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 All Stars Drag Race 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.

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Lip Sync Songs

Regular Lip Syncs

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

Finale Lip Sync

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

Regular Lip Syncs

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

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.png Alaska Detox &

Katya

Regular Lip Syncs

Episode Song Photo Winner(s) Loser Eliminated Queen
1 "Anaconda"
by Nicki Minaj
AS3LS1.png BenDeLaCreme Aja Morgan McMichaels
2 "Jump (For My Love)"
by The Pointer Sisters
AS3LS2.png Shangela BenDeLaCreme Thorgy Thor
3 "Green Light"
by Lorde
AS3LS3.png Kennedy Davenport BenDeLaCreme Milk
4
(Double Win)
"I Kissed a Girl"
by Katy Perry
AS3LS4.png BenDeLaCreme &
Shangela
Chi Chi DeVayne
5 "The Boss"
by Diana Ross
AS3LS5.png BeBe Zahara Benet Trixie Mattel Aja
6 "Nobody's Supposed to be Here (Hex Hector Dance Mix)"
by Deborah Cox
AS3LS6.png BenDeLaCreme BeBe Zahara Benet BenDeLaCreme
(Quit)
7 "Freaky Money"
by RuPaul feat. Big Freedia
AS3LS7.png Shangela Trixie Mattel Morgan McMichaels

Finale Lip Sync

Episode Song Photo Top Two
Winner Runner-Up
8 "Wrecking Ball"
by Miley Cyrus
AS3EP8LS.png Trixie Mattel Kennedy Davenport

Regular Lip Syncs

Episode Song Photo Winner(s) Loser Eliminated Queen
1 "Emotions"
by Mariah Carey
AS4LS1.png Trinity The Tuck Monique Heart Jasmine Masters
2 "Into You"
by Ariana Grande
AS4LS2.png Valentina Monét X Change Farrah Moan
3 "How Will I Know"
by Whitney Houston
AS4LS3.png Manila Luzon Trinity The Tuck Gia Gunn
4 "The Bitch is Back"
by Tina Turner
AS4LS4.png Monique Heart Manila Luzon Latrice Royale
5
(Double Win)
"Jump To It"
by Aretha Franklin
AS4LS5.png Manila Luzon &
Monét X Change
7 "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
by Dead or Alive
AS4LS6.png Latrice Royale Trinity The Tuck Valentina
8 "Come Rain or Come Shine"
by Judy Garland
AS4LS7.png Naomi Smalls Monét X Change Manila Luzon
9 "When I Think of You"
by Janet Jackson
AS4LS8.png Trinity The Tuck Monique Heart Latrice Royale

LaLaPaRUza Lip Syncs

Episode RuPaul Song Photo Winner(s) Loser
6 "Peanut Butter (feat. Big Freedia)" LALALS1.png Trinity The Tuck Jasmine Masters
"Kitty Girl" LALALS2.png Valentina Farrah Moan
"Adrenaline" LALALS3.png Naomi Smalls Gia Gunn
6
(Double Shantay)
"Sissy That Walk" LALALS4.png Latrice Royale &
Monique Heart

Finale Lip Sync

Episode Song Photo Top Two
Winners
10
(Double Win)
"Fighter"
by Christina Aguilera
AS4LS9.png Monét X Change &
Trinity The Tuck

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

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