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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 Blocked Queen
1 "Old MacDonald"
by Ella Fitzgerald
AS7LS1.jpg Shea Couleé Monét X Change Trinity The Tuck
2 "Rumour Has It"
by Adele
AS7LS2.jpg Jinkx Monsoon Trinity The Tuck Shea Couleé
3 "Green Light"
by Beyoncé
AS7LS3.jpg Jaida Essence Hall Trinity The Tuck Jinkx Monsoon
4 "Love Will Save The Day"
by Whitney Houston
AS7LS4.jpg The Vivienne Jinkx Monsoon Monét X Change
5 "Better in Color"
by Lizzo
AS7LS5.jpg Jinkx Monsoon Raja The Vivienne
6 "Why'd You Come in Here Looking Like That"
by Dolly Parton
AS7LS6.jpg The Vivienne Yvie Oddly Jinkx Monsoon
7 "I Want Love"
by Jessie J
AS7LS7.jpg Trinity The Tuck Jaida Essence Hall Yvie Oddly

Regular Lip Syncs

Episode Song Photo Winner(s) Loser Eliminated Queen
1 "Uptown Funk"
by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
AS6LS1.jpg Coco Montrese Yara Sofia Serena ChaCha
2
(Double Win)
"Miss You Much"
by Janet Jackson
AS6LS2.jpg Brooke Lynn Hytes &
Ra'Jah O'Hara
Jiggly Caliente
3 "Physical"
by Dua Lipa
AS6LS3.jpg Laganja Estranja Trinity K. Bonet Silky Nutmeg Ganache
4 "Womanizer"
by Britney Spears
AS6LS4.jpg Jessica Wild Jan Yara Sofia
5 "Phone"
by Lizzo
AS6LS5.jpg Ginger Minj Mayhem Miller Scarlet Envy
6 "Dirrty"
by Christina Aguilera
AS6LS6.jpg Kylie Sonique Love Manila Luzon A'keria C. Davenport
7 "Dance Again"
by Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
AS6LS7.jpg Alexis Mateo Trinity K. Bonet Jan
8 "Sugar Walls"
by Sheena Easton
AS6LS8.jpg Ginger Minj Heidi N Closet Pandora Boxx
9 "Boom Clap"
by Charli XCX
AS6LS9.jpg Kameron Michaels Ra'Jah O'Hara Eureka!
11
(Double Win)
"Good Golly Miss Molly"
by Little Richard
AS6LS10.jpg 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.jpg Jiggly Caliente Serena ChaCha
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
by Cyndi Lauper
RLSSLS2.jpg Silky Nutmeg Ganache Jiggly Caliente
"Point of No Return"
by Exposé
RLSSLS3.jpg Silky Nutmeg Ganache Yara Sofia
"Song for the Lonely"
by Cher
RLSSLS4.jpg Silky Nutmeg Ganache Scarlet Envy
"Barbie Girl"
by Aqua
RLSSLS5.jpg Silky Nutmeg Ganache
"Heartbreaker"
by Pat Benatar
RLSSLS6.jpg Silky Nutmeg Ganache Jan
"Focus"
by Ariana Grande
RLSSLS7.jpg Silky Nutmeg Ganache Pandora Boxx
"Since U Been Gone"
by Kelly Clarkson
RLSSLS8.jpg 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.png
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 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

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 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

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.png Alaska Detox &
Katya

Extra Lip Syncs

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

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

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