|Photos courtesy daylife.com|
If you're in the States or probably anywhere else in the world aside from France, you were most likely introduced to Florent Amodio sometime during the 2010 season. I was amazed with a few things regarding his skating: the complete difference in style between his classical short program and modern fun free skate, yet he made both fit him beautifully; his solid basics and big jumps; and especially his amazing presence on the ice and great personality.
Amodio skated an exhibition consisting of an instrumental version of "Apologize" by One Republic, "Imma Be" by The Black Eyed Peas, and Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" during the JGP Courchevel, and I once again find myself loving his skating! Portions of the program were very competitive free skate-looking to me (without the lyrics on the latter two songs, obviously), so I'm excited to see if this really is what he has planned for the season. He's quite the dancer, as you shall see! Also of note-- at the very beginning, it almost looks like he is going for a triple flip/half loop/triple flip sequence, but he had step-outs on both doubles and it looked like he had some kind of costume problem that was quickly fixed. I hope you enjoy this program as much as I did!