Given that I’m fantasizing about a new format (there are others who discuss the improvement of existing system by means of technology on this thread), that’s what I thought: what if the solution would be exactly the opposite? Imagine that skaters have their strongly technical routines and music is there basically to test their timing: why shouldn’t they skate the same routines to different pieces of music each time then, so testing also the flexibility of their timing? Plus those random pieces could be chosen by computer right before the competition. The skaters might be just given the overall theme to prepare their costumes
I like this idea!