Olympic figure skaters put Coldplay, Moulin Rouge on ice

Olympic figure skaters put Coldplay, Moulin Rouge on ice
Coldplay was the big winner in the figure skating team event
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(CNN)Coldplay and the Moulin Rouge soundtrack appeared to be favorites Sunday for figure skaters able to compete using music with lyrics for the first time at a Winter Olympics.

Coldplay: The Official Band of the Pyeongchang Olympics.#PyeongChang2018

Worried about how much the international community thinks Americans like Coldplay after tonight’s skating programs. #olympics

WAIT ANYONE WHO CHOOSES COLDPLAY TO SKATE TO IS THE AUTOMATIC WINNER CAUSE I SAID SO #Olympics

Moulin Rouge on ice! It’s moving to see so many champions skating their way to @pyeongchang2018 to the music from #MoulinRouge, including @TeamCanada's @tessavirtue & @ScottMoir ⛸ #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/SeM9tsS8ZY

The United States may have won the bronze medal, but it was the British rock band Coldplay that came away with the big victory.

Coldplay began trending on Sunday night and a couple of the band’s songs climbed the Apple iTunes charts after U.S. skaters performed to their songs.

Adam Rippon’s free skate to the band’s song “O” caused the song to move up to No. 20 on iTunes in the U.S. The song is from Coldplay’s 2014 album Ghost Stories.

Wow, that Adam Rippon performance took my breath away. @Adaripp pic.twitter.com/FGnIjcHCu9

The sibling duo of Alex and Maia Shibutani skated to a medley of Coldplay songs, including “Paradise” and “Fix You.” Paradise moved up to No. 85 on iTunes.

It wasn’t the first time they had performed to Coldplay’s songs. They used “Fix You” to win their first national title a few years ago.

With @coldplay fresh on my mind, here’s a #tbt to when the @ShibSibs met the band in Foxborough. 📷: me #coldplay pic.twitter.com/vplnCGS9N1

The U.S. finished the team event in third place, winning the bronze. Canada won the gold, and the Olympic Athletes from Russia won silver.


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