Drag Race Spain – All Stars: Episode 3 – The Recap
Drag Race Spain is right up there among my favourite versions of this franchise.
There’s a chaotic energy about the Spanish queens that’s very entertaining to watch.
Sure, we’ve currently got a lot of Drag Race on our screens to try and keep track of, but an All Stars series that brings together some of our faves from Spain is a welcome addition to our watch-list.
The Main Challenge
This week it was the ball – three looks, including a design challenge for the third look.
The first look was Heaven, the second look was Hell, and the third look – the design challenge – was the 7 Deadly Sins.
Each of the queens was assigned one of the Deadly Sins that they had to embody with their look.
The quality of all three categories was very strong across the board – it really was very impressive.
All three of Pupi’s looks felt a bit weaker than what everyone else was serving. I wasn’t crazy about the design challenge looks from Juriji, Sethlas, or Samantha, but the judges seemed to be looking for very literal interpretations of the assigned sin, which seemed to be why they weren’t crazy about Pakita’s look.
Safe were Hornella, Samantha, and Sagittaria.
In the bottom were Pakita and Pupi.
In the top were Sethlas and Juriji.
Sagittaria seemed particularly pressed that the judges gave such good critiques to Sethlas. Maybe there was a bit of beef because it was revealed that Sethlas would have sent Sagittaria home if she’d won last week’s lip-sync, but it feels a bit deeper than that. It looks as if Sagittaria is feeling threatened by how strongly Sethlas is performing in this competition.
The track was Estoy Llorando Por Ti by Minerva.
This is classic drag music – strong energy, big emotions, and power moves.
This was all a bit messy.
Juriji did a lot of floor work, and Sethlas served some stunts but felt a bit connected from the track.
I was more interested in what Sethlas was doing but you could have argued this either way.
Ultimately, it was Sethlas who was declared the winner.
All Star rules mean that the queen who wins the lip-sync gets to eliminate one of the Bottom queens.
I’m not sure of all the personal relationships between the queens. Pupi is clearly a strong contender whereas Pakita seemed to be just enjoying the vibes. I probably would have taken the opportunity to eliminate Pupi.
Regardless, Sethlas chose Pakita to leave, keeping Pupi.
Episode 3, done!
Drag Sethlas: Sethlas is smashing this so far – she’s been Top 2 in the first three episodes and has already picked up three wine. It’s going to be difficult to maintain this momentum.
Hornella Góngora: I really enjoy whatever Hornella is doing – she gives good TV.
Juriji der Klee: Juriji is lovely, but her low-key personality and dry humour doesn’t necessarily shine in this format.
Pupi Poisson: Pupi is a really well-established, experienced drag queen with impressive acting skills. She’s also a very strong favourite with the judges. She could win this.
Sagittaria: Sagittaria seems very sulky this series – it’s not clear what’s going on but it’s not very likeable behaviour.
Samantha Ballentines: Samantha’s sense of humour isn’t my sense of humour.
Final Ranking: Pakita is intense and interesting and always gives good TV. I would have liked to have seen more from Pakita but this is a small cast and every week we’re losing a quality performer.
Final Ranking: This show never really feels a good fit for Onyx – she’s a conceptual and intellectual queen with a very dry sense of humour. The dancing and the comedy and the improv – not really her kind of thing. Having narrowly escaped the Bottom 2 in the first episode, to wind up back in the Bottom 2 in the second episode made her elimination a bit of an inevitability – Pupi sent her home.
Final Ranking: First out for Pink Chadora was a bit surprising, although I’m not mad about it.