We have our winner!
A queen was inducted into the Drag Race Hall of Fame on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Episode 12. It was a hard-fought battle between a number of sturdy queens, and a recreation that noticed the Final 4 every get the redemption they have been in search of.
Any of the Final 4 would’ve been deserving of the win. The ultimate selection was a terrific win for each the competitors and the sequence as an entire.
Kylie Sonique Love had a terrific redemption storyline heading into “This is Our Country.”
She got here from an early exit throughout RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 (11 years in the past!) to develop into one of many frontrunners on this competitors. Not most of the older Drag Race season queens adapt to the brand new fashion of the sport and the work that goes into successful the crown. So, for her to thrive, it proved how sturdy of a competitor she was.
Her runways have been constantly on the prime of the group, and she or he carried out like a celebrity when given the prospect to lip-sync. While she solely gained one Maxi Challenge, she had been on the prime a few instances like throughout Snatch Game and the Ball.
Just just like the queens identified, the monitor data have been so shut between everybody that any of the 4 queens might’ve snatched it.
During “This is Our Country,” Kylie did a very good job with each her runway and Maxi Challenge efficiency. Though, her discuss with RuPaul and Michelle Visage was the place it pushed her momentum forward.
Her American flag-inspired runway channeled her horny aesthetic. She seemed glamorous with all of the diamonds on the bodice; she got here throughout as a 50s-inspired pin-up. I simply wish she had a protracted crimson prepare to go together with it that she might pull off for added aptitude.
The Maxi Challenge showcased all her showstopping power and strikes, however why was her lip-syncing portion so brief?
This means every part to me. I discovered myself by way of Drag. Drag has been my life, it’s been my saving grace. It’s given me a spot to precise myself. And successful this title, it’s simply reassurance that I adopted the fitting path.
Kylie Sonique Love
Kylie barely bought any bars to write down lyrics and carry out in comparison with the opposite queens. The second felt like when Trinity the Tuck bought a smaller portion through the Super Queen finale on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4; it was sufficient for the quantity, however it felt unbalanced in comparison with the load of the tune.
At least she bought time with the judges to talk her fact and make her case. Drag Race and RuPaul are so carefully tied to her trans journey; she completely defined her transformation and development, and the way it impacted her life.
Ra’Jah O’Hara was the queen I assumed would win RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 6 heading into the finale.
Ra’Jah had two Maxi Challenge wins, she had probably the most confessionals, and she or he blew the judges away every week on the runway. Plus, the edit seemed extremely favored in her course because it set her up for a terrific redemption storyline.
The fan vote additionally teetered in her course in a really shut race with Kylie. (At sure instances, each queens flipped spots or one moved forward to solely then be caught by the opposite.)
This may very well be a case of the monitor data, efficiency, and fan response being caught in a good race. Ra’Jah and Kylie every had superb redemption storylines, so each could be nice winners.
Ra’Jah continued her nice monitor report with one other stellar week within the finals. If this have been one other spherical within the competitors, Ra’Jah would’ve been the highest All Star.
Her lyrics have been on level and she or he danced the home down throughout her section. Ra’Jah was one of many clear standouts through the lip-sync efficiency; she bought loads of bars, so perhaps she balanced with Kylie?
RuPaul: I do know you’ve adopted purple as your signature colour.
Ra’Jah O’Hara: Yes, I’ve. My favourite colour is definitely magenta, which is a shade of purple.
RuPaul: See, that’s a really La Toya reply, by the way in which.
[They all laugh]
The finale runway got here throughout as a purple model of her finale runway on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11. It could be the combination of the wig and the minimize of the robe, however it introduced again acquainted recollections.
It’s a glance that labored for her as a result of she seemed lovely then and she or he seemed lovely now.
Ginger Minj might’ve gained this competitors had it ended a lot earlier.
Her momentum had stayed excessive since RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Episode 1, however it did not translate right into a push for her to win. Ginger is a seasoned skilled and probably the most profitable/beloved queens to go away Drag Race. She’s already a winner, and we have come to anticipate that she’s nice at all of it.
Ginger Minj: Stop speaking to me. I’ve to write down lyrics.
Ra’Jah O’Hara: Yeah, you wrote your two sentences but?
Ginger Minj: Yeah, I wrote seven pages … however I haven’t narrowed it down!
“This is Our Country” was one other sturdy week that rounded out her nice Drag Race resume. She killed it together with her catchy lyrics, she matched each step, and her pitch to RuPaul/Michelle Visage balanced each coronary heart and comedy.
Ginger did precisely what she wanted to do to land on the prime. She’s polished, and identical to her confessionals, all of it appeared structured and finetuned.
Eureka! had the smallest odds of successful in comparison with the opposite queens within the Final 4. She took the longest to win a Maxi Challenge, however even then, she simply got here again from being lately eradicated.
As we chatted about within the overview for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Episode 10, the smackdown ought to’ve occurred weeks earlier to present the returning queen extra of an opportunity to shake off their elimination.
One nice returning week nonetheless needed to stability the opposite rounds within the competitors. And the narrative did not seem to be it was establishing a Eureka win; the story targeted on her redemption and discovering the energy in herself.
The showgirl-inspired runway look and her lyrics within the Maxi Challenge each suited that tone. She might’ve gained this week and put up a powerful battle in opposition to Ra’Jah if this have been simply one other spherical within the recreation.
The ultimate lip-sync of “Stupid Love” by Lady Gaga sealed the outcomes of the winner.
Could you think about if Kylie hadn’t finished the roll after tripping on her coat? The outcomes might’ve turned out badly, like when Ariel Versace fell on her costume on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11.
Ohhhhh Myyyy Goooood!
There was no final result the place she might’ve gained had she not used that chance to roll in a robe. Kylie rolling and looking out flawless rightfully snatched her the lip-sync victory.
Ginger got here a detailed second within the lip-sync together with her comedic playfulness to the crown. Those little moments would’ve saved her in another Lip-Sync For Your Legacy. Hopefully, “Stupid Love” is used once more sooner or later; it is a actually good lip-sync tune.
Last Thoughts From The Werk Room:
Jamal Sims is a pleasure to have round. The choreography classes are all the time enjoyable, and the queens cannot even conceal their crushes.
If you are not huge into nation music, you will be taught a good bit in regards to the style and Tanya Tucker.
Shea Couleé slayed together with her queen robotic look!
Now, over to you, Drag Race followers.
What did you consider “This is Our Country”?
Are you content that Kylie gained? Who did you wish to win the competitors? Who had the very best finale look?
Share your ideas within the feedback beneath.
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