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Nathan Chen

SaDa

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I know some people are on the fence about Nathan re-using Nemesis again, but I honestly think it's so brilliant. It's not the exact same cut, so it doesn't have any of the potential baggage the original program did from the 2018 season. But if (when) he skates it clean it'll be a total redemption AND full-circle moment. Plus, the step sequence at the end of Nemesis is not just one of the best step sequences he's ever done, but maybe one of the best step sequences from men's skating, point blank. SLB really did what she needed to do with that program, and I'm excited to see what she does with this one.
I'm really excited to see this too! I've seen some comments wondering why he would deliberately create such a high pressure situation for himself, but I view it a little differently. I think this shows what Nathan's genuine mindset is regarding the Olympics from 2018. He has said before that he's no longer bothered by it and that he wouldn't re-do anything. Well, by doing this kind of a program, it shows that he's perfectly comfortable with what happened. I really think it's just the fans who are still somewhat traumatized. He has to be quite relaxed and confident in himself since he's doing this, and I think that's a great mindset to have. It seems like this will be something of a nod to the last Olympics and to how much he has thrived and grown since.
 

lurkz2

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amazed that there were no leaked videos of Nathan presenting both of his new programs (though low-key wishing there were...lol).
I guess because it's easy for USFS to trace the source of any leaked videos. I have heard there are private videos of his program run throughs.
 

sheetz

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Jan 10, 2015
Swedish junior Oliver Praetorius's SP music this season is Nathan's La Boheme. Exact same music and very similar choreography.
Apparently he's skated to Rocketman before, too, although that doesn't appear to be his program for this season.
 

SaDa

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I guess because it's easy for USFS to trace the source of any leaked videos. I have heard there are private videos of his program run throughs.
Is there news on his long program too? Did he perform both short and long at Champs Camp?
And Oliver Praetorius from Sweden must be something of a Nathan fan, huh? How sweet!
 

lurkz2

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Is there news on his long program too? Did he perform both short and long at Champs Camp?
Someone on my other chat group said she saw videos of run throughs for both short and long; according to her the long was more Mozart than Apashe.
 

SaDa

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Someone on my other chat group said she saw videos of run throughs for both short and long; according to her the long was more Mozart than Apashe.
Thanks for the info.
So it truly is Mozart and Apashe then. I'm not surprised to hear that it's more Mozart than the latter. I kind of figured that if he was going to add Apashe, it would be just enough to give the program a little bit of a modern twist. Too much Apashe would have been a little too heavy. Ugh, the wait to see these programs though...!
 

lurkz2

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Thanks for the info.
So it truly is Mozart and Apashe then. I'm not surprised to hear that it's more Mozart than the latter. I kind of figured that if he was going to add Apashe, it would be just enough to give the program a little bit of a modern twist. Too much Apashe would have been a little too heavy. Ugh, the wait to see these programs though...!
Hahaha the one who shared said she would have wanted to hear more Apashe
 

SaDa

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Hahaha the one who shared said she would have wanted to hear more Apashe
Oh, for real? I wasn't expecting that. My initial concern was that maybe it would be a little too much. Now I'm starting to worry he didn't add enough of a twist :unsure:
 

lurkz2

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Oh, for real? I wasn't expecting that. My initial concern was that maybe it would be a little too much. Now I'm starting to worry he didn't add enough of a twist :unsure:
Maybe he would be revising based on feedback? Last year he did revise his FS music after ISP1.
 
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SaDa

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Maybe he would be revising based on feedback? Last year he did revise his FS music after ISP 1.
I hope they're flexible enough for feedback. Nathan needs to let us see his programs. Now. So he can have some feedback. And so I can stop being so anxious.
 
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