There was an Alex Ovechkin sighting in Moscow on Saturday, and it wasn’t awkward at all. Ovechkin got up onstage and danced to Irakli Pirtskhalava’s performance at the ICON nightclub.
We’ve got the GIFs. The glorious, glorious GIFs.
Moves on top of moves.
Those hips don’t lie.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Ovi bust a move. There was the rap video he guest-starred in with Sasha Belyi back in 2012. And Ovi was a dancing machine at a Tiesto concert in DC in 2010. His moves in that were so terrific, that’s what you see when you get an address wrong on RMNB. Before that, Ovechkin could be seen dancing at clubs on the Russian internets every summer. Here’s a great compilation.
So who was this artist from Saturday night? Irakli is a singer and radio personality. He recorded the song “We Believe In You” for the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Ovechkin and Irakli have known each other for a while; they took a a selfie together during the World Championships last month.
Thanks to @kirivechkin for sending us the videos.