SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about episode 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.
The final two queens have been chosen: Jimbo and Kandy.
It is weird to see only two queens in the Werk Room. Jimbo and Kandy also think it is weird because there hasn’t been a top two in the history of Drag Race. That said, they sense a twist coming.
The next day, RuPaul greets the top two queens and confirm all of the above is true: it is weird and kind of lonely to only have two in the Werk Room. She also ru-veals the twist as she welcomes all of the queens back into the Werk Room to make it feel less lonely.
One by one they strut into the Werk Room in the order they were eliminated: Monica, Naysha, Kasha, Darienne, Jaymes, Kahanna, Lala, Alexis, and Jessica. Ru tells Jimbo and Kandy and says they are going to determine who wins the crown — but that’s all a lie. Ru is just messing with them — but the queens have an opportunity to enter the library for a bit of reading.
Some of the greatest hits from this reading session include Jessica telling Lala: “Every Thursday night is when I think about your fashion… because it’s when I take out the trash.” All the while, Alexis uses this opportunity to continue to obsessively thirst after Lala in the most cringe-worthy way.
Monica throws a jab to Kandy: “If this doesn’t work out, you can sell hot dogs like the ones stored behind your head” to which she retaliates: “I was shocked when you went home early because I thought the cleaning crew was booked for the entire season.” And Jimbo does reading the best way she knows how: by telling the truth. “Naysha Lopez — Jennifer Lopez called… she said f*ck you.”
But it was Kasha who won the reading challenge which included this winning read: “Alexis Michelle — so gorgeous…from this angle,” Kasha points to her face and front “Stunning!” After a beat she adds, “From the back… a helicopter landing pad,” pointing at the bald spot on her head.
With the library closed, Ru tells the queens this week is dedicated to the Fame Games! The eliminated queens will participate in The Fame Games Variety Extravaganza — it’s basically a talent show. However, it’s a talent show with high stakes. In addition to competing for the Fame Games $60,000 prize which is based on audience votes, the queens will also have the opportunity to multiply their points.
The two queens who impress Ru the most with their variety show performance will lip sync for their legacy. The winner of the lip sync will win the chance to double, triple, or quintuple their fan votes with a spin of the wheel.
The Fame Games just got even MORE interesting!
As for Jimbo and Kandy, they get to take a little bit of a break this week. They’ll co-host the variety show and each do an exhibition performance — so they can just chill.
While the queens get ready for the big show, Alexis clears the air with Lala about eliminating her. Alexis feels bad that she may have led Lala on right before she sent her home. Alexis holds herself accountable and then her thirst is quenched as she makes a love connection with Lala and it’s kind of sweet but awkward in that Alexis Michelle sort of way.
The day of the variety show, Ru looks as if she is about to step into her pink Cadillac from the 1950s and head down to the drive-in to cause some trouble. She welcomes Drag Race mainstays Michelle Visage and Ross Mathews as well as special guest judge Saturday Night Live star Ego Nwodim.
Kandy and Jimbo start the show off with a slither of comedy before they introduce the first performer: Monica who starts thing off pretty strong with a performance of her original song, “Not a Soul Can Clock” — which has since become a moment. Naysha serves booty while doing some fine flamenco work while Kasha does a “message” song and it suits her well. Darienne takes the stage for a bit of comedy — and this is always a hit or a huge miss when it comes to Drag Race. For Darienne, she takes her dramatic weight loss which makes it more of storytelling moment.
Next up, Jaymes’s set up is setting her up for a big production — and she delivers… boobs and all. She uses her signature breastplate and her drag persona to deliver a robust performance that immediately makes her a stand out. Kahanna serves some serious Bring it On energy, with a kinetic and booty-poppin’ cheerleading routine that is worthy of the Clovers. Lala keeps the energy up and elevates it with a performance of an original song — and we all know that Lala can dance and she does exactly that all over the stage.
After three strong performances, Alexis brings us a very Alexis routine of live singing and Broadway appeal — and it is pretty damn good. To close out the competition, Jessica exudes an amalgamation of Shakira and Beyoncé energy in a hair-whipping performance.
We are then treated to performances from the top two queens. First Jimbo who continues to traumatize us with absurdity and joy with her antics. This time, she makes a sundae with ingredients pulled from her body and topped with whipped cream from her gigantic boobs. Kandy follows with a sexy, sultry pink-tinged performance of “I Wanna Be Your Muse”.
Ru names Lala and Jaymes the top two All Stars of the week. The two lip sync to “Rain On Me” by Drag Race judging alumni Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande — and it’s quite a fun performance. And at one point it just become a a dance party of sisterly love.
After the performance, Ru names Jaymes AND Lala winners! They each get the chance to multiply their fan votes! First spin goes to Jaymes and the needle lands on “2x” which means her fan votes get doubled. Lala’s spin gets her total fan votes will be multiplied by three!
The winner of the Fame Games as well as the winner of Drag Race All Stars season 8 will be named next week!