Figure skaters get to pick their own music for their performances, but most selections fall within the same general area. While many skaters depart from the standard-issue classical music choices — maybe with a personally composed tribute to a deceased mentor, a work from a disgraced sham composer, or from shoe designer Carlos Santana — truly outside-the-box choices are few and far between. U.S. figure skater Jason Brown is one such forward thinker.
In Thursday's men's singles short program, the 19-year-old Brown put forth a tremendous effort for a career-best score to put him in sixth place and less than a point behind current third-place skater Javier Fernandez of Spain. Although Brown's medal contention is ostensibly the biggest figure skating story for Americans, he might have won new fans for another reason.
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That's right: Brown skates to Prince's "The QuestionRead More »from Breakout U.S. skater Jason Brown pays tribute to Prince in men's short program (Photo)