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Linkin Park: The perfect soundtrack to interpretive ice dancing?

February 23, 2010 | 10:36 am


A week after lamenting the somewhat traditional music choices used in the pairs and men's figure skating competition, the Olympic oddity known as ice dancing modernized things a bit Monday night. The sport, which NBC seems to believe is more entertaining than ski jumping (it is not), has already brought Johnny Cash to the ice, courtesy of U.K. skaters Sinead and John Kerr.

On Monday night, the touchy-feely brother-sister duo went the hard rock ballad route, using Linkin Park's "Krwling" in a presentation that had John looking like a vampire ripped straight from the "Twilight" series. The version of the cut, a remix of the band's "Crawling," was light on the vocals for the first half of the skate, but Chester Bennington's pained yell soon filled the Pacific Coliseum, giving the local rockers their very own "Blades of Glory" moment. 

The Olympic skate is available for viewing on the NBC site, or you can watch a non-Olympic run-through of the performance below:

--Todd Martens

Photo: Sinead & John Kerr. Credit: Getty Images