Whilst we await the Johnny & Tara fabulousness from Rio to kick into high gear (although he’s already dominated the first news cycle of the week with his gold-medal-worthy Olympic packing feat), our Sun Valley coverage continues with an all-new series of exclusive photos and video of Johnny’s Beyoncé program, which he performed as the closing — and showstopping — number of the night.
Those of us who have watched him perform this since he first debuted it earlier this year at his home rink in Delaware and throughout his tours in Japan and China were thrilled to see the lights come up to reveal his choice to perform it in his new black lace costume, which, like the red version, is a sheer delight. It is also more bejeweled than I realized, and absolutely dazzling on the ice.
This does mean that the universal emoji shorthand for this program must now be updated from 🍅🍑 to . . . 🎩🍑? 🍩🍑? 💣🍑? IDK, but whatever fans decide, this program is just as deliciously wicked and sexy in either costume, and the Sun Valley crowd ate it up. In contrast to their hushed wonder at his Moonlight Sonata, his Beyoncé was punctuated throughout with shrieks, whistles, roars and even foot stomps of appreciation, as you can hear on the video embedded below (and already tweeted by Johnny last week!).
Also below: updates from Johnny & Tara, so please be sure to scroll down for the latest wacky fun and adorableness. And don’t miss this new interview, in which Tara shares some genuinely sweet details about gentlemanly Johnny.
As always, Davey’s pics are pleasingly huuuuuge, so please click any photo to enjoy it in all its full-size glory. This photo series is a spectacularly glittery feast for body and soul.
Johnny in the Sun Valley finale!
In preparation for all the wonders of three weeks in Rio, Johnny & Tara have joined Snapchat! If you’re not on Snapchat yet and missed their first post, enjoy it here, then hurry and go follow them now (@taraandjohnny, the same username as their glorious joint Instagram and Twitter):
NEW! Snapchat, Day 2:
And here’s their latest Instagram post ICYMI. I love this.
407 Hangers. 79 pairs of shoes. 32 Mosquito Adjutants. 24 Sunglasses. Consider us Rio Ready. #taraandjohnnytakerio @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny
NEW! OMG. And especially this.
Memoirs of a samba dancer 💃🏼💃🏼 @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny
Two Olympic legends. ❤
Oh nothing…just Bela Karolyi teaching me to stick my dismounts. #rio2016 @nbcolympics by @johnnygweir
Johnny and Tara are as adorable, funny, refreshingly real, and zany as ever in their new NBC podcast, just launched last week. Listen, laugh, and subscribe now! Available on AudioBoom, iTunes, and Stitcher. Enjoy their latest episode right here (hoping there may be new episodes forthcoming from Rio . . . ):
Exclusive photos © David Ingogly.