Queen of the Universe

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  • TV-MA
  • 2021
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.1  (959)

"Queen of the Universe" is a brand-new show from Paramount+ that will take viewers on a glittering journey through the world of international drag. Hosted by the inimitable Graham Norton, the series unfolds as a singing competition that brings together drag queens from all corners of the world as they vie to become the ultimate superstar of drag.

The show sees performers from sixteen countries - including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom - compete against one another in a series of vocal challenges designed to test their musical prowess and stage presence. Each episode offers a fresh batch of performances, culminating in a thrilling elimination process that sees one queen depart the competition every week.

Norton is joined on the judging panel by RuPaul's Drag Race favorites Trixie Mattel and Michelle Visage, alongside a rotating guest judge who brings their own unique perspective to the proceedings. The format of the show is refreshingly different from other drag-based reality shows, with the singing element providing a unique twist that sets it apart.

Taglined as "The Worldwide Drag Extravaganza," the show has everything fans of the genre could hope for - amazing costumes, lip-syncing, witty banter, and incredible talent. The queens showcase not only their singing but also their dance and performance skills as they compete in front of a live studio audience week on week.

Rather than limiting itself to the American drag tradition, "Queen of the Universe" seeks to celebrate the diverse drag cultures of the world, showcasing a dazzling array of styles that incorporate everything from classical Indian dance to the exotic movements of belly-dancing.

One of the standout elements of the show is the dazzling creativity on display. The queens are constantly challenged to think outside of the box and come up with original and entertaining stagecrafts to accompany their performances. From giant blow-up unicorns to pyrotechnics, the performers go above and beyond to impress the judges and secure their place in the competition.

To add to the spectacle, the show uses Chroma key technology, known as green screen, to create a truly immersive experience for the audience. The use of this technology further highlights the diversity of the drag art form by allowing the performers to showcase their culture through stunning digital backgrounds.

At the core of this thrilling series, however, is the warmth and camaraderie between the performers. Despite the fierce competition, the queens are shown to be supportive and encouraging of each other, even as the pressure mounts. Behind the makeup and the sequins, there are real people who have worked incredibly hard to hone their craft, and this is reflected in their genuine desire to see each other succeed.

In all, "Queen of the Universe" is a show that is both visually stunning and emotionally engaging. With a distinctive format and a feast of talent on display, this will undoubtedly become the go-to show for fans of drag, music and all things glittery. It is a celebration of the transformative power of drag, and showcases the best of what the world of drag has to offer.

Queen of the Universe is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on December 2, 2021.

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The Winner Is...
8. The Winner Is...
July 14, 2023
The grand finale has arrived as the top three queens must perform their personal queer anthem as well as a showstopper number. Who will come out on top to be crowned "Queen of the Universe" and win the life-changing cash prize of $250,000?
Battle of the Divas
7. Battle of the Divas
July 7, 2023
The semi-finals find the top four queens paired with one member of the Pop Diva Panel to help guide and mentor them before their next performance. A shocking showdown between two queens shakes up the competition in an unexpected way.
6. Exposed!
June 30, 2023
The queens must bare all and give stripped down performances and a look that incorporates nude illusion. The fate of one contestant hangs in the balance as a medical emergency threatens to derail their placement in the competition.
Who's Ready for a Dance Off?
5. Who's Ready for a Dance Off?
June 23, 2023
The queens are pushed out of their comfort zones when they are asked not only deliver out of this world vocals but sickening dance breaks that are good enough to impress both the Pop Diva Panel and the drag loving studio audience.
Dragging Up The Past
4. Dragging Up The Past
June 16, 2023
The seven remaining queens serve songs and looks inspired by their very first time in drag. Emotions run high as the queens share their powerful stories, sing their hearts out and look sickening while doing it.
Double Trouble
3. Double Trouble
June 9, 2023
It's duet's week! The queens find themselves in pairs as they must write lyrics to original songs and perform as a duo. Can these queens work together well enough to stay in the competition? Or will their egos and personal ambition get in the way?
A Spicy Twist
2. A Spicy Twist
June 2, 2023
As the queens react to Mel's "Scary News" the contestants continue to perform their personal drag anthem while rocking a look inspired by their country. But when the judges announce a "Spicy Twist" who will rise to the top and who will be eliminated?
Bigger Hits, Glossier Lips, and Massive T**s
1. Bigger Hits, Glossier Lips, and Massive T**s
June 2, 2023
Ten new queens from around the globe hit the stage and must perform their personal drag anthem while showcasing a look dedicated to their homeland. With new judge Mel B joining the Pop Diva Panel, the queens quickly learn to expect the unexpected!
Where to Watch Queen of the Universe
Queen of the Universe is available for streaming on the Paramount+ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Queen of the Universe on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 2, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (959)