Even if Mainers haven’t seen him on “American Idol” yet, Portland drag performer Conor Tubbs is doing pretty well on the Fox singing competition show this season.

Tubbs, 27, has advanced to the show’s signature “Hollywood Week” of auditions, according to Kristen Osborne, a publicist for the show. That means Tubbs advanced to a pool of about 200 contestants, out of thousands of people who were filmed auditioning last summer. He advanced during the audition process last year for episodes that will air this year.

Until Monday, Fox publicists would not say whether Tubbs had advanced past his preliminary auditions.

The Hollywood episodes of “American Idol” will begin airing Feb. 4, but there’s still no guarantee Tubbs will be seen. It’s unlikely that all the contestants for the Hollywood round will be seen individually.

Eventually the group will be cut down to 48 and then 24 contestants. If Tubbs makes it that far, he’ll have his TV moment. One winner will be picked in May.

This season of “American Idol” began airing Wednesday. Tubbs, who performs under the name Cherry Lemonade, held a viewing party at Styxx nightclub in Portland on Thursday, when he had expected his audition to air. When the two-hour episode ended and he had not been on it, Tubbs seemed stunned. He told people that he did not know what happened.

Tubbs had been promoting his “American Idol” involvement for weeks, posting pictures and video of himself at “Idol” auditions on his Facebook pages. He also went on Portland radio stations last week to talk about “American Idol.”

Styxx, where Tubbs performs and hosts a weekly karaoke night, is scheduled to host viewing parties for “American Idol” again this week, Wednesday and Thursday. Both episodes begin at 8 p.m.

It’s unclear whether the episodes this week will show Tubbs. His audition before the show’s celebrity judges was filmed in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Kansas City auditions aired last week. Osborne said this week’s episodes won’t include Kansas City auditions.