Hans is the physical embodiment of Jennifer Lopez‘s “Let’s Get Loud,” and he took the America’s Got Talent: The Champions stage to perform the tune.
Dressed in his own version of JLo’s iconic Versace dress, the German cabaret performer delivered the song with a number of backup dancers, a tap dance interlude, confetti and balloons. While judge Heidi Klum was jumping and dancing along to what she called a “fun” performance, Simon Cowell didn’t agree and gave Hans the red X.
“Without being rude,” Cowell began before Hans interjected, hilariously asking, “Without being rude? Why break the habit of a lifetime, baby?”
Cowell went on to describe the performance as “torture,” and Hans was totally unfazed by the criticism. “The good thing about tonight is it doesn’t matter what he thinks because it’s for the fans,” the contestant told the cheering audience.
Howie Mandel, on the other hand, disagreed with Simon and called Hans one of “the most energetic, fun-loving, great acts.”
“A man with taste,” Hans replied. See his high-energy “Let’s Get Loud” performance below.