Well, friends, here we are at the third challenge and as de rigueur with these things, we get the first challenge of the season that promotes Ru. Time to sell, sell, sell Ru’s back catalogue, y’all.
On to the points:
- Miss Latrice – “If you don’t mind your P’s and Q’s, you’ll be X’ed.” Truer words were never spoken.
- An odd mini-challenge but kinda fabulous (and Piyah Marell was definitely fabulous!). And the threesome of Phi Phi, Kenya, and Jiggly deserved it for their lovely creation.
- All in all this was kind of a brilliant challenge: making infomercials to sell Ru’s album’s Champion and Glamazon was hilarious.
- Dear Kenya, how dare you say that LaQueer is a shame to Puerto Rico! She just won the last challenge while you’ve been on the bottom. When you’ve won more than she has, then you can open you snatchy mouth.
- Regarding Team Champion’s dynamics (made up of Phi Phi, Sharon, Dida, Latrice, Jiggly) – Phi Phi really didn’t have a concept, which resulted in the very disjointed commercial we saw. And we can see why Sharon was annoyed: yes, she can do more than goth and she probably thought (and rightfully so) that the judges would peg her as limited if she busted it out too soon. As for their video, it was a disjointed mess, with only Sharon and Latrice really delivering. Phi Phi was unintelligible, Jiggly was odd, and Dida was boring (which was the biggest sin of them all, and deserving of the bottom 2).
- Regarding Team Glamazon – Who didn’t howl when Ru clocked Milan’s attempts to wrest control of the team from Kenya? In terms of their infomercial, if this was a team challenge, they would be the clear winners, thanks to having a smart (if dated) unifying concept. And across the board, the performances were all about equal with The Princess being just weak on camera. And Princess, regarding your statement “Nobody gets their line right the first time,” in terms of camera work, yes they do!
- In terms of the judges on the runway, Miss Ru served Queen of the Night realness (maybe as a premonition of poor Miss Houston). Amber Reiley looked amazing, and Natalie Cole looked flawless in spite of a mullet skirt. And cheers to both of them for some spot on critiques! In fact the judging session was pretty bang on this time. Their comment to Chad Michaels about “letting go of perfection” was a pretty apt one since Chad has been in the game so long that it could get rote.
- And a hearty condgagulations to Sharon Needles! Yes, your worries about the goth schtick getting old is valid but child you turned it out. And I LIVED for the Elvis meets Rizzo Meets Columbia frock you were serving!
- And it’s a sad sashay away to The Princess, which I can’t complain with (especially against Dida’s amazing lip synch!).
And now, THE DRAG RACE SCOREBOARD. You know the drill: 1 point for the mini challenge winner(s), 4 for the winner, 3 for second place, 2 for third place, 1 for being safe, 0 for bottom 3, -1 for having to lip synch for your life, and -2 for sashaying away.
- Chad Michaels: 3 (as good as Kenya looked on screen, it was clear that it was between Chad and Sharon for the win)
- Dida Ritz: -1
- Jiggly Caliente: 2 (for the mini-challenge win and being safe)
- Kenya Michaels: 3 (1 for the mini-challenge win, 2 for third place)
- Latrice Royale: 1
- Madame LaQueer: 0
- Milan: 1
- Phi Phi O’Hara: 2 (for the mini-challenge win and being safe)
- Sharon Needles: 4
- The Princess: -2
- Willam: 1
- Alisa Summers: -2
- Chad Michaels: 9
- Dida Ritz: 0
- Jiggly Caliente: 3
- Kenya Michaels: 5
- Lashauwn Beyond: 1
- Latrice Royale: 4
- Madame LaQueer: 5
- Milan: 5
- Phi Phi O’Hara: 6
- Sharon Needles: 11
- The Princess: -1
- Willam: 3
OBSERVATIONS: Well, we have two clear front runners and to no one’s surprise it’s Sharon and Chad! What is surprising is that Phi Phi is third, and that Latrice is so low (pull it together mama!: you might be the first queen of size that could make it into the finals)!