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Canada’s Drag Race: “Girls Trip The Rusical” (S01 E07)

We’re in the final six already, and this week we see the humble Miss Fiercalicious graciously accept her win in the werkroom. Safe to say the other queens aren’t going to give the attention she requires, choosing to say a swift congratulations, and it’s on to the next. The editors seem to love playing with Miss F and her antics, remember it is a reality TV show. 

The mini-challenge starts within minutes, which means a jam-packed episode, this mini-challenge was without a doubt weird and confusing. The queens are to get into quick actress drag (?) and be thrown into space to act out in front of Brad Rowkis in their space debut.

But with the skit over and Kimmy Couture the winner, we have the announcement of this week’s maxi challenge and its rusical week. I always enjoy the chaotic energy that is Rusical week, as usual, we’ve had some duds and some wins across the franchise. Last season I loved the big top rusical, so I have high standards and hopes for this season’s production. Casting is an open book, with the queens allowed to assign their own roles, a few of these roles were written perfectly for a few of the queens. Yet the main concern falls to Giselle who airs her concern about singing live.

Worries aside the queens get to record their parts with the iconic Hollywood Jay, who helps warm up their vocals and reach their full potential. Vivian Vanderpuss excels with her voice, as does Irma Gerd although paired with Giselle Lullaby who admits to being a terrible vocalist they work through their troubles slowly.

Lights, camera, action it’s Rusical time, and I have mixed feelings about it. The rusical itself was great, and everyone did a fantastic job. But sometimes you watch these musicals and feel confused as to what you really just watched. Of course, this is Drag race and we know that lines and storytelling are always a bit odd. But for me I loved Vivian, Jada Shada, and Kimmy each brought something different and nailed their characters perfectly. For me, Kimmy shone with that performance and her vocals and track brought a club vibe that was needed. Unfortunately my queen Giselle struggled alongside Irma in their dueting sister’s act, it was out of sync and a little messy. 

For the runway, the theme is ‘Dystopian Drag’ and the one thing about this season is the looks these queens have been showcasing have been on another level. Also not to mention how breathtakingly beautiful Brooke Lynn Hytes looks in that gown and upstyle. The concepts from the majority of them are well-created and different. Vivian and Miss F particularly took to the next level and nailed the theme on the head. Jada was a little more Halloween store couture, but she still looked great. However, the judges pick up on her look in contrast to everyone else, a hard week to judge who did great as the standard was at a high level this week.

For me, the tops are Vivienne and Kimmy. The maxi winner is… Vivian Vanderpuss (yay) and her well-executed baby teeth pieces and mom on vacation skit. However, we see my queen Giselle in the bottom (nay) alongside Irma Gerd, a sad bottom two as I love both but I do agree with what the judges had to say. This week they lipsync to “Love Is” by Alannah Myer the lipsync was okay a little disjointed. But we see Giselle saved for another week, but we oh my god we say goodbye to Irma Gerd which is a shame she’s a great queen and I loved her.

So there we go we have our top five, who did you, love? Who do you want to go on a girl’s trip with? Let us know in the comments. 

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Kirsty Bright is a copywriter and freelancer living across the pond in the U.K.. Her free time is used wisely by spending too much money on drag shows and getting distracted watching YouTube series UNHhhh.

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