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Thread: My Favorite Programs of Sochi Olympians

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    Definatly both of mao's programs belong to my favorites this season. I also love akiko's Phantom and adelina's LP (sorry, dont know the name, i'm very bad at names xD)
    I'm very fond of the Shibutani's Free Dance this year, their Michael Jackson Medley is so entertaining and fünf to watch. Moreover, I really adore Savchenko/Szolkowy's Nutcracker LP, even if it may not be as original as some oft their previous LPs, I still enjoy watching it :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tana View Post
    Less than a month away from Sochi Olympics, I want to start a thread on my favorite programs of Sochi Olympians this season. I have multiple picks and here is my list. Names of the skaters are in no particular order.

    Men SP:
    Yuzuru - Parisienne Walkways
    Jason - The Question of U by Prince
    Jeremy - Lilies of the Valley from Pina
    Tatsuki - East of Eden

    Men LP:
    Patrick - The Four Seasons
    Jason - Reel Around the Sun by Bill Whelan
    Michal - Sherlock Holmes by Hans Zimmer

    Ladies SP:
    Akiko - Hymne à l'amour
    Carolina - Ave Maria
    Gracie - Piano Concerto by Grieg
    Mao - Nocturne No.2 Op. 9–2 in E flat major
    Yuna - Send in the Clowns
    Valentina - Torna a Surriento

    Ladies LP:
    Julia - Schindler's List
    Akiko - The Phantom of the Opera
    Kaetlyn - Cleopatra and Caesar by Claude-Michel Schoenberg and David Nixon
    Mao - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor

    Sorry, but I don't follow Pairs and Ice Dance. You're more than welcome to add them, if you'd like.
    I love Mao's SP the most this season. And as far as dance, Charlie and Meryl's LP is to die for. Its so superb.

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    I like Patrick's LP music, but I don't like the choreo/interpretation

    Ladies SP:
    Lipnitskaya
    Asada
    Wagner
    Sotnikova
    Suzuki

    Ladies LP:
    Lipnitskaya
    Cesario (YES I KNOW SHE'S NOT AN OLYMPIAN)
    Asada
    Marchei

    Pairs SP:
    Volosozhar/Trankov
    Martiusheva/Rogonov (AGAIN, YES I KNOW THEY'RE NOT OLYMPIANS)

    Dance SD:
    Virtue/Moir
    Ilinykh/Katsalapov (IMHO, the best SD this season)
    Sinitsina/Zhiganshin

    Dance FD:
    Virtue/Moir
    Sinitsina/Zhiganshin
    Ilinykh/Katsalapov
    Weaver/Poje
    Hurtado/Diaz

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    Not in a specific order

    MEN
    Takahashi's SP
    Kovtun's SP
    Abbott's SP and LP
    Brown's LP

    LADIES
    Suzuki's SP
    Kim's SP
    Marchei's SP
    LP wise, it's quite a disappointing season

    PAIRS
    Moore-Towers/Moscovitch's SP
    Berton/Hotarek's SP and LP
    Pang/Tong's LP

    ICE DANCE
    Cappellini/Lanotte's SD
    Hurtado/Diaz's SD and FD
    Pechalat/Bourzat's FD
    Gilles/Poirier's FD
    Papadakis/Cizeron's FD
    Weaver/Poje's FD
    Hawayek/Baker's FD (although they're not olympians)

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    I tried to limit myself to one program per competition. It was hard!

    MEN'S SHORT
    Tatsuki Machida - WOW! His performance at Japanese Nationals was so moving.

    MEN'S LONG
    Jason Brown - OK so it was hard not to choose him for both, honestly, but I chose to spread the love. I felt there were more quality men's short programs this year so I chose Jason in the long. I also enjoy Takahashi's long, though.

    LADIES' SHORT
    Ashley Wagner - I love the fire in this program when she is on and I like that she takes a risk musically. This is a style for her that really works, IMO.

    LADIES' LONG
    Mao Asada - I know most have not loved/connected with her R2 program but I adore it. It's my most rewatched program of the season so far.

    ICE DANCE SHORT DANCE
    Chock/Bates - I know this is probably a controversial choice but their program really sticks in my mind for some reason.

    ICE DANCE FREE DANCE
    Davis/White - In my opinion, if skated well in Sochi, this could be the greatest Olympic ice dance of all time.

    PAIRS
    Admittedly, I don't follow pairs very well. I actually like Savchenko/Szolkowy's take on Nutcracker, which I know many haven't. But I haven't studied the pairs programs well enough to have strong opinions.

    Other programs not mentioned above that I've enjoyed are Yuna's short, Asada's short, and Lipnitskaia's long.

    There also a few non-Olympic programs I've adored this season... to wit, Radionova's short and Rippon's long.

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    Best Short: Mao's Nocturne

    Best Long: Jason's Brown's Riverdance, probably the program of the season!
    Kostner's Bolero is also good but the choreography is not as great as the original. As TSL mentioned before, the last salchow was everything about that program.

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    Best SP: Yuna's Send in the Clowns

    Best LP: Akiko's Phantom of the Opera

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    MEN
    Brown's SP and LP
    Hanyu's SP
    Brezina's SP (even though it's a repeat)

    LADIES

    Julia's SP and LP
    Adelina's SP
    Valentina's SP
    Wagner's SP
    Suzuki's LP

    Osmond's may become favourites after I've seen them more than once.

    PAIRS

    Duhamel/Radford's LP
    Zhang/Bartholomay's LP
    Wende/Wende's LP
    Volosozhar/Trankov's SP
    Savchenko/Szolkowy's LP
    Pang/Tong's LP

    DANCE

    Davis/White's FD
    Chock/Bates' FD
    Pechalat/Bourzat's FD
    Ilinykh/Katsalapov's SD
    Cappellini/Lanotte's SD
    Paul/Islam's FD
    Virtue/Moir's SD

    Might be some I'm forgetting from dance, but I might come back and add them later.

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    My favorite short and Long for men by far are Jason Brown's. If that LP well skated doesn't get him a bronze, what will? If it had a quad, I think he could get a gold as the crowd loves him everywhere.

    For women, there are a number. I love Caro's Ave Maria, Ashley's Pink Floyd, Mao's Nocturne, Yuna's Send in the clowns

    In icedance, the top five teams have wonderful programs. I am partial to the Shibs homage to Michael Jackson.

    In pairs I can't say I love a program, even tho I am a fan of the V/T and have always been awed by Robin and Aliona's daring programs. But think the programs that people will recall come from American teams this year. Jason will be a big favorite with crowd. Ashley, if she can do justice to Samson & Delilah will be memorable. Polina has a fiery short program, music escapes me ? now. Julia will be a big hit as the music is so haunting from a beloved, true story, and she will likely podium in the little red coat.

    Caro has Bolero. Her SP and LP are great. Akiko has two good programs, but her performance ability is what makes the programs special. Adam Rippon has two beautiful programs that sadly were bombed at Nationals, but they are very nice when performed well.

    All in all, I think people will remember Jason and Julia more than anyone else.

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    Welcome to Golden Skate, Nocturn. Thanks for joining us.

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    I really only follow dance ;

    SD; W/P ( SC 2013, wow ), V/M (GPF,wow), I/K

    FD; C/B (EC 2014 wow), W/P, I/K, G/P (I know not Olympians but they came close).

    Will come back if any other pairs come to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Welcome to Golden Skate, Nocturn. Thanks for joining us.
    Thank you, Mathman :-)
    I have been following this forum for a while now and wanted to join the discussions :-D

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    Yuna's SP & LP
    Kanako's LP
    Julia's LP
    Akiko's LP

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    Yuna's SP and LP, Mao's SP, Adelina's SP, Julia's LP, Polina's LP, and Akiko's LP

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