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.
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
The queens had to create a rocker chick outfit and perform live vocals to a rock and roll cover to RuPaul's "Ladyboy".
The queens had to record and perform RuPaul's "Superstar" in different musical styles.
|Alexis Mateo||Hip Hop||LOW|
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|
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?
|Coco Montrese||BOTTOM 2|
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|
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||TOP2|
|Kennedy Davenport||BOTTOM 3|
|Trixie Mattel||BOTTOM 3|
|Morgan McMichaels||Sitting on a Secret||RETURN|
|Chi Chi DeVayne||OUT|
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|
|Angele Anang||BOTTOM 3|
|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.
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|
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|
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|