It’s been about a month or so since I wrote about season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a zany, deliciously campy bit of reality goodness that is one of the highlights of my TV week. In said piece, I gave some thoughts on the remaining contestants and a few predictions over who I thought would leave and when. I figured since we’re getting down to the nitty gritty, as tonight will leave us with a final five, it might be time to revisit my thoughts and see how they’re working out.
I’ve been mostly right about the elimination order, which was a nice surprise. In the first episode after I published, the gorgeous Mariah flubbed her impersonation of Joan Crawford during an already underwhelming episode of Snatch Game and then couldn’t remember a word to Jody Watley’s “Lookin’ For a New Love” (c’mon, girl) to be sent home in 9th place. As beautiful as she was, she just didn’t show the chops necessary to compete on a stage like this and it was her time to go.
Following Mariah’s exit, Stacy Layne Bryant Matthews Lattisaw Q was next to go, thanks to her lack of fashion skills, lifeless lip sync, and messy cake in the decorating challenge. Stacy strikes me as someone with so much upside that I wasn’t that sad to see her go; she’s young and she’s never been surrounded by more professional drag queens before, so get this girl a drag mother STAT. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that she’s flourishing when we revisit her in a future season and I think she has enough rawness to her that she could build herself into a pretty darn good queen.
Finally, in the most recent episode, Delta Work sashayed away due to another timid performance in the challenge. I was wrong here, but I never knew what to make of Delta and always deemed her a floater. She has the fashion and runway presence to be a top 3 contestant, but she has failed every acting/personality challenge they’ve given and her lack of an ability to push her nerves aside ultimately did her in. Read More...