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The Singing/Rap and Recording Challenge, also known as the Music Challenge, is a challenge where the contestants' writing and singing skills are put to the test in order to win the maxi-challenge. Also, they need to perform live or lip sync the recorded track.

Similar to this challenge, the Rumix challenge was introduced in All Stars 2 as The Finale Challenge where Queens have to write their own verses for one of RuPaul's songs.

Sometimes, this challenge includes a dancing performance of the song, thus the challenge evolves into a Lip Sync Extravaganza.





Singing Challenge Winners

These are the queens who won the singing challenge in their respective season.

All Singing Challenges

See Episode 6: "Rocker Chicks"

The queens had to create a rocker chick outfit and perform live vocals to a rock and roll cover to RuPaul's "Ladyboy".

Ladyboy

Contestant Placement
Jessica Wild WINNER
Pandora Boxx HIGH
Raven HIGH
Tatianna SAFE
Tyra Sanchez LOW
Jujubee BOTTOM 2
Sahara Davenport ELIMINATED

See Episode 10: "RuPaul-a-Palooza"

The queens had to record and perform RuPaul's "Superstar" in different musical styles.

Superstar

Contestant Style Placement
Raja Punk Rock WINNER
Manila Luzon Disco HIGH
Yara Sofia Pop HIGH
Alexis Mateo Hip Hop LOW
Shangela Country BOTTOM 2
Carmen Carrera Reggae ELIMINATED

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

Contestant Placement
Latrice Royale WINNER
Chad Michaels SAFE
Dida Ritz SAFE
Phi Phi O'Hara BOTTOM 2
Sharon Needles BOTTOM 2
Willam WINNER +
DISQUALIFIED

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?

Contestant Placement
Ivy Winters WINNER
Jinkx Monsoon HIGH
Roxxxy Andrews HIGH
Alaska SAFE
Detox SAFE
Alyssa Edwards LOW
Coco Montrese BOTTOM 2
Jade Jolie 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!

Contestant Placement
Adore Delano WINNER
Bianca Del Rio HIGH
Joslyn Fox HIGH
BenDeLaCreme SAFE
Courtney Act SAFE
Laganja Estranja SAFE
Darienne Lake LOW
Trinity K. Bonet BOTTOM 2
Milk ELIMINATED

See Episode 4: "Spoof! (There It Is)" and Episode 9: "Divine Inspiration"

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

Contestant Placement
Kennedy Davenport WINNER
Ginger Minj HIGH
Jaidynn Diore Fierce HIGH
Katya HIGH
Miss Fame HIGH
Max SAFE
Mrs. Kasha Davis SAFE
Violet Chachki SAFE
Kandy Ho LOW
Pearl BOTTOM 2
Trixie Mattel ELIMINATED

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

Contestant Placement
Ginger Minj WINNER
Katya HIGH
Kennedy Davenport HIGH
Trixie Mattel HIGH
Violet Chachki LOW
Pearl BOTTOM 2
Miss Fame ELIMINATED

See Episode 4: "New Wave Queens"

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

Contestant Team Placement
Robbie Turner Les Chicken Wings WINNER
Kim Chi HIGH TEAM
Naomi Smalls HIGH TEAM
Acid Betty Street Meatz SAFE
Bob The Drag Queen SAFE
Thorgy Thor SAFE
Derrick Barry Dragometry LOW
Chi Chi DeVayne BOTTOM 2
Naysha Lopez ELIMINATED

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

Contestant Song Placement
BenDeLaCreme Drag Up Your Life WINNER
+ QUIT
BeBe Zahara Benet TOP2
Kennedy Davenport BOTTOM 3
Shangela BOTTOM 3
Trixie Mattel BOTTOM 3
Morgan McMichaels Sitting on a Secret RETURN
Aja OUT
Chi Chi DeVayne OUT
Milk OUT
Thorgy Thor OUT

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

Contestant Placement
Valentina WINNER
Monét X Change TOP2
Naomi Smalls HIGH
Gia Gunn SAFE
Latrice Royale SAFE
Trinity The Tuck SAFE
Manila Luzon LOW
Monique Heart BOTTOM 2
Farrah Moan ELIMINATED

See Episode 11: "White Elephants"

Queen Placement
Kandy Zyanide WINNER
Kana Warrior WINNER*
Angele Anang BOTTOM 3
Bandit ELIMINATED
Vanda Miss Joaquim ELIMINATED

* Kana didn't win the main challenge, but the runway challenge. The scores from both were combined into the final judging and both Kandy and Kana were safe, while the remaining queens (Angele, Bandit and Vanda) were all in the bottom 3.

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)

Contestant Girl Group Placement
Baga Chipz The Frock Destroyers WINNER
Blu Hydrangea WINNER
Divina De Campo WINNER
Cheryl Hole Filth Harmony HIGH
The Vivienne BOTTOM 2
Crystal 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
Contestant Placement Contestant Placement
Widow Von'Du WINNER Jaida Essence Hall WINNER
Gigi Goode TOP2 Sherry Pie TOP2
Brita HIGH Aiden Zhane HIGH
Jackie Cox HIGH Jan HIGH
Crystal Methyd SAFE Dahlia Sin LOW
Heidi N Closet LOW Rock M. Sakura LOW
Nicky Doll 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!

Contestant Celebrity Crush Placement
Shea Couleé Chadwick Boseman WINNER
Blair St. Clair Hannibal Lecter HIGH
Jujubee John Stamos 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
Ongina Henry Cavill ELIMINATED

See Episode 3: "Not Sorry Aboot it"

Contestant Placement
Priyanka WINNER
BOA HIGH
Scarlett BoBo HIGH
Jimbo SAFE
Lemon SAFE
Rita Baga SAFE
Ilona Verley LOW
Kiara LOW
Tynomi Banks BOTTOM 2
Anastarzia Anaquway ELIMINATED

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