“Sound of Silence” begins to play and ice skaters make song their own

February 5th, 2020

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France stole the show in Tokyo when they ice skated together to Disturbed’s rendition of the Sound of Silence that includes the chillingly magnificent vocals of David Draiman.

An impossible to forget performance

The free skating pair skated to the song at the International Skating Union’s World Team Trophy competition in Japan. During their incredible athletic and beautiful display of figure skating abilities, they had everyone watching enthralled.

When the song and their performance were over, they brought the audience and judges to their feet.

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In the moment

When they skated out onto the ice and waved at the audience, we were not prepared for the magic that was about to happen on the ice. The smiling duo were both in black for their performance that would go with the somber yet haunting song by Disturbed.

They got into position on the ice, their heads slightly bowed, and then the music began. As the first soft notes of the song started to fill the air, they began to move. As the duo came together on the ice, the performance officially began.

The pair moved in harmony, each of their moves complimenting the others during their flawless performance. With each spin, each incredible jump, even as he held her high above him in the air, they never faltered even for a moment.

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A love story?

It’s not just their technical perfection and amazing skating that people notice. When the skating partners are together, you can see genuine happiness in their faces when they look at each other as they cover the ice together.

In fact, it’s one of the most commented things about the pair:

“I always feel like I’m watching a love story. I don’t get tired of watching them. Their coaches and choreographers are romantic, creative and talented.”

– Filmtress Mu

“It’s like they are one person but it’s two people. Like two hearts beating as one they are so in sync together it almost unreal. Such fun to watch.”


“Their chemistry is off the charts!!!!! I’m going to cry like a baby when they retire!!!! 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️”

-Evelynwashere 1

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It’s only reasonable that they have sparked a few rumors with how in love they appear to be. For the time being, we’re just going to have to keep wondering. There have been no confirmations from the pair.

High levels of skill and difficulty

Morgan swung Vanessa incredibly close to the ice in one exquisitely choreographed moment during the performance. She showed complete trust in him, coming out of the swing effortlessly. They had obviously practiced it countless times together.

In fact, the pair have been working together for quite a while. They first began skating together in 2010.

Vanessa recalled those early days:

“I remember our 3-day trial and it was so fun. He was so funny, because he had never done pairs before, so he was really nervous and saying ‘oh my gosh, oh my gosh’ every time he threw me. I knew that we were going to be good friends.”

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A perfect score

The duo left the competition after earning first place – as if they could get anything less with that perfect combination of music and figure skating ability as well as the chemistry that the skating partners share when they are together on the ice.

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