Off-beat. Unique. Semi-nude. Just some of the words one could use to describe Mr Uekusa’s performance on the third Britain’s Got Talent semi-final.
Taking to the stage in a sharp suit, the 30-year-old from Japan swiftly stripped down to his underwear, flipped a hula hoop from his nipple to his mouth and balanced a mug on his groin as a drone pulled a cloth out from underneath it. And then he stood there wearing only a napkin to receive the judges’ comments.
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So obviously a large group of people wanted him to win. Specifically, a lot of people wanted him to win and perform in The Royal Variety show in front of the Windsors…
He has to win – if nothing else for the look on the face of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Variety Show ?? #BGT
— Simon Thomas (@SimonThomasSky) May 30, 2018
— Bradley Cates (@Bradley_Cates) May 30, 2018
I would love mr uesaka to perform for the royal family ? HE is a comedy genius #bgt
— Laura Garside (@LauraGarside) May 30, 2018
It’ll be Meghan’s first Variety Show as a Royal, it would be such a laugh if he wins and she finds out this is who Britain thought she’d enjoy watching pleeeaase omg ?? #BritainsGotTalent #BGT https://t.co/PtQlJy8Z2x
— Chloé (@chloeannelillia) May 30, 2018
— Emilia Sophie (@justemilia1998) May 30, 2018
— Not Katie Hopkins (@HopkinsNot) May 30, 2018
— Rosie Smith (@RosieAliceSmith) May 30, 2018
But sadly it wasn’t to be: due to lack of votes, Mr Uekusa failed to make it to the competition’s grand final. But, hey, that doesn’t mean the royals can’t hire him privately, right?
Britain’s Got Talent continues every night this week at 7:30pm on ITV