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Lip Sync For Your Lives[]

The Lip Sync For Your Lives was a special variation of the Lip Sync For Your Life used during RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 1. It was created to deal with the season's unique "teams" twist, and also introduced the panic button, which was only used during this season.

At the end of each episode, the two teams that performed worst in that week's challenge would have to select one of their members to represent the team in the lip sync. Before the lip sync began, the two teammates not lip syncing would step off to the side of the stage, and Ru would say the following:

"Two All Stars stand before me. Ladies, this is your last chance to impress me, and save your team from elimination. The time has come...for you to lip sync...FOR. YOUR. LIVES. Good luck, and don't fuck it up."

During the first minute of the lip sync, if the teammate not lip syncing felt that her partner was under-performing in the lip sync ("having a she-mergency," as it was referred to on the show), she would have the option to hit a "panic button" and take her partner's place in the lip sync. However, each team was allowed to use the panic button only once during the season.

Regardless of whether or not the panic button was used, following the lip sync Ru would announce the safety of the team he felt performed better in the lip sync with "Shantay, you stay," and would ask the team that was eliminated to "Sashay away."

Final Lip Syncs[]

The final two lip syncs of this season followed a different format than the one laid out by the rest of the season. In both cases, the two queens performing were lip syncing for themselves rather than on behalf of their team. As a result, these two lip syncs were referred to as a "Lip Sync For Your Life"

  • At the end of "Dynamic Drag Duos," as only two teams were left, the team that performed worst (consisting of Raven and Jujubee) had to lip sync against each other to earn a spot in the Top 3 alongside the two members of the winning team. However, due to the emotion of the performance, Ru declared that neither of the two would be eliminated, and all four queens would participate in the final challenge.
  • At the end of "The Grand Finale," two queens of the Top 4 were eliminated by Ru without being given the chance to lip sync. The Top 2 queens then lip synced against each other, with Ru selecting the winner of the season based on this performance.

Lip Sync For Your Legacy[]

A Lip Sync For Your Legacy was a special style of lip sync used during RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race 2. Notably, this format led to the queens eliminating each other rather than Ru eliminating them.

At the end of each episode, Ru would announce the two queens that performed best in that week's challenge as the "Top All Stars of the week." Ru would also select the 2-3 queens who performed worst in that week's challenge to be up for elimination. After this, the bottom queens would be given the chance in the workroom to defend their case for remaining in the competition to the Top 2 of the week. The Top 2 would then select a tube of lip stick bearing the name of one of the bottom queens, representing who they would eliminate if they were to win the lip sync. Next, all the queens would return to the main stage, with the Top 2 queens standing at the front of the runway, and Ru would say the following:

"Two top All Stars stand before me. Ladies, this is your chance to impress me, win $10,000, and earn the power, to give one of the bottom queens the chop. The time has come... for you to lip sync... FOR. YOUR. LEGACY. Good luck, and don't fuck it up."

Following the lip sync, Ru would select the queen he felt did the best in the lip sync. The winning queen would then reveal who she had chosen to eliminate, and that queen would be asked to "Sashay away" by Ru.

In All Stars 5, the Top All Star of the Week would lip sync for her legacy against a Lip Sync Assassin from a previous season; if the All Star wins the lip sync, she’ll get the power to eliminate a fellow queen, if the Assassin wins, the eliminated queen will be determined after a majority vote by the rest of the contestants, and the $10,000 tip rolls over to further episodes, until an All Star queen wins a lip sync.

Final Lip Sync[]

While still referred to as a "Lip Sync For Your Legacy", the final lip sync of this season followed a slightly different format.

In Season 2, a queen from the Top 4 was eliminated by Ru without getting the chance to lip sync. Following this, the remaining three queens all participated in the final "Lip Sync For Your Legacy," with Ru selecting a winner from the three based on the lip sync.

In Season 3, the previously eliminated queens had to pick the Top 2 All Stars of the season out of the four remaining queens, instead of Ru. Then, the final two participated in the last "Lip Sync For Your Legacy", with Ru selecting a winner from the two based on the lip sync.

In Season 4, Ru would eliminate two All Stars that would not have the chance to lip sync for their legacies. Then, the Top 2 participated in a final "Lip Sync For Your Legacy", which resulted in the first ever double crowning.

In Season 5, all the Top 3 queens participated in a "Lip Sync For The Crown", with Ru selecting a winner from the three based on the lip sync performance.

In Season 6, all the Top 4 queens participated in a "Lip Sync For The Crown", with Ru selecting a winner from the four based on the lip sync performance.

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Lip Sync Songs[]

Regular Lip Syncs[]

Episode Song Photo Winner(s) Loser Cut
1 "Million Dollar Bill (Freemasons Radio Mix)"
by Whitney Houston
AS9LS1 Angeria Paris VanMicheals Jorgeous Roxxxy Andrews
2 "Jump in the Line"
by Harry Belafonte
AS9LS2 Gottmik Plastique Tiara Angeria Paris VanMicheals
3 "Banana"
by Anitta
feat. Becky G
AS9LS3 Gottmik Nina West Jorgeous
4 "Black Cat"
by Janet Jackson
AS9LS4 Roxxxy Andrews & Vanessa Vanjie Angeria Paris VanMicheals
5 "Super Freaky Girl"
by Nicki Minaj
AS9LS5 Roxxxy Andrews Plastique Tiara Gottmik
6 "Be My Lover"
by La Bouche
AS9LS6 Angeria Paris VanMicheals Plastique Tiara Roxxxy Andrews
7 "Lovergirl"
by Teena Marie
AS9LS7 Angeria Paris VanMicheals Nina West Gottmik
8 "No One Gets the Prize"
by Diana Ross
AS9LS8 Roxxxy Andrews Plastique Tiara Angeria Paris VanMicheals
9 "Love Come Home (Subgroover's Music Video Edit)"
by Kristine W
AS9LS9 Jorgeous & Shannel N/A

LaLaPaRUza Lip Syncs[]

Episode Song Photo Winner Loser(s)
10 "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"
by En Vogue
AS9LS10 Angeria Paris VanMicheals Gottmik
"When I Grow Up"
by The Pussycat Dolls
AS9LS11 Vanessa Vanjie Plastique Tiara
"You Spin Me Round"
by Dead or Alive
AS9LS12 Shannel Nina West
"Holding Out for a Hero"
by Bonnie Tyler
AS9LS13 Roxxxy Andrews Jorgeous
"I'm Every Woman"
by Chaka Khan
AS9LS14 Shannel Vanessa Vanjie
"Groove Is in the Heart"
by Deee-Lite
AS9LS15 Roxxxy Andrews Angeria Paris VanMicheals
"Break Free"
by Ariana Grande
AS9LS16 Roxxxy Andrews Shannel

Regular Lip Syncs[]

Episode Song Photo Winner(s) Loser Eliminated
1 "Freakum Dress"
by Beyoncé
AS8LS1 Aja LaBeija Kahanna Montrese Monica Beverly Hillz
2 "She Bop"
by Cyndi Lauper
AS8LS2 Pangina Heals Jimbo Naysha Lopez
3 "Coconuts"
by Kim Petras
AS8LS3 Jessica Wild Ra'Jah O'Hara Mrs. Kasha Davis
4 "Bad Reputation"
by Joan Jett
AS8LS4 Shannel Jimbo Darienne Lake
5 "Hallucinate"
by Dua Lipa
AS8LS5 Jasmine Kennedie Jimbo
6 "I'm Not Perfect But I'm Perfect for You"
by Grace Jones
AS8LS6 Kandy Muse Angeria Paris VanMicheals Jaymes Mansfield
7 "About Damn Time"
by Lizzo
AS8LS7 LaLa Ri Jorgeous Kahanna Montrese
8 "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'"
by Nancy Sinatra
AS8LS8 Alexis Michelle Nicky Doll LaLa Ri
9 "Freak-A-Zoid"
by Midnight Star
AS8LS9 Jimbo Silky Nutmeg Ganache Alexis Michelle
10 "Jumpin' Jumpin'"
by Destiny's Child
AS8LS10 Priyanka Kandy Muse Jessica Wild
Lip Sync Assassin

Top Two Lip Syncs[]

Season 8's Episode 11 did not have a Lip-Sync Assassin, and was a Lip Sync for Your Legacy between two eliminated queens.

Episode Song Photo Top Two
Winner(s) Loser
11
(Double Win)
"Rain On Me"
by Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
AS8LS11 Jaymes Mansfield & LaLa Ri

Finale Lipsync[]

Episode Song Photo Winner Runner-Up
12 "Do You Wanna Funk"
by Sylvester & Patrick Cowley
AS8LS12 Jimbo Kandy Muse

Regular Lip Syncs[]

Episode Song Photo Winner(s) Loser Blocked
1 "Old MacDonald"
by Ella Fitzgerald
AS7LS1 Shea Couleé Monét X Change Trinity The Tuck
2 "Rumour Has It"
by Adele
AS7LS2 Jinkx Monsoon Trinity The Tuck Shea Couleé
3 "Green Light"
by Beyoncé
AS7LS3 Jaida Essence Hall Trinity The Tuck Jinkx Monsoon
4 "Love Will Save The Day"
by Whitney Houston
AS7LS4 The Vivienne Jinkx Monsoon Monét X Change
5 "Better in Color"
by Lizzo
AS7LS5 Jinkx Monsoon Raja The Vivienne
6 "Why'd You Come in Here Looking Like That"
by Dolly Parton
AS7LS6 The Vivienne Yvie Oddly Jinkx Monsoon
7 "I Want Love"
by Jessie J
AS7LS7 Trinity The Tuck Jaida Essence Hall Yvie Oddly
8 "Super Freak"
by Rick James
AS7LS8 Raja The Vivienne Jaida Essence Hall
9 "Designing Women"
by Dixie Carter
AS7LS9 Monét X Change Jinkx Monsoon Raja
10 "Kings & Queens"
by Ava Max
AS7LS10 Jinkx Monsoon Trinity The Tuck N/A
11 "Supernova"
by Kylie Minogue
AS7LS11 Shea Couleé Monét X Change N/A

Finale Lip Syncs[]

Episode Song Photo Lip Syncing
12 She Done Already Done Had Herses Lip Syncs
"Push It"
by Salt-N-Pepa
AS7LS12 Lip Sync Winner
(Top Two)
Eliminated Queen
Yvie Oddly The Vivienne
"Let's Hear It for the Boy"
by Deniece Williams
AS7LS13 Raja Jaida Essence Hall
"Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves"
by Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin
AS7LS16 Top Two
Winner Runner-Up
Raja Yvie Oddly
Queen of All Queens Lip Syncs
"Judas"
by Lady Gaga
AS7LS14 Lip Sync Winner
(Top Two)
Eliminated
Jinkx Monsoon Shea Couleé
"So What"
by Pink
AS7LS15 Monét X Change Trinity The Tuck
"Swish Swish"
by Katy Perry
feat. Nicki Minaj
AS7LS17 Top Two
Winner Runner-Up
Jinkx Monsoon Monét X Change

Regular Lip Syncs[]

Episode Song Photo Winner(s) Loser Eliminated
1 "Uptown Funk"
by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
AS6LS1 Coco Montrese Yara Sofia Serena ChaCha
2
(Double Win)
"Miss You Much"
by Janet Jackson
AS6LS2 Brooke Lynn Hytes &
Ra'Jah O'Hara
Jiggly Caliente
3 "Physical"
by Dua Lipa
AS6LS3 Laganja Estranja Trinity K. Bonet Silky Nutmeg Ganache
4 "Womanizer"
by Britney Spears
AS6LS4 Jessica Wild Jan Yara Sofia
5 "Phone"
by Lizzo
AS6LS5 Ginger Minj Mayhem Miller Scarlet Envy
6 "Dirrty"
by Christina Aguilera
AS6LS6 Kylie Sonique Love Manila Luzon A'keria C. Davenport
7 "Dance Again"
by Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
AS6LS7 Alexis Mateo Trinity K. Bonet Jan
8 "Sugar Walls"
by Sheena Easton
AS6LS8 Ginger Minj Heidi N Closet Pandora Boxx
9 "Boom Clap"
by Charli XCX
AS6LS9 Kameron Michaels Ra'Jah O'Hara Eureka!
11
(Double Win)
"Good Golly Miss Molly"
by Little Richard
AS6LS10 Eureka! &
Jaida Essence Hall
Trinity K. Bonet
Lip Sync Assassin

Rudemption Lip Sync Smackdown[]

Episode Song Photo Winner Loser
10 "Free Your Mind"
by En Vogue
RLSSLS1 Jiggly Caliente Serena ChaCha
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
by Cyndi Lauper
RLSSLS2 Silky Nutmeg Ganache Jiggly Caliente
"Point of No Return"
by Exposé
RLSSLS3 Silky Nutmeg Ganache Yara Sofia
"Song for the Lonely"
by Cher
RLSSLS4 Silky Nutmeg Ganache Scarlet Envy
"Barbie Girl"
by Aqua
RLSSLS5 Silky Nutmeg Ganache
"Heartbreaker"
by Pat Benatar
RLSSLS6 Silky Nutmeg Ganache Jan
"Focus"
by Ariana Grande
RLSSLS7 Silky Nutmeg Ganache Pandora Boxx
"Since U Been Gone"
by Kelly Clarkson
RLSSLS8 Eureka! Silky Nutmeg Ganache

NOTE: After A'keria refused to participate in the Lip Sync Smackdown, Silky asked to do a solo lip sync performance.

Finale Lip Sync[]

The final episode did not feature a Lip Sync Assassin, but only the Top 4 lip syncing individually, one at a time.

Episode Song Photo Top Four
12 "Stupid Love"
by Lady Gaga
AS5LS11
Winner Runners-Up
Kylie Sonique Love Eureka!,
Ginger Minj &
Ra'Jah O'Hara

Regular Lip Syncs[]

All Stars 5 featured a new twist to the usual Lip Sync rules. Each week, a Lip Sync assassin from previous season(s) lipsynced against the Top All Star of the week. If the Top All Star won, she got to eliminate one of the bottom queens, whereas if the Lip Sync assassin won, the queen with the most votes from the whole group was eliminated.

Episode Song Photo Winner(s) Loser Eliminated
1 "Livin' La Vida Loca"
by Ricky Martin
AS5EP1LS Yvie Oddly India Ferrah Derrick Barry
2 "Neutron Dance"
by The Pointer Sisters
AS5EP2LS Shea Couleé Alyssa Edwards Ongina
3 "Juice"
by Lizzo
AS5EP3LS Monét X Change Jujubee Mariah Paris Balenciaga
4
(Double Win)
"Where Have You Been"
by Rihanna
AS5EP4LS Miz Cracker &
Morgan McMichaels
Mayhem Miller
5 "Open Your Heart"
by Madonna
AS5EP5LS Shea Couleé Vanessa Vanjie Mateo India Ferrah
6 "One Last Time"
by Ariana Grande
AS5EP6LS Roxxxy Andrews Miz Cracker Alexis Mateo
7 "Fancy"
by Reba McEntire
AS5EP7LS Miz Cracker Kennedy Davenport Blair St. Clair
Lip Sync Assassin

Finale Lip Sync[]

The final episode did not feature a Lip Sync Assassin, but only the Top 3 lip syncing against each other.

Episode Song Photo Top Three
8 "Make Me Feel"
by Janelle Monáe
AS5EP8LS
Winner Runners-Up
Shea Couleé Jujubee &
Miz Cracker

Regular Lip Syncs[]

Episode Song Photo Winner(s) Loser Eliminated
1 "Shake It Off"
by Taylor Swift
AS2LS1 Roxxxy Andrews Tatianna Coco Montrese
2 "Le Freak (Freak Out)"
by Chic
AS2LS2 Alaska Katya Tatianna
3 "Tell It To My Heart"
by Taylor Dayne
AS2LS3 Alyssa Edwards Detox Ginger Minj
4 "Got To Be Real"
by Cheryl Lynn
AS2EP4LS Alaska Phi Phi O'Hara Alyssa Edwards
5
(Double Win)
"Shut Up & Drive"
by Rihanna
AS2LS5 Alyssa Edwards &
Tatianna
Phi Phi O'Hara
6 "Cherry Bomb"
by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
AS2EP6LS Alaska Katya Tatianna
7 "Step It Up"
by RuPaul feat. Dave Audé
AS2LS7 Detox Katya Alyssa Edwards

NOTE: Adore decided to leave the competition before the maxi challenge.

Finale Lip Sync[]

Episode 9 did not featured lip sync performances or eliminations.

Episode Song Photo Top Three
Winner Runners-Up
8 "If I Were Your Woman"
by Gladys Knight & The Pips
AS2LS8 Alaska Detox &
Katya

Extra Lip Syncs[]

To promote Todrick Hall's new lead role in Kinky Boots on Broadway, Todrick appeared as a contestant lipsyncing on All Stars.[1]

Song Photo Lip Syncing
"Land of Lola"
by Billy Porter
AS2LS0 Todrick Hall

Regular Lip Syncs[]

Episode Song Photo Winner(s) Loser(s) Eliminated
1 "Opposites Attract"
by Paula Abdul
AS1LS1 Team Shad Team Mandora Team Mandora
Chad Michaels Mimi Imfurst
2 "There's No Business Like Show Business"
by Ethel Merman
AS1LS2 Team Latrila Team Brown Flowers Team Brown Flowers
Latrice Royale Tammie Brown
3 "Nasty"
by Janet Jackson
AS1LS3 Team Rujubee Team Latrila Team Latrila
Jujubee Manila Luzon
4 "Don't Cha"
by The Pussycat Dolls
AS1LS4 Team Rujubee Team Yarlexis Team Yarlexis
Raven Alexis Mateo &
Yara Sofia
5
(Double Shantay)
"Dancing On My Own"
by Robyn
AS1LS5 Team Rujubee
Jujubee &
Raven

Finale Lip Sync[]

Episode Song Photo Top Two
Winner Runner-Up
6 "Responsitrannity"
by RuPaul
AS1LS6 Chad Michaels Raven

Discarded Lip Sync Songs[]

All Stars 6[]

  • Come Clean by Hilary Duff[2]

Trivia[]

Re-used Lip Sync Songs[]

8 lip-sync songs have been used multiple times:

Song Drag Race Episode #
(Performed by)
First use Second use Third use
"Nasty"
by Janet Jackson
Season 1, Episode 3
(Performed by Jujubee and Manila Luzon)
USA Season 10, Episode 14
(Performed by Asia O'Hara and Kameron Michaels)
"Physical"
by Dua Lipa
Season 6, Episode 3
(Performed by Laganja Estranja and Trinity K. Bonet)
Holland Season 2, Episode 1
(Performed by Juicy Kutoure and Reggy B)
Belgique Season 2, Episode 8
(Performed by Alvilda and Gabanna)
"Free Your Mind"
by En Vogue
Season 6, Episode 10
(Performed by Jiggly Caliente and Serena ChaCha)
Holland Season 2, Episode 4
(Performed by Ivy-Elyse and The Countess)
"Shut Up And Drive"
by Rihanna
Season 2, Episode 5
(Performed by Alyssa Edwards and Tatianna)
Secret Celebrity Season 2, Episode 2
(Performed by Electra Owl and Thirsty Von Trapp)
"Nobody's Supposed to Be Here"
by Deborah Cox
Season 3, Episode 6
(Performed by BeBe Zahara Benet and BenDeLaCreme)
Canada vs The World Season 1, Episode 3
(Performed by Silky Nutmeg Ganache and Victoria Scone)
Germany Season 1, Episode 7
(Performed by Loreley Rivers and Victoria Shakespears)
"Tell It To My Heart"
by Taylor Dayne
Season 2, Episode 3
(Performed by Alyssa Edwards and Detox)
USA Season 15, Episode 8
(Performed by Jax and Mistress Isabelle Brooks)
"Kitty Girl"
by RuPaul
Season 4, Episode 6
(Performed by Farrah Moan and Valentina)
Sverige Season 1, Episode 4
(Performed by Antonina Nutshell and Imaa Queen)
Philippines Season 2, Episode 3
(Performed by Arizona Brandy and Tiny Deluxe)
"About Damn Time"
by Lizzo
Season 8, Episode 7
(Performed by Jorgeous and LaLa Ri)
Germany Season 1, Episode 4
(Performed by LéLé Cocoon and Tessa Testicle)
"Rain On Me"
by Lady Gaga ft. Ariana Grande
Season 8, Episode 11
(Performed by Jaymes Mansfield and LaLa Ri)
Belgique Season 2, Episode 1
(Performed by Chloe Clarke and Gabanna)
"Physical"
by Dua Lipa
Season 6, Episode 3
(Performed by Laganja Estranja and Trinity K. Bonet)
Holland 2, Episode 1
(Performed by Juicy Kutoure and Reggy B)
Belgique Season 2, Episode 8
(Performed by Alvilda and Gabanna)
"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
by Dead or Alive
Season 4, Episode 7
(Performed by Latrice Royale and Trinity The Tuck)
Season 9, Episode 10
(Performed by Nina West and Shannel)

Gallery[]

Spotify Playlists[]

References[]

  1. Todrick Hall Lip-Syncs For His Life | YouTube — October 4, 2016
  2. jansportnyc12 on TikTok | TikTok — January 27, 2023
  3. Kylie Sonique Love on Twitter | Twitter — September 19, 2023

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