Sometimes it works for a skater to use the same program two seasons in a row, like M&D did in 1991 & 1992. From the current skaters which skaters would you like to see the same LP for 2014?
Mao Asada - Swan Lake: I like this music for her, and would like to see her land all her jumps including the 3A, and using her musicality. I just don't want to see her wear feathers.
Ashley Wagner- Samson & Deliala (sp?): She did well early in the season; not so later. If she wants to add a 3-3 she is better off using a program she is familiar with, and she expresses this music really well.
Hanyu (I don't think he ever skated this to its potential; he will mature and skate it much better)
Bazarova- Larionov: Spartacus. This is their best LP so far. I would like to see them work on finer points, and skate/spin closer- make them look more like a pair. With a music and program they are familiar with, they can work on other things.
Carolina Kostner: Bolero. There is room to develop this LP further.
I definitely do NOT want to see the following skaters use the same program next year:
V&T, S&S, Takahashi (he had a bad year), Akiko, Yu na Kim (although I love Les Mis, she should try something else next year)
Sotnikova absolutely must change her LP music next year, and Liza's was not that good either (that particular version).