Adelaide’s ersatz German cabaret wunderkind Hans has thrown down the gauntlet on the America’s Bought Expertise reside finals, however now faces a nervous wait to see if he’ll take one other step in direction of glory.
- Hans, aka Matt Gilbertson, has once more wowed viewers and judges alike on America’s Bought Expertise
- The Adelaide cabaret star certified for the present’s reside finals final month
- His newest efficiency of Spice Up Your Life was carried out in entrance of Spice Lady Mel B
The entertainer started his newest efficiency on the US mega present with a standard accordion accompaniment as he descended from the ceiling of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, surrounded by faux snow.
However he rapidly ditched the instrument, launching right into a sometimes kitsch rendition of the hit tune Spice Up Your Life in entrance of a judging panel that included former Spice Lady Mel B.
“Palms down for the tune alternative,” Mel B mentioned after the extravaganza got here to a halt.
The efficiency was replete with sequins, fireworks and backing dancers, and Hans sporting his trademark feathered Tyrolean hat.
“Smiling, dancing, every part is free. Tonight darlings all you want is a boy from Germany,” Hans sang in entrance of a reside viewers of tens of millions.
Anne Wills and Sonya Feldhoff at a viewing party for Hans’s performance. (ABC: Kathryn Jensen)
Hans, aka Matt Gilbertson, is the primary Australian to have made it this far within the present’s historical past, after qualifying final month.
However his destiny is now within the palms of the US public as he waits to seek out out whether or not he has certified for the semi-finals.
Hans groupies gathered on the ABC in Adelaide to cheer him on, internet hosting a celebration that included small muffins bearing his picture.
“He is the loveliest, loveliest man on this planet however he is additionally so proficient,” native persona Anne “Willsy” Wills — who’s an in depth good friend of Hans — informed ABC Radio Adelaide’s Sonya Feldhoff.
“It’s a dream come true as a result of stage moms reside by their youngsters. I am there each second with him.
“If he wins, I will be even prouder.”
Cupcakes decorated with an image of Hans at a viewing party. (ABC Radio Adelaide: Malcolm Sutton)
Wills mentioned each birthday she buys Hans accoutrements, together with eye shadow and eye lashes.
“I purchase all of his fishnet stockings for him. Each time I see a sale I get half a dozen of them,” she mentioned.
Gilbertson, an leisure author, is a longtime Fringe performer in his house metropolis, however his profile has grow to be a lot greater because of his look on the American present.
“I am simply right here to present the world a present!” he informed the ABC by way of Fb.
Friends at a viewing party for Hans’s performance in America’s Got Talent. (ABC: Kathryn Jensen)
His earlier act on the present, by which he carried out the tune It is Raining Males, was bookended by risque banter with decide Simon Cowell.
On the time, Hans tweeted it was his intention to “make America glitter once more”.