Just a short post while I’m too busy once again to write some high quality, deep and beautiful stuff :)
I watched just a bit of junior world championship which took place past weekend and I must say once again that Elena Radionova is absolutely awesome. It’s not that rare to see a technically brilliant junior skater, but it’s really rare to see one with that developed musicality. I can’t really recall anyone close to her at that age. She’s like the best in everything.
This time you should definitely watch, at least, her FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnlHq18c0Fk
In my previous entry about Elena I talked about the music from her SP. Right now let’s talk a bit about music from this FS. It’s a composition written by a Russian ex-singer (pretty bad at that) Dmitry Malikov turned a composer (pretty great at that) and you can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rESdJlknm-g
It’s a great music for skating and very interesting choice for a program. Wish we would see more of a modern instrumental music like that in figure skating.
By the way, the whole junior ladies podium is composed of Russians. And the whole men podium is composed of Americans. Not bad, not bad…