Au Revoir to Stephanie Prince, and Bonjour Hi to a new week of Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs the World! It’s a brand new week, and a brand new challenge lies ahead but first, we’re having a ball.
Alongside providing three looks, the third look is the main challenge which is to make rain into outfits. It’s that time of the competition when seeing the creativity hits (and misses.) I love the design challenges. Watching season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, ‘Gone with the Window’ is what got me hooked on the franchise. Everyone calmly walks over to the table of provided garments and fabrics.
It’s all hands on every fabric possible, in which some regret what they grabbed. Reality sets in for some releasing fabrics that aren’t as stretchy, sewable, or compliable, the pressure is placed upon Iceisis Couture and Rajah ‘O Hara. Both queens won their sewing challenges in their respective seasons. Cue the pressure storyline, and the hopes from other queens they fail.
Brad Goreski pops into the workroom to see the sketches and ideas being created around the room. Some have fully realized concepts being slowly sewn to life, whilst others are sewing and hot gluing with a prayer.
Talking amongst themselves about the drag race franchise as a whole, Rajah revealed she was rooting for Vanity Milan on Drag Race UK season two. I love Anita Wiglet asking if anyone had watched Drag Race Down Under. The majority said yes, yet with so many international franchises taking place I wouldn’t be surprised if anyone said no.
For the runway this week we’re joined by two special judges he’s back again and a pretty in pink it’s Hollywood Jade. Alongside that, we get the glamorously gorgeous Jeanne Beker who is having the best time.
So with three categories and seven queens, that equals well a lot of looks. I’ll narrow the top for each category. The first category is Air body, lace Vanity Milan steps out in a gorgeous carnival creation, with feathers frills, and far from blue. Alongside her, Victoria Scone shakes everything up and comes out as a drag king. This will make a lot of people very happy, she’s here to get people talking for all the right reasons. Everyone in this category takes the same approach, with sexy bedroom looks. Next up is Arctic fox lady and once again Vanity eats up the runway, in a faux fur coat donned with a sparkly skin-tight jumpsuit. Silky Nutmeg Ganache steals the show for this category in a silvery sparkly floor-length gown. It’s so regal with a large backing of a fur-lined collar.
The third category caught in the rain couture Icesis’s concept of plastic and waste in the ocean was reflected strongly in her outfit. Spewing water from her mouth whilst highlighting the impact of global warming and pollution. Everyone had improved on their previous sewing challenges from past seasons. Victoria Scone is an English rose amongst thorns in a green velvet number, it’s a toned-down version of Little Shop of Horrors. Rita Baga and Anita I would say performed the weakest. The concepts in comparison to the others were weaker, Rita’s tulle outfit I see sunshine but it didn’t make me smile or feel warm.
A small shock comes for Rajah and Icesis who are deemed safe, expectations were high due to their track records in the design challenges. Victoria and Silky are declared the top two and therefore in charge of who goes home. The fate of Anita and Rita who have landed at the bottom. I think the right decisions were made.
Back in Untucked and Victoria explains her first look and the representation she wanted to bring with the ongoing debate of drag kings and Drag Race. So the alliances and groveling begin with Anita and Rita making their cases. This week we get “Nobody’s Supposed to be here (Hex Hector Dance Mix)” By Deborah Cox. It’s a fun club number and they both perform well, the fear I felt when Victoria jumped into a split.
Silky is declared the lipsync and we say an emotional goodbye to Anita Wiglit. Not a big shock, although will miss her bright and positive attitude. Did you think the right person went home? Let us know in the comments below!
New episodes of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada Versus The World’ will premiere every Friday at 9pm ET/6pm PT in the US and in select territories exclusively on WOW Presents Plus, day-and-date with its local airing on Crave in Canada.