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Celebrate 2016 highlights

WATCH THEM WHIP, WATCH THEM NAE NAE

It's a song-and-dance that has taken the world by storm, thanks to US hip-hop's new kid on the block, Silento.

And it seems that Channel 8 hunks Desmond Ng, Shane Pow, Alfred Sim, Jeffrey Xu and Ian Fang have all caught the Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) bug.

Together with Channel 5's The Dance Floor contestants Boys Alliance, the men busted some moves, to the delight of the crowd.

The group also proved that they could sing.

Their version of Taylor Swift's Style and One Direction's Perfect were not the most macho choices, but it at least they could carry a tune.

TUNES FROM TANGLIN

Not to be outdone, the cast of Channel 5 series Tanglin - Syirah Jusni, Fauzie Laily, Jae Liew, James Seah, Gayle Nerva, Kayly Loh, Darryl Yong and Nat Ho - also showed how multi-talented they are.

They, too, stuck to Top 40 pop choices like Taylor Swift's Bad Blood and Justin Bieber's Sorry, but they scored extra points for throwing in some sassy dance moves.

INCHING INTO CITY LIFE

Before the performance of her songs Simple Kind Of Life, Dust That Moves and Mousedeer, local indie singer Inch Chua regaled the crowd with tales of her time staying in Pulau Ubin working on her Letters To Ubin EP.

Sporting mousedeer ears as a homage to her "spirit animal", the 26-year-old said: "It was a good experience because you realise how much you consume in life."

Chua also spoke about the time she was chased by seven wild dogs in the middle of the night.

"You feel an adrenaline that you'll never feel again," she said.

RAP GUY

He's no Kanye West or Drake, but Ian Fang's maiden attempt at rap was applaudable.

Fang is one of Mediacorp's "8 Dukes" - eight promising young actors - and he performed his debut Mandarin rap single 1st Attempt, featuring Singapore Idol runner-up Sylvester Sim, drawing loud cheers from the crowd.

So much swag!