Let’s get the obvious out of the way: Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are as sexy as ice dancers can get. They’ve come into the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics as big favorites for the gold, and in the short program on Feb. 18, they proved that they deserve to win.
They skated their hearts out, nailed all the twizzles, and brought a special kind of flair to the performance that was set to a musical medley, which included “Hotel California” by The Eagles. It was so flawless that they ended the night in first place with a score of 83.67. But that score did more than just get them in first place. It made Olympic history – this is the highest score to ever be awarded in the short program!
– NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 19, 2018
They’re certainly the favorites going into the free skate on Feb. 19, but they have to put on another brilliant performance if they want to take home gold. France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron are close behind them in second place (despite an insane wardrobe malfunction), and we can’t wait to see how heated the competition gets!