Drag Race finds its ‘strongest top three in herstory’ ahead of virtual lip sync for the crown
Drag Race season 12 condragulated the three queens who’ll be virtually lip-syncing in the Zoom finale.
We made it squirrel friends! After 12 weeks, two Rusicals, a double shantay and one final maxi challenge, Drag Race season 12 has found its top
After Heidi N Closet’s elimination, the remaining five returned to the werk room where things quickly turned dark.
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) May 16, 2020
No, really, there was a power cut.
Temporarily moving to the harsh lighting of the Untucked lounge, the queens said out loud what we were all thinking: it’s a two-horse race between Gigi Goode and Jaida Essence Hall at this point, barring any major finale upsets.
To determine whether Crystal Methyd or Jackie Cox would be joining the frontrunners in the finale, RuPaul challenged the queens to a second Rusical – celebrating (or, more accurately, flogging tickets for) the RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! Las Vegas show.
Jamal Sims returned to coach the queens through three performances – a campy opener, an earnest ballad and a final rap track.
It was a big swing, but the queens all served.
— anders? (@anders_lucassss) May 16, 2020
— Rihanna Sawayama (@ArturoIntac) May 16, 2020
— hannah (@mmethyd) May 16, 2020
After taking their final bow, the category was eleganza extravaganza.
Crystal’s look was pure Crystal.
— Robert Rowledge (@rrowledge24) May 16, 2020
Gigi merged fashion with comedy.
— Ian Gooderham (@_iangooderham) May 16, 2020
Jaida called you and your entire lineage ugly.
can you believe someone is the most beautiful person in the world and that person is jaida essence hall? pic.twitter.com/BWf4cQfWg2
— sophia is team top three (@jaidaquaria) May 16, 2020
And Jackie wore her heart on her sleeve – and a big old bow around her waist.
jackie cox has seriously put her heart on that stage every single time and wore her heritage on her sleeve!!!! the way she has proved that middle eastern representation matters is truly an iconic historical drag race herstory moment and she doesnt even need a crown for that!! ? pic.twitter.com/zUYHTOuTIf
— audrey (spoilers!) (@_isareylie) May 16, 2020
As the judge’s gave their critiques, Sherry Pie got a rare shout-out that sent fans into a spin.
Jackie Cox is Seven (7) years older than Sherry Pie?! pic.twitter.com/ejpoooWW3l
— Stuart Ross (@WStuartross) May 16, 2020
With the Rusical too close to call, the panel agreed that scorecards had to come into play, meaning Crystal and Jackie were in the bottom two.
Ru: Sh**** P**, you’re safe
— NoBo (@NoboTaco) May 16, 2020
And ultimately, it was time for the Persian princess next door to sashay away.
— buknoy! (@_markburgos) May 16, 2020
— Jai España? (@xodeadpegasus) May 16, 2020
— ???? ✧*:.｡. #TeamGigi (@kaeliasha) May 16, 2020
— Bryan Boggiano (@Bryan_KnowsBest) May 16, 2020
Jackie’s farewell and Sherry’s disqualification means Gigi, Jaida and Crystal proceed to the finale, and into the history books as one of the strongest set of finalists in Drag Race herstory.
Snatch Game winner
— pedro goode (@pedwolucas) May 16, 2020
— ً (@hjpdlm) May 16, 2020
— ☆ isabel ☆ (@izzygalarzap) May 16, 2020
— good morning campers (@CristianToroL) May 16, 2020