Teen figure skater covering Whitney Houston’s 'One Moment In Time' during routine is pure gold
As if skating like a pro wasn’t enough, Starr Andrews is also a vocal powerhouse, and she combined those skills to impress the internet, again.
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When you become a famous internet sensation as a child, there’s no arguing that very promising vistas are at your disposal. This is precisely what happened in the case of Starr Andrews who, at the age of nine, shot to viral fame when her figure skating program to Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” broke the internet. The clip, which featured Andrews skating in bright pink top and purple shorts, has now gone beyond 54 million views.
Andrews became the center of attention overnight but said she never intended to go viral.
“I had no clue what going viral meant at the time. So I didn’t really care about it that much,” said Andrews. “I liked skating more. I was like, ‘I don’t know what that means, but okay!’”
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Years later, as a growing teenager, the phenomenal talent struck again and had social media users drooling over her abilities.
For the first time, Andrews introduced her other talent to the world. Apart from skating passionately, she also sings well, and when she skated to her vocal cover of Whitney Houston’s 1988 Olympic anthem “One Moment In Time,” time stood still.
Her performance garnered a lot of views and positive comments from netizens around the world.
Stunning in a bedazzled white outfit and flesh-colored tights, Andrews twirled around on stage with such passion and confidence that even the narrator could not ignore.
“Nice job by Starr. Missed a couple of elements in the program but skated free, fast, passionate.”
Andrews was competing at the U.S. National championships on January 5, 2018, and although her total score was not enough for her to make the U.S. Olympic team, Andrews is one to look out for.
Like Andrews, two French ice-skaters, Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres, also captured hearts across the world when they nailed a captivating "Fifty Shades of Grey" program.
The pair competed in 2017 at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic and ended up finishing with a bronze medal.
See the full video of the mind-blowing performance here.