Olympic figure skating unveils new, modern soundtrack
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — When the International Skating Union made the popular decision to allow lyrics in all performances, the Paul Simon classic “The Sound of Silence” seemed like it would be a natural choice.
The folk tune is light and airy and fits neatly within the confines of traditional figure skating.
Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres went in another direction.
Yes, the French pairs team chose the 1960s hit for their free skate last year, and will bring it back for their Olympic program Thursday. But rather than the melodic version performed by Simon and Art Garfunkel, they opted for a haunting, heavy metal cover by American rock band Disturbed .
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