Which overused music (pick 3) would you like to see banned from FS competitions?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vash01, Oct 15, 2011.

Which 3 overused music do you want to see banned from FS competitions?

Poll closed Jan 13, 2012.
  1. Carmen

    71 vote(s)
    55.5%
  2. Don Quixote

    27 vote(s)
    21.1%
  3. Swan lake (excluding the Black Swan)

    20 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. Malaguena

    32 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. The feeling begins

    32 vote(s)
    25.0%
  6. Tosca

    42 vote(s)
    32.8%
  7. Turandot

    22 vote(s)
    17.2%
  8. Nutcracker (Pas de deux)

    12 vote(s)
    9.4%
  9. Rachmaninoff's piano concert No. 2

    15 vote(s)
    11.7%
  10. Scheherazadeh

    29 vote(s)
    22.7%
  11. Romeo & Juliet (Tchaikovsky)

    18 vote(s)
    14.1%
  12. Other

    22 vote(s)
    17.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Here is a negative sounding poll, but unless some of the overused music is banned from FS competitions, skaters will continue to use it, just to play it safe.

    Which THREE should be banned?

    Sorry, 'all of the above' is not an option.:lol:
     
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  2. Tak

    Tak Well-Known Member

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    How about "none of the above" then. :p

    I love classical music and I think it relates well to skating programs - most of my favorite programs have used classical music from Bolero to Carmina Burana, or classical-sounding music like MITIM or Schindler's List. I would not like to see ANY of them banned.

    However, I could certainly do without ever hearing Requiem for a Dream again.
     
  3. Jaana

    Jaana Well-Known Member

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    None.
     
  4. SmallFairy

    SmallFairy Well-Known Member

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    actually, I feel it's not Tchaikovski's Romeo & Juliet that is overused, it's Nino Rota's....
     
  5. wustfan

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    Tosca! I hate Tosca! It makes my ears bleed!
     
  6. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    None of the above as an option
     
  7. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    From the list, I like every music, and I think it can be really good for good skaterS.
    I usually don't like those musics for young skaters.

    For senior skaters, I have much more difficulties with overused elevator music, such as Otonal. :)
     
  8. mia joy

    mia joy New Member

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    Requiem for a Dream and the Adagio.
     
  9. VarBar

    VarBar Well-Known Member

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    Carmen please, and Carmina Burana.:scream:
     
  10. emason

    emason Well-Known Member

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    I'd say it's neither, but Prokofiev, actually.

    In any case, top of my hit list is The Feeling Begins - please, a respite from this for at least a season.
     
  11. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    Blues for Klook :scream: I just hate it!
     
  12. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    I like all of the music I listed. The only one I really would like to see banned is Carmen. It's a great music for skating, but enough is enough. For me, Turandot and Malaguena are both close second/third.

    I want skaters to explore and find new music that is good for skating and suits them. I am OK with them using many of the pieces I listed. Really, Carmen is the only one I absolutely don't want to see a skater use again, or may be place a 5 year ban on it, so that it may appear a little fresh again.
     
  13. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    I didn't think about it, but it would have been appropriate as an option.

    I too love classical music and I don't have a problem with skaters using many of the well known classical pieces, as long as we see some new music coming to surface, and it does not necessarily mean non-classical. There is plenty of classical music that has not yet been used for skating.
     
  14. JJH

    JJH Well-Known Member

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    Ave Maria
     
  15. query5

    query5 New Member

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    i don't know which to vote for.
    some might be overused, but it depends on who and how they skate to it.
     
  16. Jasmar

    Jasmar Active Member

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    I put in all three votes for Phantom of the Opera.
     
  17. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    Without a doubt - Carmen. Katarina Witt did the definitive version and its been overused ever since.
     
  18. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    Carmen. I actually like the other ones.
     
  19. mgobluegirl

    mgobluegirl Well-Known Member

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    I could do without "Somewhere in Time" for a long time. And "Chicago".
     
  20. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    Turandot is my number 1 choice. I got burned out on it when Meno/Sand skated to it for a number of seasons.
     
  21. DimaToe

    DimaToe Well-Known Member

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    How is Requiem for a Dream not on here?? I vote to triple ban it, that's how tired of it I am :lynch:
     
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  22. dinakt

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    It's "Tosca" for me. Yet another "E Lucevan le Stelle" gives me a toothache. There's plenty of other great music to mix in from the opera though, should one wish to do so.
    But even more so, there should be a "Requiem for a Dream" category. I'd happily vote to ban it for a five- year period.
     
  23. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Phantom of the Opera I am totally over.
     
  24. Bunny Hop

    Bunny Hop Perpetually learning Dutch Waltz

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    Masquerade Waltz. I used to love it, but after the last couple of years I'd happily not hear it again for a long time (doesn't help that a girl at our rink is using it so I hear it at least twice a week at the moment).

    And I hope to heck I don't ending up hating Swan Lake after this coming season. It's my favourite music, and I don't want to dislike it (it's also being used by a young girl at the rink - young enough that I presume she hasn't actually seen Black Swan!).
     
  25. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    :wuzrobbed
    I love Masquerade Waltz and I'm so happy when we practice to this music :)
     
  26. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    Carmen, Swan Lake and Tosca. The rest of them, too.

    Add me to the Luurves Masquerade Waltz list.
     
  27. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Me too! That and 'The Feeling Begins' are my equivalent of being water-boarded. As a 3rd option for torture, I'd add the Nino Rota 'Romeo & Juliet' film score ("A Time for Us"), though it's not as grating as the first two.
     
  28. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

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    Carmen is my number one for obvious reasons; it's like the most used piece of music in figure skating history!

    The overuse of Scheherazade has reached it's peak. I'm really sick of hearing it.

    To be honest, those are the only two I wouldn't mind ever hearing again...I can deal with the rest.
     
  29. merrywidow

    merrywidow Well-Known Member

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    None should be banned. It's a good way, IMO, to compare past & present skaters & their choreographers.
     
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  30. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    This is really funny. I was so sure that at least Carmen should be banned. Last night I watched Debbie Thomas's skate to Carmen at the US nationals, and I thought, this is really great music for figure skating! Now I am confused- to ban or not to ban? :lol: