"Neil Young" Performs "Pants on the Ground" on "Jimmy Fallon"


After 62-year-old Larry Platt finished his performance of the now-legendary "Pants on the Ground" during American Idol's Atlanta auditions Wednesday night, judge Simon Cowell quipped, "I don't think this is going to be the last we hear about you, I have a feeling about you, Larry." Turns out Cowell was spot on, as Platt's audition-turned-Internet sensation popped up again last night amid the late night TV wars when Jimmy Fallon combined his own viral hit with Platt's. Above is "Neil Young" — who previously stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel to perform a Harvest-ified version of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme — taking on Platt's "Pants on the Ground." With his trademark croon and morose harmonica, "Young" transforms Platt's baggy pants protest song into a heartbreaking ballad about the lack of belts being worn in the Dirty. We can all only hope this appears on Archives Vol. XIII.

Watch Platt's original version of "Pants on the Ground," from his Idol audition:

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