Janet Jackson Ice Skating at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics – Billboard
As the opening ceremonies of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China begin on Friday February 4, a few winter sports have made their way into the international event. This year, NBC viewers were treated to Olympic ice dancing on Thursday night (February 3), just hours before the actual opening ceremony of the Beijing Games.
While figure skating (a competitive solo sport) is still on the schedule for 2022, early viewers got a glimpse of the pairs battling it out in ice dancing on Thursday night – and Team USA didn’t show up player. USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue showed off their ice dancing rhythm to the foreign nation, scorching the competition while getting a little naughty on the ice. That is to say, the American duo performed a medley of Janet Jackson songs during the rhythm dance part of the ice dance competition in Beijing. Hubbell and Donohue, operating in tightly choreographed tandem, brought precision and style to a program that covered Janet Jackson’s “Nasty” (a Hot 100 No. Control), “Rope Burn” (a non-unique NSFW The Velvet Rope) and “Rhythm Nation” (a #2 hit from Janet Jackson’s Rhythmic Nation 1814).
Earning 48.50 in the technical category and 38.06 in the component category (without any deductions), Hubbell and Donohue walked away with a score of 86.56, giving them the highest score in the rhythm dance portion of the competition, potentially paving the way for America. get a medal in ice dancing.
Check out some of Hubbell and Donohue’s tributes to Janet Jackson below.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 4, 2022
Olympics aside, 2022 has been a busy year for Janet Jackson so far. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s recent documentary, simply titled Janet Jackson, garnered 15.7 million viewers on Lifetime and A&E, and also teased a new song from the top-end legend.