SDCC 2022: Kesha Talks All Things Paranormal at the ‘Conjuring Kesha’ Panel

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Grammy®-nominated singer songwriter and global pop superstar Kesha has a message for everyone that shares her deep passion for all things supernatural and paranormal: “Let’s go!” now, in ‘Conjuring Kesha,’now streaming on discovery+.

She expands her understanding of the universe, journeying deep into the heart of darkness, all while checking off her paranormal bucket list. In the six one-hour episodes, Kesha explores the nation’s biggest mysteries, haunted locations and supernatural phenomena with exciting celebrity guests and experts in the unexplained.

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“To me, the supernatural comes naturally,” said Kesha. “It started with my insatiable curiosity, my eternal searching for something bigger than myself. This has motivated my art, informed my music and has given a purpose to my entire life. It’s an eternal search for proof of God. But it’s the adventures that I have with my friends that take these pilgrimages to the next level and make them a reality. I wanted to catch actual proof of the unexplainable. If we could catch these things on camera, then what else could be true? My podcast, ‘Kesha and the Creepies,’ was the jumping-off point into the unknown – and now this show is the ultimate quest to go deeper into my existential questions. Trust me, you don’t wanna miss this.”

Throughout the season, Kesha dives headfirst into mysteries ranging from demonic activity at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary with comedian Whitney Cummings to hiking deep into the forests of California’s Mount Shasta in search of Bigfoot with “The Bachelorette” star, Jojo Fletcher. Kesha and former tour mate Betty Who face their fears at a haunted opera hall in Kesha’s home state of Tennessee; and she converts actor and rapper GaTa into a full-blown believer at one of the most haunted mansions on the West Coast. Kesha and legendary supermodel Karen Elson become the first to film inside an active and haunted lodge affiliated with the notorious secret society, the Odd Fellows. She also takes the queen of bounce rap, Big Freedia, on the ultimate ghost hunt at the infamously haunted Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Tennessee.

At every stop, Kesha and her celeb pals are joined by top paranormal experts – like psychics Cindy Kaza and Chip Coffey or Bigfoot researcher Ronny LeBlanc – who help guide them through the incredible paranormal activity they experience.

At San Diego Comic Con Kesha took the stage with her friends and fellow ‘Conjuring Kesha’ co-stars Big Freedia, GaTa and Director of Photography on the show Jake Tawney to discuss a wide variety of paranormal and horror topics. Revealing what it was like on the show while filming and what some of their favorite paranormal and horror things are.

During the panel she revealed that she “.. had to be an executive producer so I could make sure it’s not fake. If we go into each location and get nothing. Tough shit. I will be funny and look hot. This is all real. I am a magnet to paranormal…when on the road I make my band stay at haunted places…”

While filming the show she said her favorite pieces of paranormal equipment to use is the rem pod and SLS camera. “I love chatting with spirits on the rem pod.”

When asked about what tone she wanted to show to bring to discovery+ she said: “I wanted to have a surreal part that feels almost metaphorical (for each location.) Represented in a surreal manner. Cinematic.” Her director of photography Jake Tawney does just that.

Jake has work on many paranormal shows in the past but this was the first time he had a physical encounter with a paranormal entity. During filming he three scratches appeared on his back. Something he could not explain. He said Kesha has a real gift for attaching the paranormal and it comes out in the show.

Kesha had a favor fans in attendance and at home that may be interested in the show: “I have a very personal favor to ask everyone…this is the most special thing I have done in my life. I feel drawn to do another season and go round two. So please watch the show.”

“Kesha has an incredible passion for all things paranormal,” said Matthew Butler, group senior vice president, Travel Channel and Paranormal Streaming Content. “It’s her fearless outlook that pushes her to explore the scariest places on earth, including when the cameras are not on her. And it’s even more enjoyable to watch her bring along her friends as we get to witness their transition from skeptics into believers.”

‘Conjuring Kesha,’now streaming on discovery+.