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Viral Video: Hip-shaking Oxford students get love from Shakira

Sony Sheetal Tirkey, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 03, 2014
First Published: 15:02 IST(3/8/2014) | Last Updated: 01:48 IST(4/8/2014)

Viewer alert! Once you see this video your perception of one of the most prestigious universities in the world might just change forever.

Riding on viral waves a group of students from the Oxford University called 'Out Of The Blue' have managed to impress Shakira through their latest video that was made to raise money for a children hospital.

Dressed in dapper suits the all-male group can be seen performing an awesome a cappella (no use of musical instruments) version of Shakira's hit numbers -- 'Hips don't lie', 'Waka Waka' and 'Whenever Wherever' -- in this viral video that has crossed three million clicks in just over a week.

The crooning British men impressed the Colombian diva so much she took to Twitter to shower praises on them, other than tweeting their video and as expected nothing could stop it from going viral.

"Hey @ootboxford, we LOVE your a capella Shak medley! ¡Nos encanta este medley que han hecho @ootboxford!@shakira," Shakira tweeted.

WATCH VIDEO: Hips Don't Lie- Charity Single- Out of the Blue



Not new to stardom these 'nerdy' crooners who made it into Britain's Got Talent auditions in 2011 and shocked judges with a cappella version of 'Poker Face' and 'Sexy Back'. They also made it to the semifinals that year.

Watch video: OOTB's Audition at Britain's Got Talent

Already an internet sensation OOTB comprises 15 students from either the Oxford University or the Oxford Brookes and all are doing different degrees ranging from chemistry to maths. Most of them are now graduates.

Formed in 2000, OOTB has not looked back ever since. Performing each year at the Edinburgh Fringe, the a cappella singing group are no strangers to accolades and awards having won Voice Festival UK in 2009.

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