Is Sotnikova's FS music the worst of all time?

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  1. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    I can't think of any music I've hated more than this Aguilera travesty. I don't hate Xtina but this sloppy mess of music of just inexcusable. She needs to dump this program NOW.
  2. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Yes. The howling would have been OK if it wasn't used 3 times.

    Liebestraum was boring but at least it was pretty.
  3. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    I like the end, but even that is slightly grating after the billionth time. Can't stand the program. She needs something more substantial. There are so many stunning film scores, if that's what she wants. Modern ones, too: Snow White and the Huntsman, Hunger Games, Alice in Wonderland...she can do something unique and modern that's still more potentially lasting than Burlesque.
  4. caseyedwards

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    The vocalizing near the end really doesn't work. I thinks it's fine in the beginning though but not near the end. But not on the top of the list of problems with her.
  5. DimaToe

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    ...So I'm trying to not let her music choice irritate me too much because I like Adelina's skating, but also because I fear that she is just doing us a favor, by preparing us for what music choices will be like after 2015... :scream: :yikes:
  6. victoriaheidi

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    :( and this is why I'm bummed.

    I see tasteful uses of music with words. I also see some crappy ones. And I'm afraid that the tasteful stuff will be harder to come by.
  7. Rock2

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    I/K's FD gives it a run for the money...
  8. MysticHaze

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    Yes, yes a million times yes! I just can't watch her long program unless I put it on mute. Second year in a row that a Russian lady has one of the most horrible music for the LP. Although I could watch Makarova's without the sound on mute.
  9. FunnyBut

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    I must be the only one who loves Sotnikova's music and program. She's obviously not got her feet under her yet this season, but I love the character of this program, especially the step sequence...so different from what other ladies are doing (and not only different, but musical and engaging). I hope we get to see it performed 'full-out' later this season. I really like that she takes chances with her choreography, and that she has the ability to pull it off. For me Sotnikova's Xtina is good voidy, while Makarova's Marilyn was very bad voidy.
  10. Twilight1

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    I&K's is far worse.
  11. jamesy

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    I could maybe ignore the xtina wailing, but it unfortunately also uses includes parts of that wretched At Last. This program is dead to me.

    This, however, I could watch over and over for the lols.
  12. Vash01

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    Yes. It is the worst, all disciplines considered.
  13. museksk8r

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    I EFFING HATE HER LP MUSIC!!! It's a shame because I love Adelina and her skating, but I've never been a fan of Aguilera's tendency to over-sing and overpower songs, particularly one as beautiful as "At Last." Poor Etta James . . . to have been in the same room with her when she first heard Christina murder that song . . . such a travesty! She butchered all the guts from that song and torched up the bones along with it. :scream:
  14. Jarrett

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    I just busted out laughing when I saw this thread title since I was just watching the Cup of Russia on Universal Sports. Yes, her FS music is pretty horrible.
  15. kwanatic

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    The program itself isn't that bad. I don't like the use of the Christina Aguilera vocals. They took a song with words and chopped and edited is so that there would be no words...the actual song is awesome! It's one of my favorites off the Burlesque soundtrack and I get what she was trying to do. I think she could have found some more cohesive pieces of music.

    However, that version of "At Last" is absolutely beautiful (the saxophone section right after the first round of vocals). I need to look it up to see where I can download it. I love that part of the program too...
  16. arakwafan2006

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    When I tell you i hate Christina's voice there. I agree that the 3 times is just overkill. I like really hate it. Adelina mentioned in an interview that she was having a rough time doing what she does in practice in competitions. That noise that she is skating to does not help. I love tarasova but she has really tanked Adelina's style big time
  17. arakwafan2006

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    does she have time to change it before her Nationals?
  18. Louis

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    Is it really worse than generic Samson and Delilah for the 100th time? Or Rhapsody in Blue? Or Turandot?

    I agree, the music cuts are strange and could be improved, but kudos for trying something original.

    Sotnikova's jump technique makes me cringe more than her music. :yikes:
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    It is unfortunate as she's the only Russian "former Junior Girl" that I like but.....I think this is one of the worst long program music selections in years :p.. What a shame
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    ITA

    It's refreshing that she didn't just pick a song off of skating's greatest hits.
  21. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but maybe just barely. :) Samson and Delilah would be ok for me after a 5-10 year hiatus. You may burn every copy of the other two. It's a sad world we're living in though if the only choices are overused garbage or brand new garbage. Now if someone were to skate to instrumental Garbage, the band- that I could get on board with...
  22. victoriaheidi

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    ITA with haribobo. Why is it overused garbage or new garbage? There's so much non-garbage!
  23. Coco

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    I feel about it the way I felt about Tabitha Yim's Blues for Klook floor routine. Not my cup of tea, but there are parts I like and really love the effort to break out of the ordinary, safe kind of program.

    I would have cut the music differently so that Christina's wailing sounded less ... scatalogical, but it doesn't bother me as much as it seems to bother others. Bluesy - jazz is a sorely underutilized genre in skating, generally, especially for ladies.
  24. rfisher

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    I couldn't care less about the music. I just want her to get her confidence back and skate like I know she can. :wuzrobbed
  25. jl22aries

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    Oof, Puccini and Gershwin can't catch a break in FSU.

    I agree with you rfisher. I loved her performances in Japan over the summer. She skated with such a spirit and joy.
  26. escaflowne9282

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    IMHO Kerrigan's "Paradise and the Master" give this one a run for its money.
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  27. Marco

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    That too, sigh.
  28. DORISPULASKI

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    I & K's FD is my nominee for worst program track (I hesitate to call it music).
  29. LongTimeLurker

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    I like Christina Aguilera, but not for this.... It also seems too sophisticated for a teenager to be skating to - even if it's in a sheer-look top that leaves little to the imagination. That said, my vote for worst music this season goes to Trankov & Volosozhar's shrill saxophone piece. Ouch, my ears!
  30. Alixana

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    I dunno .. some of the Edvin Marton techno classics make me want to rip my ears off. :scream:
  31. Kwantumleap

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    At least she's trying something different, which is more than I can say for a lot of the top skaters out there.
  32. Marco

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    A piece of safe, overused music can bore me to sleep yes (Zhang's Turandotzzz), but it really doesn't frustrate me enough to want to mute the computer like when I watched this Sotnikova program.

    Point is, it's good to try something new, but this is obviously a failed attempt.
  33. essence_of_soy

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    For some reason the Russian girls, Sotnikova, Lipnitskaia and Tuktamysheva and their programs, remind me less of free skating exhibitions in their construction and more like gymnastics floor routines. They seem to tumble from trick to trick at either end of the rink grabbing their legs to their heads, with not a great deal of connection to the music.
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  35. aliona22

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    it sounds like the soundtrack from an eighties cartoon. so many random changes... love her shoot the duck --> 2Lz! all her signature spin positions were cool; seems like no one does those variations in their camel spins anymore because of the rotation requirement.

    god i loved the end of her fs that year.
  36. briancoogaert

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    Exactly my thought, and my fear, especially with Lipnitskaya. I have the feeling that Figure Skating is more and more like gymnastic : spectacular, but not artistic at all.
  37. jenny12

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    Definitely agree. For me, not only is the music grating, but the program doesn't feel cohesive at all. I think Sotnikova has a performance ability and heart to her skating the separates her from the other Russian young ladies, but this program does nothing for her and she doesn't really have good jump technique to fall back on either.
  38. Marco

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    Wonderful analogy. Although I am actually becoming impressed by Tuk this season. And Sot is also a musical skater, as shown by her short program and her programs in the 2010-11 season. She just doesn't always have the vehicle.
  39. pinky166

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    I feel like Sotnikova's FS music wouldn't bother me as much if she was skating better than she has been thus far this season....
  40. Manaud

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    Ohhhh I forgot about that one because I was so busy hating the ghost soundtrack piece. Seriously...