If you know anything about ice skating, you’ll know Maia and Alex Shibutani are the ones to watch at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang right now.
The American brother-sister duo, who are currently battling it out for gold for their short dance routine in South Korea,revealed their secret to their award-winning routines – and it’s got something to do with Chris Martin.
The pair, known as the Shib Sibs, have a penchant for using Coldplay in their routines.
They revealed to Entertainment weekly that after the Sochi Olympic Games in 204, they decided to take a stronger creative hold of their routines.
‘We matured a lot and made some decisions about how we wanted to continue our career from a creative standpoint,’ Alex told the publication. ‘We made a decision that we wanted to be more personal.
‘In preparation for the 2018 Games, we chose to skate to Fix You by Coldplay, and it was the first time that we told a more personal story on the ice.’
The choice to use the Coldplay classic came from a very unique place for Maia and Alex,as they are one of the only brother-sister pairings in the competition.
It also helped that no one on this earth can resist a good Coldplay anthem.
Alex continued: ‘[Coldplay are] popular for a reason. Their music sort of speaks to a lot of key motifs and themes about dreams and love and freedom and flying… and so we chose to skate to Paradise, because we want PyeongChang to be our Paradise.’
Not surprisingly, they also listen to a lot of Coldplay when they’re working out – gotta get in that skating spirit somehow, right?
The pair also boasted that they’ve met Coldplay and the main man himself on a couple of occasions since they started incorporating their music into routines.
‘Yeah, we actually had the chance to meet them two times,’ Maia said. ‘Once, in 2016, right after we skated to Fix You and then we also met them again at the iHeart Radio Festival last September.’
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