Forget lip-syncs: On Queen of the Universe, queens will have to sing for their lives.
The “Pop Diva Panel” of judges for the new drag queen singing competition series was announced on Thursday (October 28), and we are bleeding love for these judgy Judies! The four judges who will be joining host Graham Norton are Grammy-nominated pop singer Leona Lewis, screen and stage star Vanessa Williams, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 winner Trixie Mattel, and everyone’s favorite squirrel friend, Michelle Visage.
In case you need a reminder, Queen of the Universe is a one-of-a-kind new series featuring drag queens from all over the world, who will go wig-to-wig in a singing competition for the coveted title of Queen of the Universe. It is co-produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and World of Wonder, the fierce production company behind the Emmy-winning Drag Race franchise.
The series will premiere Thursday, December 2, exclusively on Paramount+. Contestants hail from 10 different countries, including the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Denmark, Australia, Canada, England, France, China, and India. They will debut a new musical performance in front of a live audience.
So, a worldwide Eurovision-esque song contest with drag queens? Count us in!
Queen of the Universe premieres December 2 on Paramount+.