Icona Pop took to the Dancing With The Stars stage last night, rocking day-glo lipstick and black-light appropriate ensembles to rave up on “I Love It.” But the Swedish duo didn’t only bring down the usually very tame ballroom with the performance of their minor 2012 hit, they managed to earn themselves a spot on the iTunes Top 10 Songs chart before the night was through.
Icona Pop’s live-how-you-like anthem off last year’s Iconic EP was the theme song to MTV’s Jersey Shore spin-off Snooki & JWOWW and was approved by HBO’s Girls, but only debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 in early February. With Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt performance last night though they showed an older-than-usual crowd a good time, complete with glow necklaces, beach balls and a bit of lyric censoring.
With chants of “I don’t care! I love it!” the girl group ushered out neon backup dancers, who showed off their finest fly-girl moves. They even got a very well-dressed man in a tux (who may or may not have been Josh Groban, who also performed last night) to let loose a little. We’re talking spinning the glow sticks above his head like a helicopter kind of thing.