Mikhail Kolyada: “The short program is about what Pavarotti is singing about. What is he singing about? Look in the Internet.”
Mikhail Kolyada about his new short program for the Olympic season, skating at the Russian test skates 2021, his emotions and also admitted that he doesn’t trust journalists.
source: sport-express.ru dd. 11th September 2021 by Dmitri Kuznetsov
Why was there such uncertainty with short programs (first Mikhail was supposed to skate to the Nutcracker, then to Moonlight sonata -ed.)? At the test skates in St. Petersburg, you skated two free programs.
Mikhail Kolyada: Alexei Nikolaevich didn’t like something, he said – we will change. I said – ok. Yes, it’s that simple.
Are you guided only by his opinion or your own, opinions of the fans, loved ones?
Mikhail Kolyada: My own and the opinion of the coach.
Tell us what the program is about? The idea, as I understand it, is that Pavarotti, Caruso sings …
Mikhail Kolyada: Yes, you know everything better than me! The program is about what Pavarotti is singing about.
And what is he singing about?
Mikhail Kolyada: Look in the Internet.
But I trust you more.
Mikhail Kolyada: And I, unfortunately, don’t trust you.
Why is that?
Mikhail Kolyada: (Kolyada was silent.) Any other questions?
About content – what turned out and what didn’t, how critical are the mistakes?
Mikhail Kolyada: There was a mistake on salchow, instead of a 4-3 toe loop I made 4-2. What was the reason for mistake, it will be necessary to analyze in detail. For the start of the season, everything is generally good. Will I continue to jump salchow and toe loop? Depends what the coach will say.
Are you going to change something in your preparation due to the fact that the season is Olympic?
Mikhail Kolyada: Questions to the coach. (smiles) I’m serious!
And what are your feelings about the season’s beginning?
Mikhail Kolyada: Wonderful! It is always pleasant to start the season. Exciting, but enjoyable. I didn’t think about its Olympic status.
About not keeping the White Crow FP for the Olympic season.
Mikhail Kolyada: Alexei Nikolaevich Mishin sets the bar, I just follow his advice. The idea about Caruso came to Tatiana Nikolaevna, and then we all together had approved it. It is very important for me to get used to the artistic image, I try to understand in detail each issue.
Why didn’t I keep the White Crow? Because Alexei Nikolaevich said so. He is my boss, I am a subordinate.
source: Channel One, text version sports.ru