Favorite Programs of the Season (so far), by Discipline

Frau Muller

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Hey, it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon at the Mueller household. Time to do lists for favorite programs so far, since we’ve now seen most skaters, with very few exceptions (eg, Tennell). I’ve included both srs and jrs. Focus on programs rather than just the skaters…for ex, I love Trusova but not so much her programs.

WOMEN Many! My fave discipline.

SP

Jeonjeong Park - Chopin Ballade (absolute fave SP, any discipline!)
Sinitsyna - Tchaikovsky Lullaby (close second)
Liu - Don Q gypsy dance
Levito - The Swan
Papp - Slumdog Millionaire
Shabotova - Carol of the Bell
Kurakova - Steppe by Rene Aubry
Venetta - David’s Writings

LP

Higuchi - Lion King (fave LP, any discipline!)
Scherbakova - Master & Margarita (grown on me! Love all three cuts of music)
Finley Hawk - Armenian Rhapsody/ Desert Rose (would love to see it skated cleanly :) )
Liu - Tchaikovsky Violin Con.
Tuktamysheva - Arabian Fun Schlock (!)
Papp - 42nd Street
Samodelkina - slow Carmen Habanera
Guttman - Scheherazade…with intoxicating middle section of a rare Tchaikovsky piano piece…WOW!

MEN

SP
Brown - Sinnerman, for 2nd yr in a row. In my top-ten Pantheon of greatest ever anything!
Litvintsev - Bells of Moscow
Lucas Broussard - Gin Tonic
Wlm Annis - Wake me up when Sept Ends
Cha - Clockmaker
Sato - Four Seasons
Carrillo - Santa Esmeralda medley…for plain fun & cheese…he’s the male Tuktamysheva in performance factor!

LP

Yuma Kagiyama - Gladiator piano version (masterpiece #1 men’s LP of season!)
Ignatov - Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
Tomono - LaLaLand (best footwork of yr!)
Chen - Mozart Lacrymosa
Brezina - Summer of ‘69 (happiness!)

PAIRS

SP

Pavliuchenko/Khodikin - BE ITALIAN! (#1 pair routine by a mile…SP or LP)
Sui/Han - Mission Imp: Nyah
Tarasova/Morozov - Galatea (makes up for, to me, dull LP)

LP

Sui/Han - Bridge over Troubled Waters 2021 version
Mishina/Galiamov - Snowstorm and Time Forward…especially the last minute
Miura/Kihara - WO-MAN
Safina/Berulava - In This Shirt
Kops/Krasnopolski - Impossible Dream (actually brought tears to my eyes at Nebelhorn)
Mukhortova/Evgeniev - Sinatra medley (so emotional, how it builds)

DANCE

RD…very few…can’t stand music in this theme, especially cringe-worthy when costumes include hoodies and the skaters make “mean face” in the opening pose, to show that they live in The ‘Hood. Exhibit A: Browns. Exhibit B: #2 French.

Enjoy only two: Pap/Ciz and Smart/Diaz.
Zagorsky/Guerreiro’s Hindu rap - may make the list, based on test skate. Will we ever see it in competition?

FD

Pap/Ciz - Faure Etude the absolute #1
Hawayek/Baker - Chopin
Green/Parsons - Ezio Bosso medley (inventive!)
Gilles/Poirier- Long & Winding Road (something about it is so touching…I can’t watch without crying)
Smart/Diaz - Zorro
Wolfkostin/Chen - Rain in your black eyes

What are YOUR fave programs, so far?
 
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TheresMaude

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Hey, it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon at the Mueller household. Time to do lists for favorite programs so far, since we’ve now seen most skaters, with very few exceptions (eg, Tennell). I’ve included both srs and jrs. Focus on programs rather than just the skaters…for ex, I love Trusova but not so much her programs.

WOMEN. many! My fave discipline

SP

Jeonjeong Park - Chopin Ballade (absolute fave SP, any discipline!)
Sinitsyna - Tchaikovsky Lullaby (close second)
Liu - Don Q gypsy dance
Levito - The Swan
Papp - Slumdog Millionaire
Shabotova - Carol of the Bell
Kurakova - Steppe by Rene Aubry
Venetta - David’s Writings

LP

Higuchi - Lion King (fave LP, any discipline!)
Scherbakova - Master & Margarita (grown on me! Love all three cuts of music)
Finley Hawk - Armenian Rhapsody/ Desert Rose (would love to see it skated cleanly :) )
Liu - Tchaikovsky Violin Con.
Tuktamysheva - Arabian Fun Schlock (!)
Papp - 42nd Street
Samodelkina - slow Carmen Habanera
Guttman - Scheherazade…with intoxicating middle section of a rare Tchaikovsky piano piece…WOW!

MEN

SP
Brown - Sinnerman, for 2nd yr in a row. In my top-ten Pantheon of greatest ever anything!
Litvintsev - Bells of Moscow
Lucas Broussard - Gin Tonic
Wlm Annis - Wake me up when Sept Ends
Cha - Clockmaker
Sato - Four Seasons
Carrillo - Santa Esmeralda medley…for plain fun & cheese…he’s the male Tuktamysheva in performance factor!

LP

Yuma Kagiyama - Gladiator piano version (masterpiece #1 men’s LP of season!)
Ignatov - Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
Tomono - LaLaLand (best footwork of yr!)
Chen - Mozart Lacrymosa
Brezina - Summer of ‘69 (happiness!)

PAIRS

SP

Pavliuchenko/Khodikin - BE ITALIAN! (#1 pair routine by a mile…SP or LP)
Sui/Han - Mission Imp: Nyah
Tarasova/Morozov - Galatea (makes up for, to me, dull LP)

LP

Sui/Han - Bridge over Troubled Waters 2021 version
Mishina/Galiamov - Snowstorm and Time Forward…especially the last minute
Miura/Kihara - WO-MAN
Safina/Berulava - In This Shirt
Kops/Krasnopolski - Impossible Dream (actually brought tears to my eyes at Nebelhorn)
Mukhortova/Evgeniev - Sinatra medley (so emotional, how it builds)

DANCE

RD…very few…can’t stand music in this theme. Only two: Pap/Ciz and Smart/Diaz - love equally
Zagorsky/Guerreiro’s Hindu rap - based on test skate; will we ever see it in competition???

FD

Pap/Ciz - Faure Etude the absolute #1
Hawayek/Baker - Chopin
Green/Parsons - Ezio Bosso medley (inventive!)
Gilles/Poirier- Long & Winding Road (something about it is so touching…I can’t watch without crying)
Smart/Diaz - Zorro
Wolfkostin/Chen - Rain in your black eyes

What are YOUR fave programs, so far?
It’s a sad state of affairs when the only programs I really enjoy and have watched more than a couple of times are:

DANCE
Muramoto/Takahashi RD & FD
Green/Parsons FD

There are a number of skaters I enjoy but not to the extent of actually wanting to re-watch their programs. Sigh.
 

Cachoo

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SP/RD
Sui/Han
Shomo
Sinitsyna
Kostornaia
Miura/Kihara
Jason Brown
Green/Parsons
Gracie Gold

Long/Free
Sui/Han
Papadakis/Cizeron
Hawayek/Baker
Loena Hendrickx
Isabeau Levito
Daniel Grassl (would LOVE to see this clean--promising)
 
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Karen-W

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Just going to list the senior programs I like...

SP/RD - Mariah Bell, Alysa Liu, Jason Brown, Loena Hendrickx, Pavliuchenko/Khodykin, Michal Brezina, Adam Siao Him Fa, Ksenia Sinitsyna, Kamila Valieva, Muramoto/Takahashi, Smart/Diaz
FS/FD - Sui/Han, Hawayek/Baker, Green/Parsons, Muramoto/Takahashi, Vincent Zhou, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Smart/Diaz

Honorable mention - check out Isabeau Levito, Sofia Muravieva, Vivien Papp, & Wolfkostin/Chen on the junior level for some great offerings!
 

LoopCombo

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Honestly: Evgeni Semenenko’s FS to Master and Margarita. I love the tail-coat and the way he hauls up and down the ice doing witchy jumps and witchy arm movements with the coat flicking out behind him. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to skate it cleanly yet, but hopefully there is still time.

Also: Kevin Aymoz’s FS to Outro. So beautiful, and his emoting is great in this program.

And Daisuke Takahashi and Kana Miramoto’s RD and FD. So creative and outside the box.
 

AngieNikodinovLove

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SP/RD
Loena
Kaori
Karen
Smart Diaz
Chock Bates
Daria & Denis
Piper & Paul
PapCiz
Jason
Kolyada
Gribbles

Free
Loena
Satoko
Amber
Chock Bates
Smart Diaz
Green Parsons
Gribbles
The finnish dancers

Kiss and cry
SP and free for Frangi
Adam with Mariah Bell
 
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Bigbird

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SP/RD
Sui/Han
Pap/Ciz
Smart/Diaz

LP/FD
Sui/Han
Pap/Ciz
Smart/Diaz

Not sold on anything else as yet from singles.
 

Frau Muller

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Hey, it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon at the Mueller household. Time to do lists for favorite programs so far, since we’ve now seen most skaters, with very few exceptions (eg, Tennell). I’ve included both srs and jrs. Focus on programs rather than just the skaters…for ex, I love Trusova but not so much her programs.

WOMEN Many! My fave discipline.

SP

Jeonjeong Park - Chopin Ballade (absolute fave SP, any discipline!)
Sinitsyna - Tchaikovsky Lullaby (close second)
Liu - Don Q gypsy dance. CHANGING? Apparently not. Hurrah!
Levito - The Swan
Papp - Slumdog Millionaire
Shabotova - Carol of the Bells
Kurakova - Steppe by Rene Aubry
Venetta - David’s Writings

LP

Higuchi - Lion King (fave LP, any discipline!)
Scherbakova - Master & Margarita (grown on me! Love all three cuts of music)
Finley Hawk - Armenian Rhapsody/ Desert Rose (would love to see it skated cleanly :) )
Liu - Tchaikovsky Violin Con.
Tuktamysheva - Arabian Fun Schlock (!)
Papp - 42nd Street
Samodelkina - slow Carmen Habanera
Guttman - Scheherazade…with intoxicating middle section of a rare Tchaikovsky piano piece…WOW!

MEN

SP
Brown - Sinnerman, for 2nd yr in a row. In my top-ten Pantheon of greatest ever anything!
Litvintsev - Bells of Moscow
Lucas Broussard - Gin Tonic
Wlm Annis - Wake me up when Sept Ends
Cha - Clockmaker
Sato - Four Seasons
Carrillo - Santa Esmeralda medley…for plain fun & cheese…he’s the male Tuktamysheva in performance factor!

LP

Yuma Kagiyama - Gladiator piano version (masterpiece #1 men’s LP of season!)
Ignatov - Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
Tomono - LaLaLand (best footwork of yr!)
Chen - Mozart Lacrymosa
Brezina - Summer of ‘69 (happiness!)

PAIRS

SP

Pavliuchenko/Khodikin - BE ITALIAN! (#1 pair routine by a mile…SP or LP)
Sui/Han - Mission Imp: Nyah
Tarasova/Morozov - Galatea (makes up for, to me, dull LP)

LP

Sui/Han - Bridge over Troubled Waters 2021 version
Mishina/Galiamov - Snowstorm and Time Forward…especially the last minute
Miura/Kihara - WO-MAN
Safina/Berulava - In This Shirt
Kops/Krasnopolski - Impossible Dream (actually brought tears to my eyes at Nebelhorn)
Mukhortova/Evgeniev - Sinatra medley (so emotional, how it builds)

DANCE

RD…very few…can’t stand music in this theme, especially cringe-worthy when costumes include hoodies and the skaters make “mean face” in the opening pose, to show that they live in The ‘Hood. Exhibit A: Browns. Exhibit B: #2 French.

Enjoy only two: Pap/Ciz and Smart/Diaz.
Zagorsky/Guerreiro’s Hindu rap - may make the list, based on test skate. Will we ever see it in competition?

FD

Pap/Ciz - Faure Etude the absolute #1
Hawayek/Baker - Chopin
Green/Parsons - Ezio Bosso medley (inventive!)
Gilles/Poirier- Long & Winding Road (something about it is so touching…I can’t watch without crying)
Smart/Diaz - Zorro
Wolfkostin/Chen - Rain in your black eyes

What are YOUR fave programs, so far?

Time to resurrect and reassess our list of fave programs, after Russian & Japanese Natls and news of further changes (rumor-Alysa Liu getting a new SP? NOT TRUE-hurrah!)

Newly-seen programs, adding to the above:

W SPs:
Scherbakova’s newest SP to Dangerous Affairs…Vivaldi-esque, full of energy & flight!!!

W LPs: none to add

M SPs:
HANYU’s masterpiece - piano version of Rach Rondo Capriccioso

M LPs:
HANYU’s Heaven & Earth program (reprise); Mark Kondratyuk’s J.C. Superstar (final footwork to “whips” did it!)
+ adding Kolyada’s return to White Crow

P SPs:
Now adding Boikova/Kozlovsky’s Swan Lake sp, as skated at Nats

P LPs:
as above…Boikova/Kozlovsky’s Malagueña … now powerfully skated, hitting all musical highlights

D RD: nothing to add…still slim pickings…love only the RDs of P/C, S/D and Z/G (who are not going to Olys 😢)

D FDs:
Adding Stepanova/Bukin - Map of the Piano…shooting up to #2, right behind P/C’s Faure Elegie!!!!
Also adding Japan’s Komatsubara/Koleto’s reworked Geisha FD. Sublime!
 
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