It was a fabulous idea - grab the season six contestants and re-record RuPaul’s iconic and fierce tracks so you got to meet the girls (and really, nearly every queen releases a song after the show anyway!)
BUT the fans are up in arms over the quality of the album, which is on pre order via iTunes and international territories massive price difference compared to the US version.
In typical iTunes fashion - folks in the USA can order the album for $9.99 - but in Australia for example, the album is a whopping $16.99.
The other major issue dogging this release is the outcry over the production standards.
Truly this album sounds like a rough karaoke offering - with a triple dose of auto tune - even on the queens who may not need it.
Was this intentional? To make the new versions way worse on purpose?
Either way - fans are screaming on social media about it.
River Perez on Facebook said “I wanted to like this...but these tracks are tragically bad. Even the girls with great voices sound terrible/over edited.”
Shea Shea McDonough tapped out a shady “Were these recorded on an iPhone app?”
and Adam Atkinson said “Is this the week they're all eliminated? Yikes. #shadenfreude”
and it goes on.
We agree - the production on this particular offering is terrible to say the least. and we had such high hopes with season 6 - after seeing that fabulous trailer.
RuPaul presents The Covergurlz, a cover album featuring all the Season 6 queens performing some of Ru’s greatest hits, drops on January 28 - check out the teaser below.
Tracks include Bianca Del Rio‘s take on “Clik Clak (Make that Money),” Courtney Act‘s version of “Champion” ”Cover Girl” from Trinity K. Bonet, American Idol contender Adore Delano doing “Superstar” and Darienne Lake‘s frothy take on “Lick it Lollipop,” Ru’s duet with Drag U dean Lady Bunny. ”Putting this album together has been a real master blaster!” quips Ru. “Turn it up, and let ‘em scandalize!”
Ru said it! Scandal indeed!