RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 Episode 08 Description
LipSync Lalaparuza Smackdown
This week, the queens participate in a Lip Sync LaLaPaRuZa Smackdown that culminates in an elimination after a series of lip-syncs. For each round, a queen is chosen at random to select her opponent, and her chosen opponent selects the lip-sync song.
First, Malaysia Babydoll Foxx chooses to lip sync against Marcia Marcia Marcia, who chooses “Boys Don’t Cry” by Anitta. Marcia Marcia Marcia wins the lip-sync and is safe, while Malaysia Babydoll Foxx must continue to the next round.
In the second lip-sync, Loosey LaDuca chooses Spice as her opponent, who chooses “Do You Wanna Touch Me” by Joan Jett. Loosey LaDuca wins and is safe. Spice must continue to the next round.
In the third lip-sync, Luxx Noir London chooses Salina EsTitties as her opponent, who chooses “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” by Celine Dion. Salina EsTitties wins and is safe. Luxx Noir London must continue to the next round.
In the fourth lip-sync, Mistress Isabelle Brooks chooses Jax as her opponent, who chooses “Tell It to My Heart” by Taylor Dayne. Mistress Isabelle Brooks wins and is safe. Jax must continue to the next round.
As the last two remaining queens, Anetra and Sasha Colby must lip-sync. Sasha Colby is randomly selected to pick the song and chooses “I’m in Love with a Monster” by Fifth Harmony. Sasha Colby wins and is safe. Anetra must continue to the next round.
In the first lip-sync of the second round, Malaysia Babydoll Foxx chooses Spice as her opponent, who chooses “Don’t Go Yet” by Camila Cabello. Malaysia Babydoll Foxx wins and is safe, while Spice must continue to the final round.
In the second lip-sync of the second round, the three remaining queens, Anetra, Jax, and Luxx Noir London, must lip-sync to the remaining song, “The Right Stuff” by Vanessa Williams. Luxx Noir London wins and is safe, while Anetra and Jax must continue to the final round.
Before the final round, RuPaul reveals a twist: one of the remaining queens will be selected at random and that queen must choose one of the other two queens to save without having to lip sync. Anetra is selected, and she saves Spice. Thus, Anetra and Jax lip sync to “Finally” by CeCe Peniston. Anetra wins and Jax is eliminated.
Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
Main Challenge: Participate in a Lip Sync LaLaPaRuZa Smackdown
Bottom Two: Anetra and Jax
Lip-Sync Song: “Finally” by CeCe Peniston
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RuPaul’s Drag Race Show Description
RuPaul’s Drag Race is an American reality competition television series, the first in the Drag Race franchise, produced by World of Wonder for Logo TV (season 1–8), WOW Presents Plus, VH1 (season 9–14) and, beginning with the fifteenth season, MTV. The show documents RuPaul in the search for “America’s next drag superstar”. RuPaul plays the role of host, mentor, and head judge for this series, as contestants are given different challenges each week. Contestants are judged by a panel that includes RuPaul, Michelle Visage, an alternating third main judge of either Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, or Ts Madison, and one or more guest judges, who critique their progress throughout the competition. The title of the show is a play on drag queen and drag racing, and the title sequence and song “Drag Race” both have a drag-racing theme.
RuPaul’s Drag Race has spanned fifteen seasons and inspired the spin-off shows RuPaul’s Drag U, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, and RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race; the companion series RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked; and numerous international franchises including British and Australian and New Zealand versions hosted by RuPaul as well as Chilean, Thai, Canadian, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French, and Philippine editions, upcoming Belgian, Swedish, Mexican, German, and Brazilian installments, and international vs. the World competitions hosted in The United Kingdom and Canada.
The show has become the highest-rated television program on Logo TV, and airs internationally, including in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Israel. The show earned RuPaul seven consecutive Emmy Awards (2016 to 2022) for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program. The show itself has been awarded as the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program 4 consecutive times (2018 to 2021), and the Outstanding Reality Program Award at the GLAAD Media Awards. It has been nominated for four Critics’ Choice Television Awards including Best Reality Series – Competition and Best Reality Show Host for RuPaul, and was nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Make-up for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic). Later in 2018, the show became the first show to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program in the same year, a feat it has since repeated three times.