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Some Irish Teens Came up With a Banging Gaelic Version of 'Despacito'

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Music Editor
Updated: 4 July 2017
A group of Irish teens have transformed Justin Bieber’s hit song ‘Despacito’ with their own slick cover in Gaelic – complete with a tin whistle and backflips.

Bieber, who was once caught forgetting the words to his Spanish track, has been put to shame by these teenagers from Irish language summer school Coláiste Lurgan in County Galway, Ireland.

Their version of ‘Despacito’ renamed ‘I Do Dhiaidh Chomh’ includes Gaelic lyrics, a tin whistle, some energetic Irish jigs and even a few backflips.

Students Jack, John and Dara share the vocals while Diego takes over on rapping duties. The college has previously covered the likes of Adele, Justin Timberlake, and even Toto.

The remixed version of the song has been a huge hit around the world for Bieber, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.

But that doesn’t mean Justin can actually remember the lyrics.

Back in May, the Canadian singer was filmed performing the track in New York – except he couldn’t remember the words so just replaced them with nonsense like ‘dorito’, ‘burrito’ and ‘blah blah blah’. At one point, he even tried to get the audience to sing with him/do the hard work for him.

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They weren’t impressed.

Better check out Coláiste Lurgan’s cover instead, guys.