I was at the rink the other day and struck up a conversation with one of my favorite local rising stars. As the topic turned to music and choosing pieces I made a suggestion that she should use a song from the Two Steps From Hell album Archangel. [url]http://youtu.be/dJ-QLl5qjLg[/url]
I told her I could edit it however she liked and even tossed in the idea at the 1:25 mark mixing in Radinova's SP music Nero from the same album. Her reaction was "the judges don't know those songs and won't score me well". As a skater with high aspirations I understand how every decision she makes can effect her future in the sport. I certainly didnt push it and told her if she needs any music edited or tweaked to let me know.
So that raises the question that now is bouncing around my brain and has left me pondering this. Are skaters choosing music for themselves or the judges? Does this explain why people revisit the same music time and time again. Is it the fear of judges that drives the decision making process which in the end stifles individuality and creativity? Thoughts?