Who Will Win 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 8? Episode 3 Power Rankings
The third episode of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 8 aired this Friday, and we're down another queen. Plus with basically two ball challenges, a singing challenge and RDR Live, we've got plenty of info on who here is a contender for the crown and who is the dreaded "filler queen."
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This week we said goodbye to Mrs. Kasha Davis, who always seemed like a longshot to win. Last week I had her ranked 8th out of the 10 remaining queens, and with fashion and sewing both being weaknesses, we knew this was going to be a tough week for her to survive.
Which brings us to the question: who will win Season 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars?
To that end, I've put together a ranking of the 9 remaining queens competing on this season, ordered from least likely to most likely to be inducted into the Drag Race Hall of Fame. It's a power ranking if you will, and while there are supposed spoilers on dark corners of the internet, I haven't read any of them. This ranking is also based on how likely the queen is to WIN the competition, not just go far.
Here's my ranking from last week after Episodes 1 & 2 premiered if you'd like to read.
Feel free to swing back to Parade from week to week because I will be updating as the season progresses.
Who will win RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 8? Episodes 3 Power Rankings:
9. Darienne Lake
Last week's placement: Ninth
Track Record: Bottom, Safe, Bottom
Things are really not looking good for Darienne. She's narrowly avoided elimination twice, but I just can't see a way in which she'll survive if she ends up in the bottom for a third time. Granted she's been dished two fashion challenges and a dancing challenge, which seems brutally unfair to the comedy queen, but even so, I think the question for Darienne is not "Can she win?" but "How long can she hang on?" I didn't necessarily think her fashion this week (or in general) was bad and considering she's up against some "fashion queens" I think she's performed admirably.
8. Kahanna Montrese
Last week's placement: Tenth
Track Record: Winner, Bottom, Safe
Kahanna did win the first challenge, but it's been a bit of a rocky ride since. Several queens voted to clip her last week, and while her looks this week were strong, she didn't make it into the top. Perhaps if we get another song-and-dance episode soon, she'll bounce back up, but once Darienne is gone, I suspect she'll find her runway short.
7. Jaymes Mansfield
Last week's placement: Sixth
Track Record: Top, Top, Safe
The judging this season has been weird, I will say. The tops and bottoms have been mostly baffling, and while Jaymes was safe this week, I thought her long cookie arms, bunchy lemon bathing suit and iffy apron looks should have landed her in the bottom. Granted she's gotten two top placements, but I just think she's being a bit outshined by those above her.
6. Lala Ri
Last week's placement: Fifth
Track Record: Top, Safe, Top
Lala fell a slot this week, but that's really only due to Jessica Wild's spectacular performance. Her runways were very solid, and especially coming off of the bag look during her original ball challenge, she needed some redemption. I really liked her cow bandit ensemble, but the final look was a bit meh. I'm not sure how she managed to snatch a spot in the top, but as I will keep saying, the judging this season is bizarre.
5. Alexis Michelle
Last week's placement: Fourth
Track Record: Top, Safe, Safe
Alexis Michelle should have won this challenge, or at the very least been in the top. Her biker cow look was camp, her blueberry gown was the most lavish ensemble of the entire ball, and her paper bag fringe look was just as good as Lala's beige skirt and Kandy's third corset. THE JUDGING IS GETTING FUNKY.
4. Jessica Wild
Last week's placement: Seventh
Track Record: Safe, Safe, Win
Jessica Wild was clearly the big winner this week. Not only did she escape her safe streak, but she also managed to be the first all star to TKO her lip sync assassin. The Fruit Loop dress was camp perfection, and her acai berry look was a witty reference to her original season. Also, she did assist Jimbo to her win last week in the most viral RDR Live sketch (although that didn't seem to help Kasha much). While I still am not sure I see winner potential, I do think Jessica will stick around a few more weeks.
3. Heidi N Closet
Last week's placement: Second
Track Record: Safe, Top, Safe
Something is going on with Heidi. For those of you who skipped Untucked (and therefore only got half the story), she threatens to quit seemingly out of nowhere and then is talked down off the ledge by Kandy. I do think Heidi, like Alexis, deserved the top slots taken by Kandy and Jimbo, for her strawberry pants look alone. She seems frustrated by something, and I'm not sure that bodes well for her future.
2. Kandy Muse
Last week's placement: Third
Track Record: Safe, Safe, Top
I really cannot for the life of me figure out why Kandy was in the top this week when she brought out basically three corsets. And it wasn't like the judges didn't realize that. THEY BROUGHT IT UP. I love Kandy's personality, but so far, I feel like she hasn't really stood out much. The judges, however, seem to feel differently, and so when it comes to winner potential, I think she's now in the second position, especially if Heidi does end up throwing in the towel.
Last week's placement: First
Track Record: Safe, Win, Top
Jimbo wore a hideous, ill-fitting artichoke dress and still found herself in the top. The judges love Jimbo. I love Jimbo. The world loves Jimbo. It's becoming more and more apparent that unless someone takes her out Manila Luzon-style, that she will be winning this season.
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