Lorde's Cover of 'Everybody Wants to The Rule The World,' Ed Sheeran's 'Make It Rain' Play During Pairs Skating Program

Julianne Seguin and Charlie Bilodeau of Canada
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Julianne Seguin and Charlie Bilodeau of Canada compete during the Pair Skating Short Program on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

Canada’s Olympic figure skating team, Julianne Séguin and Charlie Bilodeau, turned up the drama when they performed to Lorde’s cover of “Everybody Wants to The Rule The World” during the pairs short program.

Commentators noted the duo "felt" and "used" the music for their routine, and the judges agreed as the skaters earned a season’s best of 67.52, good enough to advance the pair to the medals round.

Lorde’s version of “Everybody” appeared on the 2013 soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and is a much darker affair than Tears For Fears breezy original from 1985. 

A rule change from skating's governing body has opened up the program in Pyeongchang for a range of rock and pop soundtracks. In the early phases of the competition, songs from Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Snow Patrol, Christina AguileraAdele and many others have accompanied routines at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

Also during the evening’s program, French pair Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres got a strong result for their routine to Ed Sheeran’s "Make it Rain," from the English singer’s 2014 album Multiply.

Later, “Hallelujah” started trending (again) when China’s team of Sui Wenjing and Han Cong skated to K.D. Lang's cover of the Leonard Cohen classic, while Italy’s Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise danced to Mina’s “Magnificat” and Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford worked their choreography to April Meservy's cover of U2’s “With or Without You.”