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When figure skating meets Kpop

lappo

Final Flight
Joined
Feb 12, 2016
An interview came out where Yuzuru said that he looks up to BTS'Jimin dancing and that he is a big fan and the news gained traction among Kpop fans, who are wishing for him to skate to a BTS song in the future. Like it or not, Kpop is a big deal right now and figure skaters interested in Kpop can be a way to get more people exposed to the sport. So I made a list of all Kpop-figure skating crossover that I know of: feel free to add more of them!

Skating programs to Kpop:
- FOI group EX (with Yuna Kim) to Abracadabra by Brown Eyed Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ZRKeOA03I&ab_channel=yunaworld1
- FOI group EX (with Yuna Kim) to Run Devil Run by SNSD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHT4MWRbaJM&ab_channel=aslotussvideo
- Misha Ge EX at 2018 Olympics to Mic Drop by BTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx3o1vxUVt8&ab_channel=Olympics
- Ice Fantasia group Ex to DNA by BTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4-zm4ZfJ84&ab_channel=kpopchannel.tv
- Rika Hongo EX to Blackpink medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcwJ4C3h9Gw&ab_channel=figureskatingchannel
- Jin Seo Kim EX to EXO medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taKaS9YdlDQ&ab_channel=HeeYuHee[DONOTRE-UPLOAD&SECONDARYPROCESSING]
- Jin Seo Kim EX to Fantastic Baby by Big Bang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5JC4lUXB1c&ab_channel=hyejeongJeong
- Young You EX partially to I'm the Best by 2NE1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHCGrrXLvF4&ab_channel=[MainCAM]Icescape얼음풍경
- Roman Sadovsky (a big Army by his own admission!) EX to Boy with Luv by BTS feat. Halsey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbH8iTkU220&t=77s&ab_channel=Romsky
- Komabatsura/Koleto EX to Filter by BTS Jimin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWeAiO5HbOs&t=16s&ab_channel=Aru'sworld

Other skaters fan of Kpop:
-Evgenia Medvedeva is an Exo-L, she even met the group at the 2018 Olympics and got a signed CD: https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/evgenia-medvedeva-exo/
Unfortunately Evgenia has so far skated only to snippets of EXO songs for fun, never to an entire program.
I already posted in another thread about Yuna and her many singing collaborations with famous Kpop singers, so I will not duplicate them here.

Last but not least, the crossover of the crossovers: Korean skater Park Sunghoon juggled figure skating with trainee life under Big Hit (BTS company); last year he took part in I-land, a boy group survival show, and he became a member of rookie group Enhypen. Check their first appearance at 2020 MAMA show, where Sunghoon skates in roller as an intro to the group song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUjXlVhWNYk&ab_channel=ENHYPENTV

Do you like Kpop? Would you like to see more Kpop programs in the future or you think Kpop is ok just for exhibitions (an opinion that was recently voiced by Eteri Tutberidze BTW)? Do you have kpop song suggestions for skaters?
 

Tokyo Drift

On the Ice
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Myr

Rinkside
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I can't see why it wouldn't be possible? It would require another approach than the exhibitions though.

Many incorporate quite a bit of the original choreo and translate this to the ice, which is not easy since it is not intended for figure skating but is a lot of fun for exhibitions (especially if the skater is a fan) and makes the routines very recognisable to (other) fans of the group.

A competition programme has a lot less freedom and therefore requires a diferent approach but if you can skate to pop music why would you not be able to skate to kpop? I would love to see someone skate to a Taemin song!
 

Tokyo Drift

On the Ice
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Jul 6, 2021
Country
France
Do you have kpop song suggestions for skaters?

Definitely LOONA songs ; this group made me love Kpop (musically visually iconographically choreographically) so I would be really curious to see a translation on ice. Imagining "New" leaves me personally dreaming.

Finally I feel too much fun potential with the "Peek-A-Boo" by Red Velvet, although I will not come out unscathed (pure delirium :laugh:).
But it has to come from the heart.

And I join Mathman in thanking you for all the precious links shared!
 
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taikwan

Rinkside
Joined
Feb 16, 2010
Bonkers about BTS but not sure they're style of music lends itself to long glides in skating. But JungKook, J-Hope, heck, all of them are rocking my world right now. Missing skating as I always do this time of year....of tickets to Nationals which are going to be intense in the Olympic year of 2022.
 

Debdelilah1

Spectator
Joined
Jul 24, 2021
An interview came out where Yuzuru said that he looks up to BTS'Jimin dancing and that he is a big fan and the news gained traction among Kpop fans, who are wishing for him to skate to a BTS song in the future. Like it or not, Kpop is a big deal right now and figure skaters interested in Kpop can be a way to get more people exposed to the sport. So I made a list of all Kpop-figure skating crossover that I know of: feel free to add more of them!

Skating programs to Kpop:
- FOI group EX (with Yuna Kim) to Abracadabra by Brown Eyed Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ZRKeOA03I&ab_channel=yunaworld1
- FOI group EX (with Yuna Kim) to Run Devil Run by SNSD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHT4MWRbaJM&ab_channel=aslotussvideo
- Misha Ge EX at 2018 Olympics to Mic Drop by BTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx3o1vxUVt8&ab_channel=Olympics
- Ice Fantasia group Ex to DNA by BTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4-zm4ZfJ84&ab_channel=kpopchannel.tv
- Rika Hongo EX to Blackpink medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcwJ4C3h9Gw&ab_channel=figureskatingchannel
- Jin Seo Kim EX to EXO medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taKaS9YdlDQ&ab_channel=HeeYuHee[DONOTRE-UPLOAD&SECONDARYPROCESSING]
- Jin Seo Kim EX to Fantastic Baby by Big Bang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5JC4lUXB1c&ab_channel=hyejeongJeong
- Young You EX partially to I'm the Best by 2NE1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHCGrrXLvF4&ab_channel=[MainCAM]Icescape얼음풍경
- Roman Sadovsky (a big Army by his own admission!) EX to Boy with Luv by BTS feat. Halsey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbH8iTkU220&t=77s&ab_channel=Romsky
- Komabatsura/Koleto EX to Filter by BTS Jimin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWeAiO5HbOs&t=16s&ab_channel=Aru'sworld

Other skaters fan of Kpop:
-Evgenia Medvedeva is an Exo-L, she even met the group at the 2018 Olympics and got a signed CD: https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/evgenia-medvedeva-exo/
Unfortunately Evgenia has so far skated only to snippets of EXO songs for fun, never to an entire program.
I already posted in another thread about Yuna and her many singing collaborations with famous Kpop singers, so I will not duplicate them here.

Last but not least, the crossover of the crossovers: Korean skater Park Sunghoon juggled figure skating with trainee life under Big Hit (BTS company); last year he took part in I-land, a boy group survival show, and he became a member of rookie group Enhypen. Check their first appearance at 2020 MAMA show, where Sunghoon skates in roller as an intro to the group song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUjXlVhWNYk&ab_channel=ENHYPENTV

Do you like Kpop? Would you like to see more Kpop programs in the future or you think Kpop is ok just for exhibitions (an opinion that was recently voiced by Eteri Tutberidze BTW)? Do you have kpop song suggestions for skaters?
I’m interested in BTS in particular, not necessarily KPOP in general, because they have been active in supporting LGBT rights.BTS and LGBT rights
 

lappo

Final Flight
Joined
Feb 12, 2016

lappo

Final Flight
Joined
Feb 12, 2016
It seems kpop is getting more popular also among figure skaters! Some new programs from recent galas:
- Young You EX to a BTS medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvzVcwRdAoc&ab_channel=JoRen
- Nam Nguyen EX to Butter by BTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXnTwWf1GVQ&ab_channel=ChihuahuaMUNJI (it seems that Butter is a very popular choice among skaters this season!)
Did I miss something from the latest galas (I could not watch NHK)? If so, feel free to add!
Now, if only the universe could answer my prayers we could see Yuzuru skate to Black Swan by BTS or Lie by BTS Jimin...
 

lariko

Medalist
Joined
Jan 31, 2019
Country
Canada
An interview came out where Yuzuru said that he looks up to BTS'Jimin dancing and that he is a big fan and the news gained traction among Kpop fans, who are wishing for him to skate to a BTS song in the future. Like it or not, Kpop is a big deal right now and figure skaters interested in Kpop can be a way to get more people exposed to the sport. So I made a list of all Kpop-figure skating crossover that I know of: feel free to add more of them!

Skating programs to Kpop:
- FOI group EX (with Yuna Kim) to Abracadabra by Brown Eyed Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ZRKeOA03I&ab_channel=yunaworld1
- FOI group EX (with Yuna Kim) to Run Devil Run by SNSD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHT4MWRbaJM&ab_channel=aslotussvideo
- Misha Ge EX at 2018 Olympics to Mic Drop by BTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx3o1vxUVt8&ab_channel=Olympics
- Ice Fantasia group Ex to DNA by BTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4-zm4ZfJ84&ab_channel=kpopchannel.tv
- Rika Hongo EX to Blackpink medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcwJ4C3h9Gw&ab_channel=figureskatingchannel
- Jin Seo Kim EX to EXO medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taKaS9YdlDQ&ab_channel=HeeYuHee[DONOTRE-UPLOAD&SECONDARYPROCESSING]
- Jin Seo Kim EX to Fantastic Baby by Big Bang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5JC4lUXB1c&ab_channel=hyejeongJeong
- Young You EX partially to I'm the Best by 2NE1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHCGrrXLvF4&ab_channel=[MainCAM]Icescape얼음풍경
- Roman Sadovsky (a big Army by his own admission!) EX to Boy with Luv by BTS feat. Halsey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbH8iTkU220&t=77s&ab_channel=Romsky
- Komabatsura/Koleto EX to Filter by BTS Jimin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWeAiO5HbOs&t=16s&ab_channel=Aru'sworld

Other skaters fan of Kpop:
-Evgenia Medvedeva is an Exo-L, she even met the group at the 2018 Olympics and got a signed CD: https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/evgenia-medvedeva-exo/
Unfortunately Evgenia has so far skated only to snippets of EXO songs for fun, never to an entire program.
I already posted in another thread about Yuna and her many singing collaborations with famous Kpop singers, so I will not duplicate them here.

Last but not least, the crossover of the crossovers: Korean skater Park Sunghoon juggled figure skating with trainee life under Big Hit (BTS company); last year he took part in I-land, a boy group survival show, and he became a member of rookie group Enhypen. Check their first appearance at 2020 MAMA show, where Sunghoon skates in roller as an intro to the group song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUjXlVhWNYk&ab_channel=ENHYPENTV

Do you like Kpop? Would you like to see more Kpop programs in the future or you think Kpop is ok just for exhibitions (an opinion that was recently voiced by Eteri Tutberidze BTW)? Do you have kpop song suggestions for skaters?
Honestly, to me it’s not about attracting the new generation, because well, just branding something Kpop is not going to make people automatically attracted to it, it’s more about skaters themselves skating to music relevant to them. So long as it’s not 40 to 70 years after it lost its cultural relevance, and it’s not Roxanne and Hallelujah, it’s already good.
 
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