Why do we have to wait two weeks before we know which queen will be crowned America’s next drag superstar?! I hate when they do that.
At least I’m really pleased with the top 3 this season.
As usual, the penultimate episode of RPDR had the girls all star in a music video for RuPaul’s latest song. This year, that song is “The Realness.” The girls had to present three different looks in three different scenarios. First, they had to look like they were free falling (or floating? I didn’t really get it) by balancing on their backs over a tiny box with fabric floating around them. Kim Chi lost her balance and fell off the box. Poor Kim Chi.
Then the girls had to dress in avant-garde drag, and the only queen who seemed to understand what avant-garde means was Kim Chi. She recovered quickly from that fall, huh!
For someone who can’t dance and can’t even really walk in heels, Kim was able to move her body really fabulously. And of course, she gives great face.
Naomi looked fierce in her avant-garde look…
… but I wouldn’t call this look avant-garde.
And who knows what the heck Bob was thinking?
Because if you paired that top with some long pants, I would consider wearing it to work. By definition, a top I would wear to work is not at all avant-garde. Also, she’s wearing Ronald McDonald’s wig.
And poor Chi Chi…
… spent this entire portion of the music video tripping over her dress, which is also NOT avant-garde.
You know, everyone kept saying that Chi Chi is the best dancer (the dancing queen, if you will), but for my money, Bob is the best dancer in the bunch. Just sayin.’
The last thing the girls had to do was face themselves in the mirror and look pretty.
Oh, and Bianca del Rio showed up for some reason. They tried to play it off like she was just really late for that first mini-challenge (the one that brought back past RPDR winners), but really, they’re trying to plug her comedy special that airs next week.
During the final runway show, the judges really praised each of the girls, but I really felt that their praise was well-deserved and sincere. I agree with Michelle Visage in that this may not be the final four I would have predicted, but this was the perfect final four, and ultimately, the perfect final three were chosen to move forward.
All four girls had to lip sync for their lives, which of course had me terrified for Kim Chi. Not only can’t she dance, but she had a huge mask covering most of her face. I’m glad she made it, though, because as the judges pointed out, she is a true original. She just might be the future of drag. Plus, she was the only girl who didn’t seem to have a canned answer when Ru asked what advice she would give to her former self. Her response was heart-felt and moving. Honesty goes a long way with Ru.
So now the question is, are you #TeamBob, #TeamNaomi, or #TeamKimChi? I’m honestly and truly fine with any of these three. Each one is fierce in her own way.