Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Déjà Vu: Three separate pairs of figure skaters used the same song

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Last night, the figure skating program had a case of Déjà Vu.

Three separate pairs used the song Despacito in their program. The viral hit by Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, and Luis Fonsihas has over a million streams on Spotify and 4.6 billion plays on YouTube.

The popular song was a good fit as competitors were required to incorporate a Latin rhythm into their routine.

This is the first year that competitors can use words with lyrics for their routines, so pop songs are fair game for the figure skating programs.

China’s Xinyu Liu and Shiyue Wang were first to use the song, followed by Korea’s Alexander Gamelin and Yura Min, and then was heard a third time in Polish skaters Maksym Spodyriev and Natalia Kaliszek’s routine.

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Rachel Francois
Runner, writer, yogi, coffee enthusiast and Olympic writer for Victoria Buzz.

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