Eurovision Drag Queens

Drag performers have long been part of the Eurovision Song Contest. But now drag stars will now be the stars of a new international singing competition. RuPaul’s Drag Race production company World of Wonder will produce Queen of the Universe, a song contest for drag performers.

Details of the show were revealed earlier this week by media company ViacomCBS. The show is set to air on the new streaming platform Paramount+, which will also host RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 6.

Queen of the Universe is a singing competition where drag stars from around the world will compete in what Entertainment Weekly described as “a Eurovision-style singing tournament”.

The show producers also promise “high heels, high octaves,” and “high competition” that “will blow your wig off.”

Currently there is no air date for the Queen of the Universe, but RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 6 is expected to screen in the spring, so it is most likely the new singing competition will air later in the year.

RuPaul’s Drag Race and singing

While drag performers are typically known for lip-sync performances, there is a long tradition of queens who sing. Mama RuPaul debuted in 1992 with the hit single “Supermodel (You Better Work)” and has gone on to release over a dozen album.

Drag stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race frequently release their own music. All Stars winner Trixie Mattel has released three well-regarded albums and has successfully toured as a country-pop performer. As well, Drag Race stars such as Alaska, Katya, Bob the Drag Queen and American Idol star Adore Delano have had success with their own releases.

Music challenges are also a traditional part of RuPaul’s Drag Race. These have resulted in such iconic works as the All Stars 2 performance “Read U, Wrote U” and Drag Race UK track “Break Up (Bye Bye)” by girl group Frock Destroyers. The latest series of Drag Race UK has seen “UK Hun” by the United Kingdolls debut at No.27 in the UK singles chart.

Drag acts have also been a long part of the Eurovision Song Contest. Austrian performer Conchita Wurst won Eurovision in 2014, while Ukraine comedienne Verka Serduchka was the runner up at Eurovision 2007.

As well,  national finals have featured such iconic performers as After Dark, Lolita Zero, Kamil Show, as well as Drag Race star Courtney Act.

What do you think? Which drag stars would you like to see compete on Queen of the Universe? Sound off in the comments section below!

 

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Amie Foy
Amie Foy
7 months ago

I think, the obvious choice would be Divina De Campo. She can sing, with. 4 1/2 octave range

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
7 months ago

I’m not too much into “drag queens”, i find the majority of them quite trashy. But AfterDark is really glamouröst, totally love AD

Biqer
Biqer
7 months ago

Ok, they have their own contest, so dont participate in ESC more. I dont like it except Verka, he has great music. But all other men in women costumes, meh, why?

Kalla
Kalla
7 months ago
Reply to  Biqer

Tosser

Azaad
Azaad
7 months ago

It sounds cool but apart from the emphasis on camp I don’t think it’s that Eurovision, especially with ESC becoming less camp.

ESC 21
7 months ago

Aftet Dark 10/10

dxi
dxi
7 months ago

Rectangle girls of the world!

Tom
Tom
7 months ago

Please, Eurovision and Drag don’t go together, and I love both. Most drag queens don’t have an excellent voice like Conchita so I can’t like it, This would be a great show

ESC 21
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Dana International wann, and she couldnt sing

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  ESC 21

Dana International was a woman and not the same thing at all.

Biqer
Biqer
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Dana International was born as a man. He is a man.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
7 months ago

I don’t see what’s wrong with this. Drag is an immensely difficult art form, and I’m glad that drag artists who sing are now given a space to compete. Also, I’m really getting some lowkey homophobia from a lot of people in the comments. Just because someone enters Eurovision in drag doesn’t mean they are unprofessional or something to make us suffer. All that matters is the song and the voice, which is why I was against Frock Destroyers at eurovision; I don’t think they can sing very well, and their songs are very dated. Also, I find it interesting… Read more »

Jenna
Jenna
7 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I agree completely! Very sad to see that type of comments on a website like Wiwibloggs.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
7 months ago
Reply to  Jenna

Agreed. 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

The slightest suggestion of anything gay is enough to send some people here into a dizzy panic. Sad, very sad.

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

Hopefully all the drag acts from national finals can compete there and just leave Eurovision alone to the professional singers.

Eurofandom is toxic and I'm glad I left
Eurofandom is toxic and I'm glad I left
7 months ago
Reply to  Alex

You can be a drag queen and a professional singer. Rosé, Adore Delano, Courtney Act etc.

Jenna
Jenna
7 months ago
Reply to  Alex

You can be a drag act and a professional singer at the same time. 🙂

Saul Browne
7 months ago
Reply to  Alex

@Alex That is ignorant Conchita wurst and others drag queens and professional singers.

raylee
raylee
7 months ago

Kamil was sooo fun i really wanted her to participate in Eurovision. She is the trollest ever , even more than Silvia Night. Her existence in Esc would be epic and iconic and full of drama

Alex
Alex
7 months ago
Reply to  raylee

Kamil was awful, not funny at all. In Armenia such acts are seen as mockery of the LGBTQ community and as such Kamil competed in the national final and not to defend any LGBT rights.

Last edited 7 months ago by Alex
fasttortoise
fasttortoise
7 months ago

Can i just stick up for this a sec? While being annoyed by the constant rumours around the Frock Destroyers is understandable, getting irritated at a Eurovision blogger talking on a Eurovision site about a Eurovision-adjacent event (and I’m talking about the singing contest here, not just drag race) is a bit pointless, considering… that’s what the site is here for?! You can’t deny that there are many crossovers between ESC and Drag Race, and this writer is probably a huge fan of both who is VOLUNTEERING to write about what they are passionate about. If you don’t like the… Read more »

Darren
Darren
7 months ago

Wiwibloggs is always trying to tie in Drag Race with ESC in some way…
There is zero connection. And it should stay that way.
Just stop.

Alex
Alex
7 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Amen! I’ve seen so many supporters of drag race acts that campaign to have them compete in ESC for UK which makes me wonder if they really know what it takes to win EurovisioN?

Matt Church
Matt Church
7 months ago

So basically CBSViacom is making what they incorrectly thought Eurovision was when they decided to televise the event on their Logo channel.

Alex
Alex
7 months ago
Reply to  Matt Church

LMAO true!

Matt
Matt
7 months ago

Why is this on wiwibloggs? This is the guy who on his first wiwibloggs video talked about RuPaul’s Drag Race too, right? Why don’t you just start a separate wiwibloggs for drag queen content?

AM2PM
AM2PM
7 months ago
Reply to  Matt

I think someone at Wiwibloggs hopes to be invited as a guest judge on Drag Race

Alex
Alex
7 months ago
Reply to  AM2PM

hahaha i guess you’re right

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago
Reply to  AM2PM

Wiwibloggs writers would never produce or write content in order to further themselves or get themselves on television. Come on now! 😉

Last edited 7 months ago by Briekimchi
Tom
Tom
7 months ago
Reply to  Matt

they can write about whatever they want to, it’s their blog. you dont pay anything for the huge amount of time and effort that they have put into providing eurovision news for years, so maybe you should be more grateful and shut up.

Also, the title of the article was extremely clear. If you arent interested in the content – maybe dont go into the thread? Keep your miserable negative opinions to yourself