Beijing Olympics: How do figure skaters choose tunes for programs?

The speakers at The Skating Club of Boston blasted Lady Gaga’s “911” and “Rain on Me” past August as Mariah Bell glided across the ice all through a dynamic quick method for the Cranberry Cup Global, choreographed by Cordero Zuckerman (aka drag queen Denali Foxx) and Adam Rippon (the 2018 Olympic bronze medalist in figure skating’s staff occasion). It wasn’t the to start with time Bell experienced applied upbeat, dance-pop tracks in competition—her plans in prior decades had been backed by Britney Spears, ABBA and P!nk—but as the Beijing Game titles neared, the ’22 U.S. countrywide winner understood she necessary to make a switch.