How did the second group of queens match up? (Picture: VH1)
We’re three weeks into RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 and we’re yet to have a single queen go home… what on earth is going on?
With the 13 girls split into two groups, this week it was time for the ‘losers’ circle’ to step up and perform on the main stage.
In a similar challenge to last weeks’ ‘winners’ circle’, the six girls had to stomp two looks on a runway, create a group performance to a new song, before one more, sheer look on the main stage.
As of that wasn’t enough, the top two then had to lipsync for the win, and fight for cash, not for their place.
Here’s how we think they did – from top to bottom.
Due to the divide, this ranking will only feature this week’s group of queens.
Denali proved she was one to watch – and we couldn’t take our eyes off her (Picture: VH1)
Denali went in to this week looking like she had something to prove, and more than definitely proved it.
She is a frontrunner this competition if it’s anything to go by.
Lipsync skills that are assassin level good (and should’ve earned her the win in week one), Denali was positioned as the first of every runway and challenge line-up – setting the bar high, leaving the others struggling to reach it.
Her competitiveness may come and bite her in the bum if she doesn’t play nice, but for now we’re loving her and she deserved the win.
Rosé didn’t want her second chance to be missed (Picture: VH1)
Rosé’s looks were our favourite this week – even that loofah sheer fantasy she delivered on the runway, despite the critique from the judges.
She seems ready to fight and we’re loving that of her.
Rosé knows how to draw the eye, and in the group challenge, she was the one who you struggled to take your eyes off of.
Ms Iman is already capturing hearts (Picture: VH1)
Tamisha Iman’s clearly a seasoned legend on this show, and there is not a single person, not even RuPaul, that can’t respect her.
What’s more is she has the moxxie to prove that she can live up to that reputation too – become our firm favourite to be Miss Congenality, at least.
She seems to be the heart of the second group, and is a good person to have on your team. A true drag mother figure.
Utica’s weirdness was so addictive Picture: VH1)
Utica didn’t get that much screen time this week but she is a masterclass in making every. second. count.
She is weird and wacky and beautifully arty and if there’s a way for her to do an art show with Crystal Methyd from season 12 then our heads may explode.
Utica knows how to play to her strengths and play up to the cameras, and even though we’re yet to see more of her personality besides the ‘I’m kooky’ showmanship we’re really loving her.
Can’t wait to see more of her – and how the other group will react when they’re up against her.
Joey Jay needed more versatility in the episode (Picture: VH1)
Joey Jay is in a little danger of disappearing among these other queens at the moment.
Her buzzcut is her only major standout feature, and after wearing her ‘boy hair’ for four looks in a straight row, the judges were right to call her out on it.
You can tell she’s a performer though, and her look on all the runways were gorgeous (particularly the Vamp chainmail number).
She slightly tipped Kahmora on this list because of her performance in the group routine and the fact her runway looks were slightly more intricate, but otherwise she seemed a little absent this episode.
Kamora didn’t have a strong episode but we shouldn’t count her out (Picture: VH1)
Kahmora is at the bottom of this list by default. This is a really strong group of queens and unfortunately this just wasn’t her week.
It takes a certain kind of balls to make RuPaul and the judges wait for her on the runway and arrive late – but noone has fashion game quite like Kahmora.
In her first runway she was a prim and proper lady, in the second she gave us fierce business woman hosting a drinks party at night.
And as for that runway… man, it was gorgeous and like Nicole Byer said: ‘I would rob you.’
But her dancing let her down and she fell into the background in the performance compared to the others, and her uncertainty is what made the others rise above her.
Let’s hope she finds her confidence in this competition, because it seems she’s been used to hiding herself for so long, and that’s why she’s allowing herself to fade back.
RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays on VH1 in the US, and Saturdays on Netflix in the UK.