Drag Race Spain – Season 2, Episode 8: The Recap
Are you up to speed with Episode 8 of Season 2 of Drag Race Spain? Let’s get into it.
This week was the puppet challenge.
Sharonne smashed this and was declared the winner.
This week’s challenge was a roast, with five of the Season 1 queens returning to be made fun of.
As the winner of the mini-challenge, Sharonne got to decide the running order.
Sharonne and Estrella were predictably good at this. Venedita and Juriji couldn’t quite find the jokes. The surprise packet was Marina, who created a character that helped her find her comedy.
This week’s category was Spanish heroines.
- Juriji: With a crocheted costume and a gunshot wound, Juriji was paying homage to the women that lost their lives during the Franco era.
- Marina: Marina’s look was a celebration of Trans women.
- Estrella: Estrella created a look from newsprint to celebrate female journalists.
- Sharonne: Sharonne’s look was paying homage to housewives.
- Venedita: Venedita paid homage to female artists.
Marina was declared the winner. Sharonne and Estrella were safe.
That left Venedita and Juriji in the Bottom 2.
The track was Fuego by Eleni Foureira.
An awesome track.
Venedita got to stay, while Juriji was sent home.
Episode 8, done!
A triple-threat diva.
Current Ranking: Sharonne comes into this competition with the biggest reputation and the most experience of anyone in the cast. She probably had the most to lose if she wasn’t able to translate her skills into this format but she’s dominating this competition.
Venedita Von Dash
She’s a burlesque show-girl, known for her big butt.
Current Ranking: Venedita has been a strong contender right out the gate. She’s got looks, she’s got performance – there’s a lot to like.
Estrella is funny – she brings the humour.
Current Ranking: Estrella seems incredibly likeable and she’s fun to watch. She genuinely seems to be having the time of her life and is always entertaining.
A femme fatale from Barcelona.
Current Ranking: Marina’s got a clear point of view and always seems to have an interesting perspective. However, she does seem to be a bit of an introvert and doesn’t seem to have much to contribute when she’s not on stage.
Juriji Der Klee
A big name in the nightlife of Brussels.
Current Ranking: A solid start from Juriji although her reserved personality sometimes seemed to come across as being a bit difficult. Juriji was eliminated in Episode 8, beaten in the lip-sync by Venedita.
She’s made her name in Gran Canaria and is now ready to take on the world. She’s a dancer.
Final Ranking: Sethlas was a consistently strong performer in this competition. She’s got an engaging personality and she gives good TV. It was a surprise when she was eliminated in Episode 7 – beaten in the lip-sync by Marina.
She’s a performer. Expect some stunts.
Final Ranking: It was a solid start from Diamante, demonstrating that she’s a really strong performer on stage. But she couldn’t quite translate that into the other challenges required by this format. Eliminated in Eipisode 6, losing the lip-sync to Estrella.
Alien drag with a fantasy aesthetic.
Final Ranking: It was a strong start from Onyx, picking up the win in Episode 1, but from there it was a bit of a roller-coaster. Snatch Game was Onyx’s undoing, beaten in the lip-sync by Diamante.
She claims to tick all the boxes – she’s so diverse that whatever you want, she’s got it.
Final Ranking: It’s hard to believe that Jota is only 18 – she’s got such a strong presence and a lot of confidence. But it seems as if her inexperience was probably her undoing – losing the lip-sync in Episode 4.
An established comedy queen with a reputation for being the life of the party.
Final Ranking: Samantha never really got started in this competition. Having to lip-sync three episodes in a row was brutal – she was eventually eliminated in Episode 3, beaten by Jota.
Rose to fame on YouTube and is big into Cosplay.
Final Ranking: Eliminated in Episode 2. She had a good talent show and runway, but the standard that the entire cast delivered this episode was very high. It was a tough break.
Originally from Galicia, Marisa had to move home during the pandemic. She seemed a bit intimidated by the big personalities and big names in this cast and never quite found her feet in this competition.
Final Ranking: First eliminated, Marisa is the Pork Chop of Season 2.