Weir Roundup: Johnny does Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood
Johnny Weir poses for a portrait during the NBC/USOC Promotional Photo Shoot on May 12, 2009 at Smashbox Studios
With the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver just a week away, SUNfiltered will bring you a “Weir Roundup” whenever possible that will not only feature the latest news on Johnny, but also interesting video clips. In this edition, we’ll be showcasing Johnny’s vocal talents and a recently made-available video of Johnny’s routine to Jordin Sparks’ live performance of “Battlefield.” In the upcoming days, we’ll be highlighting other notable exhibition routines, as well career-making performances like “The Swan.”
– Johnny and acclaimed photographer and music video director Matthew Rolston come together in a promo shoot for BE GOOD JOHNNY WEIR. Check out the final product and behind-the-scenes footage on Full Frontal Fashion.
– “Skater Johnny Weir’s New Resolve” by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
– Ryan McGinely showcases a photo portfolio entitled “The Highfliers” featuring Shaun White, Johnny Weir, Emily Cook, and more in the latest edition of NY Times Magazine. All the athletes featured are wearing custom Rodarte knitwear which can bee seen here.
– The New York Times talks about the perils of ice skating and how YouTube users are “editing together striking moments from spectacle skating, they seem to tease out a veiled death wish, apparent in figure skating’s injuries, accidents and death-themed theatrics.” The article is appropriately called “Axels of Evil” and while it doesn’t speak about Johnny per say, it does address perils and hazards of figure skating.
Johnny sings “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood –
Johnny sings “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers at a meeting with his fan club in South Korea –
Johnny skates to a live performance of “Battlefield” by Jordin Sparks for Skate for the Heart –
Here’s the same program (shot by a fan) where you can see his entire routine uninterrupted –
Be sure to get view exclusive photos, behind-the-scenes video, and webisodes from BE GOOD JOHNNY WEIR.
Own a piece of Johnny by getting his official warm up jacket.
Follow Johnny all the way to Vancouver by checking out his Twitter feed.