'Ricky Martin National Anthem' at Kazakhstan Ski Festival: Video
Kazakhstan National Anthem Replaced by ' Livin' La Vida Loca'
Ricky Martin was the unexpected hit of the Healthy Ski Tracks 2012 event in Kostanay, Kazakhstan. When regional administrator Nuraly Saduakasov and other officials rose for the national anthem, they were momentarily confused when Ricky Martin's mega-hit "Livin' La Vida Loca" plared over the PA system.
This was embarrassing for the local government, but perfect for inclusion in a future Matchstick Productions video.
No, this not something out of Borat, but it's something that Sacha Baron Cohen probably wishes he had done.
“Eyes on the flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The hymn of the Republic of Kazakhstan is beginning,” the voice-over intoned. But then, as Saduakasov and the rest of the ceremony participants stood with hands on hearts, the sound system launched into Martin's bouncy pop hit.
To be fair, "Livin' La Vida Loca" would be a pretty cool national anthem.