RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 Finale! (ISH)

29 Apr

Hello, fellow Highkickers!

After taking a break from the competition last week the queens are back, but BOY did this “Finale” episode leave us wanting more! If you missed it, watch it here. Don’t forget to get John&Jon’s take — (Damiania Garcia also joins the boys this week). Check out the recap here.

As you likely know by now, the three final queens – Sharon Needles, Chad Michaels, and Phi Phi O’Hara – were shaking in their platforms on Monday as Ru announced, “America’s next Drag Superstar will be…(long pause)…announced next week.” What?! C’mon! That’s right — NO WINNER. We will have to wait until next week to find out who the winner is, who wins the Miss Congeniality Prize, and why the hell Willam was kicked off the show! Unbelievable!

According to Perez Hilton, Ru said of the event, “The race is so close that I couldn’t resist sharing the excitement of the final crowning moment with an audience of superfans. This is just the beginning of ‘Drag Race’ live events for future seasons!”

We shall have to see how that plays out! As far as this week goes, the episode revolves around the making of RuPaul’s new music video for “Glamazon”…

While there are no guest judges, Candis Cayne does stop by to offer choreography tips. As you may know, Candis has been on the show previously and a judge on Drag U. (For those of you who do not know Candis, I can offer an interesting factoid. According to her Wikipedia entry, “Cayne is the first transgender actor to play a recurring transgender character in prime time…as the transgender character Alexis Stone in season six of Nip/Tuck.”

We also get a visit from previous Drag Race winners, Raja and Tyra Sanchez, who swing by to practice Drag Race violence with the girls!

Watch the final product, the “Glamazon” video, here. The video stars not only the three remaining finalists, but also features this season’s guest judges, including Elvira, Pamela Anderson, Jennifer Tilly, and Rose McGowan. (You also get to see Santino get stomped on, which is a pleasure in and of itself!)

The ladies certainly work the runway this week. While Chad is a professional who never lets you down, Sharon is definitely the wittiest, and Phi Phi does have a bit of sparkle!

Thanks to Tom+Lorenzo for the fab pics and a great overview this week! Check out this fab tidbit from T+L, “Y’know, we were fully prepared to start this recap off with the word ‘Ugh,’ and then follow it with another 700 words on how disgusted we are by the win, but instead we’re ughing over something completely different.” Ha!

Until next week…

xo Mandy


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