing programs this year, I can't believe the change from last season to this season. Li Zijun's 'Sleeping Beauty' is super sweet and a total fit. I'm a big fan of programs that play up skaters' strengths and showcase their best qualities - you don't have to have the best skating skills in town or amazing interpretive ability, the program just needs to fit.
    Last edited by pitterpatter; 12-31-2012 at 02:49 AM. Reason: corrected Zijun's LP name

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