Music from the Eurovision Song Contest can turn up in the most surprising and unexpected of places, and none more so than the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2011 in Tokyo. American gymnastics champion Jordyn Wieber has famously used Ukraine’s winning song from 2004, Ruslana’s Wild Dances as the music for her floor routine. Check it out below:
What an explosion of energy! The song was made for some serious moves on the dance floor and now on the gymnastics floor as well! Watch the original routine on the Eurovision stage here. For me, it is always a welcome a surprise to find that the Eurovision Song Contest has made an impact on people beyond the Eurofan community.
Right then, I’m off to pump up Wild Dances and cavort about in the living room. Cheers!