The amazing Kylie Minogue and Aussie electro-popsters Sneaky Sound System wowed the crowds at Saturday night’s Mardigrasland, but RuPaul’s show left several party punters in the RHI scratching their heads and some in the front rows even loudly booing the visiting drag superstar.
“She fucked it up – she needed to sashay away,” laughed several partygoers on Facebook today.
Alone on the giant stage at midnight in the Royal Hall of Industries, RuPaul badly mimed her song Supermodel, then departed, leaving her back-up dancers to perform the theme of Drag Race by themselves.
“She looked bored and mimed her own song badly, not caring if she stopped ‘singing’ while the main vocals on the song kept going,” said a party punter who witnessed the carnage. Afterwards, she told the crowd “Happy Pride!” and even mocked our Aussie accents a little.
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The Mardi Gras crew won’t comment officially, but those involved with Ru’s show were yesterday muttering about how hard she was to work with, with creative tussles ending in her refusal to be on stage with any of the back-up dancers.
Respected local drag diva Shelley Legs Diamond says she was a genuine fan of RuPaul but she’s lost her respect after seeing the disastrous act.
“I was camped out in the RHI to see a drag superstar, not Kylie like most other partygoers,” she tells Same Same today. “That’s why I was so disappointed by what I saw. Everyone was like WTF!?”
However, those who saw her later in the Forum report that she was on top form for her solo songs, with the crowd lapping up her performance and admiring her stunning look.
Here’s some YouTube from the Forum… decide for yourself: