Three-time U.S. National Figure Skating champion John G. “Johnny” Weir's ode to Lady Gaga wowed the crowd on Monday's premiere of ABC's Skating with the Stars, the reality show that pairs celebrities with professionals from the world of figure skating.

The 26-year-old Weir performed a spectacular routine before joining former figure skater and television commentator Dick Button and Lady Gaga choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson at the judge's table.

Weir's routine set to Lady Gaga's Poker Face drew thunderous applause. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

“I'm big on technique, but I'm even bigger on flare,” Weir, who was named Diva of the Year by gay glossy Out and is known for his daring – some would say flamboyant – style, said on the show based on the BBC hit Dancing on Ice.

“I have a huge love for my sport and my craft and what these people are trying to bring to my sport,” Weir added. “But at the same time if they are not doing it right, I'm going to tell them.”