Eclectic Pop

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Anna Shcherbakova: A Tribute To The New Olympic Champion

On one of figure skating’s most dramatic days, the Olympics crowned a new women’s champion last week. Russia’s Anna Shcherbakova rose to the top with her magnetic artistry and refined technique of incredibly difficult elements. Shcherbakova glided onto the ice after training mate Alexandra Trusova …

Yes, Kamila Valieva Should Get To Compete At 2022 Olympics

Kamila Valieva deserves to skate in the women’s individual event at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, and I am about to explain why. The decision had hung in the balance as the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced the fate of the 15-year-old wunderkind on Monday. Valieva is one of the three s…

Yes, Anna Shcherbakova Deserves To Be On Russian Olympic Team

Yes, I am back, and nothing could stir me from a writing break more than defending Russian figure skater Anna Shcherbakova. As this goes to print, Shcherbakova has rallied for the free program at the 2022 European Championships for the silver medal. Nevertheless, intrigue has been swirling around t…

When Does Figure Skating's Senior Grand Prix 2021-2022 Start?

Another season of senior figure skating is upon us, and one of the main events in the lead-up to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games is the Grand Prix. When does the 2021-2022 series begin? Well, it is not far off! The greatest skaters in the world will begin competing in October 2021 in six of the seven…

2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Mariah Bell And More

Yes, another U.S. Figure Skating Championships is almost upon us. Last year, I experienced one of the highlights of my life by attending 2020’s competition in-person. I am beyond lucky to have been in the crowd when Olympian Gracie Gold made her comeback, Alysa Liu defended her U.S. National title,…

2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Gracie Gold Returns

As of this writing, it has been a week since it happened, and I still cannot stop thinking about it. Gracie Gold has won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships -- twice. When she came to the 2020 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships, it had been three years since Gold had participated in the co…

'Game Of Thrones' And More I'm Thankful For From 2019

Game of Thrones Sansa Stark Sophie Turner HBO
Yes, another year is about over, which means it is time to reflect and give thanks for shows like “Game of Thrones.” As a person in constant pursuit of hearing, seeing, and overall experiencing the next great creative endeavor, 2019 has provided an excessive trove of riches. Albeit, not where they were once so abundant (movies I am looking at you).

Let's Discuss: The Emotions Of Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Retiring

Tessa Virtue Scott Moir Thank You Canada Tour
There are no words to describe the emotions that have sprung forth following Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s announcement that they are “stepping away” from the sport, which many are interpreting as retirement. I knew it was coming, but wow. As a long-time fan of theirs and figure skating, it is a lot to emotionally sift through. First, some facts before I get into the feelings.

Review: Canada's Stars On Ice 2018

Lights, passion, action! That sums up Canada’s 2018 Stars on Ice. A 26-hour drive (round-trip) culminated in a life-long memory that will carry this skating fan for eternity. The 2018 Stars on Ice in Ottawa was a spectacular event that showcased the exquisite talent of its starring skaters.

The music, choreography, and programs could not have been better put together. There were no dull moments as one carefully designed number after another filled the ice. Each skater performed twice individually, once with an upbeat number and the other time with a more serious one. The group numbers were all terrific, cohesively choreographed with wonderful casting to boot.

Stars On Ice Canada 2018 Soundtrack: Spotify Playlist

The stunning moves of Canada’s 2018 Stars on Ice skaters are backed by an incredible soundtrack. In the case of 3-time Olympic gold medalists, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, that includes the majestic "Moulin Rouge" medley they skated to gold with, in Pyeongchang.

2018 Winter Olympics: The Best Music in Ice Dance on Spotify

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will be filled with the world’s top ice dancers going toe pick-to-toe pick for the gold medal. Among them are Olympic gold and silver medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who will be vying for their second gold medal.

While the other disciplines will be compelling to watch, ice dance will feature one of the most exciting competitions of the Winter Games. In honor of this particular event, Eclectic Pop has narrowed down the best music from the competing dance teams with a special emphasis on the musical choices of Virtue and Moir, since their return to competitive ice, following a two-year break.

In keeping with the 2018 Olympics, Eclectic Pop has selected 18 songs to comprise the list Find out which songs made it below…

Let's Discuss: Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir's Return to Competitive Ice

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir - Ice Dance
With enough chemistry to melt the very ice they skate on, Olympic gold and silver medalists, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, have captivated ice dancing fans all over again. The 2016/17 figure skating season is officially in full swing and after their performance at the 2016 Grand Prix Skate Canada International, it is clear that Virtue and Moir are going to be a major part of it.

Why Figure Skaters Should Consider Music from 'Game of Thrones,' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' And More

A new season of figure skating is upon us and with that, a slew of new programs. If you are a fan of figure skating, be it singles, pairs or ice dance, then you know that music selection can oftentimes be the make or break difference between a good program and a great one.

Memorable Moments: The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Golden Opening Ceremony: Russia celebrated its history in a stunning display of 3-D projections and a dazzling performance of their illustrious dance history in a moving ballet piece that encapsulated the unparalleled skill that serves as the golden standard, ballerinas all around the world try to achieve.

Let's Discuss: A Sports Biopic Waiting to Be Made

As the world awaits the Olympics in Sochi, a retrospective glimpse is unavoidable and an unforgettable Winter Olympics quickly emerges to the forefront. The year was 1994 and all eyes were on Lillehammer, Norway. The sport was women’s figure skating and the rivalry was tailor-made for Hollywood drama. You need to look no further than ESPN's dazzling documentary "30 for 30: The Price of Gold" for the evidence.