White Guy Sings Viral Indonesian Pro-Jokowi-Basuki Song

Australian Dean Mathew singing a cover of Jokowi dan Basuki, itself a parody of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful".

Dean Mathew, an Australian guy from Sydney, earned some widespread Indonesian attention after he posted a video of himself singing a cover of the viral Indonesian parody of One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ with lyrics supporting the current Jokowi-Basuki campaign for Jakarta’s governorship.

In anticipation of the final round of Jakarta gubernatorial election today, September 20th, he published his video on the 18th under his “iheartindonesia” YouTube username, where his voice and fluent Bahasa Indonesia singing impressed many Indonesian viewers.

From YouTube:

Bule covering What Makes You Beautiful, Jokowi dan Basuki

Don’t forget to vote for number 3 on September 20th in support of the new Jakarta!

bule supports Jokowi, you should not be outdone! ;)

Thank you & God bless!

Dean Mathew.

Jokowi-Basuki: The New Jakarta

Comments from Kaskus:


Whuahuahuha… the things bule do these days… so awesome.


Cool, boss. I hope the people of Jakarta won’t make the wrong choice [during the election]..


Even his shirt is similar [to Jokowi-Ahok’s trademark checkered shirt], boss.

Jokowi-Basuki Checkered Shirt


Hilarious, boss. His voice is not bad.


So cool, boss. This bule can speak Bahasa Indonesia fluently.

LexusGTX [$]:

Mantap! This Indonesian election is pretty cool, even people who live globally know about it.


So cool, even a bule supports Jokowi.


Comments from YouTube:

Susan flores:

Hahahaha this is really cool!!!!!! Hopefully Jokowi-Ahok will watch your video :) Yes, we do want a new Jakarta, I hope the new governor can make Jakarta better …. too bad I can not vote in the second round :/

Robert Raditya:

Awesome… cool…. his Bahasa Indonesia is better than Cinta Laura… hahaha… good job man!

Johanes Crown:

I hope he has a Jakarta KTP [Indonesian Identification Card], so he can vote too.


In my life I have never seen any video with 500 likes, but 0 dislike…a miracle.


I salute your ability to speak Bahasa Indonesia, Bro …
I am so amazed. Thank you for wanting to learn Bahasa Indonesia.


Two thumbs up to Mr. iheartindonesia! It proves that even foreigners are concerned with the development progress in DKI Jakarta. How about DKI citizens who are still not sure who to vote for…. I’m going to forward this to one of the Ahok’s team.


So cool! A very great addition to Jokowi-Ahok supporting squad. Positive and Creative campaign, I totally support that! Nice, well done!

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Bule Singing Pro-Jokowi-Song

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