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Iggy Pop performed on American Idol on April 7 in his signature stage outfit - tight pants. - Provided courtesy of FOX

Iggy Pop sings shirtless on 'American Idol' - rate his performance

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04/08/2011 by Corinne Heller

Iggy Pop performed on "American Idol" on Thursday, April 7, in his signature stage outfit - tight pants, and not much else.

The 63-year-old bare-chested rocker sang the 1958 hit "Real Wild Child" on the results show of "Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Week." Iggy Pop, whose real name is James Newell Osterberg, scored a hit with the song when he released a cover version of it in 1986.

On "American Idol," which is recorded in front of an audience, the rocker appeared to please the crowd as he moved about frantically, stopping at times to swear, sprawl on the stage, jump around and sing inches away from the face of judge Jennifer Lopez.

Iggy Pop is also known for songs such as "Lust For Life," from the "Trainspotting" soundtrack, as well as "Candy' and "Livin' On The Edge Of The Night." He is releasing a live album and a compilation box set in May.

During Thursday's episode of "American Idol," former frontrunner Pia Toscano was eliminated, marking the season's biggest shocker. According to online polls, including those on OnTheRedCarpet.com, she was voted most likely to win the FOX singing contest series. The show is now down to eight finalists.

What did you think of Iggy Pop's performance on "American Idol"? Vote in our poll.

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