Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ Routine Still Brings Chills

Two U.S. figure skaters turned in quite a stunning performance, skating to music from one of the most beloved musicals of all time, “The Phantom of the Opera.”

For many who desire a career in the entertainment field, Broadway is the ultimate dream and goal. Broadway has a long and rich history of producing some of the most memorable productions ever. Whenever anyone thinks of that street in New York City, shows like “Cats,” “The Lion King,” “Hamilton” and “Wicked” immediately come to mind.

But there is one show that stands out among the rest: “Phantom of the Opera.” U.S. figure skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White, at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, performed an outstanding routine to the music from that production.

Their performance is one that combines strength, speed, athleticism, charisma and impressive levels of skill. Meryl and Charlie mesmerize, pulling off the difficult routine with beauty and ease. 

Accompanied by the production’s familiar organ sounds, the two skaters begin by twisting and twirling around on the ice. Early in their routine, Meryl and Charlie no longer appear to be skating. Instead, they are performing a highly choreographed and intricate dance number. 

At the 1:10-minute mark, Charlie picks up Meryl and moves her around his head, flipping and turning her every which way. He does this all the while he continues to move about the frozen, slippery surface. 

But the highlight of their routine comes around the 3-minute mark of the clip. Charlie, once again, picks up Meryl and flips her head over heels, placing her on his back. She then stands up, using the back of his right leg to prop herself up, which she does for several seconds. It’s a move that I have never, ever seen done before.

At the end of their performance, the spectators give the two skaters a rousing round of applause!

2 Timothy 2:5 “And if a man takes part in a competition, he does not get the crow if he has not kept the rules.”

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