• Dale Roberts

Graham Norton to host Eurovision style drag contest



A Eurovision styled international drag contest is coming to screens in late 2021.


The show called 'Queen of the Universe' will be produced by RuPaul's Drag Race production company World of Wonder and is to be hosted by Graham Norton.


Norton is a regular judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' and is the BBC's commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest.


Unlike Drag Race, the Queens won't be lip syncing but live singing much like Eurovision itself.


According to 'Variety', countries will be "going head-to-head with their top drag queens putting their real singing voices to the test."


Promotional materials for the show say:


"High heels, high octaves, high competition — this drag queen singing competition will blow your wig off.”

RuPaul's Drag Race has featured many Eurovision references over the years including last year's special Eurovision episode which saw the song 'UK Hun' win over many and had fans calling it for it to be UK's actual Eurovision entry.



Additionally, Courtney Act, who was a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race, finished 4th at 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' in 2019 with 'Fight for Love'.


While on the flip side drag artists have featured at Eurovision on many occasions including 2014 winner Conchita Wurst with 'Rise Like a Phoenix'.


'Queens of the Universe' is due to premiere in the United States on Paramount Plus on December 2.


Details to be confirmed on an Australian release date.


You may like:


The Connections Between RuPaul's Drag Race and Eurovision