WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA –
“…In addition to the various DJ’s spinning music throughout the area, the season nine American Idol stand-out Todrick Hall put on an opening-day worthy performance that shone a spotlight on his unmatched charisma, undeniable dancing ability, and four (!) costume changes.
Earlier this year, this singer, songwriter, actor, director, choreographer, and YouTuber released his second EP Haus Party, Pt 1. It is intended to be the first installment in a series of EPs that he says is dedicated to LGBT culture, especially drag queens and pride. In an interview with Billboard.com, Todrick explained:
“I was going to a Lizzo concert and everybody was playing songs at the house, and they were talking about how they just had a house party. And I was like, “I think I should do that, because these are songs that you would want to play at a party.” The “haus” part was inspired by a fashion house or ballroom house; it just felt very just gay to me. I just think that it’s a house party for sure, but it’s specifically a house party where fabulous, fashionable people would be.
So I wanted to create music for that. I would like this to be an album that, the entire Pride month, you could play from top to bottom and you wouldn’t need to mix it with other songs. I hope that I get lots and lots of Instagram story tags where people are listening to it at their house parties, because that’s what it was created for.”
And bring the party he did.
With his four dancers matching him step for step, Todrick brought the dance vibes out early and with a fierceness that behooves his esteemed reputation as a dancer. The “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels” singer added to his visual presentation by changing costumes quickly and often, ending his set in a fabulous unicorn-inspired, drag queen outfit that got as many cheers as his singing did…”