The 2020 International Freestyle Heelwork to Music competition is raising a lot of ears, and tails. The doggy dance competition has begun to gain momentum on Twitter due to a dance routine to Evanescence’s Bring Me to Life, performed by a woman and her dog.
As seen in the clip below, a 10-year-old collie named Breeze rocks out with its owner, Monika Ballerini, to Evanescence’ 2003 hit, Bring Me to Life. The pair performed a whimsical dance routine to the rock band’s hit from their breakthrough debut record, Fallen.
The canine chum looks to be having the time of its life dancing to the Evanescence hit as Breeze rolls over, perfectly in sync with the music. The full performance starring Breeze and Ballerini can be seen in the YouTube video below, as well as the routines from other competitors.
The competition is officially recognized as a sport by the U.K. Kennel Club and entails a choreographed dance routine to a song of up to four minutes in length. Owners are permitted to choreograph dances to songs, with the Evanescence hit used here.
Both dog and owner must execute the dance in tandem. In the freestyle event, the routine only requires dog owners to build heelwork into one-third of the allotted time, rather than the usual two-thirds.
Meanwhile, Evanescence have been building toward the release of their long-awaited new album, The Bitter Truth. The album is set to be released on March 26th. Four singles Use My Voice, Yeah Right, The Game Is Over and Wasted on You have all preceded the release of the new full length.
Evanescence announced last month that they’ll be doing a virtual gig on December 5th. Dubbed Evanescence: A Live Session From Rock Falcon Studio, the gig will see the group getting together from Nashville, Sacramento and Germany.