Drag Race Germany: Episode 3 – The Recap
The Drag Race franchise hits Germany.
Are you up-t0-speed? Let’s get into it.
The Main Challenge
This week was a Rusical – taking inspiration from CSI crime shows.
Overall, this was a fairly successful Rusical. The story was coherent, and the queens had all recorded their vocals, which they then lip-synced to.
There weren’t any break-out, memorable moments, but it was solid.
Metamorkid and Kelly had the most to work with, but there weren’t any obvious weak links in the cast.
The category this week was Glitter Party.
- Kelly Heelton: Kelly looked fine, but – compared to what everyone else was wearing – this felt a bit off-the-rack basic.
- Lele Cocoon: Cute star dress. Hit the assignment.
- Loreley Rivers: Bob the builder with glitter accents. Cute.
- Metamorkid: This was high-end show-girl with accents of glitter. Impressive.
- Nikita Vegaz: This was a bit basic from Nikita – she’d glued strips of glitter fringe onto a base garment. The concept wasn’t terrible but she didn’t create any shape or drama.
- Pandora Nox: Top-tier from Pandora – giving us Drag King excellence in glitter from head-to-toe. Look of the night.
- Tessa Testicle: This was good from Tessa – it was a nude-illusion body-suit, creating a masculine physique in glitter detailing. It would have had more impact if Pandora hadn’t done it better.
- The Only Naomy: This was cute from Naomy, she looked pretty.
- Victoria Shakespears: Victoria gave us glitter showgirl. On brand.
- Yvonne Nightstand: Yvonne gave us baked-potato in gold. It didn’t really work.
In the top were Victoria, Kelly, and Metamorkid. Metamorkid was declared the winner, which seemed fair.
In the bottom were Tessa, Naomy, and Yvonne. Yvonne was declared safe – which seemed to surprise everyone, including Yvonne. That gave us a Bottom 2 of Tessa and Naomy. Fine.
The track was Holding Out For A Hero by Bonnie Tyler.
This is a solid choice but it’s a big track that requires a lot of energy.
We got similar styles from both Tessa and Naomy, although Naomy brought a slightly more chaotic energy to the whole thing.
Naomy gave us reveals, Tessa gave us stunts. It was all pretty messy and frenetic.
You could have given this to either of them and no one would have argued with you, but it was Tessa that was safe, sending Naomy home.
Episode 3, done!
Kelly is an experience queen with a big reputation. Can she adapt her skills to this format? So far, so good.
I like Lele, she’s got a likeable energy – but we’re going to need to see more.
Loreley has already had a win in this series but she’s still struggling to make her impact in a room full of big personalities.
A strong visual aesthetic, could be interesting.
An established queen who is slowly finding her feet in this format.
Pandora is not here to mess around. She clearly came prepared for this competition.
I’m not sure that the name is a great choice and Bottom 2 in Episode 1 is not how you want to start things off, and she was back there again in Episode 3. Tessa can’t afford any more slip-ups in this competition.
Victoria has not had a great start to this competition – Bottom 2 in both Episode 1 and Episode 2. However, she’s survived and she’s still in the game. But she really can’t afford any more slip-ups.
Yvonne has had a solid start to the competition but she’s going to need to step it up if she’s going to go much further.
The Only Naomy
Final Ranking: Tall and skinny, Naomy is beautiful but didn’t get the chance to show us much more – tripping up in the Rusical of Episode 3, beaten in the lip-sync by Tessa.
Final Ranking: The Pork Chop of the season, I’m disappointed that Barbie was first eliminated. She’s engaging and likeable on screen and has good stage prescense. But, the sewing challenge was her undoing.