Prince Poppycock says life after ‘America’s Got Talent’ has been a bit more challenging than he expected.
“Since my act is quite unusual, I think I’m in the position where I have to prove myself at every step,” the season five favorite tells Entertainment Weekly. “I wasn’t offered a record contract like other contestants were because I’m not a traditional artist. But I feel like my act is going to have some legs to it. I feel like I’m at the beginning now and forging my career starting now…. This summer is going to be very exciting.”
Since placing fourth – behind Michael Grimm, Jackie Evancho and Fighting Gravity – last year, America’s favorite opera dandy has been traveling the country playing mostly nightclubs and gay-friendly festivals.
He’s been able to quit both of his day jobs and is now working on an album and a new stage show.
“It would pop throughout the world and through time to briefly show a history of royalty through song, dance, and sketch — and possibly variety acts as well,” he says. “But it’s taking a little while to get the right team together to be able to produce that.”
The big goal for his Poppyness (and alter-ego John Quale): Sin City. “(But it’s) not really the starting location for me,” he admits. “You can’t start out at the World Series.”