Donald Trump impersonators are nothing new on Got Talent shows, but the one who appeared on the current season of BGT was especially weird.
Comedian Roland Saunders’ unconventional approach to mocking the current U.S. president seemed to confuse the judges. Check out the strange audition below.
Donald Trump Impersonator Confuses The ‘BGT’ Judges
The 43-year-old comedian was introduced to the judges and audience as “the president of the United States, Donald John Trump.” At first, he seemed like a pretty standard Trump impersonator, wearing a suit and a “Make America Great Again” hat.
But then judge Amanda Holden told him, “I just love how you’ve decided to dress.” That’s when the show finally revealed that this Trump was wearing hot pink tights and sparkly high heels.
Roland went on to lip sync to Trump’s voice, talking about Germany and Sweden. At one point, he started dancing along to “Voulez-Vous” by Swedish band ABBA. The judges and audience were visibly confused by the performance.
“That’s it?” Alesha Dixon asked. David Walliams compared it to “a strange dream I once had.” According to Roland’s Instagram, the show cut part of the act in which he changed into U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson. The comedian received four “no” votes, but Simon Cowell thanked him for “making the effort.”
Remember The Singing Trump?
This is hardly the first time a Trump impersonator has appeared on a Got Talent show. In 2017, The Singing Trump (also known as comedian Jeff Trachta) appeared on America’s Got Talent.
At the start of his audition, the audience booed the fake Trump, and judge Mel B hit her red buzzer. However, he went on to perform Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” and “Uptown Funk,” winning over the crowd. He received three “yes” votes from the judges.
During the Judge Cuts, he performed “I Want It That Way” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by the Backstreet Boys, accompanied by background dancers impersonating Secret Service guards.
Sadly, The Singing Trump didn’t make it past the quarterfinals, but it was pretty impressive for such a silly act to get so far in the first place.