RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season Season 08 Episode 01 Description
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 8 kicks off with a bang as 12 queens from various seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race enter the werk room and are greeted by RuPaul, who introduces them to the new twist of the season: the Fame Games. RuPaul explains that in addition to competing for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame, they will also compete for a $50,000 prize that will be awarded to one of the eliminated queens based on fan votes.
For their first mini-challenge, the queens have to pose for a photo shoot with RuPaul. The winner of the mini-challenge is Jessica Wild, who earns a $2,500 gift card from Anastasia Beverly Hills. For their first main challenge, the queens have to perform in an all-star variety show that showcases their talents. The guest judges are Lizzo and Todrick Hall.
The performances are as follows:
Alexis Michelle sings an opera version of “Sissy That Walk”.
Darienne Lake does a stand-up comedy routine about her weight and dating life.
Drew Sidora sings an original song called “I’m Still Here”.
Heidi N Closet does a dance routine with multiple costume changes.
Jaymes Mansfield does a puppet show with dolls of RuPaul and Michelle Visage.
Jessica Wild does an acrobatic dance routine with aerial silks.
Jimbo does a burlesque act with balloons and confetti.
Kahanna Montrese does a breakdance routine with flips and splits.
Kandy Muse raps an original song called “Kandy Muse Is in Da House”.
LaLa Ri does a spoken word piece about her personality traits.
Monica Beverly Hillz does a lip sync performance to “I’m Every Woman”.
Naysha Lopez does a pageant-style dance routine with batons.
The judges critique the performances and announce that Jessica Wild, Jimbo, and Kandy Muse are the top three queens of the week. They also announce that Alexis Michelle, Darienne Lake, and Monica Beverly Hillz are the bottom three queens of the week.
Jessica Wild wins the main challenge and earns the power to eliminate one of the bottom three queens. She also has to lip sync for her legacy against a lip sync assassin, who turns out to be Jujubee from seasons 2 and 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and seasons 1 and 5 of All Stars. They lip sync to “Juice” by Lizzo.
Jessica Wild wins the lip sync and reveals that she chose to eliminate Monica Beverly Hillz. Monica sashays away and joins the Fame Games competition.
The episode ends with a preview of the next episode, where the queens have to parody sketch comedy shows in “RDR Live”.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Show Description
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is an American reality competition spin-off edition of the original RuPaul’s Drag Race, which is produced by World of Wonder for Logo TV and later VH1 and Paramount+. The show features some of the most iconic queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race as they return to the werk room to compete for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Here is everything you need to know about RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, including the seasons, the cast, the format, and where to watch.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars has aired seven seasons so far, with an eighth season currently airing on Paramount+. The show premiered on October 22, 2012, on Logo TV, before relocating to VH1 for seasons 3 to 5. However, it was announced on February 20, 2020, on the show’s official Twitter account that the fifth season would premiere on June 5, 2020, on Showtime. 1 Following the cast announcement on May 8, 2020, producers announced that the show would remain airing on VH1 instead of Showtime due to the COVID-19 pandemic which caused “various scheduling and programming adjustments”. 2 On February 24, 2021, Paramount+ announced via Twitter that the streaming service would be the new home to the series for the sixth season. 3