‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: The 5 Best Lip-Syncs from Season 12, Ranked

by Jeremy Spirogis
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It’s time to revisit the lip-sync performances from season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. From the season’s resident lip-sync assassins to our future winner, plenty of queens delivered nice, memorable performances.

For the aim of the record, we won’t be included the lip-syncs from the season finale:

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5. Tie: Heidi N Closet vs. Jackie Cox – ‘Kill the Lights’ or Widow Von’Du vs. Jackie Cox – ‘Firework’

These two lip-syncs are two that Jackie Cox most likely ought to have gone dwelling for. Still, she lasted up till the highest 5. “Kill the Lights” is an attention-grabbing one as a result of it served a lot enjoyable vitality. It additionally launched, to most individuals, this superb tune by Alex Newell that you simply possible by no means heard of earlier than this. But regardless of how nice it was, it was additionally mismatched. While Heidi truly carried out the tune with a bit of little bit of animation, Cox solely delivered cooky camp. This was the primary double shantay of the season.

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It was a bit controversial, as many followers thought that Heidi should have won it by herself and the double shantay ought to have been used the week prior with “Firework.” Won’Du was nice as traditional for that one and Cox gave a strong efficiency whereas in a garment to symbolize her tradition.

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4. Widow Von’Du vs. Jan – ‘This Is My Night’

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Though Jan didn’t do that dangerous, she was simply out of her league when, within the phrases of Jackie Cox, Widow Von’Du actually had the soul Chaka Khan put in her physique. As a lot as we don’t wish to say it, this gave us season Four flashbacks from when Kenya Michaels head-to-head in opposition to Latrice Royale. Von’Du fairly actually slayed this tune in each facet. The nice half about this lip-sync particularly is that everyone knows that Widow Von’Du is a wonderful dancer, however she didn’t even must make the most of any of those abilities to win this one handily.

3. Jaida Essence Hall vs. Heidi N Closet – ‘1999’

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You know that one Lip Sync for Your Life {that a} winner that they need to get out of the way in which on their journey to the crown? This was it for season 12’s eventual winner, Jaida Essence Hall. Thought Heidi was one of many lip-sync assassins for the season, she stood no probability in opposition to Hall the second she headed towards the again of the stage and kicked her leg up. It was over then! Heidi held her personal, but it surely simply wasn’t sufficient.

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2. Jaida Essence Hall – ‘Call Your Girlfriend’

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In one of many first two lip-syncs through which the highest two performers went head-to-head as an alternative of a Lip Sync for Your Life, Hall confirmed us within the second episode that was actually on the extent of a winner. She effortlessly carried out the Robyn quantity providing you with efficiency, camp, theatrics, dance strikes…every part!

1. Widow Von’Du vs. Gigi Goode – ‘Starships’

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The very first lip-sync of the season, with visitor choose Nicki Minaj, was the perfect one. For the second lip-sync through which the highest two performers battled one another, Von’Du could have maybe given one of many single-best lip-sync performances in the entire franchise. This says so much, given what number of occasions the Kansas City queen seems on this record. Eventual runner-up Gigi Goode gave a stable efficiency however relied an excessive amount of on humorous antics. She wasn’t any

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