Two skaters create a weird formation. Then 'Sound of Silence' kicks off leaving fans stunned
Figure skating is known as one of the most graceful and visually stunning sports in existence. But Morgan Ciprès and Vanessa James took it to a whole new level.
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and sometimes beauty can be found where someone least expects it. In 2017, the two figure skaters wowed the world with their performance.
But their skills on the ice wasn't the only aspect that took the audience by surprise. Instead of choosing a more classical beat, like teams usually do, they had Disturbed playing in the background, as reported by Goodfullness.
For those who might be unaware of the band's existence, Disturbed was founded in 1994, in Chicago, Illinois. Currently, the group is composed by David Draiman, John Moyer, Dan Donegan and Mike Wengren.
The band is defined by its heavy metal music, although it also incorporates elements of hard rock, alternative metal and nu metal. Based on this resume, one would find it hard to believe that the band would be chosen for a figure skating competition.
But Ciprès and James took a chance. They had Disturbed perform a cover version of the classic Simon and Garfunkel song, Sound of Silence. The crowd certainly didn't expect the outcome.
The skaters' performance started very calmly and beautiful, and as the song went on, their pace quickened. When Draiman's voice hit the rough and notorious low notes, people in the audience began to clap.
It was a very emotional moment. Ciprès and James' grace and athleticism captivated the crowd. They revealed the chemistry between them; the kind of chemistry that can't be taught.
In the end, the powerful performance blew the entire arena away, earning the skaters a standing ovation. The video quickly went viral on several social media platforms and continues to be shared even to this day.