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Octogenarian Salsa Dancer Slays YouTube TheFineBros 'React' videos also dominate the weekly chart

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Despite being posted to YouTube on Friday, the salsa-dancing combination of Paddy Jones, who turns 80 this year, and the much-younger Nico Espinosa rapidly vaulted to the top of the VideoWatch/VidIQ's Web Series chart for last week.

The duo appeared on Britain's Got Talent in the United Kingdom and quickly captured the imaginations of online Americans across the pond. As can be seen in the video below, Jones and Espinosa's act started slowly before shocking the crowd with a whirlwind of hard-to-do cha-cha moves.

Within hours, their performance on YouTube accrued more than 4.5 million views, while growing to more than 8 million in recent days.

Meanwhile, videos from TheFineBros just keep on killing it, securing three slots with its "React" series in this weeks rankings.

Check out the top performers in the multimedia infographic below.

NOTE: Adweek’s VideoWatch Chart, powered by VidIQ, reveals the Top 10 Branded Web Videos on YouTube every week. The chart tracks more than just pure views, as VidIQ incorporates sharing data from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, among other data sources in an effort to measure true engagement. Every video is also ranked with VidIQ’s proprietary Score which helps judge the likelihood of a video being promoted in YouTube Related Videos, Search and Recommended Videos.

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