5. Mariah Bell: "Chicago"
This is definitely my favorite "Chicago" program (of which there are a zillion) in a very long time. Major props to Rohene Ward for the fabulous choreography. So many of movements are right on the beat of the music and props to Mariah for staying in time with it so well. A lot of the time a skater will get behind or ahead of the music; Mariah stayed with it the whole time which really highlighted the choreography and made the program that much better. Tons of energy and personality throughout...this is my favorite Mariah program to date!
4. Satoko Miyahara: "Musetta's Waltz Song"
3. Elena Radionova: "Porgy & Bess"
2. Mao Asada: "Ritual Fire Dance"
1. Kaetlyn Osmond: "Sous le ciel de Paris"
Rounding out my top 10...
6. Carolina Kostner - "God of Thunder"
It was so great to have Carolina back. She always brings something amazing to the ice and I really loved this program. The music was so different from what we usually see from skaters but, in true Carolina fashion, she owned it and made it fabulous.
7. Anastasiia Gubanova - "The Swan"
I am such a fan of this young lady. Unlike many of the junior jumping beans coming out of Russia, Anastasiia's skating has a lot of substance. There's choreography, attention to detail, elegance and grace. She is gorgeous to watch and this program was a beauty. Can't wait to see more from her!
8. Karen Chen - "On Golden Pond"
I was very impressed to learn that Karen choreographed this program herself. I think she has a future as a choreographer if she wants one. This was a lovely program with lots of really beautiful moments. I hope to see more Karen Chen programs in the future.
9. Marin Honda - "Smile"
I just love Marin. Her skating is so beautiful and so was this program. I loved the deep edges she gets and the ease of her skating. This music has been used before on so many occasions but Marin's delivery (and her gorgeous skating) made this one stand out for me.
10. Anna Pogorilaya - "Scent of a Woman"
Anna's got that sultry Russian supermodel look, so why not add a bit of sexy fire and kick it up a notch? I thought this program was a great fit for her and she performed it well. My favorite part was that smoldering look at the end. Caliente!
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