Whether it's the 1987 version of Dirty Dancing, or the original Gilmore Girls series, there are some things in life that are best left as is. Things to add to that list: the 1995 version of "Wonderwall." On Thursday, German figure skater Paul Fentz made his debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics performing to a very jazzy version of the Oasis hit, and our ears were left totally confused.
The 25-year-old skater scored a 66.32, but even after a few falls, it was the music that people couldn't stop talking about. Paul Anka's jazz version of the song had some people calling Fentz a "genius" and others calling the routine "a crime." Well, looks like we have a new song to add to the list of weirdest figure skating music at the Olympics.
Watch the video from the German skater's performance of the routine at the European Championships last month above (the same routine he performed during the Olympics), then check out the polarized reactions to both the song and his routine ahead.
So far in these Olympic Games, both a jazz rendition of "wonderwall" and a male cover of "1,000 years" have been played...clearly the motto is "bold moves only" in pyeong chang
— Claire Kudika (@clurkudi) February 9, 2018
an idiot: i want some instrumental music for my skate routine
this genius: get me A JAZZ WONDERWALL COVER
— curling. (@EpicK8lin) February 9, 2018
Thank goodness for Olympic figure skating, otherwise I never would've heard that Paul Anka cover of "Wonderwall"
— Vince Mancini (@Filmdrunk) February 9, 2018
Me: (gets on Twitter)
Twitter: JAZZ COVER OF WONDERWALL
Me: (leaves Twitter)
— Kat Pointing at the WrestleMania Sign (@KattyCorner) February 9, 2018
Someone at the Olympics is skating to a Harry Connick-like version of Wonderwall and even if you hate Oasis this is a crime.
— Sigh Hersh (@Ugarles) February 9, 2018
I'M SORRY THERE'S A JAZZ VERSION OF WONDERWALL !?? Is there no hope for humanity pic.twitter.com/jZdc6TCUkY
— gillian (@brotatoee) February 9, 2018
Play this version of Wonderwall in the lobby of my funeral.
— Jesse Marshall (@jmarshfof) February 9, 2018
There's a German guy who keeps falling as he's skating to a swing version of Wonderwall. This whole routine is full of bad choices #WinterOlympics
— Cliff Clinton (@CliffClinton) February 9, 2018
you: there's no reason to watch the Olympics before the opening ceremony
me, an intellectual: a German man wearing suspenders skated to a swing jazz cover of Wonderwall
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 9, 2018
— Julia Sugarbaker (@Ellevos86) February 9, 2018
I was just about to be like "who really cares maybe I won't watch the Olympics" but then I turned on the tv and THIS DUDE IS WEARING LAVENDER SUSPENDERS ICE SKATING TO A SWING JAZZ VERSION OF WONDERWALL
— Megan Crepeau (@crepeau) February 9, 2018