Seattle Drag Idol

Here’s the pitch: Misguided souls who think they can sing are pitted against one another in a six-week contest. A douchebag with a British accent brutally critiques their performances. Once he shuts up, the audience votes on who advances to the next round. Cue swelling music and bitter tears… Wait a fucking minute. This sounds a lot like that television show… “That would be plagiarism,” according to the creator of the Seattle Drag Idol competition, Ryan “Seacrest” Haze. Okay, fine, let’s ignore the legal issues and explain the event: Tonight is the final round, with the talent pool whittled down to four. Only one contestant can wear the winner’s tiara, and you can watch as dreams are destroyed and egos inflated. Neighbours Underground, 1509 Broadway, 324-5358, 21 and over. $5. 9 p.m. ERIKA HOBART

Thu., May 1, 9 p.m., 2008

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