Ross Miner USA
SP non-vocal "The Way We Were" -- same as last season (Lori Nichol choreography)
FS Andrea Bocelli's "Romanza" (i.e., with vocals)
Lori Nichol choreographed Ross Miner's new long program to Andrea Bocelli's "Romanza."
"As soon as I heard it, I was like, 'Wow, that's really beautiful,'" Miner said. "I love Andrea Bocelli. His voice is a very expressive instrument; it's very easy to understand the emotion behind it. People don't need to understand the literal lyrics to feel the program. It's hard for me not to be moved while I'm skating to it. It's beautiful music, and you have to feel it and let it out."
Miner said Nichol had suggested several other options for him, including Bruce Springsteen. He is keeping his non-vocal short program to "The Way We Were," although he did ask Mitchell, casually, whether they might want to re-cut the music to include a vocal track. Even if they had, it wouldn't have been the Barbra Streisand version.
"I don't think you'll see many people skating to lyrics by the opposite gender," Miner said.
Miner will skate both programs at the Philadelphia Summer Championships this week.