RuPaul's DragCon NYC: Our 5 Favorite Performances from the 'Battle on the Runway' After Show


For the queens who attend RuPaul’s DragCon, this weekend is actually the Olympic Ceremony of drag -- seeing because the Olympics are clearly RuPaul’s Drag Race. Queens select or create a few of their greatest outfits, placed on their greatest faces of make-up, and on this case, give a few of their greatest performances so far.

That truth was evident on Saturday evening (Sept. 28). After spending hours at New York's Javits Center assembly with their most ardent followers, talking on panels and posing for numerous photos, the queens of season 10 appeared on the close by Playstation Theater to placed on their "Battle on the Runway" present. Each queen confirmed their expertise at lip syncing, dancing, and getting a crowd overrated.

When you name an occasion a “battle,” although, it’s solely honest that a couple of winners are chosen. Here are 5 of our favourite performances from the post-RuPaul’s DragCon “Battle of the Runway” present.

Kameron Michaels’ spot-on Cher impersonation

During season 10, the queens obtained the chance to do their very own imitations of Cher throughout a musical problem, and Kameron Michaels emerged the victor. If anybody on this planet disagreed with that ruling, then Kameron’s post-DragCon efficiency proved them incorrect. Taking the stage to the tune of “Welcome to Burlesque,” Michaels seemed and acted the a part of Cher nearly completely. Complete with an outfit reveal and a traversal of the pop goddesses catalogue (from “Believe” all the way in which to her cowl of ABBA’s “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!”), the drag star slayed the stage and left it difficult her fellow queens to “observe this, bitches.”

MonĂ©t X Change’s supreme lip syncing expertise

Even although she was finally eradicated by all-but-crowned lip sync murderer Kameron Michaels, Bronx-based celebrity MonĂ©t X Change proved herself to be one of the vital gifted lip sync artists ever to grace the stage of RuPaul’s Drag Race in season 10. That development continued throughout “Battle on the Runway,” the place MonĂ©t carried out a high-energy (and infrequently hilarious) rendition of Christina Aguilera’s “Let There Be Love.” From one other faux bounce break up to some seriously-skilled dance strikes, MonĂ©t confirmed off all of her chops to the group, leaving them screaming for extra.

Mayhem Miller’s transferring rendition of a Whitney Houston traditional

There have been two queens who carried out wonderful renditions of Whitney Houston songs on Saturday evening. Asia O’Hara had a close to excellent look and an extremely-precise efficiency of the celebrity’s attractive “All the Man That I Need.”, Mayhem Miller not solely introduced the facility of Houston’s fan-favorite ballad “I Have Nothing,” however she carried out each inch of that music with the rawest, purest emotion potential. Ranging from candy and tender to scorned and near-hysterical, Mayhem virtually destroyed the stage with the sheer drag athleticism of her efficiency. A job very effectively completed by each queens, with further kudos to Mayhem’s powerhouse efficiency.

The Final Four’s epic wrestling-style showdown

To shut the present, host Michelle Visage invited the 4 finalists of season 10, Aquaria, Eureka O’Hara, Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara to offer a literal show-stopping efficiency. In a nearly-15 minute mashup of the whole lot from Rachel Platten’s empowering “Fight Song” to Destiny’s Child’s banger “Lose My Breath,” every of the queens confirmed off their pure expertise sporting almost-identical '80s-style wrestling outfits. It was the right strategy to finish the present, and simply one of the vital entertaining moments of the evening.

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo’s excellent BeyoncĂ© fantasy

Long stay Miss Vanjie. The first queen to go house on season 10 proved that she has way more to offer than a easy catchphrase at Saturday evening’s present, with what was simply the very best efficiency of the night. Dancing, lip syncing and slaying her means via a few of BeyoncĂ©’s largest hits, together with “Formation,” “Crazy in Love” and a very impressed model of “Diva” (“I’m a -- a Vanjie” the observe performed), Miss Vanjie earned 10’s throughout the board. She interacted along with her viewers, nailed each phrase, carried out a number of the most sickening dance strikes of the night and even went full rockstar and ran via the group to carry out for these within the again. She could have been the primary out on season 10, however she was the undisputed first-place finisher at “Battle of the Runway.”