Warning! The following contains spoilers for the season premiere of America's Got Talent. Read at your own risk!
America's Got Talent has long been the home for acts that are off the beaten path, with some of the oddest acts having varying degrees of success. Some are more bizarre than great, but every so often there's one contestant that breaks the mold and turns the competition on its head. Though judge Simon Cowell was a bit "confused," by Gingzilla, he was on the same page with everyone else in the crowd, who was wowed by this act.
I never thought I would've lived to see the love-child of Chuck Norris and Jessica Rabbit (mostly because I didn't know that child existed), but here's Gingzilla strutting around stage and living her best life. As Terry Crews said so emphatically, this was a performance, and hopefully the start of what's going to be a very entertaining run for Gingzilla on America's Got Talent. Could this seven foot tall giant glam monster from Australia really end up winning Season 14?
Well, it's worth noting that Gingzilla is a veteran of the talent competition circuit, and appeared on The X Factor UK just last year. Her performance of The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army" earned her the approval of the critical Simon Cowell and judge Robbie Williams, who even went so far as to offer Gingzilla a duet with him at a later date.
In less than a year, it appears Gingzilla has stepped up her game tremendously, and as impressive as that UK performance was, it didn't hold a candle to what was just shown on America's Got Talent. One thing that seems clear is that Gingzilla is capable of stepping things up in a very short amount of time, which skews positive for her chances of progressing further in the competition.
Plus, Drag Queen culture has been an upward trend in America as of late, so perhaps Gingzilla could ride that wave and make a mega career out in Vegas with America's Got Talent as a jumping off point. If not, it appears she's got enough of an international appeal this show can go on the road and wow audiences around the world.
Granted, she's going to have quite a bit of competition going forward as some truly talented acts have already emerged as strong contenders on America's Got Talent. Plus, things change in this competition so quickly, it's really hard to call anyone a front runner in a competition as diverse as this one. Gingzilla might be one of the stars to watch right now, but will she even be remembered a couple of episodes from now?
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