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RuPaul's Drag Race: Queen of Queens
Genre Reality

Game Show

Created by World of Wonder
Starring RuPaul Charles

Michelle Visage

Ross Matthews

Carson Kressley

Opening Theme "RuPaul's Drag Race" Theme
Location Los Angeles, California
Country Of Origin USA
Number Of Episodes 12
Running Time 60 minutes
Original Channel: VH1
Original Air Date January 3rd 2020 - March 20th 2020
Produced by RuPaul Charles

World of Wonder

Directed by Nick Murray

RuPaul's Drag Race: Queen of Queens is an American reality competition television series produced by World of Wonder for VH1. The show is a spin-off of RuPaul's Drag Race that features the winners of the first 11 seasons of the show and the five winners of All Stars. RuPaul plays the roles of host, mentor, and source of inspiration for this series, as contestants are given different challenges each week. RuPaul's Drag Race employs a panel of judges, including RuPaul, Michelle Visage and a host of other guest judges, who critique contestants' progress throughout the competition.

Format

For the first time ever, previous winners of RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars return to compete for the ultimate title of Queen of Queens.

Mini challenges

In the mini challenge, each contestant is asked to perform a different task with varying requirements and time limitations. Certain mini challenges are repeated from season to season. The winner of a mini challenge is sometimes rewarded with some kind of advantage in the main challenge. Though most episodes have a mini challenge, select episodes do not and progress straight to the main challenge.

Main challenges

The requirements of the main challenge vary across each episode, and can be individual or group challenges. The winner of the main challenge also receives a cash prize of $5,000 for their win.

The goal of each main challenge involves a new theme and outcome. Contestants are often asked to design and construct a custom outfit, sometimes incorporating unconventional materials. Other challenges focus on the contestants' ability to present themselves on camera, perform with music, or perform humorously.

Judging

Michelle Visage, Ross Matthews and Carson Kressley are the staple judges alongside RuPaul. Visage joined the main show at the start of season 3, while Matthews and Kressley joined at the start of season 7, and each joins RuPaul and Visage on alternate episodes.

The judges each provide their opinion on the contestants' performances in the main challenge and on the runway before RuPaul announces which queen is the episode's winner and which two had the weakest performances. The day before judging, the contestants are all provided with a song by a female artist to which they must learn the lyrics. The contestants deemed as being the bottom two must "lip sync for their lives" to the song in a final attempt to impress RuPaul. In the regular series, after the lip sync, RuPaul alone decides who stays and who leaves. However, due to the high stakes of this season, all 4 judges vote on who should stay. If the vote goes to deadlock, the winner of the main challenge also gets a vote.

Contestants

Contestant Name Age Season Outcome
BeBe Zahara Benet Nea Marshall Kudi Ngwa 39 1 13th Place
Tyra Sanchez James Ross 32 2 16th Place
Raja Sutan Amrull 46 3 6th Place
Sharon Needles Aaron Coady 38 4 15th Place
Jinkx Monsoon Jerick Hoffer 32 5 9th Place
Bianca Del Rio Roy Haylock 45 6 Runner-Up
Violet Chachki Paul Dardo 28 7 11th/10th Place
Bob The Drag Queen Christopher Caldwell 34 8 Winner
Sasha Velour Alexander Steinburg 33 9 12th Place
Aquaria Giovanni Palandrani 24 10 8th Place
Yvie Oddly Jovan Bridges 26 11 7th Place
Chad Michaels Chad Michaels 49 All Stars 1 4th Place
Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 Justin Honard 36 All Stars 2 3rd Place
Trixie Mattel Brian Firkus 30 All Stars 3 5th Place
Monét X Change Kevin Burtin 30 All Stars 4 14th Place
Trinity The Tuck Ryan Taylor 34 All Stars 4 11th/10th Place

Lip Syncs

Episode Contestants Song Judges' Votes (To Save) Winner Eliminated
1 Tyra Sanchez

vs Violet Chachki

"9 to 5" by Dolly Parton Michelle: Violet

Ross: Violet

Jane: Violet

Lily: Violet

RuPaul: Tyra

Violet Chachki Tyra Sanchez
2 Bianca Del Rio

vs Sharon Needles

"Good as Hell" by Lizzo Michelle: Sharon

Carson: Bianca

Katy: Bianca

RuPaul: Bianca

Bianca Del Rio Sharon Needles
3 Yvie Oddly

vs Monét X Change

"Make Me Feel" by Janelle Monae Michelle: Yvie

Ross: Yvie

Shania: Monét

RuPaul: Monét

Aquaria: Yvie

Yvie Oddly Monét X Change
4 Bebe Zahara Benet

vs Trinity the Tuck

"Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga Michelle: Bebe

Carson: Trinity

Gaga: Trinity

RuPaul: Trinity

Trinity the Tuck Bebe Zahara Benet
5 Sasha Velour vs Trixie Mattel "Careless Whisper" by George Michael Michelle: Trixie

Ross: Sasha

Demi: Sasha

RuPaul: Trixie

Trinity: Trixie

Trixie Mattel Sasha Velour
6 Trinity the Tuck & Violet Chachki

vs Bob the Drag Queen & Yvie Oddly

"Glamourous" by Fergie Michelle: Bob and Yvie

Carson: Bob and Yvie

Lady Buny: Bob and Yvie

RuPaul: Bob and Yvie

Bob the Drag Queen & Yvie Oddly Trinity the Tuck & Violet Chachki
7 Raja

vs Jinkx Monsoon

"Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett Michelle: Raja

Ross: Jinkx

Sarah: Jinkx

Leslie: Raja

RuPaul: Raja

Raja Jinkx Monsoon
8 Alaska

vs Aquaria

"Rain on My Parade" by Barbra Streisand Michelle: Alaska

Carson: Alaska

Nick: Aquaria

John: Aquaria

RuPaul: Alaska

Alaska Aquaria
9 Bob the Drag Queen

vs Yvie Oddly

"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor Michelle: Bob

Ross: Yvie

Stella: Bob

RuPaul: Yvie

Alaska: Bob

Bob the Drag Queen Yvie Oddly
10 Alaska

vs Raja

"Believe" by Cher Michelle: Alaska

Carson: Alaska

Cher: Alaska

RuPaul: Alaska

Alaska Raja
1 1 - Alaska

vs Bob the Drag Queen

2 - Chad Michaels vs Bianca Del Rio

3 - Bob the Drag Queen

vs Bianca Del Rio

1 - "Cover Girl" by RuPaul

2 - "Sissy That Walk" by RuPaul

3 - "Call Me Mother" by RuPaul

1 - Michelle: Bob

Carson: Alaska

Ross: Bob

RuPaul: Bob

2 -

Michelle: Bianca

Carson: Chad

Ross: Bianca

RuPaul: Bianca

3 - RuPaul's decision was final

1 -Bob the Drag Queen

2 - Bianca Del Rio

3 - Bob the Drag Queen (Winner)

1- Alaska

2 - Chad Michaels

3 - Bianca Del Rio (Runner Up)

Episodes

Episode Title Synopsis Airdate
1 Queen of Snatch Game The Queens are back and their first challenge is to impress acting legends Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda with their impersonations in The Snatch Game. On the runway, the theme is "An Ode To Drag Race".

Guest Judges: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda

Winner: Jinkx Monsoon

Eliminated: Tyra Sanchez

January 3rd 2020
2 Bake That, Baby! The Queens must write, direct and star in their own cookery show. On the runway, the theme is "Night of 1000 Janets".

Guest Judge: Lizzo

Winner(s): Sasha Velour & Monet X Change

Eliminated: Sharon Needles

January 10th 2020
3 Honey, I Shrunk The Drag Queens! The Queens have to design matching outfits for themselves and their dwarf partner and present the look on the runway. On the runway, the theme is "Disney Princess".

Guest Judge: Janelle Monae

Winner: Aquaria

Eliminated: Monet X Change

January 17th 2020
4 Going Full Gaga Lady Gaga returns and tasks the Queens with making her over for a photoshoot. On the runway, the theme is "Disastrous Date".

Guest judge: Lady Gaga Winner: Aquaria & Raja

Eliminated: Bebe Zahara Benet

January 24th 2020
5 Undress that Body The Queens are tasked with a nude photoshoot. On the runway, the theme is "Ghosts and Ghouls".

Guest Judge: Demi Moore

Winner: Trinity the Tuck

Eliminated: Sasha Velour

January 31st 2020
6 The Library is Now Open The Queens read each other and then are assigned partners to write a children's story. On the runway, the theme is "Sexy Librarian".

Guest Judge: Lady Bunny

Winner: Bianca Del Rio & Trixie Mattel

Eliminated: Trinity the Tuck & Violet Chachki

February 7th 2020
7 American Hoe Story The Queens face a the challenge of starring in a low budget B-Movie alongside American Horror Story stars Angela Bassett and Sarah Paulson. On the runway, the theme is "Hoe Chic".

Guest Judges: Sarah Paulson & Leslie Grossman

Winner: Chad Michaels

Eliminated: Jinkx Monsoon

February 14th 2020
8 Burn, Baby, Burn The Queens are challenged to write a series of jokes for a roasting of the judge's panel.

Guest judge: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney

Winner: Bianca Del Rio

Eliminated: Aquaria

February 21st 2020
9 Ghosts of Drag Race Past The queens are split into two teams to recreate iconic drag race moments and looks. On the runway, the theme is RuDemption.

Guest judge: Stella McCartney

Winner: Alaska

Eliminated: Yvie Oddly

February 28th 2020
10 It's Cher, Bitch! The queens are tasked to write a verse to RuPaul's new track "I'm Cher, Bitch!" while on the runway, it's a Cher Ball, with three looks required, a Cher homage, a Diva look, and Academy Awards Eleganza.

Guest judge: Cher

Winner: Chad Michaels

Eliminated: Raja

March 6th 2020
11 It's The Big Time! As the finale arrives, the five final queens first take part in a runway mini challenge, which results in a shock early elimination. The remaining four queens pick a previous contestant to return and help them claim the title of Queen of Queens. On the runway, the theme is "Fit for a Queen". This is then followed by a lip-sync extravaganza, with queen's paired based on the judges critiques.

Winner: Bob The Drag Queen

Runner-up: Bianca Del Rio

Eliminated: Trixie Mattel (Mini Challenge), Alaska (Lip Sync vs Bob), Chad Michaels (Lip Sync vs Bianca)

March 13th 2020
12 Reunion, Hunnys! The Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race: Queen of Queens reunite to reflect on the season and recount their highlights of returning to the show once again. March 20th 2020

Guest Judges

A list of judges includes:

  • Lily Tomlin
  • Jane Fonda
  • Lizzo
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Demi Moore
  • Lady Bunny
  • Sarah Paulson
  • Leslie Grossman
  • Nick Kroll
  • John Mulaney
  • Stella McCartney
  • Cher
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