Three pairs opened their program during Sunday’s figure skating event in PyeongChang with versions of the smash hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which became the most streamed song ever over the summer with more than 4.6 billion YouTube views.
“Despacito’s” big night began with China’s Xinyu Liu and Shiyue Wang.
Korea’s Alexander Gamelin and Yura Min were next to break it down to the popular Latin jam, with Polish skaters Maksym Spodyriev and Natalia Kaliszek — whose 66.06 was the highest score of the three teams — following shortly afterward.
The Internet, of course, was quick to take note of the of the Despacito trend. One Twitter user even tried to warn fellow skating fans about the prolific use of the song leading up to the event.
“THERE ARE GONNA BE 3 DESPACITO SHORT DANCES TODAY,” @doubleflutz wrote. “AND TWO OF THEM ARE BACK TO BACK. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.”
See a selection of the reactions below.
Can we petition to put Despacito on the shelf for a while after this season— danger noodle ? never underestimate mr hanyu (@wundernerd8) February 19, 2018
some idiot: i will choose a unique musical piece for my ice dance routine— curling. (@EpicK8lin) February 19, 2018
48 geniuses: I CHOOSE DESPACITO
Despacito should not be allowed at the Olympics— Jessie Opoien (@jessieopie) February 19, 2018
tag yourself, I'm the USA announcers cutting away from the second team so far to perform to "Despacito" to show live footage of Scott and Tessa walking in to the building.— Cammien Ray (@CammienRay) February 19, 2018
The Despacito Olympics— gunnarolla (@gunnarolla) February 19, 2018
I know - we’ll ice dance to Despacito. I’m sure nobody else will think of that.— Marsha Lederman (@marshalederman) February 19, 2018
take a shot every time you hear despacito— ???????????? (@heungsmin) February 19, 2018