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oleada
03-02-2012, 06:30 PM
I'm talking about skaters who you've never heard of or knew very little about, who surprised you with a great or interesting program and/or performance.

For me, my favorite new "discovery" has to be the RussianAzerbaijani team of Zlobina/Sitnikov's free dance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFXwGtyJd3E

What are yours?

falling_dance
03-02-2012, 06:40 PM
Haruna Suzuki at Japanese Nats (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMaV4jReklY)
Davankova and Deputat at Russian Nats (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlNDlbIKtUY)
Chantelle Kerry at 2012 Four Continents (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF0MbX6t0sw) (The link is from the JGP, however.)

Taso
03-02-2012, 06:43 PM
I'm talking about skaters who you've never heard of or knew very little about, who surprised you with a great or interesting program and/or performance.

For me, my favorite new "discovery" has to be the RussianAzerbaijani team of Zlobina/Sitnikov's free dance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFXwGtyJd3E

What are yours?

Oh wow, a musical choice that's not from a 50s musical or a Popera album, some choreographic motiffs (like how dances have!) head bobbing and hand flitting! :respec: Without any doubt the most interesting dance program this year

(that's depressing...)

halffull
03-02-2012, 09:37 PM
Davankova and Deputat in Junior Pairs!!!! Amazing already. Can't wait for them to take the JGP circuit by storm next season ... they won bronze at Jr Worlds - their first ever international event :)

briancoogaert
03-02-2012, 09:40 PM
Polina Korobeinykova and Joshua Farris.
I already love them !!!

MikiAndoFan#1
03-02-2012, 09:44 PM
Polina Korobeinykova

Agreed! :swoon:

AJ Skatefan
03-02-2012, 10:01 PM
Misha Ge

babayaga
03-02-2012, 10:02 PM
Agreed! :swoon:


Me too!! For me she was the biggest surprise of the season. First, she unexpectedly made JGPF, then won bronze medal there, then made the European team, and finally, became the top Russian going into senior worlds. :respec:

And Zlobina/Sytnikov, too. I re-watched their free dance by far more times than any other dance this season.

love_skate2011
03-02-2012, 10:09 PM
Davankova/Deputat, Gracie Gold , Jason Brown and Polina Korobeynikova

pinky166
03-02-2012, 10:26 PM
Polina Korobeinykova and Joshua Farris.
I already love them !!!

For sure! Wishing Josh the best of luck tomorrow and the same for Korobeynikova in Nice! Huge talents, loads of potential.

Also Javier Fernandez. He stepped it up big time and shown he's a force to be reckoned with. I know he didn't skate well at Euros, but his humongous scores on the GP speak for themselves. Hope he can make the World podium!

dinakt
03-02-2012, 11:18 PM
Many! It's a really good year. Main ones- Davankova/Deputat and Gracie Gold- amazing Internationals debuts! But also Shershak, Radionova ( for whatever reason I ignored her before), Misha Ge.

morqet
03-02-2012, 11:53 PM
I'm talking about skaters who you've never heard of or knew very little about, who surprised you with a great or interesting program and/or performance.

For me, my favorite new "discovery" has to be the RussianAzerbaijani team of Zlobina/Sitnikov's free dance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFXwGtyJd3E

What are yours?

As soon as I saw the thread title I thought of them. That program made sitting through the preliminary dance at Euros worthwhile.

Rafter
03-03-2012, 12:57 AM
I'm talking about skaters who you've never heard of or knew very little about, who surprised you with a great or interesting program and/or performance.

For me, my favorite new "discovery" has to be the RussianAzerbaijani team of Zlobina/Sitnikov's free dance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFXwGtyJd3E

What are yours?

My first time seeing this. What incredibly cool and fresh choreography. Love it.

I notice they're doing a lift where she is sliding underneath his legs and jumps up and puts her legs around his waist. Similar to what Davis and White are doing at the end of their OD now. I wonder if Marina Zoueva stole/copied this from them/Zhulin?

oleada
03-03-2012, 01:24 AM
It's been said many times, obviously but I wanted to add to the Davankova/Deputat love :)

Sylvia
03-03-2012, 01:57 AM
My favorite re-discovery of the season :): Anastasia Martiusheva and Alexei Rogonov - I posted these links in the Russian skating thread in GSD recently:

For Martiusheva/Rogonov fans, here are 2 Russian news/"fluff" video clips starring them in a practice session:
Program excerpt & interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBy_72jlzy0)
Demonstrating beautiful lifts & a pair spin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9b9ByrAIuA)