Yahoo Sports' Elvis Stojko, also a figure skater, further explains her song choice and her reasoning behind what many considered a controversial choice. "That's usually what a skater is looking for when you're choosing a piece of music," says Stojko about Lipnitskaya's explanation. "It's not always attached to the actual subject matter of the movie."
Lipnitskaya's choice of a red outfit also created a visual link between the music and Steven Spielberg's movie, which was filmed almost entirely in black-and-white except for one girl who appears in a red coat.
Citing his own usual choice of music by the composer John Williams, Stojko says the music is a way of connecting a skater's performance to the audience and judges. American skater Paul Wiley and German skater Katarina Witt also performed to this music.
The 15-year-old Lipnitskaya impressed many during her Olympic debut, including Russian president Vladimir Putin. Is she wins, she will be the first female Olympic champion from Russia.
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