Chic C’est la Bey!
Amid a revamped Countess Cabaret tour, Luann de Lesseps notes that her performance style is more akin to Beyoncé’s than Taylor Swift’s — though the Bravolebrity appreciates the talent of both superstars, whose world tours have defined 2023.
“I think definitely [I’m] more Beyoncé. We’re more costume-y,” de Lesseps, 58, says on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast.
“Not that Taylor isn’t fabulous, of course.”
The “Real Housewives of New York City” alum acknowledges that her crowds are more intimate, while Beyoncé, 42, and Swift, 33, have sold out stadiums across the globe.
Still, she says, a show’s a show.
“Obviously, my theaters are more in the thousands and not in the tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands, but nonetheless I put on a great show,” de Lesseps explains.
“I work hard on my cabaret to make it really a great experience and a fun time and a party. So whether you’re [performing for] 1,000 people or 50,000 people, you’re putting on a show.”
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The “Chic C’est la Vie” singer is proud that her concerts facilitate a sense of community among attendees — just like Beyoncé and Swift, who’ve encouraged their fans to wear silver clothing and friendship bracelets when seeing them live at the Renaissance World Tour and Eras Tour, respectively.
The reality TV personality’s fans often don statement necklaces, a nod to her early “Housewives” style, as a signal of their support for her and a desire to connect with fellow Countess enthusiasts.
“[My show is] a lot of fun, it’s immersive, [it has a] Q&A, [it celebrates] pop culture, [it features] videos. Really, it’s a ride through what’s going on in my life right now with music and just a real fun party to be had and people are loving it,” de Lesseps tells us of her spectacle.
“They hang out later and they make friends and they go out for drinks,” she adds. “So it’s a real party, it’s a good time and I just love spreading the joy.”
De Lesseps’ next cabaret show is scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto; her final performances of this tour are slated for Dec. 21-23 at New York City’s 54 Below.