I’ve been completely obsessed with the Olympics this year. It’s to the point that I’m getting pretty bored with the things I don’t really like and I am absolutely sick of watching the same commercials over and over again. However, I keep watching it. My favorite event to watch is ice skating. I see it as an art form, since it is, and I love watching it.
I love watching all the jumps, but I’m more interested in the way the movements match the music and how the partners (if it’s partnered) respond and react to one another. I’ve watched some pretty amazing things this year, but none compare to last night’s ice dancing free skate. Holy cow! I was on pins and needles watching the last few dances.
The best one I’ve seen probably ever was Virtue and Moir from Canada. If you haven’t watched it, I’ve been instructed to include a YouTube video in today’s post, so you are in luck! When I was looking for the video, I saw a tag-line for a video that said something about one of their moves being “too hot for the Olympics”. I can see where this comment is coming from because the routine is spicy, but it is also very tastefully done. I love how it pushed the edges, but I feel they kept it balanced in a masterful way.
I will compare it to the Russian pair who skated last week. Their final dance music was Christina Aguilera’s “Nasty, Naughty Boy” which I thought was ridiculous on all sorts of levels. I honestly couldn’t believe they picked that music and the whole thing was just off, in my opinion. Even the commentators mentioned that their music didn’t do them any favors.
Speaking of the commentators, has anyone else wondered what new spiciness Johnny Weir will concoct the next time we see him? I’m sitting here watching the ladies short program as I type this and I’m in awe of his newest get-up. He is spicy on all sorts of levels and I love it!
Anyway, here is the video. The only thing I could find that included the whole routine was Virtue and Moir performing at the Canadian Nationals this year, so it isn’t quite the same because I think their performance last night was ridiculously good; but, you’ll get the spicy with the music and their chemistry
I obviously do not have any rights to the video. No copyright infringement intended.
Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee Halton. Today’s prompt was “spicy”.