Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Apr 27, 2012.
Lots of potential here. I totally agree.
I must say I'm surprised Oda is continuing. He's a dad now, and he must know his chances of making the World team next season or the Olympic team in 2014 are very slim indeed.
Well Kozuka hasn't been consistent at all this past season. If Oda keeps his jumps going, he still has a legit shot. Although the JPN Fed probably prefers a golden team of Takahashi, Kozuka and Hanyu. At least they are all world medallist.
Oda's son* was born in October 2010, I think - I think it's safe to say by now that he's not going to quit because he has a family. As Marco wrote earlier, Kozuka hasn't exactly done himself any favors in the past season, and Oda still has a shot if he skates well and takes remedial math.
* Oda recently posted a picture of himself with his son on Twitter - so cute!
A bit late but re Joubert's choice of music, I believe some of his fans have been after him to skate to the Inception soundtrack pretty much since the movie came out. It does seem like a very good fit for his style.
Akiko's latest blog post says she's almost done choreographing her new EX number with Massimo!
Akiko's blog post (a lotta cute hugs!): http://ameblo.jp/suzuki-akko/entry-11265905813.html
English translation: http://akkoblogtranslations.tumblr.com/post/24172015687/2012-05-31-choreography-days
Oda's choices are interesting; and I believe they suit his style.
I wish him a successful season.
I know Kozuka had a rough season, I just sort of don't see the Japanese Fed leaving someone who won a world silver medal and scored 180+ for a FS off the World team in favor of a skater who has never medaled at Worlds, has a PB FS score of (only - comparably) 163+, and has shot himself in the foot time and again with his inability to correctly count combination jumps. And I think even if Takahashi and Hanyu were to have rough seasons and Oda beat them at Nationals, they'd still be on the World team regardless. Maybe not though.
Trankov just tweeted that the FS is done.
SHORT PROGRAM “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Rachmaninoff
FREE SKATE “Captain Blood” soundtrack by Erich Korngold
EXHIBITION “Luck be a Lady” by Frank Sinatra
Source is his official site and an article link I posted in the US Men's thread that has additional details and quotes:
Miner is working with new choreographers this season - Tom Dickson (FS) and Catarina Lindgren (SP).
YAY! Love their work. I am very interested to see what they do with Miner's style. Korngold is an interesting choice.
Ross Miner - “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Rachmaninoff SP
Please kill me.
Yeah but anything is better than watching his old sp for the 3rd year in a row So for now, i'll take it
For me, this is the most annoyingly overused piece of music used in skating.
Especially given that appalling, cheestastic arrangements of it are usually used.
Understandable. I do like Mrvica's arrangement, IMO it's slightly more tolerable
But, Ziggy, Miner plans to "portray the character of an illusionist" (according to the post/article I linked) - at least that's a creative interpretation of his SP music.
Re-posting from the Pre-season OES/OAS News thread in GSD:
Looks like Denis Ten is working with Lori Nichol again.
Mrvica arrangement is the one that makes wanna lose the small remainder of my will to live. ;P
Sylvia, I missed that bit. Thanks. It does sound kinda voidy actually.
Wasn't Denis Ten working with Lambiel?
Dear Skate Gods, please let it be MRVICA's arrangement. I am willing to sacrafice a small lamb as payment
and now it's stuck in my head.
What a cute picture of Zijun Li with Winnie the Pooh!
Ryanbfan, I bet it's not the only Adele program we are going to see next season.
I know, it's probably going to be the season of Adele.
How many exhibitions to SOMEONE LIKE YOUUUU-OUUUUU or I SET FIREE, TO THE RAAAA-AINNNN?
Could be worse. I still have emotional scars from the season of Sexy Back.
They're all copying Davis and White!
Someone should skate to "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Stupid Girl".
One of the Canton teams should skate to Rolling in the deep
"We could have had it aaaaaall!
Johnny Weir's SP is Lady Gaga!
The interview has been translated here: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83862
Thanks, Sylvia for the quote!
I hope he gets Lady Gaga's designer to make his costume as well.
This is either going to be epic...or a bloody hot mess.
Valentina Marchei skated an exhibition to it before them, but their exhibition was better than her's (imho). Yuna Kim presented her gala to 'Someone Like You' later than Davis/White, but, in my opinion, it's even better than Davis/White's. So, it's mostly about who does it better, not so much about who did it first.
Oh wow.. sounds exciting! Performing to Lady Gaga's music and telling his story on ice. Can't wait to see.
Yeah, Johnny! I wouldn't be surprised if Gaga herself makes an appearance and even gets credentials to sit in Kiss n' Cry as part of the 'creative team'!
Exactly what we need in skating. Skaters not afraid to be themselves and challenge themselves artistically. When I read the "losing weight" part, it always scare me because he thinks he has to be very very skinny to land those quads. I saw him in shows recently and he already has a low % body fat and looks fit.
Anyone think that having Lady Gaga running around the KnC and the esplanade won't draw some much-needed increase of interest in figure skating?
Good boy, Johnny!
I think we should just stop this thread now as no-one is going to be able to top having their music written for them specially by Lady Gaga.
When he said the music was given to him by Lady Gaga, I wasn't sure if that necessarily meant it was her music. Couldn't it possibly be music that she just recommended to him?
That was my first impression as well.
Oh gosh, I'm not serious! Last year there was a ridiculous thread about how I/K "stole" D/W exhibition to Someone Like You, which made me considering how generic most exhibitions are and how ridiculously overplayed that song was.
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