Drag Race Italy – Season 2, Episode 8: The recap
The Drag Race fever-dream continues, but we’ve now reached the end of Season 2 of Drag Race Italia.
Are you up to speed? Let’s get into it.
This was a fun game of Twister, with Petite ending up as the winner.
The Main Challenge
This week’s main challenge was a performance – effectively creating a music video but also recording the vocals.
This was fun, and didn’t seem too challenging for any of them – everyone looked good and looked like they were enjoying themselves.
The final runway is all about Eleganza Extravaganza.
- La Petite Noire: Petite gave us white swan versus black swan in a gown that celebrated her dance training.
- Aura Eternal: Aura gave us an Audrey Hepburn fantasy – dreamy and soft in white.
- Nehellenia: Nehellenia gave us a contemporary Cinderella.
- La Diamond: Diamond gave us a showgirl fantasy, with sparkly silver and lots of pink feathers.
I’m not totally sure why, but the next stage was for one competitor to be eliminated – it was Petite was told to sashay away. Not sure that I totally agreed with that decision but it was fairly academic – it didn’t feel like Petite was in with a chance of winning.
That left us with a three-way lip-sync between Aura, Nehellenia, and Diamond.
The track was Festival by Paola and Chiara.
This is an upbeat track, but I’m not totally sure of the logic of choosing this for the final lip-sync.
Three-way lip-syncs in this format are always pretty messy, and this was no exception. It was a nice moment at the end when the Top 3 joined hands with the entire cast to celebrate the end of the season.
Obviously, it was Diamond that was declared the winner of the season. It couldn’t have been anyone else. She has dominated this competition from Episode 1 and it was great to see her take the crown.
Season 2, done!
Final Ranking: She’s had front-runner energy from the very beginning – it was no surprise that Diamond was able to go all the way and take the crown.
Final Ranking: It’s been ups and downs so far for Aura but she made it all the way to Top 3 – it’s been a very strong season for Aura.
Final Ranking: Nehellenia was the narrator of the season and she’s very watchable and likeable. Top 3 was a great result for Nehellenia.
La Petite Noire
Final Ranking: It was a great season for Petite, making it all the way to Top 4. Petite serves looks and performance – that’s a great combination. We’ll be seeing a lot more of Petite Noire.
Final Ranking: Skandalove is returning to drag after a long break. She’s had an excellent season – demonstrating to the world that she’s very good at drag. She was eliminated in Episode 7, beaten in the lip-sync by Petite.
Final Ranking: I really like Gioffré – she seems to have grown up in New Your City and then moved back to Italy. Her drag seems a bit alternative but that didn’t seem to hold her back in this competition. It was a solid season for Gioffré but she was eliminated in Episode 6, beaten in the lip-sync by Skandalove.
Final Ranking: Panthera has a really strong aesthetic and doesn’t seem to take herself too seriously. On stage, she’s a compelling performer, but the acting challenges were her downfall. Eliminated in Episode 4, beaten in the li[sync by Gioffré .
Final Ranking: It’s been a roller-coaster so far for Obama and she seemed to be getting frustrated with the critiques from the judges. Eliminated in Week 3, beaten in the lip-sync by Panthera.
Final Ranking: Tanissa never quite found her feet in this competition – eliminated in Episode 2, beaten in the lip-sync by Obama.
Final Ranking: Narciso is the Pork Chop of the season. After not excelling in the Design Challenge of Episode 1, she was beaten in the lip-sync by Panthera.