The Brief: Creators are using TikTok's upgraded duet feature to superimpose their body on top of Irish dancer @Marypapageorge.

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TikTokers are taking advantage of the app’s new horizontal split screen feature to place their upper-body on top of a video of creator @Marypapageorge Irish dancing to Fergie’s “Fergalicious.” In the June 3 video, Papageorge hits nearly every beat from Fergie’s rap-styled track. TikTok users were impressed, giving Papageorge’s video over 1.5 million likes and 9.6 million views.

“Fergalicious” Lyrics:

All the time I turn around, brothas gather ’round
Always looking at me up and down, looking at my uhhh
I just wanna say it now, I ain’t trying to ’round up
Drama little mama, I don’t wanna take your man
And I know I’m coming off just a little bit conceited
And I keep on repeatin’ how the boys wanna eat it
But I’m tryna tell

@marypapageorge

It was EXTREMELY hard to hit all these beats so pls give it a like πŸ™‚ #irishdance #dance #fyp

♬ Fergalicious – Fergie

The video has since been duetted by other TikTokers over and over again, create their own humorous takes, similar to that of the viral cashier duet trend.

Jason Derulo’s video captioned “TikTok made me do it,” featured him talking on the phone and eating peanut butter while Papageorge’ legs danced. The video received over 1.9 million likes and was viewed over 11.7 million times.

@jasonderulo

Tiktok made me do it πŸ˜‚ @marypapageorge

♬ Fergalicious – Fergie

DJ Marshmello also hopped on the trend. In his video, he splashed himself with water as if exhausted from dancing. It received over 496,000 likes and was watched over 2.7 million times.

@marshmellomusic

#duet with @marypapageorge Too easy. Who wants to dance battle?

♬ Fergalicious – Fergie

TikToker and mom @fakeishalondon’s video with her baby received over 510,000 likes and 4.3 million views.

@fakeishalondon

#duet with @marypapageorge when you have to just dance cause baby won’t leave you alone, lol. #fergilicious #momsoftiktok #momsover40

♬ Fergalicious – Fergie

Other takes:

@revkarla

I just go with the trends #duet with @marypapageorge #holy #god #interfaith #faith #sacred #spiritual #spirituality #pastor #minister #kind #love

♬ Fergalicious – Fergie

@montyjlopez

#duet with @marypapageorge we be jamming! #TheOldGuard #foryou #foryoupage

♬ Fergalicious – Fergie

@nosferattu

#duet with @marypapageorge #fyp #foryourpage #vampire #goth #vampirin #vampirina #horror #fergie #tapdance #tap #fourthofjuly #4thOfJuly

♬ Fergalicious – Fergie

@tyshonlawrence

#duet with @marypapageorge name someone that can dance and eat at the same time I’ll wait. (Read bio)

♬ Fergalicious – Fergie