View Poll Results: What is your most favorite short program?

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  • Michelle Kwan-East of Eden

    13 13.68%
  • B&S- Lady Caliph

    6 6.32%
  • Oksana Baiul- Black Swan

    6 6.32%
  • Yagudin- Winter

    32 33.68%
  • Sasha Cohen-Malaguena

    7 7.37%
  • Michelle-Rachmaninoff

    12 12.63%
  • S&Z-Kismet

    2 2.11%
  • B&S-Meadowland

    0 0%
  • Plushenko-Bolero

    6 6.32%
  • Other

    11 11.58%
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Thread: Best short program

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    Best short program

    This was inspired by another thread. What is the best short program- meaning one that makes a big impact, is remembered for a long time, and at times becomes a signature piece of the skater(s)?

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    There's not a poll, so I guess I'll just list the ones that come to mind:

    Michelle Kwan: "Moderato" (Rachmaninoff)
    Alexei Yagudin: "Winter"
    Sasha Cohen: "Malagueña"

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    Well, I picked Plush's Bolero, though my favorite SP from him is the Michael Jackson one.

    But my all time favorite SP is not on the list. Alexander Abt's "Russian Sailor Dance" is just fabulous. Great footwork, great energy, fab spins....if he could only skate all his FSs like his SPs.... *sigh*

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    I LOVED Abt's SP. I just forgot to list it (and I could list only 9 + 'Other').

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    I loved Tara Lipinski's Anastasia SP. I even went out and bought the soundtrack. Plushy and Brian had great SPs in 2004 worlds.

    Viktor Petrenko's Carmen SP in 1992: He rocked the 3axel-3toe combo.

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    I voted for MK's East of Eden. That programme was just exquisite, especially the performance at the 2001 US Nats

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    The best SP I have EVER seen was Brian Boitano's "Les Patineurs", the SP he used for the 88 Olympic season. Absolutely fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyCoop
    The best SP I have EVER seen was Brian Boitano's "Les Patineurs", the SP he used for the 88 Olympic season. Absolutely fantastic!
    I'll second that! He was incredible.

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    Well, my most favorite is MK's East of Eden but I also gotta give props to Alexei for his Winter (which I really liked especially at the Olys) and Jamie & David's 'Come Rain or Come Shine' which remains one of my all time fave programs of theirs for its pure joy and romance. I also enjoyed Jenny Kirk's 'Chicago' SP from this past year which was awesome and really showed how she can relate to a crowd even in an SP. :D
    Last edited by KwanFan1212; 07-31-2004 at 10:33 PM. Reason: Edited to make complete sentences, LOL

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    From the ones listed my vote went to Baiul´s "Black Swan".

    Other equally big favourites from the list:

    Sasha´s "Malaguena"
    Evgeni´s "Bolero"
    B&S "Lady Caliph"

    Outside the list:

    Ilia Kulik´s "Addams Family" and "Faust"

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    My picks would be:
    1). Michelle Kwan: Rachmaninoff
    2). Oksana Baiul: Black Swan

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    Others.

    Lambiel's 2002 SP to Vuelvo Al Sur by Goten Project
    Yagudin's 2001 SP to Revolution Etude
    Savoie's Reveil
    Klimkin's Swan Lake
    Jeannette's 2001 and 2002 SP
    Smalun's 2000 SP, and 2003 SP to Chaplin
    Kwan's 1997 program to Dream of Desdamona
    Hubert's 1998 SP to some unknown piano piece
    as well as B/S's Lady Caliphi, Meadowland and Plushenko's Bolero

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    Out of those I voted for Sasha Cohen's Malaguena. Other big favourites include Yagudin's Revolution Etude, B&S's Lady Caliph, G&G's March of the Toreadors (Carmen), Michelle Kwan's The Feeling Begins (03 version), Plushenko's one from 1999, and more I can't think of right now.

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    Well from the list I'd say MK's Rach because it had a huge effect and drew plaudits of genius from many of skatings hierarchy. I actually prefer EOE and DOD to Rach though.

    But count me in for Les Patineurs - Boitano's Olympic sp. That was just an amazing program and did not get the international recognition from the judges that it deserved - IMO vastly superior to Orsers and I still don't know why Orser won the SP in Calgary, although I'm a big fan of both of them.

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    Others not on the list (I had only 9 choices):

    B&S- Swan Lake
    Yagudin-Revolutionary Etude
    Michelle-The feeling begins
    Abt- his last SP as an eligible skater (can't remember the title)
    M&D-Don Quixote
    G&G-94 Oly SP
    Shishkova-Naumov: Ave Maria
    Maria Butyrskaya- Scene d'mour (I am butchering the title, I am afraid)
    Petrenko-Carmen (94 season)
    Oksana- 93 worlds SP (Spanish music, I think)

    I decided not to put Boitano's 88 SP on the list. I thought he was a bit conservative and did not skate freely (to make sure it was clean, and that is perfectly alright).

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