I was pleasantly surprised to see Evan's choice of Rhapsody in Blue for his free skate this season. In my opinion this is a highly underused masterpiece in the world of skating. Maybe because Ilia used it to win the 1998 Olympics everyone feels its a hands off piece (but that hasn't stopped others from using other Olympic winners like Carmen or Bolero...which Evan has also skated too?).
Evan has recently been super dramatic with choices like Malaguena, Carmen, Tosca and I feel Gershwin is a bit of a departure from that. Rhapsody in Blue is kind of slinky, sophisticated, whimsy, I would even call it charming.
It's long been a piece of music I've wanted to see Michelle Kwan skate to but I'll take Evan! I certainly hope this works out for him and look forward to seeing the program in action when he debuts it at Skate America (less than two months away...can't wait).