You guys, we’re nearing the end of, dare I say it, my favorite season of Drag Race ever.
Per usual, this week’s episode was super fun. Let’s get into it, shall we?
Our Miss Heidi Good God Almighty Afrodite went home, and everyone, and I mean everyone, is sad about it. Even the universe. Just as Jaida was about to wipe away her message, the lights went out. I thought it was a Ru joke, but it wasn’t. It was a legit power outage. Anyway, someone fixed it – probably Sarge – and we were back in business.
The Mini Challenge: No ma’am.
We have lyrics to learn, lyrics to write and record, and a dance number to learn. Ain’t nobody got time for a mini challenge.
The Main Challenge: Rusical!!!
Our queens were tasked with writing a rap for Ru’s Vegas show. They were also tasked with learning the words and choreography for a fun little number, or three. Because it was three. It was a whole heck of a lot to cover, but our queens did it.
Even Jaida. Who, quite honestly, sounds like a goose when she sings. You know, I find comfort in her inability to sing. It just proves that she is, in fact, human. I’ve had my doubts. No one looks like that, is that kind and funny, AND gets to be a great singer.
So, yeah, typically I get really nervous about these types of challenges, but these queens are so good I wasn’t worried. It was a relief to not be worried. I’m a Virgo. I’ve been worried since 1982. This episode, though, I knew they’d pull it together.
Category is: Eleganza Extravaganza!!!!!
This was maybe my favorite eleganza ever and here’s why. Typically, we get five stunning gowns. This season, they mixed it up a bit. Sure, there were gowns, but there was also camp – and not from our self-proclaimed camp queen. We had velvet and blue paint. We had personality. Here’s the breakdown:
Jackie: Andy Warhol realness. Jackie wore pop art style gown that I was feeling. I loved, loved, loved her blue shoes.
Crystal: Genie in a bottle, girl. She wore head to toe blue velvet and I was there for it.
Gigi: Brace Face! Okay, Gigi went full ’70s prom down to the ruffles and bowtie. And she added a signature Gigi twist, accessorizing with full head gear. Gigi is everything.
Sherry Pie: Some bullshit about Mae West.
Jaida: GIIIIIIIIRRRRRRLLLL. I can’t even talk about how beautiful she looked. She’s perfect.
My favorite looks:
- Crystal Methyd
- Gigi Goode
- Jaida Essence Hall
- Jackie Cox
Yep. I liked everyone but Sherry. I know you’re all shocked. Here’s the thing, I don’t think I would have liked it regardless of my feelings about her. I only have room in my cold, cold heart for one fake Mae West, and it isn’t Sherry Pie. It’s Alaska. Duh.
So, anyway, I wasn’t feeling Sherry.
My least favorite:
Sherry Pie. 100%. Always.
And the Winner Is:
Little Baby Gigi won the final challenge of the season. It was a really good week for her. Though I was not wild about her chaps outfit, she did a wonderful job, looked stunning, and made that ass slide work.
The Bottom Two of the Week:
Jackie Cox and Crystal Methyd
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Lookie here, I love both of them. But we’ve come down to report cards, folks. Crystal was a late bloomer and Jackie, though killin’ it in the mini challenges, never won a main challenge. These gals are so good, it’s come to numbers.
Guest Judge: Jamal Sims
Jamal Sims is a regular on the show, coming up with boss choreography for all our queens. It was nice to see him on the judges’ panel.
Quote of the Week:
I don’t have a quote this week. What I do have is a fondness for all of these queens. The banter back and forth in this episode was delightful and wonderful. But I guess the stand out moment had to be when Jackie said she really noticed Jaida had mad make up skills during the imrov challenge. I’d like to remind you that Jaida was a sad apple for that challenge. A beautiful sad apple. And Jackie took notice.
Random Notes from the Week:
The only thing I would change about this episode is the fact that anyone got sent home. It was easier to handle the blow knowing that Sherry has been disqualified, and I’m 109% sure Jackie will be back for the final four. The final four I’m super stoked for.
Thoughts on S12E12? Tell us in the comments.