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WATCH: Russian figure skater wins silver after recreating viral 'Wednesday' dance on ice

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Dec 31, 2022 2:04 pm

Kamila Valieva is giving Wednesday fans a good run for their money, as the Russian Olympic figure skater just nailed the hit show's viral dance challenge by performing it on ice.

Valieva recreated the dance, which was choreographed by the show's lead star Jenna Ortega, during the 2023 Russian Figure Skating Championships held in Krasnoyarsk last Dec. 25.

The performance has been gaining buzz on Twitter and TikTok over the week and shows the 16-year-old skater nailing the character, from her costume to the popular character's iconic moves. Similar to Wednesday's look during the fourth episode of the show, Valieva donned a black ruffled-tulle dress and matched it with pigtail braids and heavy black eye makeup.

She began her performance with the appearance of a hand portraying Thing (Wednesday's sidekick) on the side of the rink. She then moved to the center of the ice with a series of glides, spins, and a spread eagle, with the Addams Family theme song playing in the background. 

After her show-stopping introduction, the music changed to The Cramps' Goo Goo Muck—the song Netflix used for Ortega's viral dance scene. It was then that Valieva started performing Ortega's viral dance moves intertwined with the skater's breathtaking tricks and techniques. 

She ended her routine with Lady Gaga's 2011 song Blood Mary, which TikTokers also use to recreate Ortega's dance.

Valieva's now-viral performance not only wowed the Twitterverse and TikTok community, it ultimately earned her a silver medal in the women's senior championship division of the competition.

Valieva's performance earned her a total score of 247.32 points and ranked first in free skate with 170.71 points. She came next to 15-year-old Sofia Akateva, who finished the competition with a total score of 249.74 points.