FERG BLURBS -- Hungarian Figure Skater Skating To AC/DC

AC/DC Makes An Olympic Appearance In This Olympian's Routine

February 23, 2018

(Image Courtesy USA Today Images)

The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang have been full of breakout stars and surprise performances, but one of the more interesting storylines has been how figure skating and ice dancing has relaxed their rules on music used in performances. Frequently, we've seen Olympians stray away from the traditional classical pieces for more modern stuff. In fact, earlier in the Olympics, a French figure skating pair performed to Disturbed's brilliant cover of the Simon and Garfunkel hit "Sound of Silence". It was only a matter of time, until AC/DC became involved. 

Hungary's Ivette Toth hit the ice the other night for her short program the other night, dressed in a leather rhinestone jacket with matching leather pants and black fingerless gloves. We should have seen it coming. The first few seconds of AC/DC's "Back in Black" blare over the loudspeakers, and the figure skating crowd immediately roars their approval as the song kicks in. Toth spends her first minute on "Back in Black," before the medley shifts to another massive AC/DC hit, "Thunderstruck," as Toth glided along the ice giving the devil horns sign with her fingers. 

Ivette couldn't capture a medal, but she sure did her best to give us a fun routine. See the whole routine via NBC's Olympic coverage, right HERE.


-- Ferg