It's been widely reported that Joubert has switched choreographers this season and gone from Kurt Browning to Evgeny Platov. Hmmmm...
This past weekend, Joubert competed in the 2008 French Masters competition. Quite shockingly he lost (all you Alban Préaubert fans can celebrate!), but that's not the point of this article. Take a careful look at the YouTube video below of Joubert's new short program. I know it's rough but you'll get the point.
Okay, I felt like I was watching Evgeny Plushenko out there on the ice. Joubert appears to have become Evgeny Plushenko...oh no! The footwork, the entrances into jumps, the quirky movements...everything. Aye, aye, aye! I usually try (try I said...try!) to make an attempt to bland my personal opinion and report facts but I can't help it here...in my opinion, BAD MOVE BRIAN...BAD MOVE! I'd ask Evgeny to re-work the "moves."
But...on the upswing...I love the longer hair!
UPDATE: I had originally blogged that Plushenko was Joubert's new choreographer (noting all the similarities) and not Platov...my apologies if I've confused anyone.