Most of us here didn't need to run to some site with lots of Powerpoint slides to PROVE something, as a cache of resource to let those without knowledgeable opinions to spread them en mass. We had points to make and we made it right here, right now.
There have been NO Pro-Adelina sites that are set up to tear down Yuna.
We also don't feel any need to insult others like Yuna fans do, to call Adelina "Beast", send her death threats, denigrate Putin and Russian judges and doing childish name-calling of those who appreciated her Sochi performance "Idiots", "Dumb", "Skating Novice", etc., to state our opinions.
We simply pointed out what we observed to have a proper discussion.
These desperate, rude, and mean-spirited posts just reflect badly on Yuna fans.
The problem isn't with Yuna picking a piece that has more nuances. The problem is that she was UNABLE to deliver and hit those nuances, the way Buttle, Chen Lu, Virtue & Moir, and many of those who performed to Adios Nonino DID, and won or were remembered for.On a side note, I would hate to see skaters discouraged from opting for more nuanced and subtle programs in the future because they'll get dinged in favor of rowdy programs that bash the viewers over their heads with energy. From the feedback that Adios Nonino received, I'm afraid that might be the case.
Listen to the commentary till the end about how Virtue & Moir carried the audience with them.
Surely after seeing those performances in the past she must understand that her interpretation wasn't enough?
It is a very difficult piece, extremely beautiful, emotionally varied and very difficult to express, and if not properly performed to by hitting all the nuances in the piece would make the lack in choreography and musicality painfully obvious, and the performance FLAT in contrast to the music with its ebb and flow, diverse pace, different momentum.
Buttle's and Virtue & Moir's versions made it very clear - every nuanced note had to be hit. The performers have to be completely, deeply immersed in the music. It isn't at all a slow piece for coy posing, or for setting up jumps - the music doesn't tolerate pauses and lack of moves, or failure to deliver to the audience by carrying them along on the emotional aspects.
Jeff Buttle didn't even manage to perform at the same level of quality across the competitions, and he took a lot of time to finesse his performance over 2 years. It was also his swan song and he put so much heart into it. From the moment the music started, you could see from his face that he was already in a different place. Adios N is truly artistically demanding, I can understand why Yuna chose it as her vehicle for showcasing her artistry and to grab those PCS.
Vancouver's "Gershwin" Yuna would have been able to perform Adios in such a way.
And she SHOULD have switched, if Wilson's choreography isn't up to that, she would have secured her win better by skating to an easier piece where her range of expression and need for cross-overs to set up her jumps do not appear to be as obvious in contrast to the music.
For example, Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera would have been easier.
If it makes you feel better I don't think Sochi's Adelina could have delivered Adios Nonino either.