The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are the first where figure skaters can use songs with lyrics, and the results have been just amazing. OK, maybe there hasn't been enough Rihanna just yet, but we'll give the skaters time! While some skaters are sticking to the traditional classic music, some are opting for upbeat Beyonce
and pop hits like Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's
,"Adele's "Hometown Glory
,"and Christina Aguilera's "Candyman
." French skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres channeled the inner emo teen in all of us and picked Disturbed's cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence" for their free skate. You can watch a clip of the performance below.
The routine is super ~dramatic~ with complex jumps and moves, but made even more so by the music choice. And, although you may not expect the overlap between figure skating fans and people who listen to Disturbed to be that high, this song actually got 5.5 million hits on YouTube because of this routine, according to the NBC commentators
. Worlds collide!
They finished sixth place
in the team event short program with a score of 75.34, which means they get to advance to the medal round, hopefully blessing the world with another epic song choice. The song has apparently been the duo's choice track ever since their coaches discovered it.
"They were like, 'We really think it could be a hit,'" James told The Associated Press
"And Morgan listened to it and was like, 'I don't like it,' because we weren't used to it. And I was like, 'OK, let me see if I can get into this.' I thought it could be amazing, and I was like, 'Morgan, let's trust them.' And we were so right to have trusted them."
If you need me, I'll be lining my entire eye with black liner and contemplating fringe bangs and chunky highlights for the foreseeable future. While listening to this, obviously.