This season of Rupaul’s Drag Race FLEW by! We’re already down to the final 4 queens and when the stakes get high the claws come out!
This week the girls had to learn choreography for Ru’s new music video “Born Naked” and they also had an acting challenge where they each had to portray 3 different characters.
Things got pretty catty even before the challenge began. As the girls were getting ready in the workroom, Ginger became annoyed with Violet and had no problem letting her know.
“Girl get over yourself, cuz I've been over you since the moment you walked in," Ginger told her.
That little spat might have been enough to rattle Violet because when it came time to do the music video, she couldn’t remember a damn step.
“I’m trying so hard that I forgot I’m supposed to do choreography,” Violet laughs. “Whooopsies!” Uh, yeah whoopsies girl. Get your wig on straight!
Speaking of wigs, was there some glue sabotage in the work room or something?! Both Ginger and Pearl had trouble keeping their wigs on while dancing in front of the wind machine. Not a cute look. And when it came to the acting challenge, everyone stunk up the room except Ginger.
When the girls were back in the workroom preparing for the final runway show, the claws came out and once again it was Ginger and Kennedy vs. Violet and Pearl.
“It’s the very last time that we’re entering the workroom and at this point in the competition we’re pretty much evenly divided right down the middle,” Ginger says. “On one end of the room you have Violet and Pearl, the ‘pretty girls,’ and on the other end of the room you’ve got Kennedy and myself representing the bitter old lady brigade.”
Then without skipping a beat, Kennedy and Ginger jumped down Violet’s throat about not being old enough or mature enough to be the next drag superstar. I think the real problem here is that Ginger and Kennedy are old school drag and they don’t like nor do they get modern drag.
Instead of snapping back, Violet actually sat there quietly took their criticism. That’s pretty mature, right? I can’t think of another queen who would’ve sat there and taken that shit.
All the queens rocked the runway challenge, because we are in the final 4. Nobody really sucked at all. But because Ru was narrowing it down to the 3 queens that are going to the finale, EVERYONE had to lip sync for their lives!
In the end, Ru decided to send Kennedy home. This was kind of shocking seeing as how she rocked the music video challenge and the lip sync, but Ru had to take in to consideration the entire season and who was ready to be the next drag superstar. Apparently that wasn’t Kennedy.
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This week on Rupaul's Drag Race, the girls were tasked with one of their most difficult challenges to date having to create a couture look using ALL Hello Kitty memorabilia.
Right off the bat everyone is losing their minds because no one can sew except Violet. Again, who competes in a drag competition without a basic fucking understanding of how to use a needle and thread?!
Violet is stoked because this challenge plays directly to her strengths.
"We have to create a couture look entirely out of Hello Kitty materials," she explains. "This is what I do, I'm all about having concepts and having them executed flawlessly. I'm so excited to do this fucking challenge."
Clearly not everyone shares Violet's excitement.
"All I want to do is crawl underneath this work station and fucking die," Ginger says.
To make matters worse for everyone, Ru announces that they have to create a second look of a character that Hello Kitty would call her bff...complete with massive Hello Kitty head.
"I'm not even finished with my first outfit, and now I have to create an entirely new second and outfit and character to go with it," Katya complains. "Fucking fuck!"
Ginger feels defeated too, as she's probably the queen with the least amount of knowledge of garment making and she knows she's in trouble.
"I just want to throw my hands up in the air and say 'It’s been real yall. Peace, I’ll see you at the reunion.'"
Eventually they all complete their looks, good or bad, and they make their way down the runway to be judged. Violet and Pearl are a big hit, which is no surprise to anyone. Ginger's look is so incredibly Ginger (complete with Hello Kitty fur coat) that she skates by simply because her look was hilarious.
But Michelle Visage hated Katya and Kennedy's looks, and lately Michelle has been heavily influencing Ru's decision as to who lip syncs for their lives.
Katya and Kennedy perform Katy Perry's "Roar" and it's a slaughter right from the beginning. Poor Katya never had a fucking chance! From the GET Kennedy was front flipping, back flipping, death dropping and just wiping the floor with stuffed Hello Kittys. It was actually kind of sad because literally everyone loves Katya. But in the end Ru had no choice but to send her home. Ouch. This one hurt.
Don't worry your pretty little head, Katya. You know your ass will be this year's Miss Congeniality! Just wait til the reunion girl, and you'll be walking away with some cash.
We're down to the final six queens on RuPaul's Drag Race, and this week they were tasked with performing choreographed dance routines in teams of two. We all know how much these girls loooove working together on shit.
The routines were actually mashups of popular dances, and the first team to rehearse was Kennedy and Pearl. They got the Charleston Twerk and they immediately hit a snag because Pearl can't dance AT ALL. We're talking zero rhythm, and you can forget about twerking. Pathetic.
Next was Violet and Katya who were Vogueing the Tango. Violet revealed that she's actually an aerial performer, so naturally she picked up the choreography in a hot second. Katya, not so much.
"With choreography, I can get it...if I have about 3 to 4 months," Katya says.
Even though they were both in different places with the choreography, Katya and Violet really had an emotional connection this week.
"Violet is way more likeable than I thought she was," Katya admits. "I admire her confidence. I’m 10 years older than the fucking bitch and I haven’t got that down yet!"
Last to rehearse was Ginger and Trixie who got stuck with the Country Robot. On a scale of 1-10, Trixie was about a 5. but poor Ginger was more like a 3. At first Trixie was terrified of being upstaged by ginger again this week, but after she saw Ginger attempt to dance she realized that that really wasn't going to be an issue.
“I just afraid I’m goin to look like Honey Boo Boo meets Rosie O’Donnell,” Ginger joked.
For the final runway show and dance performance, the girls had to dress as half dude/half queen. All three teams really rehearsed the hell out of their routines and did an amazing job. Even Pearl and Ginger pulled it together. But in the end, it was Katya and Violet who really impressed the judges and they won the challenge.
When it came to choosing the bottom two, the judges had to get really nit-picky because no one outright sucked. So when it came down to the small details, Trixie and Ginger had to lip sync for their lives.
Ginger hilariously pranced her padded, red-headed ass off and sent Trixie home for the second time. Totally the right decision on Ru's part. The level of talent just got knocked up a peg and Trixie was just out of her league.