“Drag is an opportunity, a way to reach people,” he tells NBC News. “People want this relationship with Christ. But they don’t feel there’s a place they can go and do that. Maybe my shows help do that.”
The 29-year-old says he auditioned for The Voice for a change of pace, but he had a special connection to Hudson: He once sang for her at a party for Broadway’s The Color Purple.During his Voice audition, she threw a shoe at him—the ultimate compliment in the black church.
“Yes, you came from the church, but God gave you that voice to sing far and beyond,” the Oscar winner gushed.
Obviously Weaver chose #TeamJHud.
— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) September 26, 2017