And here's a video created by a fan with the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 edited in.
Following up on deedee's post in the Miki Ando thread:
Miki Ando (JPN) confirms music choice: SP "My Way" and FS: "Firebird". Baby Himawari is here with her in Oberstdorf at NHT.
7:30 AM - 25 Sep 13
ETA, cross-posting a bit of Ando news from the Nebelhorn thread:
More KKany: Italian Valter Rizzo coaches Miki Ando at Nebelhorn. Not a permanent arrangement; she has no permanent coach yet. #Nebelhorn13
5:19 AM - 25 Sep 13
Thank you so much for your follow-up on Miki's programs, golden! , as well as all your updates. And yes to Miki's Free; there was a rumor too here that it is going to be 'Firebird'.
OT but all of your updates on skaters are just amaging, golden! You should open up something like 'golden 411's Wikipedia on Figure skating World' on the web and charge people! then you will be a millionaire soon!
A new interview with Ralph & Hill speaks about their program & choreo choices for this season.
The couple’s new short dance, a foxtrot and quickstep to Ella Fitzgerald’s renditions of “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” and “The Lady is a Tramp,” is a callback to an earlier program – their 2008-09 original dance.
Their Brazilian & Latin FD was choreographed by Julie Marcotte
ISU bio updates from Nebelhorn competition
Artur Dmitriev RUS
SP Sarabande by Georg Friedrich Händel arranged by Alex Goldstein
LP D'Artagnan by Maxime Rodriguez
Zoltan Keleman ROU
SP Rich Man's Frug from "Sweet Charity" (musical soundtrack)
LP Breathe by Audio Machine; Life by Audio Machine
Ronald Lam HKG
SP Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
LP Charlie Chaplin
Yakov Godorozha UKR
SP Factor by Angelo Badalmento
LP Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgski
Kim Lucine MON
SP Mario Brothers by Koji Kondo
LP Jungle Book by Charles Koechlin
Stanislav Samohin ISR
SP Summertime by George Gershwin
LP Once Upon A Time In America (soundtrack) by Ennio Morricone
Maciej Cieplucha POL
SP Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini
LP Ragtime (soundtrack)
Valtter Virtanen FIN
SP Bei mir bist du schoen performed by Hugo Strasser
LP Alexander (soundtrack) by Vangelis
Bela Papp FIN
SP Hotel California
LP Thunder by Nuttin' But Stringz; Tango
Pavel Ignatenko BLR
SP Ragtime Vabank by Henryk Kuzniak & Vabank Dixieland Band
LP The Man in the Iron Mask (soundtrack) by Nick Glennie-Smith
Saulius Ambrulevicius LTU
SP Tears of the Sun (soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer
LP Sherlock Holmes (soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer
Ali Demirboga TUR
SP Freedom (from "Celtic Tiger") by Michael Flatley
LP Comptine d'un autre ete (from "Amelie" soundtrack) by Yann Tiersen
Marton Marko HUN
SP The Hunger Games (soundtrack)
LP Transformers (soundtrack)
Fabriczio Carrillo MEX
SP Rise by Safri Duo
LP Gladiator (soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer
Conor Stakelum IRL
SP Sonata No. 8 (Sonata Pathetique) by Ludwig van Beethoven
LP Oz the Great and the Powerful (soundtrack) by Danny Elfman
Another video of Mao, talking about what changed and hasn't changed since Vancouver.
Watch her 3axel, 3flip/3loop and 3lutz. She wants to nail 8 triples in Sochi!
Her jumps look much smoother with less "bent' in the setups.
From Wagner's blog post(mostly about her costume for LP):
You can read the entire post here.I firmly believe that a costume can make or break a program. It’s the first impression that you give an audience, your first chance to set the mood. You step onto the ice, people see what they see and you have to prove the rest. I absolutely love the design process, and have had so much fun getting ready to play Juliet. With this costume, I decided that I really wanted to find a happy-medium between something that looked enough like the Renaissance time period, without looking too heavy. Juliet is really just a girl, so I felt that the costume needed to be more simple and beautiful than anything else.
My gut instinct at first was to go for a deep, deep burgundy/wine color. Working with Jan Longmire, she helped convince me that a brighter color would be a fresher idea. Ironically enough, we drew a lot of inspiration from the 1968 Romeo and Juliet. Juliet wears very rich vibrant colors, very saturated reds, and from then on we started dyeing different pieces of mesh and experimenting.
Knowing what state she was in in the October 2009 I can't wait to see how she'll perform in Sochi.
If anyone could tell us, whether there's any important information about her programs, strategies for this season or anything else I would be delighted and grateful!
How does anyone know if that 3Axel is rotated? The subtitle hides the landing foot.
3flip looks very borderline and 3Lo is clearly URed by almost 1/2.