Olympics: Belgian Figure Skater Performs to Madonna's "Frozen"
Madonna’s “Frozen” has a special significance in skater Loena Hendrickx's home country.
In the 2018 Winter Olympics, we’ve seen an eclectic assortment of tunes during ice-skating routines, with Olympians competing to music from Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Cabaret, Moulin Rouge! and more. During Tuesday night’s broadcast of the ladies’ short program, Belgian skater Loena Hendrickx turned to the Queen of Pop for her routine, skating to Madonna’s Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 hit “Frozen.”
Unfortunately for Hendrickx, she missed one of her intended jumps, but on the upside, the artistry was top notch, with her nimble spin at the end of the song a highlight of her routine and the evening.
Madonna’s “Frozen” has a special significance in Belgium. In 2005, Belgian songwriter Salvatore Acquaviva won a plagiarism case against the song, which resulted in “Frozen" getting iced out — you couldn’t sell or broadcast the Madonna hit in Belgium until 2014, when the ruling was overturned.
This Thursday, the Ray of Light album that hosted “Frozen” will turn 20. Fun fact: Hendrickx, who is just 18, wasn’t even born when that classic LP dropped.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.