The figure skating pairs put on quite a show on Feb. 14 at the Winter Olympics. Although Germany's Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot took home gold with their flawless and graceful performance, there were many other pairs that caught our eye.
In particular, France's free skate has been turning quite a few heads. Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres chose to skate to "The Sound of Silence" — but we're not talking about the original Simon & Garfunkel version that we all know and love. They instead chose the cover by Disturbed, and the choice has left many people feeling, well, a bit disturbed (come on, we had to). You can watch the full version above, which was performed at the International Skating Union's World Team Trophy 2017 competition in Tokyo.
the french pairs figure skating team's program is set to a cover of "the sound of silence" by disturbed and the announcers are acting like this is normal
— amy brown (@arb) February 15, 2018
valentines day is kind of beautiful — too bad it was ruined by disturbed's cover of the sound of silence during the french pair's figure skating program 🤢
— Ramona T. (@Ramonaaa) February 15, 2018
"Ruined by Disturbed" pic.twitter.com/H3DEWPLPWd
— Harlow (@BarkerWithBite) February 15, 2018
Not everyone felt violated, though. There were some who couldn't help but give props to the French duo.
I'm pretty sure these two are skating to Disturbed's cover of Sound of Silence and I've never wanted two people to win something more in my life #Olympics2018
— Ryan Strickland (@rstrickland90) February 15, 2018
This French figure skater just fell but she's skating to the "Sound of Silence" cover by DISTURBED so naturally she deserves a perfect score
— Jason Lipshutz (@jasonlipshutz) February 15, 2018
Whatever side you fall on, you can't deny that Vanessa and Morgan put their hearts out there. They may have stumbled and fallen a couple times, but they still performed a gorgeous routine, and we look forward to seeing them in the next Olympics!