Team USA takes center stage: Olympians on their go-to karaoke songs
When the Olympic athletes of Team USA travel to South Korea for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, they'll look to prove they're the best athletes in the world on snow and ice. But outside of competition, they might also get to prove their talent on the favorite stage of South Korean youth: the karaoke stage. Known as noraebang, or "song room," to Koreans, karaoke is a popular pastime of the host country. Some of the hotels in PyeongChang might even bring the karaoke to the athletes--Joss Christensen, 2014 gold medalist in ski slopestyle, said that when he traveled to PyeongChang for a test event in 2016, his hotel had its own karaoke club
With the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics less than 100 days away away, the athletes of Team USA share which songs they do medal-worthy renditions of when it's karaoke night.
Jason Brown, 2014 Olympic figure skater: I love karaoke. My go-to song is "Uptown Funk."
Maddie Bowman, 2014 Olympic champion in ski halfpipe: I have never karaoked before, and I’m excited to do so in South Korea. I think that’s a great place to start off my karaoke career. I think I’ll start off with something a little more Taylor Swift-y then move into some different things. Maybe some Beyonce. But I don’t know if I can do it as good as she can! I probably can’t!
Joss Christensen, 2014 Olympic champion in ski slopestyle: I’m not really much of a singer. We did do karaoke when we were [in PyeongChang for the Olympic Test Event], our hotel had this whole karaoke club. I don’t know what my go-to song is… We do a lot of rap, like Biggie Smalls songs.
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, 2010 and 2014 silver medalist in women's hockey: Probably Run DMC's "It’s Tricky."
Monique Lamoureux-Morando, 2010 and 2014 silver medalist in women's hockey: "Take Me Home Tonight" [by Eddie Money].
Meghan Duggan, 2010 and 2014 silver medalist in women's hockey: For me, I go with anything Dixie Chicks.