A trio of singing drag queens fired back at AGT judge Simon Cowell on Tuesday night, and it was a lot of fun to watch. The group, called Stephanie’s Child, got buzzed by Simon during their audition, and returned to the stage with plenty of attitude.
What sets these ladies apart from other drag queens is that they sing live instead of lip syncing. However, Simon wasn’t a fan of their voices, and said they “should have had someone else singing the vocals”. This prompted one of the queens, Lagoona Bloo, to fire back.
‘AGT’ Drag Queens Calls Out Simon Cowell As A Hypocrite!
As Lagoona Bloo pointed out, the judges have said in the past that “lip syncing is not a talent.” She added, “for you to say that we should lip sync is saying that we should not present a talent to you, so that really doesn’t make any sense to me.” She added that he was being a “hypocrite.”
Simon said he hoped he would be proven wrong, but that wasn’t the case. He buzzed the act once again as they performed the Demi Lovato tracks “Sorry Not Sorry” and “Confident.” When the performance was over, Howie Mandel pointed out that drag queens don’t normally sing, to which Simon replied, “For a reason.”
Julianne Hough said, “I’m gonna kill him,” and Lagoona Bloo responded, “That’s okay, you’ll beat us to it.” Julianne kept up the sass when the group left the stage. When Simon said the judges should “support each other,” she replied, “Not when you’re wrong.”
Other Contestants Fire Back At Simon Cowell
Simon has been judging talent competitions for years now, and although he’s adopted a softer style in recent seasons, he’s been known for his mean critiques. So it’s no surprise that many contestants have fired back at his comments over the years.
In fact, there are so many examples of this that people have created YouTube compilations of the angriest comebacks on shows like The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. It’s enough to fill almost 40 minutes (above), but Stephanie’s Child might still take the cake.