Johnny Weir Figure Skates To Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face' At 2010 Nationals
Three-time U.S. figure skating champ Johnny Weir played his ace in a Jan. 25 exhibition performance at 2010 Nationals, skating to Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" after placing third in the competition.
Much like Gaga, Weir is known for his passionate performance and often unorthodox costuming -- he designed his own glitzy outfit, which incorporates bits of broken glass. Astute figure skating followers may remember the "Poker Face" routine -- glitter, face-paint and all -- from Weir's 2009 performance at Fiesta on Ice. The number features as many dance moves as it does figure skating tricks, spacing out triple axles between pop-lock moves and pelvic thrusts.
Though some have criticized Weir for being over-the-top, his fans should go gaga over the over the program's flashy choreography. Besides, it's just further proof that the chart-topping pop queen's music works in any setting, even an ice rink. We know Weir's busy getting ready for the Winter Olympics and all, but may we suggest "Gaga on Ice" as his next venture?