7 celebrities who can't sing ‘Despacito’ (besides Justin Bieber)

~Burrito, burrito~.

It’s obvious that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's track "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber has It’s ~slaying~ the charts atm.

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The song was a hit in Spanish-speaking countries long before it made its way here, but Biebs took on the project and the whole thing blew up.

And while he sound srsly sexy singing those Spanish lyrics, as fans have come to find out, he can't really speak Spanish nor sing the song live.

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It's important to note that the lyrics are pretty tricky even for a native Spanish speaker. Luis has backed Bieber up on this one, saying, "Listen, 'laberinto' and 'manuscrito' are big words for us Spanish speakers. So imagine for someone who doesn't speak Spanish?"

The level of difficulty, however, has not stopped other artists in the biz from trying their hand at the song. From Demi Lovato to BTS, these celebrities struggle in their own ways when trying to sing the song — even when they sound otherwise flawless.

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Maybe we should just leave the Spanish lyrics to Luis and Daddy Yankee…

Check out some of your faves trying to sing Justin's Spanish verse in "Despacito"!

Ansel Elgort

Ansel was put on the spot and asked to sing "Despacito" karaoke during an interview with SensaCine. He has his Baby Driver co-star next to him, Eiza Gonzalez, who has mastered the Spanish lyrics far better than Ansel.

Demi Lovato

Demi gives "Despacito" a try while getting glammed up on Snapchat. While she starts off super strong, let's just say she fumbles over the Spanish lyrics as well!


The rising K-Pop boy band won the award for Top Social Artist at the 2017 Billboard Awards and ironically enough, Justin Bieber had held the title for the past couple of years. They've tried singing his hit "Despacito" too, but it didn't work out quite as successfully as they probably would have hoped. They have a great sense of humor about it, though! Aren't they adorable?

Kylie Jenner

Kylie doesn't even really try to sing the lyrics at all. No really, like her mouth doesn't even move. The beauty mogul puts in her best effort to finish the second half of the single word "despacito," but that doesn't cut it. She certainly gets an A for effort when it comes to dancing to the song, though.

Carson Lueders

Carson is just learning Spanish and, even though he tries to sing the lyrics, his accent is a bit off and he only gets through the first line of the non-English words. It really is difficult, you guys!

Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys are put to the test when they are asked to sing "Despacito" karaoke style. It's incredibly comical and we think they should just stick to the oldies like "As Long As You Love Me.

Asher Angel

Andi Mack actor Asher tried his voice at "Despacito" and, even though his voice sounds heavenly and his guitar playing skills are on point, he really struggles with pronouncing the Spanish words correctly. Solid try! The Disney Channel star's crooning still sounds beautiful.

Via J-14