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  • Carolina Kostner's "Concerto No. 23"

    92 42.99%
  • Ashley Wagner's "Swan Lake"

    72 33.64%
  • Akiko Suzuki's "Die Fledermaus"

    15 7.01%
  • Alena Leonova's "Adagio for Strings/Requiem"

    1 0.47%
  • Kanako Murakami's "Violin Concerto"

    1 0.47%
  • Alissa Czisny's "Valse Triste"

    2 0.93%
  • Mao Asada's "Liebestraum"

    13 6.07%
  • Kexin Zhang's "En la cueva"

    1 0.47%
  • Elizaveta Tuktamisheva's "Besame Mucho/Latin medley"

    6 2.80%
  • Viktoria Helgesson's "Sunset Boulevard"

    3 1.40%
  • Caroline Zhang's "Cello Concerto in B Minor"

    5 2.34%
  • Other (specify)

    3 1.40%
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    Best Ladies Free Skate of the Season

    Which lady had the best free skate of the season in terms of choreography, composition, and overall effect?

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    Ashley Wagner.

    The arms she does on her spiral are just amazing. The entire program is fantastic.

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    Kostner, by a million miles. Wagner has a nice program but in terms of choreography, it doesn't come close to Carolina's, IMO. It's a lot emptier.

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    You guys are too quick! The poll is now up.

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    Kostner for me, but I loved Ashley's freeskate too.

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    No votes for Suzuki? Hers, Kostner's, and Wagner's are my three favorites. I'll have to watch them all a few more times before I vote.

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    If I could have voted for both Carolina's and Ashley's I would have. However, I went with Ashley because, while Carolina had more intricate choreography, I thought Ashley's program had better composition and lots of good multi-directional skating. And while Carolina & Akiko are both artistically very good, I thought Ashley truly embodied the character of her music and put 120% into performing it each time, making the overall impact much greater for me.

    All three (Carolina, Akiko and Ashley) were fabulous this season! Kudos to Lori, Pasquale and Philip on three great programs.

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    Am I the only person going for Mao's Liebestraum?!?!?!?! Even if Mao didn't really perform it to her potential this season, that program is loads better than Akiko's, Carolina's, and Ashley's LP!

    I know people love Carolina's LP to death, but quite honestly, I'm not that much of a fan of it. She hits many of the musical cues nicely, but I don't know, there's just some type of spark missing from it when she performs it.

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    Ashley for me, Carolina had gorgeous choreography, but she just chopped up Concerto 23 too much for my liking.

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    Carolina got my vote; it was an exquisite program! I loved Ashley as well, but the strength of her free skate was in how she performed it, with increasing confidence and performance quality as the season progressed. Also loved Akiko!

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    My vote goes to Ashley Wagner. The choreography is gorgeous enough (kudos to Philip Mills) but the way she performs the program, particularly during/after the spiral sequence, is masterful! She brings the character of that program to life and she attacks every single second.

    Carolina Kostner has a beautiful program, as well! Lively interpretation of the music and seamless, intricate choreography.

    Akiko Suzuki's program is an honorable mention. The step sequence is lovely.

    Worst of the season? Ksenia Makarova. Honestly, it's garbage. Her short is really unique and interesting, too. What a shame.

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    I voted for Suzuki. I love Die Fledermaus, and I loved the joy and energy she put into her World's performance.

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    Makarova's Marilyn Monroe

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Makarova's Marilyn Monroe
    I knew that was coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    Kostner, by a million miles.
    This, with Mao's a close second. IMO, these two programs were head and shoulders above all the others.

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    During NBC's coverage of the ladies FS, I'm glad Tracy saud that Ksenia deserved better material than what she had been given. I had t seen her LP before but wow.. That was really bad and the PCS score was an absolute joke

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurodance2001 View Post
    During NBC's coverage of the ladies FS, I'm glad Tracy saud that Ksenia deserved better material than what she had been given. I had t seen her LP before but wow.. That was really bad and the PCS score was an absolute joke
    My sister walked past the TV when I was watching today and she was like, "this is the last performance? Really? All this great stuff and then...this?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    Ashley Wagner.

    The arms she does on her spiral are just amazing. The entire program is fantastic.
    This, that spiral section is so fabulous!!! The only program I looked forward to at worlds
    Caro was fab too, but I think the costume is distracting for me so I send more time thinking about how great she looks in it but that I don think it works for th program and not the actual program

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    My top 3 were Ashley, Akiko and Mao. I never completely fell in love with Caro's program. I have no clue why.

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    Carolina Kostner, by a mile, for me.
    Last season, her "Afternoon of a faun" was one of the best LP ever, IMO. I thought it would be impossible for her team to find a better LP. It's done. Her concerto #23 is beautiful as a whole.

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