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Brave singers take on the ultimate chilli-flavoured karaoke challenge

Is spice the way to get the best performance out of a singer? It certainly makes them put on a show, as Rosie Collins has shown with her latest chilli-themed YouTube experiment.

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The brainchild of online entertainment programme #chillimonologues, Collins fed six very brave singers a selection of the hottest chillies in the world before passing them a microphone and filming them perform their version of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.”

Is it only a matter of time before the #chilliOke challenge catches on? Not in this office — it’s making me sweat just watching them.

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The first participant is actor Joe Reid, who put on an admirable performance despite having eaten a Bhut jolokia — also known as the ghost pepper and one of the world’s hottest chilli peppers — seconds earlier.

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Image: The Chilli Channel/YouTube

After also eating a ghost pepper Mariam Ali looks to be on the verge of a breakdown.

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Image: The Chilli Channel/YouTube

Luckily there was plenty of milk on hand, although we’re not sure how much it really helped.

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Image: The Chilli Channel/YouTube

Yes, folks, this really is supposed to be entertaining. If you like seeing people suffer to a soundtrack of pop music watch the full video here: 

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