There is not much fuss around the Winter Olympic games, at least not as much as for the Summer Olympic games. However, one Canadian duo is bringing all the heat to the Winter Games. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir attracted a bit too much attention with their dance routine.
The figure skaters were criticized about one particular lift from their Moulin Rouge-inspired routine that was deemed to be “too sexy”. They were asked to adjust the routine which had dominated the 2018 Canadian Skating Nationals in January.
Apparently, the routine was a little too “risque” reports VT. It’s the part where Tessa Virtue flipped backward onto Moir’s shoulders, and his face was in direct contact with her crotch. It gave the wrong idea to a lot of viewers.
Moir insisted that he wanted to change that part of the dance anyway. “What it came down to, actually, was that when we slowed it down and looked on the video, it wasn’t aesthetically that beautiful of a position,” he said, “so we wanted to change it, make it a little bit better.”
However, Tessa believes that the move was “so hot-hot-hot that the Canadian Press was leery of moving photos which captured the pose.” She also wanted her and her partner to make a statement.
“We wanted to make a bit of a different statement,” Virtue said, “and if that was bringing a certain edge or sexuality or darkness or a contemporary feeling to it, mission accomplished I guess.”
At the end the pair changed the routine but it didn’t stop them from winning the gold medal.
“I think we liked that it made a statement, and it was different and that was great for the start of the season, but for the overall vision of the program, we hope that this new position fits a little better,” Virtue admitted before the final performance.