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Thread: Favorite Mens Singles Program of All-Time (Amateur)?

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    Stephane Lambiel - Poeta
    Jeremy Abbott - Life is Beautiful. Such a beautiful program... It's a shame he never had a clean performance of it.
    Daisuke Takahashi - La Strada

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    Quote Originally Posted by gourry View Post
    Stephane Lambiel - Poeta
    Jeremy Abbott - Life is Beautiful. Such a beautiful program... It's a shame he never had a clean performance of it.
    Daisuke Takahashi - La Strada
    Jeremy has so many beautiful programs. such a shame he could never pull it together. Which year did he do Life is Beautiful? Not sure if I've seen it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordsworthgirl View Post
    Jeremy has so many beautiful programs. such a shame he could never pull it together. Which year did he do Life is Beautiful? Not sure if I've seen it or not.
    It was 2010-2011 season.
    This is from NHK Trophy: http://youtu.be/HihZ7L2MSE8
    I can't remember which competition was his best that season... but this one was pretty good too.

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    Long Programs, chronologically:

    Brian Boitano - Napoleon - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmPt90PnRf4
    Paul Wylie - Henry V - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nLhA7CVIok
    Alexei Yagudin - Gladiator - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwy-pNScPA4 (annoying commentary, unfortunately)
    Evgeni Plushenko - Nijinsky - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OZVZcx1w1c
    Johnny Weir - Otonal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ttNzEwPMLM
    Matt Savoie - The Mission - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRqY2Q2WUl8
    Johnny Weir - Child of Nazareth - http://youtu.be/ZanKBHcQ8CE (too bad he could never deliver all the jumps)
    Stephane Lambiel - Poeta - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5vSl4Aif2I
    Jeremy Abbott - Eight Seasons - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R01yT7n8_qQ
    Jason Brown - Nessun Dorma - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G94pHGvq3Fs

    That's a lot more American-centric than I thought it would be. Oh well. I really feel these are the ten best.

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    Well, if I limit it to one (admittedly so hard to do), it's Todd Eldredge's "First Knight" from 1996 Worlds (his performance of it at the 1998 Goodwill Games - in a different costume was also great).

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    Ilia Kulik - the Addams Family sp from 1996 Worlds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9KjmsDW4BA
    Ilia Kulik - Aladdin fs from 1996 Centennial on Ice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojGVgMLOSzw
    Evan Lysacek - Carmen from 2007 US Nationals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8zJXcviX0I
    Evan Lysacek - Firebird sp from 2010 Olympics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9YUYOM_IXE

    And of course most of all my very first favourite in men´s skating:

    John Curry - fs from 1976 Olympics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z79TMsYRnEc

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    Johnny Weir - The Swan SP - Also my vote for best male costume; don't care who thinks it was tacky, it was brilliant
    Daisuke Takahashi - Eye and Garden of Souls SP's
    Stephane Lambiel - Poeta LP
    Yuzuru Hanyu - Romeo & Juliet LP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    The one and only -- John Curry, Don Quixote, 1976 Olympics.
    I have to agree with Mathman. It was a masterpiece!

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    Mine is Kulik at the 1998 Olympics, particularly because he was able to peak and deliver his best ever performance there. His R&J from the previous season was even better choreographically but I don't know that he ever skated it clean.

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    Perhaps it was because of the emotion surrounding the skate, and the fact that I was in the arena and it was very real and evident, but the one that has stuck in my mind ever since is Tim G's 2005 Nationals SP - http://youtu.be/c0EjEssavls

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    Daisuke Takahashi's La Strada and Jeremy Abbott's Muse are some of the most recent ones that come to mind for me.

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    The first one that came to my mind was Browning's Casablanca, if I could only choose one favorite.

    I could probably choose 100 that I love.

    When I get a chance, I'll try to figure out some of my favorite IJS-era men's programs. But because I get to see so many more programs a year now, what with online streaming, I don't tend to rewatch the same programs as often as I used to when videotapes were precious, so they don't stick in my memory as well.

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    Daisuke- La Strata
    Philippe Candeloro- D'Artagnan
    Kulik- Romeo & Juliet

    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    Mine is Kulik at the 1998 Olympics, particularly because he was able to peak and deliver his best ever performance there. His R&J from the previous season was even better choreographically but I don't know that he ever skated it clean.
    Exactly! Tarasova made the Olympic program easier than R&J and other previous programs for Kulik to be able to deliver, though the R&J program had really great transitions for its time.

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    With out a doubt - Kurt Browning's Casablanca! The character he played, the finesse and class he displayed, not to mention the technical expertise. IF ONLY he had had a good short program!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvtodd View Post
    Well, if I limit it to one (admittedly so hard to do), it's Todd Eldredge's "First Knight" from 1996 Worlds (his performance of it at the 1998 Goodwill Games - in a different costume was also great).
    I agree abt that program- it was beautifully choreographed, loaded with technical difficulty (everything except quad), and gorgeously delivered at just the right moment. One of the most thrilling Worlds performances ever!

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