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VIDEOS: Chronicling new music selections (and vocals!): 2014 Edition

Jeremy Abbott USA
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You read it right, we've got vocals happening for the first time in singles and pairs competition this year. Don't worry, no Justin Bieber short programs in sight.

Who's skating to what? Let's have a look at what's been announced (music with known vocals are highlight with an asterisk):


  • Max Aaron USA - Footloose* (SP), Gladiator* (FS)
  • Jeremy Abbott USA - Latch* (SP), Adagio for Strings (FS); choreographer: Jeremy Abbott (SP), Sandra Bezic (FS)
  • Florent Amodio FRA - Le Concert (SP), Blood Diamond/The Lion King (FS); choreographer: Sean Cheesman
  • Elladj Balde CAN - James Brown medley* (SP); Flamenco (FS); choreographer: Benji Schwimmer (SP), Pasquale Carmerlengo (FS)
  • Michal Brezina CZE - The Marriage of Figaro (SP), Game of Thrones (FS)
  • Jason Brown USA - Juke (SP VIDEO), Tristan & Iseult (FS VIDEO); choreographer: Rohene Ward
  • Tim Dolensky USA - piece composed by Dolensky (SP)
  • Joshua Farris USA - Give Me Love* (SP), Schindler's List (FS)
  • Artur Gachinski RUS - Cry Me A River (Buble)* (SP)
  • Yuzuru Hanyu JPN - Chopin's Ballade No. 1 (SP), The Phantom of the Opera (FS); choreographers: Jeff Buttle (SP), Shae-Lynn Bourne (FS)
  • Grant Hochstein USA - O Fortuna (Carmina Burana) (SP), Don Quixote (FS); choreographers: Karen Kwan Oppegard, Peter Oppegard
  • Alex Johnson USA - Trio elegiaque No. 2 (SP), Sweeney Todd* (FS); choreographers: Catarina Lindgren (SP), Tom Dickson (FS)
  • Takahiko Kozuka JPN - A Evaristo Carriego (SP); choreographer: Lori Nichol
  • Alexander Majorov SWE - The Great Gig In The Sky (SP), Archangel (FS)
  • Keegan Messing CAN - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life* (SP), Mask of Zorro (FS)
  • Ross Miner USA - The Way We Were (SP), Romanza* (FS); choreographer: Lori Nichol (FS)
  • Takahito Mura JPN - Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto (SP), Phantom of the Opera* (FS)
  • Nam Nguyen CAN - Sinnerman (Simone)* (SP), La Strada (FS); choreographers: Jeff Buttle (SP), David Wilson (FS)
  • Sean Rabbitt USA - Samson and Delilah (SP), Sing Sing Sing Part 2 (FS); choreographers: Justin Dillion (SP), Cindy Stuart (FS)
  • Douglas Razzano USA - Rach 2 (FS)
  • Han Yan CHN - If I Were a Rich Man (SP VIDEO); choreography: Lori Nichol


  • Ashley Cain USA - Mission: Impossible (SP), Evita* (FS); choreographer: Scott Brown
  • Samantha Cesario USA - Danza Mora (SP), Carmen (FS); choreographer: Inese Bucevica
  • Alaine Chartrand CAN - Dr. Zhivago (FS)
  • Gabrielle Daleman CAN - The Four Seasons (SP), Concierto de Aranjuez (FS); choreographer: Lori Nichol
  • Polina Edmunds USA - Flamenco Medley (SP VIDEO), Peter Pan soundtrack (FS VIDEO); choreographer: Rudy Galindo
  • Christina Gao USA - River by Emeli Sande (SP), Angels and Demons (FS)
  • Amber Glenn USA - Summertime (SP), El Conquistador/Aranjuez (FS); choreographer: Rohene Ward (FS)
  • Gracie Gold USA - Grieg's Piano Concerto (SP), Phantom of the Opera (FS)
  • Brooklee Han AUS - A Single Man/W.E. (SP), Secret (FS)
  • Kiira Korpi FIN - A Day In The Life (SP), Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor (FS); choreographers: Jeff Buttle (SP), Shae-Lynn Bourne (FS)
  • Zijun Li CHN - Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker (SP), Moon River (FS)
  • Evgenia Medvedeva RUS - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (SP): choreographer: Alexander Zhulin
  • Hannah Miller USA - Illumination/Persevereance (FS); choreographer: Daniil Barantsev
  • Satoko Miyahara JPN - The Magic Flute (SP), Miss Saigon* (FS)
  • Kanako Murakami JPN - Phantom of the Opera* (FS)
  • Mirai Nagasu USA - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (SP), Madame Butterfly* (FS); choreographer: Adam Rippon
  • Serafima Sakhanovich RUS - My Sweet and Tender Beast (SP), Oblivion (FS)
  • Adelina Sotnikova RUS - Swan Lake (SP)
  • Elizaveta Tuktamisheva RUS - Bolero (SP VIDEO), (FS VIDEO)
  • Ashley Wagner USA - Adagio from Spartacus (SP), Moulin Rouge (FS); choreographer: Shae-Lynn Bourne


  • Madeline Aaron/Max Settlage USA - Coppelia (SP), The King and I (FS); choreographer: Julie arcotte
  • Vera Bazarova/Andrei Deputat RUS - My Way (SP), Adios Nonino (FS)
  • Marissa Castelli/Mervin Tran USA - Summertime (SP); choreographer: Julie Marcotte
  • Vasilisa Davankova/Alexander Enbert RUS - Ave Maria (SP), Dr. Zhivago (FS)
  • Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier USA - The Godfather* (SP), The Lion King (FS); choreographers: John Zimmerman/Silvia Fontana (SP), Renee Roca (FS)
  • Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford CAN - Un Pleu Plus Haut* (SP), FS to vocals from a rock band*; choreographer: Julie Marcotte
  • Brittany Jones/Joshua Reagan CAN - W.E. soundtrack (SP), Young and Beautiful* (FS); choreographer: Mark Pillay
  • Tarah Kayne/Daniel O'Shea USA - Your Song (Moulin Rouge)* (SP), Spartacus (FS); choreographer: Jim Peterson
  • Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov RUS - Meditation (SP VIDEO), Manfred Symphony (FS)
  • Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro CAN - Chess (FS); choreographer: Mark Pillay
  • Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang CHN - The Nutcracker (SP), Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor (FS)
  • Annabelle Prolss/Ruben Blommaert GER - Oh Mio Babbino Caro (SP), The Artist (FS); choreographer: Lori Nichol
  • Alexa Scimeca/Chris Knierim USA - El Tango de Roxanne (Moulin Rouge)* (SP), An American in Paris (FS); choreographer: Julie Marcotte
  • Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov RUS - Dracula/Van Helsing (FS)


  • Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton USA - Carmen (SD), Gone With The Wind (FD)
  • Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev RUS - Carmen (SD), Anna Karenina (FD)
  • Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte ITA - Capriccio Espganol (SD), Danse Macabre (FD); choreographer: Marina Zoueva
  • Madeline Edwards/Zhao Kai Pang CAN - Life Is Beautiful (FD)
  • Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri ITA - Lord of the Dance (FD)
  • Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue USA - The Great Gatsby (FD)
  • Sara Hurtado/Adria Diaz ESP - Tercio de Quites/Almoraima/Alfileres de Colores (SD), Atonement/Cirque du Soleil (FD)
  • Elena Ilinykh/Ruslan Zhiganshin RUS - Carmen (SD); choreographers: Antonio Najarro (SD), Ilia Averbukh (FD)
  • Yura Min/Tim Koleto KOR - Malaguena/Fiesta Flamenca (SD), The Triplets of Bellville/Suzy (FD); choreographers: Igor Shpilband (SD), Christopher Dean (FD)
  • Ksenia Monko/Kirill Khaliavin RUS - Sarabande (FD)
  • Nicole Orford/Thomas Williams CAN - Titanic (FD); choreographer: Mark Pillay
  • Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin RUS - Eleanor Rigby (FD)
  • Nelli Zhiganshina/Alexander Gazsi GER - Swan Lake (FD)
Jeremy Abbott USA
Jeremy Abbott USA Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

Jeremy Abbott USA

Always one to be paving new roads for music choices, Jeremy Abbott is coming into this season as the first one to really make a bold choice on vocal music. He will be skating to Disclosure's Latch for his short program, while going all the way to the other end of the spectrum with Adagio for Strings for his free skate.

Ashley Cain USA
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Ashley Cain USA

Ashley Cain (USA) will be one of those using vocals in her competitive programs this season. She will be skating to the Evita soundtrack for her free skate, which includes vocals by Madonna.

Mirai Nagasu USA
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Mirai Nagasu USA

After a close call for the Olympic team selection, reigning U.S. bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu is back this season with two programs choreographed by fellow U.S. medalist Adam Rippon.

Douglas Razzano USA
Douglas Razzano USA Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Douglas Razzano USA

There were thoughts of retirement, but Douglas Razzano decided to continue on after a fantastic free skate at the U.S. Championships in January.

Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford CAN
Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford CAN Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford CAN

Two-time World bronze medalists Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford are looking to have vocals in both of their programs, skating to Quebec singer Ginette Reno's “Un Peu Plus Haut” for the short program and a yet-to-be-unveiled free skate. And watch out, they are working on a new (undisclosed) trick!