Best programs energetic/fun with modern music in a competition?

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  1. TheGirlCanSkate

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    Katarina with The Muppet's theme in her 81 short?
     
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    Jenny Kirk - Puttin' on the Ritz

    Mao Asada's SP in 2013

    Stephanie Rosenthal's SP & LP at the 2006 US nationals

    I will think of more later, but these came to my mind immediately. I am sure there are men who had fun programs skated to modern music too.
     
  4. gkelly

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    How do you define "modern"?
     
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    Hummm, I guess something within the last 50 years. But more so music that would be unexpected in skating....like Hot Butter's Popcorn to today's Icona's I love it.
     
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    I thought this was fun.

    I'll try to think of some more.
     
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    Plushenko's Michael Jackson SP in 2002
     
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    It was original, parts of it were very fun, and it meant someone skating to Smack My Bitch Up (among other things) at the Olympics: I vote for Adrian Schultheiss and his 2009-10 free skate.

    Also I think that when Joubert skated Rise well, it had great energy and was pretty fun. :TT1: Clearly agreed, which is the main reason I am linking this performance and not the better version from 2010 Worlds (in which he had a somewhat less awful costume and toned down hip thrusts).
     
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    Yu na Kim's James Bond SP in 2010
     
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    Kristi Yamaguchi's Doop Doop SP--1995
     
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    Was it a pro competition? - It had to be; Kristi turned pro in 1992. In that case it would be called either Technical or Artistic program (there were no SP & LP in the pros- AFAIK).
     
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    It was a technical program. However, I believe it was set up just like a SP. I remember it even had a spiral sequence. She may have used it in a Pro/Am. You can find it on You Tube. Sorry, I don't know how to copy it--maybe someone else can.
     
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    It was a pro-am, which used a regulation short program and then an artistic program.
     
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    Some of my favorites, just off the top of my head:
    Brian Joubert - 2013 SP
    Michelle Kwan - A Day In The Life
    Abitbol/Bernadis - The Addams Family
    Maria Butyrskaya - Fever
    Bebe Liang - Harry Potter
    Jenny Kirk - Chicago
    Savchenko/Szolkowy - Souvenir
    Michelle Cantu - 42nd Street
     
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    Yagudin's Racing program to Safri Duo music, though he only skated it in ISU competition once, at Skate America in 2002 when his hip was really starting to give him trouble. He skated it later in the Hallmark and Sears Open competitions. Fun concept and great choreography to carry it off. It's my favorite of all his short programs.
     
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    Bourne/Kraatz - Michael Jackson FD 2002
    Virtue/Moir - Pink Floyd FD 2009
    Navarro/Bommentre - U2 "One" FD 2010
    Pechalat/Bourzat - Rolling Stones FD 2013, and OD in 2010 to "Thank God I'm a Country Boy"
     
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    Does that mean V/M's samba FD counts? (well until everyone started using Mujer Latine for their SD the following season)
     
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    IIRC Savchenko-Szolkowy skated a 'clown' SP in the last few years, but I don't remember the music.
     
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    Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music. Another modern & fun program from them was their Pink Panther FS.

    They got the compulsory pattern all wrong, but I loved Agafonova/Ucar's SD to Faiytale by Alexander Rybak.
     
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    Canadian skater (Haitian background), Maxime-Billy Fortin, choreographed by none other than Julie Marcotte:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvgUGg-eG7E :D

    "Makes you want to get out there and move along with him..." Tracy Wilson


    Max Aaron 2012-13 sp:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVm1sNlgMQo


    Stephanie Rosenthal's 2006 Rock-it sp at USNats already mentioned; here's her 2006 FS to Ghost Dances: :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMwXYdkSK4g


    ITA also re Punsalan's and Swallow's Racing Cars FD -- iconic and memorable.


    Anything by Gary Beacom, including:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iJLlBn8-pE 1988 World Cup of Figure Skating


    Gary improvising to Johnny Cash's Bird on a Wire -- hadn't seen this one before :swoon:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyApZFwrT9Y


    I'm Your Man .... Nuff said!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hcQWCca5i8


    Gary in Malevolent Landscape:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3WXYFcS2Gw


    Quirky skating by Gary to a Beethoven classic makes for modern mix/ twist:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuPwyWjYAuk


    2006 Super Match performance by Gary:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mf31iUitRY


    Gary at a 2010 Dundee exhibition shows he's lost none of his skill/ on-ice magic:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGcMJoGzOas


    Wow, another funky 2010 performance by Gary to modern techno music:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l10ggGrhAY


    Last on this current list but certainly not least, the incomparable Torvill and Dean, ROCK the compulsories! :eek: Wowsa

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEHsR679g1M


    ETA

    Absolutely Aliona and Robin have many fun, different performances, including:

    Pina!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhhrNnwvFDI
     
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    I don't know if these fall into the category of modern music but they were definitely fun and energetic programs.

    I really liked Kaetlyn Osmond's SP this season. She impressed me b/c she matched the energy of the music and didn't let it run over her, which is hard to do.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VwDAPkicA


    I'm also a huge sucker for Kanako Murakami's "Jumpin Jack" program. Lots of energy, very fun and she had a blast with it. I'm not all at ashamed to say this was my favorite SP of the 2010-2011 season. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz8Hw5pbwhs
     
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    I love all of these - so far my favorite is Kanako Murakami's "Jumpin Jack" program - her face is pure joy.
     
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