‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5’: How Fans Went from Wanting the Lip-Sync Assassin Twist to Absolutely Hating It

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5’: How Fans Went from Wanting the Lip-Sync Assassin Twist to Absolutely Hating It

RuPaul’s Drag Race followers had been very excited when the fifth All Stars season was introduced to include lip-sync assassins. These are queens who’re identified to have memorable performances or received a lot of their lip-syncs throughout a season, eliminating lots of their fellow queens. Although this idea is nice in concept, many followers imagine that it was not executed accurately.

Jujubee in 2017 | FilmMagic

This was the primary large twist within the ‘All Stars’ format’

The lip-sync murderer concept was hailed by followers as a result of it was the primary main shake-up with the All Stars format since All Stars 2 first premiered. Though there have been smaller twists, akin to All Stars guidelines being suspended for a very good period of time in All Stars 4, there wasn’t any main change within the format of the present.

Because All Stars 5 aired a couple of 12 months from when it was filmed, plenty of spoilers leaked in regards to the present forward of time. The lip-sync murderer concept was already a giant one with and it continued to achieve traction via followers on Reddit as a giant twist within the upcoming season.

The twist modified the variety of winners every week

Due to the lip-sync murderer twist, just one All Star queen may win every week. This ended up with Miz Cracker having three wins, Shea Couleé having two wins, and Jujubee and India Ferrah each having one win earlier than Couleé took the crown. So out of the ten queens, solely 4 of them had been capable of win a problem.

This is totally different from prior All Stars seasons in that two queens had been capable of win a problem earlier than the Lip-Sync for Your Legacy. Fans imagine that this made it seem like a number of queens had dangerous observe data throughout the season once they actually didn’t. For instance, a number of queens akin to Alexis Mateo, Jujubee, Blair St. Clair, and even eventual winner Coulee might have been capable of safe extra wins within the competitors if the wins had been dually-shared like they had been in previous seasons.

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The many of the lip-sync assassins weren’t actually lip-sync assassins and the songs had been bizarre

During All Stars 5, the lip-sync assassins had been Yvie Oddly, Alyssa Edwards, Monét X Change, Morgan McMichaels, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Roxxxy Andrews, and Kennedy Davenport.

Out of all of those queens, only some are thought of to be assassins by followers. Before Davenport returned, followers had been very disillusioned. Viewers believed that different famous lip-sync assassins from the collection, akin to Peppermint, Trinity Ok. Bonet, Kameron Michaels, and Chi Chi DeVayne ought to have been featured.

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However, many followers do imagine that queens who haven’t competed on an All Stars season or received an everyday season couldn’t be an murderer. If that is true, it is sensible as to why the present selected the queens that they did for the assassins.

Aside from this, many individuals additionally thought that the tune picks for the lip-syncs weren’t becoming. For instance, Davenport, considered one of many best lip-sync performers within the franchise’s historical past, carried out to a Reba McEntire tune in opposition to Miz Cracker, and plenty of followers referred to as foul. Lots of people additionally thought that among the songs for the lip-syncs had been simply low-energy typically.

Though Couleé dominated the season and rightfully received, hopefully for subsequent All Stars, if the murderer twist is introduced again, producers will take plenty of followers’ critiques into consideration.

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