Syndicated radio host Elvis Duran announced the “Elvis Duran Dragon Spectacle” event on Tuesday, July 21 at 7am EST in support of the drag and LGBTQ community.
“Dragon Spectacular” will be aired on Duran’s YouTube channel and will feature a panel of celebrity guest judges, including Cynthia Germanta (Lady Gaga’s mother and founder of the Foundation for Birthdays), Idina Menzel, “Ru Paul’s Dragon Race” judge Michelle Viges and Titus Burgess.
IHeartRadio has partnered with the Lady Gaga charity, the Burn the Way Foundation, and The Ali Forney Foundation for personality benefits.
Duran says: “Look at this panel of judges. We have laid the groundwork for this fun, festive occasion to celebrate LGBTQ + family pride. The drag community was always there to entertain and amaze us. Their stage may be on “break” at the moment but we can still turn on the lights and do a show. Wig snatch time. “
Germany added, “I am grateful for the generosity of Elvis and the morning program, not only for inviting me to participate as a judge, but also for benefiting the Burn the Way Way Foundation and our dear partner, the Ali Forney Center.” “It is so important that even though we are physically separated, we are still practically united to celebrate glory and have a commitment to building a compassionate, courageous world where everyone can be their true self. I can’t wait to enjoy all the performances. “
The announcement was made during Duran’s daily radio show on the New York Z100. This team has opened deposits for competitors to upload their best drag performances electronically via this link
The event was produced by Steven Levine, President of Marketing and Artist Relations at Elvis Duran Group, who noted: “I am always proud that Elvis encourages our team to help our community, and encourages us to use our platform so that we can reach millions of people across the country. Raise awareness about what really affects people’s lives. We wanted to continue creating fun and engaging programming for our audiences while relentlessly raising money for two organizations that were incredible in celebrating PRIDE. I am incredibly honored that our team is working this way with rebirth and we have joined to give our part back. “
Twenty best performances will be featured in the hour-long streaming event. Judges will then narrow it down to their top three standout performances and then announce a grand prize winner who will leave with 10,000.
During the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising last year, open gay duo Lady Gaga and Chelsea Clinton (pictured with Cynthia Germanota), Alicia Keys and Wilson Cruz were among others present. Recently married to her partner Alex Carr, Duran has long been known for her support from the gay community.