Who you gonna call? Forget the Ghostbusters, Kesha’s on the case in a new ghost-hunting series. On July 8, the Grammy-nominated singer’s putting her passion for the supernatural and paranormal on display in the series “Conjuring Kesha.” There are haunted locations. Celeb guests. And paranormal experts.
Look, “We R Who We R.” And true fans know that Kesha’s always loved this stuff. She’s got a song titled “Supernatural.” And a podcast called “Kesha and the Creepies.” Now, the singer’s telling everyone “this show is the ultimate quest to go deeper into my existential questions.” Parts of the show have been called “stupid” and “ridiculously entertaining.” But fans can be the judge of that. Here’s what you can expect — and how this show fits into a larger trend of celeb entertainment.
Inside the episodes: The (ghost) party don’t start ‘til Kesha walks in
In each of the six episodes, Kesha partners with a celeb friend and paranormal expert to explore some downright spooky places. In the premiere, they head to Tennessee’s Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. Aka where inmates’ spirits haunt the place “because they have unfinished business.” Site officials claim visitors have been shoved, scratched, and growled at. Spoiler: Kesha apparently “makes contact with a demonic force.”
Other eps feature a visit to a haunted opera house — Tennessee’s Antoinette Hall — with singer Betty Who. A stop at San Francisco’s mysterious Westerfeld House with actor and rapper GaTa. There’s also “The Bachelorette” star JoJo Fletcher who joins Kesha in the search for Bigfoot in California’s Mount Shasta forests. A creepy lodge tour with ties to a secret society with supermodel Karen Elson. And rapper Big Freedia joins the ghost hunt at West Virginia’s Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum — the site of “unexplainable voices and sounds.”
Kesha captures all of these visits on a VHS camcorder that gives off some “Blair Witch Project” vibes. Don’t worry, you won’t be streaming jumpy footage. A professional crew will be following their every step.
How to get in on the ‘Conjuring Kesha’ action
Hello, Discovery+. New subscribers can get a seven-day free trial. But you’ll need to hang on to the streaming service in order to watch the first season. The first two episodes are dropping on July 8. And the next four will come out weekly on Fridays through Aug. 5. Mark the cals because Kesha’s saying, “trust me, you don’t wanna miss this.”
The other celebs embracing the spook
Kesha isn’t the first celeb to have a fascination with the unexplainable. Demi Lovato tries to answer Qs about extraterrestrial life in the four-episode series “Unidentified with Demi Lovato.” And Kristen Stewart has teamed up with the producers of “Queer Eye” to create “the most gayest, most funnest, most titillating queer ghost-hunting show ever.” Stay tuned to see what comes next. For now, grab the popcorn. Because there’s a place downtown where the ‘ghosts’ all come around.
There are plenty of ghost-hunting shows out there. But “Conjuring Kesha” adds a twist with the superstar at the helm. While the show may not have all viewers jumping and screaming from their couch, it may serve up some fun — something we all need right now.