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.

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

Rank Contestant Photo Real Name Age City Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Yoncé
Banks
Yonce QOD S1 Promo.jpg Savvas 27 Paderborn WIN
39
30 22 WIN
19
WIN
15
WINNER
11
2nd
(Runner-Up)
Aria
Addams
Aria QOD S1 Promo.jpg Milo 22 Wolfsburg 11 30 8 15 13 RUNNER UP
8
3rd
(Runner-Up)
Vava
Vilde
Vava QOD S1 Promo.jpg Michael 30 Stuttgart 18 20 13 11 WIN
15
RUNNER UP
5
4th Catherrine
Leclery
Catherrine QOD S1 Promo.jpg André 48 Köln 35 14 WIN
26
15 ELIM
12
RTRN
5th Bambi
Mercury
Bambi QOD S1 Promo.jpg Tim K. 32 Berlin 32 20 19 15 ELIM
5
RTRN
6th Katy Bähm Katy QOD S1 Promo.jpg Burak Bildik 26 Berlin 29 WIN
32
18 ELIM
9
RTRN
7th Candy
Crash
Candy QOD S1 Promo.jpg Dennis 32 Berlin 14 19 ELIM
6
RTRN
8th Hayden
Kryze
Hayden QOD S1 Promo.jpg David 20 Bern 14 11 ELIM RTRN
9th Samantha
Gold
Samantha QOD S1 Promo.jpg Bernd 35 Hamburg 21 ELIM
4
RTRN
10th Janisha
Jones
Janisha QOD S1 Promo.jpg Jan Sabater Viñals 26 München ELIM
7
RTRN
The contestant won Queen of Drags.
The contestants were the 1st and 2nd runner-ups.
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.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Air Date
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 & Icons December 05, 2019
5 5 Horror & Halloween December 12, 2019
6 6 The Grand Finale December 19, 2019

Episode 1: "The Art of Drag"

Airdate: November 14, 2019

Synopsis: The ten queens move into the villa and get to know the judges. They prepare for the first live show in front of an audience, the three main judges and the guest judge Olivia Jones. The objective of that live show is to display their personal drag style.

  • Guest Judge: Olivia Jones
  • Show theme: Show your personal drag style.
  • Queen of the Week: Yoncé Banks
  • Eliminated: Janisha Jones

Performances

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

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: Conchita visits the remaining 9 queens in their villa to announce this week's theme: "Future Universe". They have two hours to turn garbage into an outfit which they will present on the runway after their lip-sync performances in front of the judges and a live audience. Both of these performances are meant to fit this week's futuristic/science-fiction theme.

  • 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 (Lip Syncs)

Queen 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

and "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: The remaining 8 queens are visited by the mailman in their villa who sends this week's theme: "Fairytale". The four lowest queens from the week prior have to act in a parody of the fairytale "Little Red Riding Hood", while the top four queens will act as judges alongside Heidi, Bill and Conchita who will eliminate the weakest link. Afterwards, the remaining 7 queens will present their lip-sync performances to this week's theme in front of the judges and a live audience.

  • Guest Judge: Leona Lewis
  • Show theme: Fairytale
  • Play: "Rot-Dragchen und der böse Wolf" starring Catherrine Leclery (as the grandmother), Candy Crash (as the Big Bad Wolf), Hayden Kryze (as "Rot-Dragchen") and Vava Vilde (as the hunter/narrator)
  • First Eliminated: Hayden Kryze
  • Queen of the Week: Catherrine Leclery
  • Second Eliminated: Candy Crash

Performances (Lip Syncs)

Queen Song(s)
Candy Crash "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish
Vava Vilde "Flawless" and "Haunted" by Beyoncé
Yoncé Banks "What You Waiting For?" by Gwen Stefani
Catherrine Leclery "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

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 & Icons"

Airdate: December 05, 2019

Synopsis: The remaining 6 queens are yet again visited by the mailman with this week's motto: "Divas and Icons". The queens are separated into two groups (according to their placements from the week prior) and have to choreograph a group number as well as individual solo numbers to perform after their lip-sync performances to this week's theme in front of the judges and a live audience.

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

Performances

Queen Diva/Icon Song(s) Type of Performance
Katy Bähm Ariana Grande "Focus" & "Break Free" Lip Sync
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: "Horror & Halloween

Airdate: December 12, 2019

Synopsis: The remaining 5 queens are visited by the mailman with this week's motto: "Horror and Halloween". In addition to their regular horror performance, the queens have to perform a dance number with a dance partner to songs chosen by the judges. Both performances take place in front of the judges and a live audience.

  • Guest Judge: La Toya Jackson
  • Show theme: Horror & Halloween
  • Queens of the Week: Vava Vilde and Yoncé Banks
  • Eliminated: Bambi Mercury and Catherrine Leclery

Performances (Lip Syncs)

Queen 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 Times as "Queen of the Week" Total of Points
Aria Addams

Aria QOD S1 Promo.jpg

0 77 Points
Vava Vilde

Vava QOD S1 Promo.jpg

1 (Ep. 5) 77 Points
Yoncé Banks

Yonce QOD S1 Promo.jpg

3 (Eps. 1, 4, 5) 125 Points

Episode 6: "The Grand Finale"

Airdate: December 19, 2019

Synopsis: The final 3 queens are visited by their fellow queens with the final motto: "Candyland". In addition to their regular performance, the finalists need to perform with the already eliminated queens in small groups and as one large group to songs chosen by the judges. Their three performances take place in front of the judges and a live audience.

  • Guest Judge: Laganja Estranja
  • Show theme: Candyland
  • Top Three: Aria Addams, Vava Vilde and Yoncé Banks
  • Winner of Queen of Drags - Season 1: Yoncé Banks
  • Runner-Ups: Vava Vilde (3rd) and Aria Addams (2nd)

Group Numbers (Lip Syncs)

Queen 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 (Lip Syncs)

Queen 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

Videos

Episode 1 - 6

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


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