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It should come as no surprise to anyone that actors are irredeemable showoffs. That’s at least 113% of their job, so they would have no reason to stop when they run out of script. Tom Hiddleston is no exception to this rule, and examples of his unquenchable (and entirely charming) thirst to sing when he should be speaking or dance when he should be singing are littered across YouTube like, well, litter.
This week, two clips from an appearance Tom made on a Korean TV show (said to be an equivalent to Saturday Night Live) have proved to be particularly captivating.
The first involves a bit of a dance – and by the way, he has MOVES – in tribute to the local hit “Bar Bar Bar” by Crayon Pop. Mind that chair, Tom:
And the second is a version of Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror,” for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, and probably don’t really need to be explained anyway:
*drumroll* So much for keeping it Loki *TISH!*
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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