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Oxford Uni a capella group's Shakira tribute gets 4m Youtube hits

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Media captionShakira said she loved the version in a tweet last month

An all-male Oxford University choir's charity version of a medley of Shakira hits has been watched more than four million times on Youtube.

Out of the Blue's video, which was posted three weeks ago, went viral after it was tweeted by the Colombia pop star last month.

Proceeds from the song, standing at more than £9,000, will go to the Helen & Douglas House Children's Hospice.

Out of the Blue are currently performing at the Edinburgh festival.

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Image caption Shakira performed at the closing ceremony of the World Cup in Rio last month

Lincoln College student Marco Alessi said: "The success of the video has exceeded our wildest expectations.

"We've had so much fun in the aftermath reading articles in magazines and on websites all over the world.

"I've been stopped in the street a few times by people who recognise me as the weird guy who crawls like a cat."

Another singer, Ollie Nicholls, a student at St Anne's, added: "I think people are more forgiving when it's for charity; they can overlook the fact we can't dance."

The group have been supporting the hospice since 2006 and have raised more than £35,000 in that time.

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Image caption Shakira said she loved the version in a tweet last month

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