Even though the music is common, Carolina is not. She is exceptional at interpreting music so b/c it's her, I'd say hold on to your disappointment until after you see the program.
After watching a few of the programs posted:
-Courtney is still very sloppy and rushed, but her free program has to have the highest base value of all of the American ladies with 2 triple lutzes and a triple flip in the bonus. I think she deserves the Skate America spot. She could place quite well based on her technical ability.
-Miyahara seems to have grown. Her skates no longer look bigger than she is. Her jumps are still very tiny, but she looks like she is getting enough height to rotate the jump in the air now. We will have to see how the technical panels view her jumps this season.
-I hope Karen Chen gets a Junior Grand Prix spot soon. Her program is excellent - both artistically and technically. With five of her jumping passes in the second half and a 3Lz+3T and 2A+3T, it's no wonder her technical score was 69+, even in a junior competition.
-I really dislike Tuktamysheva's new SP. She is becoming a boring one-trick pony with all of the Latin programs. All of her programs are the same. And her SP really highlighted her sloppiness and poor skating skills.
Pechalat/Bourzat have given more details to IN about their music in an article published today.
Péchalat: We chose well-known pieces from Bob Fosse. The first part is the foxtrot "Big Spender." The second is the quickstep "Sing, Sing, Sing." Why not choose something well known? The third part is "Mein Herr" from the musical Cabaret, sung by Liza Minnelli.
Bourzat: ... One morning last November, I woke up and it suddenly came to my mind that the theme of our ultimate free dance could be the story of The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. ....
Icenetwork.com: Is there a soundtrack of The Little Prince?
Péchalat: No, we wanted to select well-known pieces of music which have a relation to this character. We thought of the Cirque du Soleil right away; therefore, our first piece of music is Quidam. The second part is from the soundtrack of the French film Micmacs, and the third piece is the well-known "Jeux Interdits," from the film Forbidden Games. Maxime Rodriguez composed the fourth part and arranged the whole program.
Micmacs is awesome. Moore-Towers/Moscovitch had a great pairs routine to it.
After watching Satoko and Karen's programs, I think both skaters' jumps have gotten bigger(though Satoko's jumps would still count as 'tiny'). Good job for both skaters! And, if Satoko can get more height on her jumps, she'll be one of the most pleasant skaters to watch in next quad.
Side note, Gordeeva and Grinkov did an exhibition to Jesus Christ Superstar without vocals, so here's an idea of what Volosozhar and Trankov might do. (Although 12 times more bombastic and trashy because Morozov will be choreographing)
S/S got more interested in tech when they started to barely beat and fall behind V/T. Because S/S were a lesson to V/T that sometimes originality is trashed as garbage! Sure Pina is a total creative peak in pairs programs but there have been total mega disasters! So you see how being consistent technically and doing things where you can be fast and still have some choreo to recognizable music can be a plus! But with V/T winning they missed a few technical elements shows how isolating all the technical elements into their own boxes means that you can miss one and it not hurt you that much. Same thing with jumps the key is fully rotating and landing not just landing.