They did not forget to honor the legend on SNL last night!
Karmin started out as an Internet phenom creating remakes from songs such as Chris Brown‘s Look At Me Now and Nicki Minaj‘s Super Bass. The members of the group are Amy Heidemann and her fiancé Nick Noonan. In response to their showcase on SNL the two said “We’re not really nervous! SNL is like our coming-out party.”
Though their appearance on the show was a success, performing songs Broken Hearted and I Told You So, it was a bit overshadowed by the news of Whitney Houston’s death. SNL paid tribute to the R&B legend showing an old photo of Whitney on SNL at the end of their show.
As reported by Idolator:
Offbeat pop duo Karmin punctuated their remarkable journey from “Look At Me Now” re-makers to mainstream stars with an appearance on the Saturday Night Live stage, where they knocked out performances of two original songs, including the surprisingly peppy “Broken Hearted”. As with Lana Del Rey’s SNL performance (oh, did you hear about that?), it’s likely the first time casual pop fans may see or hear from an Internet phenom out to prove their mettle. How did they fare making the leap from computer screen to TV screen? Watch — and catch SNL’s nod to Whitney Houston — below.
The duo is working on their forthcoming major-label debut Hello, and they have top-shelf producers and songwriters like Claude Kelly (Bruno Mars’ “Grenade”, Adam Lambert’s “Better Than I Know Myself”) in their corner. Despite the stakes of their late-night TV appearance, Karmin’s Amy Heidemann told Entertainment Weekly that “We’re not really nervous!” Or, as her cohort (and boyfriend) Nick Noonan put it, “[SNL] is like our coming-out party.”
Karmin’s appearance on the show (hosted by Zooey Deschanel) was somewhat overshadowed, of course by the death of Whitney Houston. And the show did briefly note the events of the evening, via a photo of Houston from her long-ago appearance.
View the video below to see Karmin performances of songs Broken Hearted and I Told You So.