Fifteen queens entered the workroom of RuPaul’s Drag Race this season to compete for the crown. But which one will stroll away victorious? Each week, Billboard will rank every of the remaining queens based mostly on their performances on the present to find out who has the very best shot on the crown. Follow Billboard Pride on Twitter and Facebook for up to date leaderboards every week.
Last week, the queens had been tasked with their first appearing problem, bringing campy comedy to their parodies of Get Out and Black Panther. Following an astrology-themed runway, Scarlet Envy and Yvie Oddly scored a double-win for his or her superior on-set chemistry and gorgeous seems to be. In a lip-sync battle to Britney Spears’ membership jam “Work Bitch,” Mercedes Iman Diamond despatched Kahanna Montrese dwelling, leaving 13 queens within the competitors.
On Friday, the queens will likely be selling their worship for pop divas in a televangelist-style discuss present problem.
13. Mercedes Iman Diamond (final week: 12)
While her lip sync to “Work Bitch” was spectacular, Mercedes goes to want to take Britney’s recommendation if she needs to maintain her spot on the present. The queen’s efficiency has been less-than-stellar so far, from her comparatively boring runways to her lackluster performances within the weekly challenges. We’re residing for the “opulence” memes, however we want Mercedes to indicate us some opulence of her personal if she needs to remain within the competitors.
12. Ariel Versace (final week: 9)
After a middle-of-the-road first week, Ms. Versace appeared to set herself on auto-pilot for episode two, handing over a robotic appearing job for Why It Gotta Be Black, Panther and a sub-par Aries look. Ariel could have received some brownie factors with Yvie Oddly this week when she owned as much as shading Silky within the workroom, however these appear to be the one factors the queen has managed to rack up so far.
11. Ra’Jah O’Hara (final week: 11)
Ra’Jah stays proper the place she stood final week — and that’s not factor. With a satisfactory Capricorn runway look and a poor appearing efficiency, this queen must focus much less on her fights with Yvie Oddly and extra on acting at her highest degree.
10. Silky Nutmeg Ganache (final week: 5)
Attitude verify: Silky’s pissed. And we get it — listening to that individuals are speaking smack about you behind your again isn’t a enjoyable second. But it’s clear that final week, Silky let her nerves get the very best of her, and her efficiency suffered. Hopefully Silky can study to develop a thicker pores and skin within the coming weeks, or she could discover herself lip syncing.
9. Honey Davenport (final week: 6)
There is nothing inherently unsuitable with what Honey has introduced up to now this season. But the seasoned skilled hasn’t been standing out both, which on Drag Race, is simply as lethal. We know Ms. Davenport can carry it, so it’s time for her to take a danger and convey it to the runway.
eight. Nina West (final week: 13)
Do you hear that sound? It’s Nina West sighing a breath of aid. After a rocky first look, Nina clearly stepped her sport up. Yes, her Leo-themed style was nonetheless a bit…questionable, however the legend confirmed that she has what it takes to slay in her appearing problem. You betta werk, Nina!
7. Brooke Lynn Hytes (final week: 1)
Category is: peaks and valleys. There is little question Brooke Lynn began off sturdy, however the Nashville queen almost misplaced all her good will final week; even a killer runway look couldn’t overpower the star’s mediocre appearing job. Brooke Lynn is clearly nonetheless a risk to her fellow contestants, however she’ll want to achieve increased Hytes if she needs to win.
6. Shuga Cain (final week: 10)
The Shuga tasted a hell of quite a bit sweeter this week. The New York star confirmed that she has some main potential, each in her appearing and on the runway. Now her job is to be sure that we do not forget that truth from right here on out.
5. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (final week: 2)
Did Miss Vanjie hit it out of the park this week? No. But she proved as soon as once more that her style sense is best than ever (these Libra scales, bitch), and that she is aware of how you can pull focus in a great way. Maybe she wasn't excellent in her efficiency this week, however this queen isn’t strolling backwards any time quickly.
four. A’Keria C. Davenport (final week: four)
The C. in her title should stand for “constant.” A’Keria nailed her efficiency as "Rhonda from the DMV" and delivered one more glorious runway look — frankly, we had been shocked she wasn’t given high marks this week. If the Davenport legacy is within the arms of this queen, we’re not too anxious about it.
three. Scarlet Envy (final week: eight)
Scarlet went into episode two decided to not be secure, which was clearly the proper headspace to be in. The queen destroyed her runway look, gave us main woman realness in Good God Girl, Get Out and proved that clearly, her teammates saved the very best for his or her final decide.
2. Yvie Oddly (final week: 7)
Two phrases: robotic lion. Yvie introduced each ounce of creativity that she needed to this week’s runway, leading to an immediately iconic and memorable look. That, alongside together with her Joan Crawford-level of absurd dedication within the appearing problem, shot the Denver star into the stratosphere this week, making her one of the vital thrilling queens on the present.
1. Plastique Tiara (final week: three)
Even with no wins underneath her belt, Plastique is the queen to beat this season. The Vietnamese star has already proven off her style sense, her humor, her appearing potential and her on-camera charisma, and it’s solely episode two! If she retains acting at this degree, Plastique can count on to improve her Tiara to a crown.