Ida Corr is 'Proud and Excited' That Adam Rippon Skated to 'Let Me Think About It' at Winter Olympics
Before he even took the ice in Pyeongchang, South Korea, U.S. figure skating sensation Adam Rippon told Billboard that a rule change after the last Winter Olympics that allowed skaters to perform to music with lyrics had totally liberated him and opened up his routines to a galaxy of possibilities. His unchained spirit was on display again on Thursday night (Feb. 15) when the 28-year-old bronze medalist in the team competition lit up the rink with a performance cued to a hit remix of Danish singer Ida Corr's 2008 single "Let Me Think About It."
Not only was Rippon clearly motivated to do his best by the Eddie Thoneick remix of "Let Me Think" featuring Fedde Le Grand, but Corr herself tells Billboard that she was ecstatic that the whole world got to see the American favorite work it out to her song. "I felt proud and excited! As a songwriter it's such a pleasure knowing that people all around the world are introduced to your music," she tells Billboard in an email.
Corr says she watched the skate -- which briefly pushed Rippon into first place before he dropped down to 9th -- on YouTube on Friday morning (Feb. 16) and she called the skater simply "amazing!!" The singer was not aware that this was the first Olympics where skaters could use songs with lyrics, which made her even more honored that Rippon chose her song. "That only makes it bigger," she says.
Rippon told Billboard that he's been using the song in his routines for quite a while and though Corr has not heard from the skater or had any contact with him so far, she wished him "ALL the best" in the rest of his Olympic journey. "I can only imagine the level of hard work he must put in every day to be this goodl!" she says. "But He seems to be loving every second spent on the ice and that love and passion for the things you do in life is the biggest gift! So keep loving fiercely!! ; )"
Listen to the remix of Corr's song below.