I was looking at the ISU bios and some of the ones for Japanese skaters doing the JGP have been updated. I thought it was... interesting
Choreographer: Mari Araya
SP: Sayuri by John Williams
FS: Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Choreographer: Jamie Isley, Kenji Miyamoto
SP: Seville from Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack
FS: Gipsy Music Zigeunerweisen
Choreographer: Lori Nichol, Kenji Miyamoto
SP: Omio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini
FS: Le Corsaire by Riccardo Drigo
Roanna Sari Oshikawa
Choreographer: Kenji Miyamoto, David Wilson
SP: Selection of music by Jesse Cook performed by Didulay V and Jesse Cook
FS: Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota
Choreographer: Kenji Miyamoto, Yuko Hongo
SP: Russian Sailor's Dance by Reinhold Gliere
FS: Don Quixote by Leon Minkus
Choreographer: Kenji Miyamoto
SP: Don Quixote by Leon Minkus arr. by John Lanchbery
Don Quixote by Leon Minkus
FS: The Mummy (soundtrack) by Jerry Goldsmith
Choreographer: Kenji Miyamoto
SP: Violentango by Astor Piazzolla
FS: Revolution Bolt
Choreographer: Noriko Sato
SP: Theme from Lupin the Third by Yuji OHNO
FS: Selection from Ennio Morricone - arranged by Masashi Abe
Kenji Miyamoto is like the David Wilson of Japan
I also noticed that Kokubun and Tanaka are coached by Utako Nagamitsu (Daisuke's coach), I think this is a new change...
SP: (aww... I have such a mental block and cannot remember the name of this super famous song, pls help!)
The news clip mainly focuses on Kanako's ability to dance / move bang on the music.
She's got such a genuine and infectious smile! (And I hope too much media attention and pressure to succeed - post-Mao? - will not affect her in a negative way... )
"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett
A good choice of music for Kanako to showcase her strengths in skating skills and speed. I have gotten an impression that the girl can handle choreography while skating with speed. BTW, what is her status with flutz? Are they letting it slip this season?
Isn't Machiko Yamada getting old. She still looks great for her age, however.
FD: Summertime (seems like an African-injected arrangement though)
ok, we can add info about La Khokh/Andreev FD music (based on the article posted in 'Jana/Fedor - a reality?' thread):
SD: "the music [that] is well known in Russia, but not so famous in the West"
FD: Beatles medley (including 'Oh Darling')
I'm curious to see both...
" Believe me when I tell you , I'll never do you no wrong."..
( And their EX could be "Steam Heat "...just sayin' )
I still can't belive in Feder doing ice dance
SP: Swan Lake (White Legend by Ikuko Kawai)
EX: Vertigo (U2)
After winning Junior Worlds at the age of 15, it's his senior debut this season. He's got 2 GPS assignments, at NHK Trophy and Cup of Russia. He's planning to include a quad in his programme. (FS?)
You can watch Yuzuru's EX here;
News from Germany:
SP: Tango de Roxanne
FS: Prince of Persia
FD: "La Maza" by Silvio Rodriguez, Cuban/Spanish theme, choreo by Denkova/Staviski