Making a surprise appearance on the show Wednesday, David Hasselhoff took to the stage to sing a medley of ’80s hits and it was everything a “Hoff” fan could hope for.
Starting with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen, the former Baywatch star made his way through “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves, “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley, “Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me” by Culture Club and “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie before closing out the medley with “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
“I wanted to put a little humor in it and a little fun,” Hasselhoff told PEOPLE. “Sometimes people just get up there and sing and they’ve got a great voice but who cares, you’ve got to entertain people. I wanted to do a little of the Freddie Mercury. I like to put humor and fun into everything that I do – and also passion. I just put that together yesterday with [Idol‘s music director Ricky Minor]. It was hard to choose just six songs. I wanted to do, like, 30.”
Oh, and did we mention that all this happens in less than two minutes?!
American Idol airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on Fox.