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[VIDEO] Malaysian Singer Teaches Will.i.am How To Do The Poco Poco Dance On 'The Voice UK'

Or as the Westerners call it - the Electric Slide. :p

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Malaysian singer Jeffri Ramli made an appearance on The Voice UK over the weekend on British TV, auditioning for superstar judges will.i.am, Boy George, Paloma Faith, and Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs

From left: Jeffri Ramli, Ricky Wilson, will.i.am, Boy George, Paloma Faith

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Jeffri, a 35-year-old civil and structural engineer currently based in Newcastle upon Tyne, was scouted to audition for the show when he was busking in Newcastle. He had also auditioned for 'The X Factor' in 2014.

Jeffri's singing career began at the tender age of 6 when he started performing with a group of buskers and medicine men at the Central Market in the late 1980s. He is no stranger to singing competitions either, having reached the semifinals in TV3's 'Sinaran Passport Kegemilangan' when he was studying in UiTM.

Jeffri would later relocate to the United Kingdom with his adopted family to pursue a Master's degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from Newcastle University. He has been in the UK for more than 13 years and is currently the Northeast Graduate and Student Network representative for the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Jeffri continued busking in the UK and also performed at events hosted by Malaysian agencies in the UK, such as Malaysian Night at Trafalgar Square and for the Malaysian Spring Marketing Southbank. He also runs a weekly community radio show - 'The Jeffri Ramli Show' - in Newcastle.

Clad in his signature bright orange blazer, Jeffri performed the Amy Winehouse cover of 'Valerie' for the judges

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Alas, none turned around. However, it's not the end of the line for Jeffri just yet. Upon finding out that Jeffri is from Malaysia, will.i.am asked if he knew how to do a "traditional Malaysian dance".

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Close, but not quite. The rapper then got out of his seat to demonstrate what he had in mind, revealing that the dance he was talking about is... poco poco!

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Poco poco is not exactly a Malaysian dance but originated from Indonesia, where it was popularised in the 1990s.

One thing led to another and Jeffri soon found himself showing the celebrity judges the steps to the popular line dance

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Watch the video here:

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If you wanna see more of Jeffri Ramli, check out his covers of popular songs on YouTube. You can also follow him on Facebook and his official website.

Image via Jeffri Ramli

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