While “Queen of the Universe” shares many similarities to “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Michelle Visage wants viewers to know that it’s remarkably different. “It’s a singing competition first, it’s a drag competition second. What you think you know is going to be out the door because, yes, it’s singing, but it’s definitely different,” she told Entertainment Weekly.
Meanwhile, Vanessa Williams touted the show’s diversity, saying, “It’s a global aspect that we’ve never seen before, and it’s a singing competition; no one is lip-syncing, they’re all singing their own tunes.” She added, “We’ll be judging them not only on the quality of their talent and musicianship, but also their star quality.” Clearly, the judges believe in the show and have no time for comparisons.
Given the judges’ high standards, it’s reasonable to expect that Season 2 will be just as cut throat and entertaining. Here’s hoping the executives at Viacom CBS won’t disappoint us and can green light a second season very soon.