Video From My Competition
At long last – here is the video from the competition. My brand new program is set to the Mandarin version of Coldplay’s “Yellow” from the Crazy Rich Asians soundtrack and is performed by a gifted singer named Katherine Ho. If you’re interested in learning what the lyrics mean, check out this page (note that it is not a direct translation to Coldplay’s original song).
A few things that I wanted to share about this program:
- Director Jon M. Chu had originally reached out to Coldplay to use the song “Yellow” for the movie but was turned down. Then he wrote a heartfelt letter to the band and finally got their permission.
- Actor Constance Wu (who played Rachel Chu in the movie) wore a gorgeous yellow dress to the 2019 Oscars – read about her reasoning behind the dress here. My skating costume is inspired by her dress.
- I have been bullied and called many ugly names because of my Asian heritage. This program is about being proud of who I am, my background, and owning my Asian-ness. And not being afraid of being called yellow.
I hope you all enjoy this!
This is beautiful! Great job!!
Thank you, Elizabeth!
Wow Eva, I love your performance and your yellow dress!
U should be proud of yourself bc you wanted to skate and u did it instead of just saying it! Yay!
Thank you, J!
Great job, Eva — and I loved your story behind your artistic choices. Very inspiring!
Thank you, Katie! 💛💛
A lovely, clean skate! Congratulations!
Hooray, Eva! Great dress and choice of music. Asians rock! Thanks so much for posting this performance–you look really comfortable out there.
Thanks, Jo! Yay Asians!
Wow! You look wonderful, especially in the spin combos. I love that song (I think I’ve seen Crazy Rich Asians more than eight times).
Yay – thanks, Wynne! I love the movie but haven’t seen it 8 times (yet). 😄