Oh Mao! Give me that dress and those shoes!! Gorg!!
I like both choices.
Nocturne: I'm sure they'll have to tweak the choreography for the newer rules but I'm excited to see her revisit this one. This is probably her best SP to date. It's a masterpiece of choreography and is Lori's best SP work for Mao. I'm excited to see Mao bring her level of experience and maturity to this program.
Rach No. 2: It's definitely an overused warhorse but I can't say I'm disappointed or surprised. In an Olympic year the last thing you want to do is step out of the box and risk the judges hating it. Playing it safe, especially for Mao, is a good idea. I actually expect to see a lot of warhorses this season b/c it's an Olympic year.
No. 2 isn't nearly as heavy as Bells nor do I think it's a bad choice for Mao. It's not light like Liebestraum or Swan Lake but I think it will fit Mao's style very well. Her last two FS have been great IMO so I hope to see more of the same from her.