Each season, RuPaul’s Drag Race fanatics eagerly await the debut of the finalists’ official music video – a Drag Race tradition as beloved as “The Snatch Game” or the annual finale-night audience cameo by Porkchop Parker. This season’s music video for “The Realness” will air in full on Logo this Saturday, but you can check out a sickening snippet of the top three queens (anime-eyed Instagram illusionist Kim Chi, comic genius Bob the Drag Queen, and leggy glamazon Naomi Smalls) werking it, lip-synching for their lives, and basically not effing it up in the video right now – only on Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks.
The sneak peek of the video for RuPaul’s ‘90s-reminiscent club banger features the top three painted for the gods in Day-Glo makeup straight out of a Deee-Lite or Klaxons vid (or maybe Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”), literally lighting up the screen and all proving that they are worthy of the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar.
The full “The Realness” video will premiere Saturday, May 14, right before Logo’s unprecedented broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest. Probably the only televised talent competition more colorful, sequins-strewn, and over-the-top than Drag Race itself, Eurovision is one of the most-watched broadcasts in the world, with an average annual audience of 125 million viewers in 45 countries. However, this year marks the first time that American viewers will actually be able to watch Eurovision live on television – with commentary by RPDR judge Carson Kressley and The View’s Michelle Collins! Eurovision will also be live-streamed on LogoTV.com. The broadcast begins at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT.
Kim Chi, Bob the Drag Queen, or Naomi Smalls will be crowned the Season 8 RuPaul’s Drag Race winner on the finale airing next Monday, May 16. May the best woman win!