The Singing/Rap and Recording Challenge, also known as the Music Challenge or Girl Groups Challenge, is a challenge where the contestants' writing and singing skills are put to the test in order to win the main challenge. They also need to perform live or lip sync the recorded track.
This challenge is not to be confused with the Rusical Challenge where the contestants are typically given their verse which they will either need to record or sing live as well as learn choreography to.
Singing Challenge Winners
Main Challenge Winners
Mini Challenge Winners
Singing Challenge Eliminated
All Singing Challenges
|Alexis Mateo||Hip Hop||LOW|
See Episode 8: "Frenemies"
The queens, in pairs who have the least in common with each other, had to perform and sing live "So Much Better Than You".
So Much Better Than You
|Phi Phi O'Hara||BOTTOM 2|
|Sharon Needles||BOTTOM 2|
See Episode 6: "Can I Get An Amen?"
The queens had to sing RuPaul's "Can I Get An Amen?" (Inspired by USA for Africa's "We Are the World"). Detox won the Mini Challenge of that episode so she picked the teams. For Verse 1 she paired Coco Montrese and Alyssa Edwards. Verse 2 was sung by Ivy Winters, Jinkx Monsoon and Jade Jolie. In the Bridge were Roxxxy Andrews, Alaska and Detox.
Can I Get An Amen?
|Ivy Winters||Verse 2||WINNER|
|Alyssa Edwards||Verse 1||LOW|
|Coco Montrese||BOTTOM 2|
|Jade Jolie||Verse 2||ELIMINATED|
See Episode 6: "Oh No She Betta Don't!"
The queens had to dress in their best 90's rapper realness, write and perform RuPaul's "Oh No She Betta Don't!". Darienne Lake won the Mini Challenge of that episode so she picked her team: The Panty Hos, conformed by Laganja Estranja, Bianca Del Rio, Adore Delano, Courtney Act and herself. The other team, the Ru-Tang Clan had BenDeLaCreme, Milk, Joslyn Fox and Trinity K. Bonet.
Oh No She Betta Don't!
|Bianca Del Rio||HIGH|
|Trinity K. Bonet||BOTTOM 2|
Episode 4: Spoof! (There It Is)
The queens had to create a parody by writing lyrics, and doing vocals to "Sissy That Walk", "Let The Music Play" and "Dance With U" by RuPaul. Team "Get Ready to Clock/Sissy That Walk" was conformed by Jaidynn Diore Fierce (parodying Bianca Del Rio), Max (parodying Courtney Act) and Violet Chachki (parodying Adore Delano). The queens in Team "I Got Paid/Let The Music Play" were Ginger Minj, Kandy Ho', Kennedy Davenport, and Mrs. Kasha Davis. Team "Tan With U/Dance With U" had Katya, Miss Fame, Pearl, and Trixie Mattel.
Get Ready to Clock, I Got Paid & Tan With U
|Jaidynn Diore Fierce||HIGH|
|Mrs. Kasha Davis||SAFE|
Episode 9: Divine Inspiration
The queens had to perform musical versions of John Waters's films. Team "Eggs" (inspired by "Pink Flamingos") was casted by Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel. The queens in Team "Cha Cha Heels" (inspired by "Female Trouble") were Kennedy Davenport and Katya. Team "Poo" (inspired by "Pink Flamingos") had Miss Fame, Pearl, and Violet Chachki.
Eggs, Cha Cha Heels & Poo
The queens had to sing live in 80's New Wave style girl bands. Team "Street Meatz" was conformed by Bob The Drag Queen, Thorgy Thor, and Acid Betty. The queens in Team "Les Chicken Wings" were Kim Chi, Robbie Turner, and Naomi Smalls. Team "Dragometry" had Naysha Lopez, Chi Chi DeVayne, and Derrick Barry.
New Wave Queens
|Robbie Turner||Les Chicken Wings||WINNER|
|Kim Chi||HIGH TEAM|
|Naomi Smalls||HIGH TEAM|
|Acid Betty||Street Meatz||SAFE|
|Bob The Drag Queen||SAFE|
|Chi Chi DeVayne||BOTTOM 2|
See Episode 6: "Handmaids to Kitty Girls"
The queens in the competition had to audition for RuPaul's new girl group, the "Kitty Girls", while the eliminated queens were competing to return to the competition in another team. If the Top 5 group won, she would receive the opportunity to bring back an eliminated queen and eliminate one of her fellow contestants; if the Eliminated Queens group won, the Top 2 queens would have to Lip Sync for their Legacies, the winner of the lip sync would return and eliminate one of the queens still competing.
Drag Up Your Life & Sitting on a Secret
|BenDeLaCreme||Drag Up Your Life||WINNER|
|BeBe Zahara Benet||
|Kennedy Davenport||HIGH TEAM|
+ BOTTOM 3
+ BOTTOM 3
|Trixie Mattel||HIGH TEAM|
+ BOTTOM 3
|Morgan McMichaels||Sitting on a Secret||
|Chi Chi DeVayne||
See Episode 2: "Super Girl Groups, Henny"
The queens had to audition for RuPaul's new super girl group, "Henny". As Trinity The Tuck and Monique Heart were the Top 2 All Stars of the previous week, they became team captains. Team Trinity was conformed by Valentina, Latrice Royale, Manila Luzon, Gia Gunn, and herself. Team Monique had Monét X Change, Naomi Smalls, Farrah Moan, and herself. The performances counted with the special participation of Stacy Layne Matthews.
Don't Funk it Up and Errybody Say Love
|Monét X Change||TOP2|
|Trinity The Tuck||SAFE|
|Monique Heart||BOTTOM 2|
See Episode 11: "White Elephants"
For the Maxi challenge, the queens were given a melody to write lyrics showing the judges who they truly are and shoot a music video that goes along with the song.
|Angele Anang||BOTTOM 3|
|Vanda Miss Joaquim||ELIMINATED|
See Episode 5: "Girl Groups"
The queens had to record vocals and perform in a girl group number for the original song "Break Up (Bye Bye)". As Crystal won the Mini Challenge so she picked her team, in which she included Cheryl Hole and The Vivienne (Filth Harmony). The other team (The Frock Destroyers) had Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, and Divina De Campo. For the first time in Drag Race history, there were three winners for a Main Challenge.
Break Up (Bye Bye)
|Baga Chipz||The Frock Destroyers||WINNER|
|Divina De Campo||WINNER|
|Cheryl Hole||Filth Harmony||HIGH|
|The Vivienne||BOTTOM 2|
Episode 5: TNTchan
|DaCota||A Pandemia Chegou||WINNER|
|Eva Sattiva||Melo da Drag||WINNER|
|Flaminga||A Nova Empoderada do TNT||WINNER|
|Kitty Kawakubo||Segura o Tuck||ELIMINATED|
|Klox||Pega a Naja||ELIMINATED|
|Malayka SN||Dança do Ele Não||ELIMINATED|
See Episode 1: "I'm That Bitch" and Episode 2: "You Don't Know Me"
The queens had to write and perform an original rap number to "I'm That Bitch" (Episode 1) and a Fosse-inspired jazz number to "You Don't Know Me" (Episode 2). For the first time in Drag Race history, there was a Top Two in a regular season. In each episode, the Top Two had to Lip Sync for their Lives in order to win the Challenge.
I'm That Bitch & You Don't Know Me
|Episode 1||Episode 2|
|I'm That Bitch||You Don't Know Me|
|Widow Von'Du||WINNER||Jaida Essence Hall||WINNER|
|Gigi Goode||TOP2||Sherry Pie||TOP2|
|Crystal Methyd||SAFE||Dahlia Sin||LOW|
|Heidi N Closet||LOW||Rock M. Sakura||LOW|
See Episode 2: "I'm in Love!"
The queens had to write, choreograph, and perform an original pop number to "I'm in Love!". The members of Team India Ferrah were Alexis Mateo, Jujubee, and herself. Team Blair St. Clair was conformed by Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, and herself. Team Shea Couleé had Mariah Paris Balenciaga, Ongina, and herself.
I'm in Love!
|Shea Couleé||Chadwick Boseman||WINNER|
|Blair St. Clair||Hannibal Lecter||HIGH|
|Alexis Mateo||Daddy Yankee||SAFE|
|Mayhem Miller||Mr. Rogers||SAFE|
|Miz Cracker||Sylvester Stalone||SAFE|
|India Ferrah||Justin Timberlake||BOTTOM 3|
|Mariah Paris Balenciaga||Jason Momoa||BOTTOM 3|
See Episode 3: "Not Sorry Aboot it"
Not Sorry Aboot It
|Tynomi Banks||BOTTOM 2|
Condragulations & Phenomenon
|Episode 2||Episode 3|
|Elliott with 2 Ts||HIGH||Tamisha Iman||HIGH|
|LaLa Ri||HIGH||Utica Queen||HIGH|
|Tina Burner||HIGH||Joey Jay||LOW|
See Episode 5: "The RuRuvision Song Contest"
The queens had to record vocals and perform in a girl group number for the original song "UK Hun'?". As Joe Black came back to the competition, she picked her team, in which she included Tia Kofi, Sister Sister and Ellie Diamond (Bananadrama). The other team was guided by Lawrence Channey (previous Main Challenge winner), with Bimini Bon-Boulash, Tayce and A'whora. For the first time in Drag Race history, there were four winners for a Main Challenge.
|Tia Kofi||BOTTOM 2|
Episode 1: TNTemplo