RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 is set to premiere tonight on VH1, and here's how you can watch it live online.
A new season of RuPaul's Drag Race is officially airing on VH1 for the first time. Having spent the previous eight seasons on Logo, the reality show hosted by drag queen icon RuPaul is sashaying onto a more mainstream network tonight.
Season 9's crop of drag queens includes Aja, Alexis Michelle, Charles Hides, Eureka, Farrah Moan, Jaymes Mansfield, Kimora Blac, Nina Bo'nina Brown, Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Couleé, Trinity Taylor and Valentina. The 13 queens will all vie for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar and the $100,00 prize that goes along with it.
For those unfamiliar with the show's concept, the queens must compete in challenges each week, at which point the panel of RuPaul, Michelle Visage and either Ross Mathews or Carson Kressley and the guest judge decide who is the winner the two weakest contestants. The two bottom two then must "lip sync for their lives" as they perform a song by a female artist, and RuPaul judges which queen stays and which goes.
The season 9 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race will feature none other than Lady Gaga as a guest judge. The eccentric pop superstar is well known for her gender-bending performances and outlandish costumes, so it's safe to say she'll fit right in. Other guest judges scheduled for this season include Kesha, Tamar Braxton, Meghan Trainor, Lisa Kudrow, Denis O'Hare, Tori Spelling, Cheyenne Jackson, Todrick Hall, Hennie Garth, Noah Galvin, Naya Rivera, the B-52's and more!
RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 premieres Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1. For those who cannot watch the premiere on television, it is also available to live stream through the VH1 website. You'll need to log in with your (or a helpful friend's) cable subscription information.
To live tweet and follow along with others watching the season 9 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race, use hashtag #DragRace on Twitter.