I seriously would have bet money that Valentina would be the season 9 winner. Like, nobody else this season could even hold a candle to her looks and talent. She really screwed the pooch with her lip-sync, though, huh? But I’m getting ahead of myself…
The queens had to work in teams of two or three (that’s math) to write and star in TV pilots. For the runway, the category was Club Kid realness.
Shea and Sasha were the dream team again this week. Their pilot was based on 80s secret agents who fight against crimes of fashion. They have great chemistry and theirs really was the best pilot. Let’s break it down.
She hot glued all that shit to her face. That certainly shows her willingness to suffer for her craft.
With Valentina out of the picture now (again, getting ahead of myself), I figure the top 3 has to include Shea and Sasha. I would like Peppermint to round out the top 3, but anything could happen. At any rate, Sasha and Shea just get better every week.
Speaking of Peppermint, she teamed up with Trinity and Alexis, and their pilot was about two religious women with gay sons who go to a nun for spiritual guidance, but funny.
Peppermint’s “church lady” was really great. Her comedic timing was sitcom-perfect. And her Club Kid runway look was the best of the night.
I think Trinity is just funny and pretty enough, but not nearly as talented as the judges make her out to be. She is definitely giving this competition her best shot, though. Every week, she gives it her all. For that alone, I would almost be okay with Trinity making it into the top 3. Almost.
Everything the judges had to say about Alexis this week was true. She didn’t stand out next to Peppermint and Trinity. And the fact that she threw her teammates under the bus just makes her look shady and mean. Her runway look was also disjointed. Her makeup does not go with her body suit. She’s lucky that Nina and Valentina’s pilot was such a shit show.
Nina and Valentina (Tina) thought they could pull-off Curb Your Enthusiasm and just improv their entire performance. The basic premise of their show is that they are two hookers who are arrested and then they end up on RuPaul’s Drag Race. They deserved to be in the bottom two. They came across as unprepared and sloppy.
As for Nina’s runway look, the make up on her face was outstanding, but everything else was an afterthought. Still, I felt bad for her having to lip-sync to Ariana Grande with a pink skull painted on her face.
I’m really going to miss Valentina. I sincerely just thought she was fabulous. However, I can’t disagree with Ru’s decision. The bitch did not know the words to her song. She actually tried to keep that mask on her face…
… until Ru told her that the judges needed to see her lips in order to assess her lip-sync. She actually told Ru that she wanted to keep the mask on, but Ru was having none of that. Que escandalo!
In all seriousness, Valentina knew that the judges loved her so she got comfortable. She didn’t think she would ever be in the bottom two, so she didn’t learn the song. When the unexpected happened and she found herself in the bottom two, she knew that she would be going home.