Christina Aguilera Joining 'RuPaul's Drag Race' as a Guest Judge

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Christina Aguilera and RuPaul are officially joining forces!

VH1 announced on Thursday that the 37-year-old singer is the first guest judge announced for the upcoming 10th season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

She'll kick off her duties during the highly anticipated premiere, airing Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m. ET. The milestone season will feature all 90-minute episodes and will be followed by the RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked aftershow at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Aguilera also announced the exciting news via Twitter, writing, "It's showtime! Let's go girls. Don’t miss me on the season X premiere of @RuPaulsDragRace March 22 at 8/7c! #DragRaceXtina."

Aguilera follows in the footsteps of Lady Gaga, who was a guest judge for the show's season nine premiere. RuPaul told ET at the time that he was stoked to nab the "Million Reasons" singer, especially because she's from the "club world."

"She is turnt-ing it," he marveled. "She wrote to me several years ago on Twitter, 'Please! I want to be a judge on your show.' And it's taken us this long to coordinate the schedules so that she could be on."

"She is a class A drag queen, and she'd be the first one to say that," he continued. "She's great. She knows what she's talking about."

Obviously, Gaga set the bar high for future guest judges. "We get the biggest stars and the greatest fans of our show. People [who] really understand what it's like to be a drag queen," he said at the time. "And I'm not just talkin', you know, pussycat wig and a pair of cha-cha heels."

Late last month, the 14 drag queens vying to become the next big drag superstar for season 10 were released.  Among them are 13 fresh faces from across the United States and one familiar contestant, season nine's Eureka O'Hara!

ET spoke with judge Ross Mathews at the Celebrity Big Brother finale last month, where he explained why season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race is sure to be the biggest one yet. "Season 10 is up even a level further from where we have been," he shared. "I don't know how RuPaul does it, but Ru and the team have managed to take the show to a level -- I'm talking quality of O-M-G -- that you've ever seen. Season 10 might be my favorite season ever!"

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