Olympic Figure Skater Breaks Out A Beyoncé Routine. Judges Are Not Fully Sold But The Internet Loves It
Meet Maé-Bérénice Méité, a figure skater from France, who wowed the audience in the 2018 Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang. She stole the show by breaking traditional music and fashion norms.
This is the first time Olympic contestants are allowed to have music with lyrics. Most other Olympic contestants chose more traditional music choices. Her competitor, Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva, danced to Frederick Chopin. However, Méité paid tribute to Beyoncé’s artistic talents by dancing to a mashup of “Who Runs The World (Girls)” and “Halo”.
She loves to go against what everyone else is doing! She said:
“It’s different! But I’m different too, so, going in I was like ‘Why not go for it?’ I wanted to do something that was very me, something fun, something I would enjoy!”
Not only did her dance moves make the internet go wild–she did it all with pants. Traditionally, most ice skaters adorn flowy skirts when they’re performing for comfort and flexibility. Méité wore a gold and black sparkly sleeveless top to match her black leggings.
Sadly, the judges weren’t too enthralled by Méité’s performance. She came in ninth place with a score of 46.62, placing her behind Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva and USA’s Bradie Tennell, who placed first and fourth, respectively.
On the other hand, Twitter went wild. 3-time US national Champion, Ashley Wagner, tweeted with high praise too.
— Rachel Rose Gold🌹🏅 (@RachelRoseGold1) February 11, 2018