RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season Season 08 Episode 05 Description
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 8 continues with more fun and impersonations as the queens have to play the Snatch Game of Love, where they have to impersonate celebrities and try to win the hearts of two bachelors: Bobby Moynihan and Ross Mathews. The guest judges are Michelle Visage and Emmy Award winner Laverne Cox.
For their mini-challenge, the queens have to play a game of “Drag Race Trivia”, where they have to answer questions about the show’s history and culture. The winner of the mini-challenge is Jessica Wild, who earns a $2,500 gift card from Anastasia Beverly Hills. For their main challenge, the queens have to play the Snatch Game of Love, where they are divided into two groups:
Group 1: Alexis Michelle as Liza Minnelli, Darienne Lake as Divine, Heidi N Closet as Tiffany Haddish, Jimbo as Joan Rivers, and Kahanna Montrese as Cardi B.
Group 2: Jessica Wild as Sofia Vergara, Kandy Muse as Nicki Minaj, and Drew Sidora as Drew Sidora.
The celebrity impersonations are as follows:
Alexis Michelle as Liza Minnelli: Alexis nails Liza’s mannerisms and voice, but struggles to make jokes and be funny.
Darienne Lake as Divine: Darienne captures Divine’s outrageousness and filthiness, but goes too far with some of her answers and offends RuPaul and Bobby Moynihan.
Heidi N Closet as Tiffany Haddish: Heidi delivers Tiffany’s energy and humor, but gets overshadowed by Jimbo and Kahanna.
Jimbo as Joan Rivers: Jimbo slays Joan’s wit and sass, and makes everyone laugh with her roasts and insults.
Kahanna Montrese as Cardi B: Kahanna surprises everyone with her spot-on Cardi impression, and makes them laugh with her catchphrases and sound effects.
Jessica Wild as Sofia Vergara: Jessica does a decent Sofia impression, but relies too much on her accent and boobs for jokes.
Kandy Muse as Nicki Minaj: Kandy does a mediocre Nicki impression, and fails to stand out or be funny.
Drew Sidora as Drew Sidora: Drew plays herself, which is a risky move that does not pay off. She is boring and forgettable.
The judges critique the celebrity impersonations and announce that Jimbo, Kahanna Montrese, and Jessica Wild are the top three queens of the week. They also announce that Drew Sidora, Kandy Muse, and Darienne Lake are the bottom three queens of the week.
Jimbo wins the main challenge and earns the power to eliminate one of the bottom three queens. He also has to lip sync for his legacy against a lip sync assassin, who turns out to be Jinkx Monsoon from season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. They lip sync to “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler.
Jimbo wins the lip sync and reveals that he chose to eliminate Drew Sidora. Drew sashays away and joins the Fame Games competition.
The episode ends with a preview of the next episode, where the queens have to roast each other in front of a live audience in “The All Stars Roast”.
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