If American gymnast Jordyn Wieber is any indicator, then Eurovision really has gone global.

Wieber, the 2011 U.S. all-around champion, has chosen Ruslana’s winning 2004 Eurovision song “Wild Dances” for her floor routine. Wiwi made the discovery yesterday while watching the team finals of the World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo. You can compare their performances below! Jordyn’s leotard is tight, but Ruslana’s may be even tighter ; )

Jordyn at the 2011 U.S. Championships:

Ukraine’s Ruslana performing “Wild Dances” at Eurovision 2004:

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[…] Ukrainian horn music (à la the opening bars of Ruslana’s Eurovision winner “Wild Dances“). It also has elements of that song “Proud” from the U.S. TV series “Queer […]

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[…] mega-hit. Jordyn Wieber, the current world all-around gymnastics champion, performs her 2012 floor routine to the song. And we’ve already heard this song covered in this year’s national […]

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[…] Zeljko at Eurovision 2004, where he finished second behind Ukraine’s Ruslana: […]

Alec
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Alec

I don’t think Ruslana won at Eurovision 2044.  You would want to check your captions there Wiwi.

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William Adams
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William Adams

Sally: You are a nasty, mean person. 120 million people watched Eurovision — far more than watched this gymnast.

Nirgal
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But for us the ones who DO notice, it’s a really nice detail. 😀

sally
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sally

and how many people will notice or care? I’d say 4 worldwide. Tops.

William Adams
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William Adams

such a muscular stomach!