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…

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.

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.