Drag Race Holland – The re-cap: Episode 6
Are you up-to-speed with Episode 6 of Drag Race Holland? Let’s get into it.
This week, it’s the make-over challenge!
The mini challenge
Even though the make-over challenge is fairly major, we still also had a fairly solid mini-challenge.
The concept was Save The Date – each queen went on a date with Niek Marijnissen and had to do their best to keep their man at the table and interested.
This was fun, and everyone seemed to do a good job, but Ma’MaQueen clearly took it next-level and was declared the winner.
The maxi challenge
The make-over challenge is always a tricky one, but this all got very emotional.
The queens were making over a family member.
- Envy had her mother
- Janey had her mother
- Ma’MaQueen had her father
- Abby had her brother
- Chelsea had her best friend
There was a nice energy throughout this challenge, and we spent a lot of time hearing from the family members and discussing the journeys of each family.
Ryanne van Dorst – a guest judge this week – came into the work-room and interviewed everyone to help draw out their stories.
In line with what you’d expect from a make-over challenge, the theme for this week’s runway was We Are Family.
- Miss Abby OMG: This was a Street Fighter look. It was a bit cos-play, but Abby and her brother delivered it with energy.
- Envy Peru: Very strong from Envy. The resemblance was strong, there was a llama reveal, and very strong storytelling – backed up by outfits that looked good.
- Janey Jacké: Janey delivered a strong family resemblance in the looks. It was solid.
- Chelsea Boy: Drawing on Mars Attacks, Chelsea Boy gave us identical alien fem-bots. The look made sense, but it resulted in a runway presentation without much energy.
- Ma’MaQueen: Ma’MaQueen’s father was all in on this challenge and it was brilliant to see. I’m not sure why Ma’MaQueen opted to make them both pregnant – given that we’ve already seen this from her – but they sold it. The outfits however were a bit of a mish-mash.
Fred van Leer is presiding over proceedings as head judge. I love his energy and enthusiasm – he makes every part of the show feel fun.
Also on the judging panel is Nikkie Plessen – Fred and Nikkie are the permanent members of the judging panel.
The guest judges this week were Ryanne van Dorst and Loiza Lamers.
I’m never a huge fan of structuring a show to try and make everyone cry as much as possible, and we seemed to get a lot of that this episode. I’m not totally heartless, it was all very touching and authentic, but it was just a lot of emotion – on the runway and back in the work-room – and the production team really leaned into that.
Overall, it was a fairly clear win to Envy. Abby was declared safe, leaving Chelsea, Janey, and Ma’MaQueen in the bottom three.
Ma’MaQueen was saved because she’d won the mini-challenge, leaving Chelsea and Janey in the Bottom 2.
The Lip Sync
The track was 9 To 5 by Dolly Parton.
It’s an iconic bop with plenty of storytelling.
This suited Janey’s look and personality, and it was pretty clear from the outset that Janey had this one in the bag.
Chelsea wasn’t helped by her outfit – her hair fell apart then came off and she never found her groove in this performance.
Janey even pulled out a sexy skirt reveal – if she’d done that on the runway she might have escaped the lip-sync.
As expected, Janey was declared the winner and Chelsea sashayed away.
Chelsea Boy has a really strong competition – making it to Episode 6 before being eliminated by Janey. Chelsea impressed with looks and performance. Clearly very talented.
Envy comes into the competition as the queen with the biggest reputation and the biggest expectations. So far, so good. She’s clearly the one to watch.
Janey looks like a force to be reckoned with. She gives great confessionals and she’s not here to mess around.
Madame brought the bearded queen to Drag Race. She made it to Week 4 when she was eliminated by Ma’MaQueen and Abby in a triple lip-sync.
It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride so far for Ma’MaQueen, but she’s made it through Episode 6.
There’s a lot to like about Megan – she was hilarious in the fitness video challenge. She made it to Episode 3 – eliminated by Abby.
Miss Abby OMG
Originally from Brazil, Abby has now made her home in the Netherlands. She’s super-cute and she’s got a lot of sass. She’s already had to lip-sync three times but she’s proved that she can put on a show.
A likeable queen but we said goodbye to Patty in Episode 2, sent home by Madame.
It was short but sweet for Roem, she is the Pork Chop of Holland’s Drag Race – eliminated by Megan.
Originally from Antwerp, Sederginne gravitates to older characters and it’s a point of difference that seems to be working for her. She started off very strongly, but stumbled in Episode 5 and was sent home by Abby.