Lip-sync assassins are former queens who are known to have remarkable performances or won a great deal of their lip-syncs during a season, removing much of their fellow queens. Now that iconic queen Shea Couleé has actually been crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 5, it is time to recall at the season’s lip-syncs from worst to finest. As opposed to previous All Stars seasons when the two top queens of the week would face-off in a Lip-Sync for Your Legacy, a lip-sync assassin was tapped every week to carry out against one leading queen of the week.
Absolutely nothing was worse this season than seeing Davenport, among the franchises most lauded performers, be relegated to perform a country song. And it’s not that country tunes can’t be carried out on drag race – they can and some of them are even a great fit! In the words of Alyssa Edward’s, there was some Rigga Morris going on here!
Shea Couleé vs. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo – “Open Your Heart”. This wasn’t a “bad” lip-sync per se, however numerous fans just could not get over why Miss Vanjie was brought back as an assassin, as she isn’t related to as a lip-sync assassin in the fandom. She also didn’t do bad in the performance, however Couleé plainly out-performed her and won this match smoothly.
Jujubee vs. Monét X Change – “Juice”. Jujubee might have been a lip-sync assassin on any other season, however this time, she didn’t understand the words to Lizzo’s “Juice”. Still, this was an enjoyable time and Monét X Changes performance made a great deal of us recognized that she is in fact a lip-sync assassin even if we were puzzled in the beginning by her showing up. After this, a lot of audiences searched for her efficiencies from season 10 and All Stars 4, including her renowned split fake-out from the former.
Miz Cracker vs. Roxxxy Andreews – “One Last Time”. Overall, this lip-sync wasn’t that amazing from a broad view of it but Roxxxy Andrews was there to make it clear that she was going to leave an effect on All Stars 5. She came prepared with all of the gags and actually overshadowed everything that Miz Cracker had to offer.
Miz Cracker vs. Morgan McMichaels – “Where Have You Been”. There is a conspiracy theory on Reddit that this lip-sync was really recorded two times because the show’s producers wanted it to be a tie when McMichaels was plainly going to be the winner. Regardless, it’s clear that she was the finest one in this and it is still odd that both of them were given a win. Let’s be genuine, McMichaels was so good, it made us forget she’s not really a lip-sync assassin.
Shea Couleé vs. Alyssa Edwards – Neutron Dance. Alyssa Edwards provided such an unusual, relatively low-energy for her lip-sync that led fans to believe she was paid to lose this match-up. Nevertheless, this can’t eliminate from the fact that Couleé left it all on the stage and performed the heck out of this song, offsetting how strange this lip-sync might have appeared.
India Ferrah vs. Yvie Oddly. The really first lip-sync of the season was the best one. Not an “assassin”, Oddly has actually provided the franchise some memorable lip-syncs.