The Voice, American Idol, and RuPaul’s Drag Race are back, and so is “The Day After,” featuring myself and Voice Season 9 top four finalist Jeffery Austin — now in even chattier, snarkier, shadier podcast form.
This was an eventful week for Idol, as the show was officially renewed (with all three judges returning) for a 2019 season, debuted its problematic new live voting system, bid adieu to polarizing drag queen Ada Vox, and confirmed its forthcoming top seven Prince theme. (Oh, if only Ada were still around to do “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man” this Sunday!) Also, we received an advance copy of the new self-help book by oddly missing-in-action Idol mentor Bobby Bones, Fail Until You Don’t… the title of which basically describes our mindset, as Jeffery and I attempt to get people to actually listen to this podcast.
Speaking of failing, over in The Voice world, the contestants failed to impress (and all but two of them failed to crack iTunes’ top 10), and Tuesday’s results show was the lowest-rated regular episode in the series’ history — further proving that Season 14 is one of the worst Voice seasons ever. Ex-coach Christina Aguilera, who in a new bombshell Billboard interview called The Voice a “churning hamster wheel” that’s “not about the music,” is probably gloating right now.
Today, Jeffery and I discuss all of this, along with some Drag Race talk — like the worst “Snatch Game” in RPDR herstory, Monique Hart’s appalling lack of familiarity with Cary Rae Jepsen’s “Cut to the Feeling” lyrics, my upcoming DragCon panel Sunday, May 13 at (NEW TIME!!!) 1 p.m., and why Ada Vox could learn a thing or two from some “seasoned queens.”
And, if you prefer the written word, you can check out my Voice, Idol, and occasional RuPaul’s Drag Race reviews on Yahoo here.