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Favourite performance(s) from 2012
Which one(s) has been in your opinion the best performance(s) of this ending year?
It's not a skating season so let's just pick your favourite out of these 12 months, the one(s) that, when in the future someone says to you "2012", you will answer: "That was the year when...".
My personal choices are:
LADIES: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOf6-8lT9t0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOuaUMgFOcg
ICE DANCE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VIXdhXcAWM
These are my favorites of the 2012-13 season, so far:
Originally Posted by FSGMT
Men: Daisuke Takahashi LP Japan Nationals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtoUoiorSQ8
Ladies: Ashley Wagner LP TEB http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TqAUEqlfXo
Pairs: none, I haven't followed pairs this year
Dance: Davis and White, Notre Dame de Paris , GPF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DicTu6z-6AU
If I had to go back to the beginning of 2012, I would pick Dai's Blues for Klook at World's and Ashley's Black Swan at World's as ties for my favorites, but would still pick D&W's GPF performance.
Last edited by jenaj; 12-30-2012 at 01:49 PM.
Men: Patrick Chan 4CC LP
Also: Takahashi WTT LP, Fernandez GPF LP, Kozuka SA SP
Ladies: Akiko Suzuki, NHK LP
Also: Suzuki GPF SP, WTT SP; Wagner Worlds LP; Kostner Nationals LP, WTT SP
Pairs: Duhamel/Radford's National LP
Also: T/T Worlds SP, K/S GPF LP, TEB SP
Dance: Virtue/Moir's National FD
Also: W/P Worlds SD/FD, C/L Worlds SD/FD, B/S CoC FD, V/M's GPF FD, SC FD
Ashley Wagner's LPs at Skate America and TEB
Tripping on the Podium
that doesn't need a second thought, it's Mao Asada's Swan Lake GPF 2012!
Thank God for Stephane Lambiel and Matt Savoie!
Carolina Kostner's SP performed at Italian Nationals was a instant favourite of mine! I think it's my favourite SP of hers of all time!
For the current season 2012/13:
Ladies - Mao Asada - Swan Lake, Akiko - "O", Costrner - Bolero, Kim - "Les Miserables"
Men - Plushenko - LP
Pairs - S/S Bolero and SP, B/L Spartakus, K/S SP
Dance - V/M Carmen, D/W SP and LP, B/S FD
For the season 2011/2012:
Ladies - Carolina's LP and SP; Wagner's Black Swan
Pairs - S/S PINA
Dance - V/M Funny Face, D/W The Bat, W/P Je suis Malade, C/L FD
Men - Patrick Chan LP
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On the Ice
Elene Gedevanishvili's both SP and LP this season. Finally I could see her personality.
Last edited by cinnamon; 12-31-2012 at 03:53 AM.
For the men: Ross Miner's LP at NHK trophy because it was CLEAN!!! And he nailed it. I loved Adam Rippon's exhibition programs from yesterday ( 30.12.12) in Oberstdorf. If ONLY he could keep that magic and spirit in his competitive programs... he could crush Chan on presentation scores!!
For the women: Akiko Suzuki's LP at the NHK trophy. In front of the home crowd she just sparkled and was clean!
For the pairs: I have stated this before on another thread, we need star power in pairs! No one in my opinion has a WOW performance this year, maybe and I mean maybe the top Russian pair's 2012 World's LP.
For dance: Cowboy and polka don't mix! I can see that many of the teams did not like the theme this year. I can say Meryl and Charlie's World's LP to 'Die Flaggermus' was classic and clean.
If we're saying "That was the year when", then I'd probably have to go with Ashley's LP at TEB and Akiko's at NHK (she skated with such joy!).
But there are other, smaller performances that I loved...
I really love Kiira's short program this year (at the GPF is probably the best example). I think it's partly her performance, partly the music (I love Debussy, and I liked her interpretation).
I also loved Ksenia's SP this year, which surprised me because I HATED her programs last year. I think with her choreography and performance quality this year, it's hard for me to look away. In addition, I have relaly enjoyed Elene's programs, if only she could skate them clean...