Re: Michelle skating to Disney songs, her two programs (Mulan and Pocahontas) were gorgeously choreographed and delivered. That Pocahontas program was incredible; all of the nuances in the choreography were amazing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbLdsAh7_cc#t=47
As for Let It Go, the song is nice but for me, it didn't fit in with the movie. If someone asked me, "Do you think this song is part of a Disney movie or a Broadway play?" I'd say Broadway. It just didn't fit in to me. As for the movie itself, I thought it was cute and I think the whole Let It Go sequence was beautifully done...but other than that I wasn't all that blown away by the story overall. To me, Tangled was was better: music and story wise.
Anyhoo, re: Gracie skating to LIG as a competitive program, um no. Hell no. I was disappointed with exhibition program. She looked lovely but the program was carried by the music; the choreography/performance was pretty meh to me. This season I'd like to see Gracie skating to powerful music, though I have a feeling Frank is going to continue to push the ice princess persona. I like Gracie but her performances come off very pageant-like and I just can't connect to her skating...all of her "performance" is strictly on the surface. I hope she continues to improve to the point where she can actually connect with the audience and really draw people in to her performances. Of all of the top ladies coming into the season, I think she's the weakest when it comes to performing. Adelina, Elena, Ashley, Julia, Polina and maybe even Anna are all better performers than Gracie.
I think we've seen enough Disney programs, lol.
If Gracie wants to be taken seriously, skating to LIG is a horrible horrible idea. And if she did decide to compete with that program, she would need to scrap the current program she has set for it, given its repetitive, fairly basic choreography, and I agree with whoever said kill the lip synching parts. The only way she COULD skate to LIG is if she took out the lyrics and did a heavily modified instrumental version of it. Hearing Idina Menzel wailing is hardly going to work.
Maybe for little kids and their families, sure.... but the international judges would flay her alive. They wouldn't even be able to watch her jumps because their eyes would be too busy rolling in their sockets throughout the program.
And just because it's popular music and hasn't been skated to before doesn't mean it's appropriate music. Hey, why not have Hanyu skate a competitive program to Gangnam Style, given how immensely popular it is and given how nobody is using it in their competitive programs (wonder why).
Why is everyone talking about Gracie skating to this song this season anyways? It's just her exhibition number.
I guess Gracie is keeping her SP from last year though. Would have liked to see her get a new SP too.
I forgot how hideous that music was.
Off topic, but maybe someone can enlighten me. I never saw the movie, but why did the snowman want summer to come?