The Wanted Say Their “Call Me Maybe” Cover Shows Terrible Dance Skills

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(Joseph Okpako/Getty Images)

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Everyone under the sun has been covering it, so why shouldn’t the Wanted get into the act? Early in June, Tom Parker and Jay McGuinness turned up in a fan video by K2K Stars with their dance act tribute to summer’s biggest hit, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”

The guys sat down with B96/Chicago to reveal how they got involved.

“My girlfriend…she’s got a dance school,” Parker said, referencing girlfriend Kelsey Belle-Hardwick’s dance program, of which the Wanted and British pop star Pixie Lott are listed as “patrons.”

“K2K Stars!” McGuinness interjected.

“K2K Stars yeah, it promotes like…it gets kids off the streets basically and promotes self-esteem,” Parker explained. “[They] teach them how to dance and have a fun time. Me and Jay decided to make absolute fools out of ourselves in the video by trying to dance.”

In addition to the dance skills of Parker and McGuinness, the video features a slew of tween and teen kids doing choreographed and freestyle dancing. The Wanted boys pop up about halfway through with some freestyling of their own.

Back in the interview, Parker said, “I’ll give you a rendition [of our dancing]. It was…” This was followed with a bit of absolutely spastic, and absolutely charming, dancing that he referred to as “the robot.”

-Courtney E. Smith, CBS Local

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