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What had been the primary impressions of the brand new queens? (Image: VH1)
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 is again with a bang and ringing in 2021 with its most dramatic premiere to this point – six head-to-head lipsyncs.
Lipsyncing For Your Life is the important preventing second for the Queens to maintain their head within the recreation, step up, and show they’re worthy of their spot, so placing it as the primary problem form of is smart.
Nevertheless, the concept was slightly higher than the execution, with the format of two queens coming into the workroom, solely to be instructed to go away the workroom, after which hitting the principle stage, slightly bumpy and repetitive.
The ultimate twist didn’t make an entire load of sense both, with who will probably be despatched house remaining a thriller for a minimum of one other week.
However on the plus facet, it did imply this 12 months’s rivals all had equal screentime (ish) and subsequently we acquired to know and set up them an entire lot simpler than earlier years.
Right here’s our first ideas of our newest batch of fabulous stars…
Gottmik was an early charmer in Drag Race season 13 (Image: VH1)
We adored Gottmik from the second she stormed in trying like a member of KISS stormed by way of a neon Mardi Gras parade.
A bit ditzy however very charming, Gottmik has the phrases ‘fan favorite’ written throughout her soul from the get-go.
Let’s hope she has the skills to really develop into a champion champion too.
Olivia Lux’s smile proved lethal to Rose (Image: VH1)
Olivia Lux walked into the room trying like a Fruit Salad sweetie and had the smile to match it.
Nonetheless recent to the drag world, she is in clear admiration of Rose, who she’s compelled to compete in opposition to instantly within the lip-sync, however not solely does she succeed, she thrives in it.
Coming ready with a reveal in a gown you assume is simply an entrance look is preparation to the very best diploma and we absolutely help it – and it got here in useful when she was thrown within the deep finish with a lip sync.
Whereas Rose was the larger professional, Olivia undoubtedly is aware of her craft and proved she wasn’t one to underestimate.
Ms Iman is a fighter (Image: VH1)
Tamisha appeared slightly timid strolling into the room, however on the stage she actually confirmed up and shined.
Her most cancers survival story was unbelievable, together with her searching for little sympathy and extra an ackowledgement of ‘that is me, let’s transfer previous it’ – after which she put her cash the place her mouth is within the lipsync and snatch the win from beneath Symone.
This one’s a fighter so we’re actually to see what she has in retailer subsequent.
Rosé had attraction and wit however slumped within the lipsync and entrance look (Image: VH1)
Rosé is the form of queen that we love – acquired a little bit of a repute to uphold, aggressive, and simply the correct quantity of shady.
A physique go well with although?! Woman… it’s a regulation at this level that there must be extra to it, and regardless of her primed and polished look, this was no approach to stand out.
Thank God her lip-sync talents proved sturdy and her confessionals proved hilarious, as a result of we are able to’t assist however root for her for some cause.
Will Utica snatch the crown? (Image: VH1)
Utica is what Thorgy Thor and Tammie Brown’s child would possibly appear to be – a excessive ball of vitality an an entire load of additional.
Whereas her entrance outfit was actually tailor-made to mix all of her weirdness and intricacies collectively, she might must be cautious within the additional challenges if this excessive vitality is to be maintained.
Many queens have fallen earlier than her not realizing find out how to streamline their sensibilities in a stitching problem, or being so certain of their very own picture and model they don’t work properly with others in group challenges.
However proper now, she’s an actual firework and we’re loving her. And her nuggets.
Symone went up in opposition to Tamisha within the opening episode (Image: VH1)
‘Ebony Enchantress’ Symone’s polaroid gown was a cute sufficient entrance look, however she appeared fairly quiet and model new subsequent to Tanisha, who carried herself like she had been within the business for years.
On this pairing there appeared to be a little bit of a ‘outdated vs new’ battle occurring, with Symond offering the more energizing tackle fashionable drag, whereas Tanisha remained traditional and old style.
Fairly bubbly with legs that ought to be unlawful, she succeeded in getting some good laughs out of RuPaul.
Her lipsync let her down primarily as a result of it wasn’t that memorable, however we wouldn’t rule this one out simply but – in any case take a look at that fabulous hair piece in her promo!
Tina has been making an attempt to get on the present for years – however can she compete? (Image: VH1)
One other New York queen who declares themselves the ‘premiere costume queen’, Tina gained us over with a cheeky shoulder flash and a Showgirls reference within the confessionals.
Previously of a boyband, she’s used to working amongst a gaggle to face out – and in Girl Marmalade it was her and Elliott that basically had the win.
We’re to see how properly they do in future episodes, however Tina struck fortunate with this primary episode, which was actually made for her to succeed.
Elliott gave us 80s vibes and we weren’t mad at it (Image: VH1)
Elliott (with two Ts)
Elliott declared herself as ‘a mum with a secret’ and we see what she means, however we had been form of having fun with it.
Positively feeling these 80s vibes, Elliott is aware of find out how to stomp a runway and the way to verify she’s the main target of everybody’s consideration – even when she’s sharing a ground with two others.
Kandy was cute and is bound to be an enormous persona within the competitors (Image: VH1)
On assembly Kandy Muse for the primary time, it did really feel slightly like she was making an attempt to be the centre level of a venn diagram between previous favourites Vanjie and Aja, with slightly Eureka thrown in as a bit further too.
She’s quite a bit to soak up, which is completely discover if you happen to like an enormous and bolshy queen, and we’re personally right here for.
Nevertheless it does make us surprise how good she’ll play when she’s confronted in opposition to 11 different queens, quite than simply the one.
Her lipsync to Name Me Possibly was cute and her denim increase field was to die for, however we’re hoping she’ll quiet down only a tad as she settles in.
Denali strolling in on skates gave us LIFE (Image: VH1)
Denali strolling in on skates dressed like a swan significantly gave us life, and performing your entire lip-sync within the diamond studded blades significantly elevated her.
She went in with a glance and it paid off when she strutted into the work room, however after throwing shade at LaLa Ri for sporting ‘a flat wig and a fundamental bodysuit’, Denali struggled to maintain her outfit up within the lip-sync, and she or he struggled in consequence.
Denali actually has the seems to be, however does she have the efficiency to match it?
Joey Jay’s nerves seemingly let her down (Image: VH1)
It doesn’t actually say a lot about your confidence if you declare your self a ‘filler queen’ the second you stroll in by way of the door.
Her entrance was cute sufficient, even when her outfit was easy in comparison with Kandy’s way more intricate costumes, however she shines finest within the cute confessionals.
However if you happen to’re in a drag competitors, your spotlight shouldn’t be you out of drag, speaking about it after.
Within the Name Me Possibly lipsync, Joey skipped performing the monitor itself, in favour of exhibiting off their array of stunts as an alternative, and whereas it’s extra eye-catching to begin off with if you’re competing, Kandy knew to play as much as the tacky attraction extra, and that’s why Joey finally misplaced in opposition to her.
We hope if she stays within the competitors she’ll step it up a bit extra, and is aware of find out how to study quick.
LaLa Ri must step as much as maintain within the competitors (Image: VH1)
The quantity of occasions Michelle comes after queens in physique fits and that’s your first, make an impression outfit?! The audacity.
We’ve to confess that it paid off seeing as the primary problem was a lipsync, giving her an edge over Denali who struggled in her sleeveless quantity, however that was pure dumb luck, and identical to Rose, it wasn’t sufficient.
LaLa gave us little or no to go off of, which can have been an edit factor however we’re going off what we noticed.
Whereas she might have gained the lipsync it was Denali that’s extra memorable out of the 2 (however solely due to the skates and struggling to maintain her costume on.)
Can Kamora stand out in opposition to her drag sister and season 12 winner Jaida? (Image: VH1)
Kahmora walked in sporting Bob Mackie and talking an entire load of shade – which might imply she assume she’s above all of it, or could possibly be an overcompensation for a insecurity.
We’re but to see a lot of her, however as a part of the one three-person lipsync, she pale into the background, didn’t get as many confessional moments and was overshadowed.
As season 12 winner Jaida Essence Corridor’s drag sister, she already has an enormous highlight to steal, so she has her work lower out for her.
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