'Dancing with the Stars' Was Cool for Three Minutes Last Night, Thanks to Icona Pop


However campy washed-up celebs ballroom dancing while being judged by Elton John’s backup dancer might be, Dancing with the Stars simply is not cool. Half-naked costumes aside, there’s absolutely no edge. But last night, Swedish synth-pop duo Icona Pop took the show hostage with a neon-infused, glow-in-the-dark performance of their party-with-abandon anthem “I Love It.” Despite the song’s ubiquity—you may recognize it from various commercials, or Hannah’s cocaine-fueled dancing on the second season of Girls, or as the theme from Snooki & JWoww—since its release last year, it’s only peaked at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100. But after last night’s performance on DWTS, perhaps Icona Pop has finally found the mainstream success that had been so weirdly elusive up until now. America seemed to recognize the song’s infectiousness, as it lept to #11 on iTunes singles following the primetime, major network appearance

Icona Pop: ‘I Love It’ (Dancing With The Stars performance!) [Scandipop via ONTD]

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