Graham Norton? Drag queens? 'Eurovision'-style singing? Count us in.
The worldwide phenomenon that is 'RuPaul's Drag Race' is branching out into a different sort of talent show, and it has the makings for something heavily coated in cheese. Our very own Graham Norton will host a drag queen singing competition entitled 'Queen of the Universe' and to say we're death dropping in anticipation would be an understatement.
The Paramount Plus series will premiere later this year, and will see the famed Irishman take over the hosting reins in the new unscripted international singing competition that is giving us serious Eurovision vibes.
'RuPaul’s Drag Race' producers World of Wonder have created the series which promises: "High heels, high octaves, high competition — this drag queen singing competition will blow your wig off."
There will be no lipsyncing on this reality show, unlike 'Drag Race' which features at least one lipsync in each episode. In the regular 'Drag Race' and 'All Stars' seasons, contestants either lipsync for their life to remain in the competition, or lipsync to be "a winner baby".
Graham Norton hosting his own drag queen competition really is a no-brainer. As well as sharing judging duties with Alan Carr on 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' for the past two seasons (season three began last week), he's also been hosting the 'Eurovision Song Contest' every May for the BBC since 2009. He's also got his own popular chat show of course, and he previously hosted 'How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?' in 2006, a reality series which was looking for the lead actress for his West End version of 'The Sound of Music'.
'Queen of the Universe' will premiere on December 2 via the World of Wonder app. There's been no word yet if Netflix release will carry the series here (which is what happened with the latest series of 'All Stars').