I agree with many already mentioned, and will add a couple of my favorites:
- Sasha Cohen Malaguena SP 2003/2004
- Totminina/Marinan - Snowstorm SP 2006
- Shen/Zhao - Nutcracker LP 2004
Ahh! That must be it! I associate required elements with CoP so I'm getting confused.
Originally Posted by gkelly
I guess, to me, CoP-friendly ≠ outstanding and/or memorable.
Originally Posted by pinky166
When I think of someone who milked CoP like a cow yet managed to make his programs outstanding and memorable, I think of Jeffrey Buttle.
Definitely not Evan Lysacek.
- Rep Power
After watching the JPGF SP performances from last night, I'm going to add with Elizaveta Tuktamyshewa's SP 10-11. Yeah, it's her first season even as a junior, and she needs a bit more polish, but I really like it. Not only are her transitions and footwork sequence actually timed well to the music, but the way she holds her arms and hands and the positions she uses for the little mini-spins all really reflect the character of the music. Very refreshing, after a season of flamenco that doesn't look like flamenco, endless tangos that don't look like tango, two Michael Jackson programs that have very little Michael Jackson in them, and on and on. Plus: not warhorse music!
Mao Asada 07 SP (Nocturne)
Yu na Kim 2010 LP
Totmianina-Marinin 2006 SP (Snowstorm)
Virtue-Moir 2010 FD
Davis-White 2010 OD
Matt Savoie 2006 SP (Barber's adagio), LP (The mission)
Johnny Weir 2006 SP (The Swan)
Kawaguchi-Smirnov 2010 SP (The swan)
Takahashi 2010 LP (La Strada)
Irina Slutskaya 2006 SP (Totentanz)
Sasha Cohen 2006 SP (Dark eyes)
Shizuka Arakawa 2006 LP (Turandot)
That's all I can think of right now.
Originally Posted by Tak
A&P never skated under COP. They won the OGM in 2002, then turned pro. They skated to Carmina Burana in 2000. There was no COP in 2002 and before, in any version.