All in a day’s werk.
The season 11 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race was filled to the brim with a number of gag-worthy moments — from a stunning set of lip syncs to the crowning of America’s Next Drag Superstar, Thursday night’s (May 30) episode was a definitive example of the very best of Drag Race.
One of the moments that stood out was a stunning performance from French act Christine and the Queens, whose frontwoman Chris (born Héloïse Letissier) took the stage halfway through the episode to perform her own rendition of RuPaul’s iconic song “Sissy That Walk.” Decked out in her best pop star drag, the singer sang along to the drag legend’s song as some of the show’s past contestants sashayed down the runway. "And if I fly or if I fall/ Least I can say I gave it all," she sang.
The finale culminated in a final lip sync showdown between queens Brooke Lynn Hytes and Yvie Oddly to Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory.” After two stunning performances from both queens, Mama Ru announced her final decision, crowning Yvie the winner of season 11. “Follow your oddities, and fly your freak flag,” the queen exclaimed.
Chris took to Twitter following her performance to thank RuPaul for having her, remarking that the performance felt like a full circle moment for her. “I can’t tell you how much that moment meant to me,” she wrote. “Christine and the Queens was born because of three drag performers who told me 'you should own everything again. And no more shame'. Thank you @RuPaul and all the team, warm thanks to the queens, and now sissy that walk.”
Check out a clip of Christine and the Queens’ performance of RuPaul’s “Sissy That Walk” below:
Chris also made headlines when she appeared during Charli XCX's set at Primavera Sound in Barcelona on Thursday to debut their new duet "Gone." The singer later posted a few photos of the pair following their performance, where she simply wrote "Goals." Charli also told fans that the track will appear on her next album: