‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7’ Strays Away From Traditional Format With No Eliminations
The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars seven have already proved that they’re ready to slay the competition. The two episode premiere launched on May 20 and left fans wanting way more. This season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars features a no elimination format.
Eight Drag Race icons have returned to the RuPaul’s Drag Race stage for the season seven of the spin-off, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. In the first episode, they competed in the ultimate mini and maxi challenges. The mini challenge was reading is fundamental, where queens read each other and throw shade, while the maxi challenge was writing and performing a verse of RuPaul’s song “Legends.”
Jinkx Monsoon won the mini challenge, while Monét X Change and Shea Couleé were the top two maxi challenge queens. Monét X Change and Shea Couleé were awarded the first Legendary Legend Stars, which were welcomed into the competition in place of eliminations.
What’s In Place Instead of Eliminations?
This season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars differs from most because there are no eliminations. In the past, the series has put the two queens that impressed the judges least against one another for the ultimate lip sync battle. From there, judges would pick the better performer and eliminate the other.
The new rule totally flips the way this formatting has always worked. The top two queens will engage in a lip sync battle instead of the two lowest performing queens on this series. No matter the results of the battle, the top two queens will earn a Legendary Legend Star. The queen with the most stars wins the overall competition in the end, getting crowned as “Queen of All Queens” and awarded a $200,000 cash prize.
In episode one, Monét X Change and Shea Couleé lip synced to “Old Macdonald by Ella Fitzgerald. Both queens performed this song flawlessly, but Shea Couleé was ultimately crowned as the winner. Shea brought home $10,000 and was given the ability to block another queen from receiving a Legendary Legend Star in the next episode. The winner picked to block Trinity The Tuck for episode two’s Snatch Game.
Each lip sync battle winner is set to earn $10,000 and will be able to block another queen from receiving a Legendary Legend Star in the next episode.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Premieres The First Ever Crowned Queens Snatch Game
Episode two continued the season in the most iconic way possible, with the Snatch Game. The popular game forced the queens to perform two celebrity impersonations in the episode. The queens that stood out the most were Jinkx Monsoon, Raja, and Trinity The Tuck.
The top queens of the episode were Jinkx Monsoon and Trinity The Tuck. While Jinkx Monsoon was awarded her first Legendary Legend Star, Trinity The Tuck was blocked from receiving one. They lip sync battled it out to “Rumor Has It” By Adele before Jinkx Monsoon as crowned as the winner of the episode.
Fans of the long running drag series cannot get enough of this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. This season has already presented one of the toughest competitions to date in the series. Since each queen is attempting to reclaim their crown, this competition has been extremely polished. There has clearly been no room for error. Fans are already calling this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars the best to date.
Episodes of this show are added to Paramount Plus on Thursdays. There has not been any information revealed about the episode three challenges at this time.