RuPaul’s Drag Race has formally returned for All Stars four, reintroducing us to 10 fan favorites. After prancing by means of the werk room doorways, the queens learn one another to filth (in good enjoyable, after all) and competed in a particular All Stars expertise present.
After exhibiting off their expertise, the brown-cow-stunning Monique Heart and cosmetic surgery advocate Trinity the Tuck had been declared the highest two, with the later profitable a lip-sync showdown to "Emotions" by Mariah Carey and incomes the ability to ship a competitor dwelling. Ultimately, she selected Jasmine Masters, whose stand-up set went over flat.
While we recuperate from Jush’s elimination, Billboard Pride has conjured up an influence rating of the opponents heading into Friday’s (Dec. 21) second episode. Check again every week for an up to date leaderboard.
9. Farrah Moan (final week: 10)
Even regardless of her slip-up on the stage (ouch!), Farrah’s striptease efficiency was lackluster. Yes, it seemed costly, however the Vegas showgirl didn’t exude the charisma of previous challenge-winning burlesque numbers by Roxxxy Andrews or BenDeLaCreme. Going into episode two, Farrah has one thing to show.
eight. Monét X Change (final week: 2)
We had excessive hopes for Monét. Her appears on red carpets, at DragCon and within the series promos had been all promising, however her style decisions in the course of the premiere had been simply that: decisions. And whereas she’s proven she will be able to hit the falsetto in “Soak It Up,” her tough vocal didn’t do her any favors. Here’s hoping that the NYC queen will retire the sponge schtick (and their eye sore of a shade combo) and stay as much as the potential we all know she has.
7. Gia Gunn (final week: 9)
God bless Gia Gunn. All Stars three lacked a tense villain narrative, however Gia appears decided to single-handedly repair that for the brand new season. In only one episode, she’s already thrown shade at 4 opponents (Farrah, Monique, Trinity and Valentina). And whereas we had been admittedly prepared for her selection present efficiency to fall flat, Miss Gunn proved that her expertise is as sharp as her tongue. While the venomous angle will nearly actually price her the crown, the inevitable drama will possible prolong her keep a bit.
6. Valentina (final week: 1)
It’s close to inconceivable to think about the finals with out Valentina, however with a forged of this caliber, one must persistently ship their a-game. Valentina’s choreographed lip sync within the expertise present was superb, nevertheless it was additionally secure.
5. Naomi Smalls (final week: four)
Naomi didn’t do a lot to face out this week, however she’s little question a robust contender for the crown. The absurdity of the final moments of her expertise present efficiency -- when she scalped the highest half of her wig to disclose a half-bald head -- was a touch into what we might see from this queen.
four. Monique Heart (final week: 6)
Stunning! Given her eighth place end in season 10 (which was solely filmed a 12 months prior), it will be fairly spectacular to see this hilarious queen within the finals, however she’s obtained the chops. If she Monique can handle to maintain her wig on in future lip syncs, she might show to be this season’s darkish horse.
three. Trinity the Tuck (final week: 7)
This is us consuming our phrases. Trinity didn’t come to play: proper off the bat, she took one of many largest dangers for the expertise present, combining a hilarious pre-recorded monitor with an elaborate tucking tutorial. It can be fascinating to see what else The Tuck has up her sleeves.
2. Latrice Royale (final week: 5)
If we’re judging the expertise present primarily based on problem, Latrice’s shade guard manufacturing was fairly the showstopper. Add that to her much-deserved win within the studying problem and it’s secure to say that the season four competitor is again with a vengeance.
1. Manila Luzon (final week: 2)
It’s clear that Manila hasn’t misplaced her contact. The queen surprised along with her conceptual roadkill Big Bird entrance (a nod to a glance she rocked in season three) and continued her artistic streak by means of the variability present. While most queens opted for prime power performances, Manila -- who has a background in graphic design -- selected to color a canvas for her expertise. While the viewers was left confused by means of a lot of the set (she painted an upside-down bouquet of flowers), the tip reveal was gag and was a welcome swerve left in a sea of lip sync performances.