A bit of Rika Kihira’s free program but I can’t recognize the music: https://mobile.twitter.com/rika_kihira/status/1130137437517242369
SP: Freedom by Pharrell Williams choreographed by Alex JohnsonLooks like Alex Krasnozhon is doing Dracula for one of his programs.
That looks like it will be really great!Evgenia Medvedeva's new "Exogenesis" SP was choreographed by Ilya Averbukh.
Thank you @Spun Silver. Christina Aguilera is a popular singer whose father emigrated to the U.S. from Ecuador. Xtina was raised by her mother who is of German, Irish, Welsh, and Dutch ancestry. As far as Xtina's musical influences, she was inspired by pop singer Whitney Houston, and engaged by a variety of other music genres, including jazz, hip-hop, blues, and opera. Xtina's mother was a violinist.Could you possibly listen to the song before announcing that it's Hispanic based on the singer's last name? (There is nothing Hispanic about it.)
It's a beautiful song and performance though not very rhythmic or varied in tempo. Emotionally it will be a bit of a stretch for Starr but I'm looking forward to it.
Exactly. Would the same be said of a skater from a different ethnic background making the same variety of choices Starr has made?I love that because Starr skates to more than one program by a black artist, she’s getting this label.
The entire TSL biased mockery put-on, crossing-the-line critique was a load of BS. End of story.IIRC, I think they said is as something that had been told to them by a choreographer or skating parent or someone like that. I don't know if that was true, but it never came from something Starr or her camp said publicly, so it was only ever a rumour.
Anyways, I wouldn't care if she did want to do that, and it's clearly not accurate, so it's unimportant now.
This selection is by the 2017 winner of Britain's Got Talent. Myers mixes Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune with Ed Sheeran's Bloodstream. Brilliant! Talk about variety...Andrew Torgashev
SP- "Bloodstream" by Tokio Myers
Carreira and Ponomarenko used Bloodstream as part of their FD last season, but I don't think they used the fast part.This selection is by the 2017 winner of Britain's Got Talent. Myers mixes Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune with Ed Sheeran's Bloodstream. Brilliant! Talk about variety...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzgFohAu1W4 Album release
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJBNbw4siVQ Original performance on the show
I look forward to seeing Andrew's on-ice interpretation. At first, I thought this might be the same as Rippon's initial 2016 - 2017 fp choice, Bloodstream -- but that was by Stateless. It didn't serve Adam well, and he early on switched to his iconic O (Fly On) by Coldplay and Arrival of the Birds, by the Cinematic Orchestra. I'm glad that Andrew chose the unique, and unexpected selection by Tokio Myers.
I just wish Averbukh would have used an instrumental version like Jeremy Abbott did and left out the horrible wailing.Evgenia Medvedeva's new "Exogenesis" SP was choreographed by Ilya Averbukh.
Such a fun program. I just loved Klimkin. There has been no one like since him, although Misha Ge had an equal penchant for entertainment. I wish more skaters would find inspiration in the both of them.