After the cliffhanger on RuPaul’s Drag Race 2017 last week, we finally find out the returning queen on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9! RuPaul surprised us all last week, but now we see who is sashaying their way back into the competition! Plus, we have Lisa Kudrow in attendance and the queens will be doing some cheerleading as part of the challenge on Drag Race tonight, so you won’t want to miss a thing! Watch with us during our RuPaul’s Drag Race 2017 Live Recap below and see who got eliminated on RuPaul’s Drag Race 2017 tonight!
Last week on RuPauls Drag Race 2017, it was the premiere and time to meet the Season 9 queens. That was short-lived, as the first challenge started and it was pageant time! They had to show off a look of them wearing a frock and then give their best Lady Gaga impression. RuPaul shocked the queens by saying no one would be going home, but then dropped a bombshell: there is a 14th queen in the mix and they were arriving just as the episode ended!
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We find out that the returning queen is Cynthia Lee Fontaine! She had battled liver cancer, but is in remission now and excited RuPaul gave her this opportunity. However, the other queens are not excited to go against someone that has already done this before!
RuPaul always wanted to be a cheerleader, so now the queens will be! They will divide into teams of two to show of their moves and splits. Cheer captains will be Nina Bo’Nina and Cythina Lee! The squads are:
- Team Nina – Shea Coulee, Alexis, Aja, Sasha, Jaymes and Charlie
- Team Cynthia – Kimora, Eureka, Farrah Moan, Peppermint, Trinity and Valentina
Team Nina meets and Jaymes is offended she was called an underdog. We then see Alexis and Jaymes fight for their character, which Alexis gives up and then Jaymes is sucking at it during rehearsals. Alexis and Jaymes switch characters, but he is still sucking it up.
They then meet with a coach and he teaches him tumbling and flips! They are lifting those queens into the air, huh? As they get their costumes ready, Kimora talks about not wearing panties. She then proceeds to whine about having to put sequins on the costumes. Yeah, she is being a whiny queen and no one is impressed on RuPaul’s Drag Race 2017!
It is performance day, so the queens are getting ready. We hear Peppermint tell a story of getting beat up by a basketball player in high school, which is a really touching story. Then we get more details on Cynthia and another touching moment.
The judges tonight are Michelle Visage, The B-52’s and, of course, RuPaul. Ross Mathews is reporting from backstage as a “live reporter.” The word battle is fun and both sides are good, but I was definitely feeling Team Nina more. Then it was time for the tumbling and both did really good. Eureka popper her knee doing the splits, but continues on. They did the group dance and stunting and it was a very fun performance!
Time for the queens to hit the runway and it is a white party! I am loving Nina’s look. Aja is a little intense with the face mask. Farrah Moan is showing some booty with that dress. Valentina comes out in a wedding dress! Trinity is giving the shoulders on this one. Peppermint looks fierce with that coat. I love it! That hair is crazy on Eureka.
Time for some feedback from the judges, as RuPaul calls Nina, Alexis, Sasha, Aja, Cynthina Lee, Farrah Moan, Peppermint and Eureka. They are safe tonight and here are the critiques for the top and bottom queens tonight on RuPaul’s Drag Race 2017:
- Shea Coulee – Ross said tonight she is giving him futristic look and he is really feeling it. The B-52’s said she was doing some amazing flips.
- Charlie Hides – The B-52’s said they did not notice him during the performance. Ross said her look tonight on the runway is amazing though.
- Jaymes Mansfield – Michelle said the way she pads is glorious, but doesn’t remember her in the cheer. She hasn’t found anything funny from her and thinks she doesn’t believe in herself.
- Valentina – Michelle says she loves this gown and it is so beautiful. She was fully in character the entire time. Ross said he found himself looking for her during the performance.
- Trinity Taylor – B-52’s loved the outfit.
- Kimora – B-52’s said not strong. Michelle said worst on the runway and this is a white party.
The judges discuss the looks and I am thinking that Shea Coulee might win this one. Then we should have Kimora and Jaymes as the bottom two, as they were not liking either of them this week!
The winner of this challenge is Valentina, even with those nude shoes! The two queens in danger tonight are Kimora and Jaymes! Time to lip sync for their lives! They perform to “Love Shack” and this is such a hard one to perform to! Kimora is definitely trying to bring the sexy on this one and Jaymes is just awkward up there and very stiff. Kimora wins, which means that Jaymes has been eliminated tonight!
What did you think of the results on RuPaul’s Drag Race 2017 tonight?
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