We’ve been covering the LOGO drag queen competition, RuPaul’s Drag Race here on the blog. But now, there’s a compelling reason to pay attention.
American Idol season 7 alum, Danny Noriega, will compete on the next cycle of the show, in which fabulous drag queens compete in front of host RuPaul and a panel of judges for a $100,000 prize.
Yes, since his run on American Idol in 2008, Danny has been performing in drag as his alter ego, Adore Delano, and is as sassy as you may remember him as a Top 24 contestant. Danny was never afraid to dish it to Simon, who was particularly tough on the 18 year old contesant.
Danny ALMOST made it to the finals. He was cut at Top 16 after a performance of “Tainted Love.”
RuPaull’s Drag Race returns to LOGO TV in February.
Check out Danny’s act, and an American Idol refresher, below.
Adore performs Dancing on My Own
Adore performs Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own”
What Drag Means to Me
Danny explains why he does drag, and that basically, the haterz can shut it. A pretty funny takedown of naysayers.
American Idol – Jailhouse Rock – 60’s Week
Simon, clearly loved it when Danny gave him attitude
American Idol – Tainted Love – 80s Week
Danny was eliminated after this performance.