Fonsi tells The Blast, “I’m honored that Olympic skaters from different parts of the world have been inspired by my song,” adding “Music connects us all and I’m happy to indirectly go along for the ride.”
— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) February 19, 2018
The smash hit was first used by China’s Xinyu Liu and Shiyue Wang, then by Korea’s Alexander Gamelin and Yura Min, and finally by Polish skaters Maksym Spodyriev and Natalia Kaliszek.
PyeongChang is the first Olympics to allow skaters to choose songs with lyrics, and clearly the Latin jam is appreciated on a global level.
And now, to honor the countries that skated to “Despacito,” we present to you covers of the popular song in Korean, Chinese, and Polish!