Someone said the music is excruciating. I disagree. The music cut as is grows on you, but if you listen to the unedited version it's really powerful. I'm sad they didn't include the deepest emotions of the music.
Yuna's programs this season bore me. The musical selections are poor and she isn't bringing it performance-wise, especially in the long program. Maybe she is too introverted to pull off a tango? She isn't giving any of the fire needed to bring the program to life. She is skating the program like a robot/zombie.
I also don't see how her program is that difficult. She is basically doing a million crossovers across the whole expanse of the rink with no transitions (except for the spread eagle into double axel) into her jumps. She is in no way the female Patrick Chan in terms of the complexity her programs. In fact, I feel that she and Wilson often use arm movements to distract from the lack of complexity of her programs.
I do not like her musical choice this year. "Adios" was great for Jeff Buttle in his short program in 2008 when he won "Worlds". But his cut was great. YuNa's "Adios" is slow and boring. Her "Clowns" is too quiet for her.
No one has answered me why this is so difficult, so I will assume it is only someone's opinion, or someone repeating what YuNa said. She did not say why it was difficult, and maybe, she took out transitions david put in to make it less so. I don't know. I wish someone would address that, tho.
YuNa has skated to Tango Roxanne, and she was very fiery then. It was a long time ago, tho, and that is the criticism, that YuNa did not skate with fire and commitment at either nationals or Zagreb. Les Mis was very good music for her and I liked it. She maybe was in better shape last year, no stated injury as in this year.
Well, I have watched Clowns a few times. YuNa is not ever over stated in her facial expressions. She does however seem to feel this music if you watch her face. And it was skated litely. I like it better every time I watch. Her SP is not the problem. I feel she will not win the crowd at this point with Adios Nonino. It needs a lot I think. But comparing 2014 to 2010 Yuna is a no win, even Les Mis. I thought was well done, and clearly it was a clean great skate for Yuna and she deserved to win. I think many Yuna fans just wanted to see some special, hardly used music, different choreo. I was hoping David Wilson would out do himself. My idea was to revive "Lark" a program from the young innocent YuNa and see what it would look like as a mature young lady who has won an OGM. The choreography of many CoP programs are about amassing points. Like RABID said, I'd rather see something very special, and memorable, and stunning dress and music than something that was the best technical program they could maange to get her on podium. I am afraid many will be looking for 2010 Yuna. Korea will love whatever she does, but after waiting so long and seeing so little of her this year, it is only normal for all the regular fans to be expecting something awesome. And ubers too.
^I believe Yuna Kim said something about there being no "breaks" in Adios, she's constantly moving from element to element, and thus it requires more stamina, strength, and energy than any of her previous LPs did.
We did expect, yes, but not something "must be very special" eveytime she show us her hard work products. Yuna is human afterall, she has her limit, she was tired too, why always complain "this not good enough for her standard"; "this good but not masterpiece"; "this great for eveyone else but not for Yuna" blah blah blah ... so frustrating
And it's not like you appreciate Yuna sooo much to want her do something more special for her good, you simply just want to find something to criticize her, nothing Yuna do make you feel "ah, it's great", so get over it
You hate her then fine, don't care, leave her alone, thank you!!!
and around and around it goes...
and around and around it goes...
Please calm down. No one hates Yuna, esp the person...do not use incendiary words like "hate." It is ridiculous false and sounds childish. She is your idol, I am sure. We all want to see Olympic level skating from all the ladues!!!! Please chill, I am sure it will get better. She doesn't need you to act like a Doberman. Please, be polite. We discuss opinions here and it is no slight to you. I am sorry if you do not understand. Be well.
i feel like things are just being reiterated at this point...
She's also said that her age has caught up with her now in terms of stamina. Some things don't come as easy anymore like they use to in 2010. She's four years older so that's no surprise.
It could also be the music--the flurry of notes in her choreographic sequence at the end demands energy and rapid movements, as opposed to her Les Mis choreo sequence which by the nature of the music helps to carry her to the end. There is music than can imbue you with energy and then there's music that demands energy from you. I think Adios is the latter.