Ever wish figure skating routines were set to different music? The Internet has you covered.
Buzzfeed recently took a cue from Twitter users who suggested that figure skating could be made more awesome by (what else?) Beyonce. The social news site set a routine by U.S. ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White to the singer’s “Drunk in Love.” The routine is actually choreographed to “Scheherazade,” but the mash-up is pretty… flawless, as Bey might say. Here’s a full version via YouTube:
It’s a safe bet that Kate Hansen, a member of the U.S. Luge team and self-professed Beyonce fan, approves.
Brian Floyd of SB Nation remixed this old Evgeni Plushenko routine, dubbing it with Ginuwine’s “Pony.” Plushenko‘s routine, set to Tom Jones “Sex Bomb,” was already pretty quirky, complete with fake muscles and a hair-combing sequence. It pairs well with the 1996 R&B hit, which famously resurfaced in the 2012 strip film “Magic Mike.”
Could Olympic figure skaters actually skate to Beyonce tunes? This Boston Globe article offers a primer on how figure skaters pick their music. The challenge? Finding a selection that spotlights the athlete’s strengths, while ensuring it’s pleasing to both the crowd and the judges.
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