Drag Race Spain – The Recap: Episode 3
Are you up to speed with Episode 3 of Drag Race Spain? Let’s get into it.
If you’re wondering which season of Drag Race you should be prioritising and emotionally investing in, it’s definitely Drag Race Spain.
The energy of this entire production is *chef’s kiss* perfection.
This was a quick-drag mini-challenge, with a football theme.
The winner was Killer Queen.
The main challenge
This week, it was the Mocatriz challenge – the triple-threat of Modelo, Cantante y Actriz.
As the winner of the mini-challenge, Killer Queen got to assign the groups and the themes for each group.
- Grannies – Killer Queen and Arantxa
- Glamour – Carmen and Novima
- Bad Girls – Hugáceo and Pupi
- Hookers – Sagitaria and Inti
We saw a lot of the filming and also the finished product. It was all fairly messy and stupid, but good fun.
The theme for this week was Roots – presenting a look that represents where you are from.
This week’s guest judge was Carlos Areces – an actor who is also part of the group Ojete Calor and their song Mocatriz.
- Pupi: I didn’t really get all the references in Pupi’s outfit, but it was a put-together look with a lot of detail and it clearly told a story.
- Inti: This was a dramatic look from Inti, drawing on her Bolivian heritage.
- Arantxa: Arantxa was serving cheese and ham. She brought personality, but the outfit was a bit underwhelming.
- Hugáceo: I really liked this – it was a half-constructed falla effigy. You see these in a festival in Catalan – huge effigies that are burnt in bonfires.
- Dovima: Combining a princess and a knight, this was fashion from Dovima. A successful look.
- Carmen: Although she was channeling an Iberian lynx, the judges nailed it when it looked like she was from the cast of Cats.
- Sagittaria: Sagittaria gave us crema catalana – a delicious dessert. The concept was simple, but this was perfectly executed. She looked gorgeous, she looked fashion, but it was done with a sense of humour.
- Killer: I’m not quite sure why Killer was dressed as a cat, but she was Mr. Mistoffelees to Carmen’s Grizabella. It wasn’t a total disaster, but it was clearly one of the weaker looks on the runway.
Carmen, Arantxa, Killer, and Hugáceo were declared safe.
The Top 2 were Pupi and Sagittaria.
The Bottom 2 were Inti and Dovima.
I probably would have put Killer in the Bottom 2 instead of Dovima, but it’s a close call.
After the judges’ critique came the drama.
Inti declared that she wouldn’t be lip-syncing and that she had decided to leave the competition. There was nothing that anyone could say to change her mind.
The track was Mocatriz by Ojete Calor.
It was a private show, with Dovima centre stage.
Dovima is beautiful, but for a TV show I think we need to see a bit more energy from her.
Episode 3, done!
Current Ranking: The character is interesting and the sense of style is strong. We definitely want to see a lot more from Hugáceo.
Current Ranking: Carmen is not here to mess around. She’s drag excellence, and she knows it.
Current Ranking: Sagittaria is young and skinny and possibly a bit insecure – that can come off as being a bit bitchy but she definitely makes good TV. This competition seems to suit her.
Current Ranking: Killer Queen has been flying under the radar so far, but the judges are wanting to see a clearer point of view from her. That’s going to add some pressure.
Arantxa Castilla-La Mancha
Current Ranking: Arantxa is ditzy and fun. Good to watch. While she’s got a winning personality, it seems as if her runway looks might be her downfall.
Current Ranking: It was a bit of a shaky start for Pupi in this competition – but she’s definitely bounced back. Pupi seems to have quite a big reputation coming into this competition. She’s always entertaining to watch.
Current Ranking: Dovima is still finding her feet in this competition. She seems quite reserved, so it’s not clear how she’s going to make that work for her on this show.
Final Ranking: Inti is gorgeous, but she never really looked comfortable in the format of this show. Episode 3, Inti walked rather than face the lip-sync.
Final Ranking: Eliminated in Week 2 – losing the lip-sync to Arantxa. What’s intriguing is that it seemed like she intended to wear those big horse-hoof shoes with every outfit. That’s a choice.
Final Ranking: The Macarena was the first to leave the series – eliminated in the lip-sync by Dovima.
Supremme de Luxe is the host and head judge for the panel. Joining Supremme on the panel are Javier Calvo, Javier Ambrossi, and Ana Locking.
The Pit Crew
Drag Race Espana knows what it’s doing with its Pit Crew. Think a club parade along the beach on Ibiza. There’s a lot of boys and they’re designed to get our attention. Job done.
In a smart marketing move, the boys of the Pit Crew of Drag Race Espana aren’t unknown faces – these are guys with big social media followings who know how to work a camera.
Good job, team.