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Season 1 of Queen of Drags, featuring 10 talented drag queens from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, aired from November 14 to December 19, 2019. Ten queens competed for the title of "Queen of Drags Germany". The title also came with a cover photo for Cosmopolitan Germany, a trip to Gay Pride in New York, being featured in a Mac Cosmetics Germany campaign and a cash prize of €100,000. Much like House of Drag, Camp Wannakiki, La Más Draga, and The Boulet Brothers' Dragula, Queens of Drags is not part of the official RDR franchise.

In a podcast with Bambi Mercury as a guest, she mentioned that they thought it would be Drag Race and then suddenly, after the cast met for the first time, they were told that they didn’t get the rights for Drag Race and therefore would have a different format.[citation needed]

The Winner of the first season is Yoncé Banks, with Aria Addams and Vava Vilde placing as Runners-Up.

Ten drag queens moved to a luxurious villa, lived together for several weeks, and were given a new task by Heidi Klum, Bill Kaulitz, and Conchita Wurst each week, from implementing the weekly motto perfectly to performing the best on stage and delighting the studio audience in Los Angeles. [1] After every performance, the three main judges and the guest judge will each assign points. The queen with the most points earns the title of "Queen of the Week", while the queen with the least points has to leave the competition.

In a live event, the show was announced on June 27th, 2019 by ProSieben, a German TV channel; that a kind of Drag Race TV format will start to premiere in winter of the same year. The ten queens were cast privately as ProSieben itself asked some local queens to compete. On the live event Heidi Klum (German Supermodel), Bill Kaulitz (German singer of the band Tokio Hotel), and Conchita Wurst (Austrian drag queen, singer and Eurovision Song Contest winner), were announced and confirmed as the judging panel.

About the Show[]

Glam. Emotions. Entertainment. Heidi Klum, Bill Kaulitz and Conchita Wurst look for the "Queen of Drags". Why do men present themselves as female characters? What distinguishes a "Queen of Drags"? Who is Germany's best drag queen? Heidi Klum, Conchita Wurst and Bill Kaulitz give drag queens a new task every week and assess which one is the best at implementing the theme.

Contestants[]

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(Biographical information stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age Location Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Yoncé Banks YoncéBanksQoD1Promo 27 Paderborn WIN SAFE SAFE WIN WIN WINNER
2nd
(Runner-Up)
Aria
Addams
AriaAddamsQoD1Promo 22 Wolfsburg SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RUNNER
UP
3rd
(Runner-Up)
Vava Vilde VavaVildeQoD1Promo 30 Stuttgart SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN RUNNER
UP
4th Catherrine
Leclery
CatherrineLecleryQoD1Promo 48 Cologne SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM GUEST
5th Bambi
Mercury
BambiMercuryQoD1Promo 32 Berlin SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM GUEST
6th Katy Bähm KatyBähmQoD1Promo 26 Berlin SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM GUEST
7th Candy Crash CandyCrashQoD1Promo 32 Berlin SAFE SAFE ELIM GUEST
8th Hayden Kryze HaydenKryzeQoD1Promo 20 Bern,
Switzerland
SAFE SAFE ELIM GUEST
9th Samantha
Gold
SamanthaGoldQoD1Promo 35 Hamburg SAFE ELIM GUEST
10th Janisha
Jones
JanishaJonesQoD1Promo 26 Munich ELIM GUEST
The contestant won Queen of Drags.
The contestants were runners-up.
The contestant received the highest score that week, and earned the title of Queen of the Week.
Two contestants received the highest score that week, and both earned the title of Queen of the Week.
The contestant had to partake in the daytime challenge because they had one of the 4 worst scores the week prior, was saved, and then won the title of Queen of the Week after the weekly live performances.
The contestant didn't have to partake in the daytime challenge because they had one of the 4 best scores the week prior.
The contestant had to partake in the daytime challenge because they had one of the 4 worst scores the week prior, but was saved from elimination.
The contestant received the lowest score that week, and was eliminated.
The contestant had to partake in the daytime challenge because they had one of the 4 worst scores the week prior, and was eliminated before the weekly live performances.
The contestant had to partake in the daytime challenge because they had one of the 4 worst scores the week prior, was saved, but was eliminated after the weekly live performances.
Two contestants were eliminated before the Top Three.
The contestant did not participate in this episode, but was present during the final episode.

Scores Overall[]

Contestant 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Average
Yoncé Banks 39 30 22 19 15 11 136 22.6
Aria Addams 11 30 8 15 13 8 85 14.1
Vava Vilde 18 20 13 11 15 5 82 13.6
Catherrine Leclery 35 14 26 15 12 102 20.4
Bambi Mercury 32 20 19 15 5 91 18.2
Katy Bähm 29 32 18 9 88 22
Candy Crash 14 19 6 39 13
Hayden Kryze 14 11 25 12.5
Samantha Gold 21 4 25 12.5
Janisha Jones 7 7 7

Episodes[]

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
1 1 The Art of Drag November 14, 2019
2 2 Future Universe November 21, 2019
3 3 Fairytale November 28, 2019
4 4 Divas and Icons December 05, 2019
5 5 Grusel und Horror December 12, 2019
6 6 Candyland December 19, 2019

Episode 1: "The Art of Drag"[]

Airdate: November 14, 2019

Synopsis: Glamour. Emotionen. Entertainment. Heidi Klum, Bill Kaulitz und Conchita Wurst suchen die "Queen of Drags". Warum präsentieren sich Männer als weibliche Kunstfiguren? Was zeichnet eine "Queen of Drags" aus? Wer ist Deutschlands beste Drag Queen?

  • Guest Judge: Olivia Jones
  • Show Theme: The Art of Drag
  • Queen of the Week: Yoncé Banks
  • Eliminated: Janisha Jones

Performances

Contestant Song(s) Type of Performance
Aria Addams "This Is Me" by Keala Settle Lipsync
"TOY" by Netta
Yoncé Banks "El Anillo" by Jennifer Lopez Lipsync
Samantha Gold "Für mich soll's rote Rosen regnen" by Hildegard Knef Live Singing
Hayden Kryze "Black Madonna" by Lady Leshurr ft. Mr Eazi Lipsync
Janisha Jones "Disturbia" by Rihanna Lipsync
Candy Crash "Bedtime Stories" by Madonna Lipsync
Catherrine Leclery "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor Lipsync
Vava Vilde "E.T." by Katy Perry Lipsync
Katy Bähm "Instruction" by Jax Jones ft. Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don Lipsync
Bambi Mercury "Who Wants To Live Forever" by Queen Lipsync

Scoreboard

Queen Judges' Scores Total
Heidi Bill Conchita Olivia
Yoncé Banks 9 10 10 10 39
Catherrine Leclery 10 9 8 8 35
Bambi Mercury 8 8 9 7 32
Katy Bähm 6 7 7 9 29
Samantha Gold 7 6 2 6 21
Vava Vilde 4 4 5 5 18
Candy Crash 1 5 4 4 14
Hayden Kryze 5 2 6 1 14
Aria Addams 2 3 3 3 11
Janisha Jones 3 1 1 2 7

Episode 2: "Future Universe"[]

Airdate: November 21, 2019

Synopsis: Die Drag Queens setzen sich diesmal mit dem Thema "Universum" auseinander. Welche Queen ist von einem anderen Stern? Welche Queen sieht auch als Alien phänomenal aus? Die Gast-Jurorin in dieser Folge ist die amerikanische Mode-Ikone Amanda Lepore.

  • Guest Judge: Amanda Lepore
  • Show Theme: Future Universe (and present a look created with unconventional materials)
  • Runway song: "Boys" by Lizzo
  • Queen of the Week: Katy Bähm
  • Eliminated: Samantha Gold

Performances (Lipsyncs)

Contestant Song(s)
Catherrine Leclery "The Final Countdown" by Europe
Katy Bähm "Walking On Air" by Katy Perry
Hayden Kryze "Reaction" by Jewelz & Sparks and Sick Individuals
Aria Addams "I Am Not a Robot" by Marina & The Diamonds
"UFO" by Vigiland
"Space-Taxi" by Stefan Raab feat. the Cast of Traumschiff Surprise
Samantha Gold "Move In The Right Direction" by Gossip
Bambi Mercury "Supernova" by Within Temptation
Candy Crash "We Appreciate Power" by Grimes feat. HANA
Vava Vilde "Faceshopping" by Sophie
Yoncé Banks "Titanium" by David Guetta feat. Sia

Scoreboard

Queen Judges' Scores Total
Heidi Bill Conchita Amanda
Katy Bähm 8 8 7 9 32
Aria Addams 7 9 8 6 30
Yoncé Banks 9 4 9 8 30
Vava Vilde 6 7 4 3 20
Bambi Mercury 5 5 6 4 20
Candy Crash 3 6 5 5 19
Catherrine Leclery 2 2 3 7 14
Hayden Kryze 4 3 2 2 11
Samantha Gold 1 1 1 1 4

Episode 3: "Fairytale"[]

Airdate: November 28, 2019

Synopsis: Passend zum Wochenmotto "Fairytale" sollen sich die Queens in Märchenfiguren verwandeln und die Zuschauer und Jury in eine Traumwelt mitnehmen. Dabei sind ihrer Fantasie keine Grenzen gesetzt.

  • Guest Judge: Leona Lewis
  • Show Theme: Fairytale
  • Play: "Rot-Dragchen und der böse Wolf"
  • Eliminated: Hayden Kryze
  • Queen of the Week: Catherrine Leclery
  • Eliminated: Candy Crash

Play Roles and Performances (Lipsyncs)

Queen Role Song(s)
Candy Crash Big Bad Wolf "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish
Vava Vilde Narrator "Flawless" by Beyoncé
Hunter "Haunted" by Beyoncé
Yoncé Banks "What You Waiting For?" by Gwen Stefani
Catherrine Leclery Grandmother "Das Farbenspiel des Winds" from Pocahontas
Katy Bähm "When You Believe" by Whitney Houston feat. Mariah Carey
Aria Addams "Fever (Balduin Remix)" by Varrick Frost feat. Lawrence Lea
Bambi Mercury "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" by Eurythmics
Hayden Kryze Rot-Dragchen

Scoreboard

Queen Judges' Scores Total
Heidi Bill Conchita Leona
Catherrine Leclery 5 7 7 7 26
Yoncé Banks 7 4 6 5 22
Bambi Mercury 4 6 5 4 19
Katy Bähm 3 5 4 6 18
Vava Vilde 6 1 3 3 13
Aria Addams 1 3 2 2 8
Candy Crash 2 2 1 1 6

Episode 4: "Divas and Icons"[]

Airdate: December 05, 2019

Synopsis: In dieser Folge setzen sich die Dragqueens mit dem Thema "Divas and Icons" auseinander. Wer erweist sich als aufgehender Stern? Die heutige Gastjurorin ist Pablo Vittar.

  • Guest Judge: Pabllo Vittar
  • Show Theme: Divas and Icons
  • Queen of the Week: Yoncé Banks
  • Eliminated: Katy Bähm

Performances

Contestant Diva/Icon Song(s) Type of Performance
Katy Bähm Ariana Grande "Focus" & "Break Free" Lipsync
Yoncé Banks Beyoncé "Crazy in Love"
Bambi Mercury Klaus Nomi "Total Eclipse"
Vava Vilde Madonna "American Life"
Catherrine Leclery Whitney Houston "I'm Every Woman"
Aria Addams Lady Gaga "The Edge of Glory" Live Singing & Piano

Group Number: Battle of the Divas

Battle of the Divas Group A Group B
Group Song "Independent Women" by Destiny's Child "Wannabe" by The Spice Girls
Solo Songs Bambi "Your Disco Needs You" by Kylie Minogue Aria "Atemlos" by Helene Fischer
Yoncé "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears Vava "Dirrty" by Christina Aguilera
Catherrine "Believe" by Cher Katy "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani

Scoreboard

Queen Judges' Scores Total
Heidi Bill Conchita Pabllo
Yoncé Banks 5 6 2 6 19
Aria Addams 6 3 3 3 15
Bambi Mercury 4 4 5 2 15
Catherrine Leclery 1 5 4 5 15
Vava Vilde 2 2 6 1 11
Katy Bähm 3 1 1 4 9

Episode 5: "Grusel und Horror"[]

Airdate: December 12, 2019

Synopsis: Im Halbfinale zeigen sich die Dragqueens unter dem Motto "Horror" von ihrer gruseligen Seite und performen zweimal vor der Jury und einem Publikum. Unterstützt wird die Jury von Gastjurorin La Toya Jackson.

  • Guest Judge: La Toya Jackson
  • Show Theme: Grusel und Horror
  • Queens of the Week: Vava Vilde and Yoncé Banks
  • Eliminated: Bambi Mercury and Catherrine Leclery

Performances (Lipsyncs)

Contestant Songs for Horror Performances Songs for Dance Performances
Bambi Mercury "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen "Toxic" by Britney Spears
Yoncé Banks "I Fink U Freeky" by Die Antwoord "Sweet Dreams" by Marilyn Manson
Vava Vilde "Engel" by Rammstein "Murder on the Dancefloor" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Aria Addams "The Spook Returns (Mix)" by KSHMR "Sweet But Psycho" by Ava Max
Catherrine Leclery "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holliday "The Time Warp" from Rocky Horror Picture Show

Scoreboard

Queen Judges' Scores Total
Heidi Bill Conchita La Toya
Vava Vilde 5 3 4 3 15
Yoncé Banks 4 5 2 4 15
Aria Addams 1 2 5 5 13
Catherrine Leclery 3 4 3 2 12
Bambi Mercury 2 1 1 1 5

Top Three of Season 1

Queens Maxi Challenge Wins Total of Points
Aria Addams
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0 77 Points
Vava Vilde
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1 (Ep. 5) 77 Points
Yoncé Banks
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3 (Eps. 1, 4, 5) 125 Points

Episode 6: "Candyland"[]

Airdate: December 19, 2019

Synopsis: Finale! Die Finalistinnen zeigen sich unter dem Motto "Candyland" von ihrer süßen Seite. Welche Queen holt sich die Krone und wird die erste "Queen of Drags"? Die heutige Gast-Jurorin ist Laganja Estranja.

  • Guest Judge: Laganja Estranja
  • Show Theme: Candyland
  • Winner: Yoncé Banks
  • Runners-Up: Vava Vilde (3rd) and Aria Addams (2nd)

Group Numbers (Lipsyncs)

Contestant Songs for Group Numbers Returning Queens
Aria Addams "Milkshake" by Kelis Bambi Mercury and Samantha Gold
Vava Vilde "California Gurls" by Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg Hayden Kryze and Janisha Jones
Yoncé Banks "Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink Candy Crash, Catherrine Leclery and Katy Bähm
Final Group Number "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyoncé Everyone

Performances (Lipsyncs)

Contestant Song(s)
Vava Vilde "Underneath" by Adam Lambert
Yoncé Banks "Standing on the Sun" by Beyoncé ft. Mr. Vegas
Aria Addams "Candyman" by Christina Aguilera

Scoreboard

Queen Judges' Scores Total
Heidi Bill Conchita Laganja
Yoncé Banks 3 3 3 2 11
Aria Addams 2 1 2 3 8
Vava Vilde 1 2 1 1 5

Trivia[]

  • The season's theme song is "Electrico Romantico (Bob Sinclar & Rayven & Valexx Disco Mix)" by Bob Sinclar feat. Robbie Williams.

Gallery[]

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Queen of The Week Posts[]

Gallery pic
Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' looks from each episode.

Videos[]

Episode 1 - 6[]

(The videos explain, traduce from German, sum up and rank every queen from each episode of season 1)

References[]

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