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Bearded Drag Queen Slays 'She's a Lady' on America's Got Talent

Bearded Drag Queen Slays 'She's a Lady' on America's Got Talent

Gingzilla’s got talent!

The bearded drag performer gave a gender-bending performance of "She's a Lady" on NBC's America's Got Talent in this exclusive clip from an episode that will air next week.

Gingzilla — an Australian native whose real name is Ben Hudson — amazed judges Simon Cowell, Gabrielle Union, Howie Mandel, and Julianne Hough on the reality competition with her take on the 1971 classic by Tom Jones.

Also referred to as the "Glamonster," Gingzilla belted the song in a baritone voice. She appeared with a beard and chest hair, a face painted with makeup, feathered auburn hair, and high-heeled boots that stretched up to her thighs.

The audience clapped along and cheered for the performance — and even Hough was dancing in her seat.

This is not the first time Cowell has encountered the drag queen. Gingzilla sang for the British judge on The X Factor U.K last year to similar shock and awe. In a 2018 interview with RadioTimes, the cabaret artist went into detail about how audiences respond to her gender presentation.

“I confuse people, I blur the line. And that is scary for most people," she said. "Gingzilla makes them question their own gender and sexuality, and how they are perceived. My embodiment of the extremes of gender — very sensual and feminine while also being macho and grotesque — elicits a visceral reaction.”

See a preview of the performance below, and catch the full episode Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on NBC.

Tags: television, Drag

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