Lat week RuPaul debuted a new season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with her third All Star season.
After a special 90 minute debut where the queens had to show off their talents in a live performance variety show, BenDeLaCreme won the first challenge but Morgan McMichaels was the first to go home.
This week when RuPaul comes into the workroom she reveals that this week’s challenge is a one night only return to classic TV with a VH1 Divas Live with a salute to RuPaul.
Portraying some of the divas, the queens will perform some of RuPaul’s greatest hits in a lip sync extravaganza.
Milk will be portraying Celine Dion
Kennedy Davenport will be portraying Janet Jackson
Aja will be portraying Amy Winehouse
Chi Chi DeVane will be portraying Patty LaBelle
Trixie Matell will be portraying Dolly Parton
Shangela will be portraying Maria Carey
Thorgy Thor will be portraying Stevie Nicks
BenDeLaCreme will be portraying Julie Andrews
and Bebe Zahara Benet will be portraying Diana Ross
The runway look for this week is Rudemption – the queens will get a “do over” of their biggest runway fails.
The queens meet with Todrick Hall for dance rehearsals. Shangela comes to rehearsals already in costume. Some of the queens are having a bit of trouble learning their dance moves.
In the workroom, Shangela revealed that the look she is doing is the same fashion she wore when Vanessa Williams was a judge and Shangela got sent home. Vanessa is a guest judge on this week’s show.
Joining judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and RuPaul at the judging table this week are guest judges Todrick Hall and Vanessa Williams.
After the performance and the runway reveal RuPaul named Shangela, BenDeLaCreme, and Bebe Zahara Benet as the top looks for the week.
Chi Chi DeVane, Thorgy Thor, and Kennedy Davenport were the bottom three looks for the week; while Aja, Milk, and Trixie Mattel were all safe for this week.
In speaking with the queens….
While the judges liked Kennedy’s runway look, she didn’t know the words to her song or portray Janet.
Chi Chi sold it as Patti LaBelle but the judges felt that while beautiful her runway look was a bit too basic.
Shangela captured Mariah perfectly and Todrick noted that she channeled Mariah even during rehearsals. RuPaul noted that it was a full circle moment for Shangels since Vanessa was a guest judge the last time she was on the show.
The judges liked Thorgy’s runway look but it felt a bit disjointed. The judges noted that the performance was more Thorgy than Stevie.
BenDeLaCreme was given a difficult challenge and knocked it out of the park as Julie Andrews. The judges said that she was a dream in pink.
Bebe became Diana in what the judges called a real home run. They also loved her runway look.
RuPaul named Shangela and BenDeLaCreme as the top two for this week and will have to perform a lip sync for their legacy for the win.
Bebe and Chi Chi are safe but Kennedy Davenport and Throgy Thor are in the bottom and face being eliminated form the competition.
The lip sync performance for this week is “Jump” by The Pointer Sisters.
The winner for this week is Shangela!
Shangela chose to send Thorgy Thor home. Kennedy Davenport is safe for another week.
Next week improv…