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The Switch Drag Race
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The Switch Drag Race: El Arte del Transformismo (Spanish for "The Switch Drag Race: The Art of Transformismo") is the first season of The Switch Drag Race, a Chilean drag show that aired every Thursday and Sunday on Mega. The show is hosted by Karla Constant and judged by Íngrid Cruz, Juan Pablo González, Sebastián Errázuriz and Nicole Gaultier.

The first season of The Switch aired on October 8, 2015 and ended on January 17, 2016 having Luz Violeta as the winner of the season.

About The Show

The program consists of fourteen drag queens that must show their skills to characterize a female character, dance and sing on stage. Along with the demonstration of their skills, the program will show the life story of each of them, providing details of an unknown world for Chilean screens. All this, so that only one manages to become the best transformista in Chile. To measure the abilities of the participants, in each episode there will be 4 challenges. These are:

  • Artistic Challenge: In this first challenge the participants have to compete, generally, characterizing some television personality or pop culture. Depending on the episode, the immune or the nominee is determined.
  • Impersonation Challenge: In this second challenge the participants have to compete, generally, maintaining the characterizations of the previous challenge and adding to this a small demonstration of acting, singing, dancing or lip sync. Depending on the episode, the immune, the nominated or the expelled one is determined (first episode).
  • Singing Gala: In this third challenge the participants have to compete, interpreting a song of their own choice. At the end of each presentation, each member of the jury assigns points from 1 to 7 to the participant, depending on the quality of their presentation. Finally, the participant with the lowest score will go to the last challenge of the episode; Elimination Duel.
  • Elimination Duel: Last challenge of the episode, in which the losers of the Singing Gala face each other. Both competitors sing a song of their own choosing again. Whoever loses will be removed from The Switch.

Contestants

The Switch Concursantes.jpg

(names, ages, and cities are stated at the time of the contest.)

Rank Contestant Photo Real Name Age Current City Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Ep. 11 Ep. 12 Ep. 13 Ep. 14 Ep. 15 Ep. 16 Ep. 17 Ep. 18 Semifinals Final
Ep.19 Ep. 20 Ep. 21 Ep. 22 Ep. 23 Ep. 24
1st
(Winner)
Luz Violeta LuzMug.jpg Sebastián Aguirre 28 Santiago,
Chile
SAFE EXE EXE WIN EXE BTM2 WIN EXE WIN EXE EXE SAFE EXE BTM2 HIGH EXE EXE BTM2 SEMI FINAL WINNER
2nd/3rd
(Runners-Up)
Luna di Mauri LunaMug.png Marcelo Ramirez 48 Santiago,
Chile
HIGH EXE EXE HIGH HIGH
Goes
Direct.
to Gala
EXE EXE WIN EXE WIN EXE WIN EXE SAFE EXE HIGH EXE SAFE EXE SEMI EXE SAFE SAFE RUNNER
UP
Stephanie "La Botota" Fox BototaMug.png Jose Miguel Navarrete 33 Antofagasta,
Chile
WIN EXE SAFE EXE EXE SAFE SAFE EXE SAFE EXE EXE WIN SAFE EXE EXE WIN EXE WIN BTM2 SEMI EXE FINAL RUNNER
UP
4th
(Orig. 16th)
Sofía Camará SofiaCamaraMug.png Pablo Carayani 25 Entre Ríos,
Argentina
NOM ELIM RTRN
+
WIN
EXE SAFE EXE EXE WIN BTM2 EXE EXE WIN SEMI SAFE EXE FINAL ELIM
5th Yoyi YoyiMug.png Cristián Sanhueza 41 Santiago,
Chile
EXE SAFE WIN EXE EXE HIGH
Goes
Direct.
to Gala
SAFE EXE HIGH EXE EXE HIGH HIGH EXE EXE HIGH HIGH EXE EXE BTM2 SAFE EXE SAFE ELIM
6th
(Orig. 10th)
Rubí RubiMug.png Fabián Alejandro 28 Montevideo,
Uruguay
IN HIGH SAFE EXE EXE WIN ELIM WIN
+
RTRN
HIGH EXE SEMI EXE SAFE ELIM GUEST
7th
(Orig. 13th)
Arianda Sodi AriandaMug.png Ariel Cerda 28 Santiago,
Chile
EXE BTM2 WIN EXE SAFE EXE EXE ELIM RTRN
+
WIN
EXE SEMI EXE ELIM GUEST
8th
(Orig. 9th)
Laura Bell LauraMug.jpg Andrés Sáez 26 Santiago,
Chile
EXE HIGH HIGH EXE EXE WIN HIGH EXE EXE HIGH NOM BTM2 EXE HIGH EXE ELIM WIN
+
RTRN
EXE EXE SEMI ELIM GUEST
9th Fernanda Brown FernandaMug.png Roberto Cortes 24 Santiago,
Chile
EXE WIN EXE WIN WIN EXE EXE SAFE EXE WIN WIN EXE WIN EXE HIGH EXE WIN EXE EXE ELIM GUEST
10th Jessica "Jess" Parker JessMug.png Sergio Venegas 24 Antofagasta,
Chile
IN BTM2 WIN EXE EXE SAFE WIN EXE BTM2 EXE ELIM GUEST
11th Paulette Palmery PauletteMug.png Vicente Dulcien 38 Antofagasta,
Chile
EXE WIN EXE SAFE SAFE
Goes
Direct.
to Gala
EXE EXE HIGH EXE SAFE EXE SAFE HIGH EXE EXE BTM2 EXE ELIM GUEST
12th
(Orig. 14th)
Nery Lefferti NeryMug.jpg Cristopher Nirilef 24 Santiago,
Chile
SAFE EXE SAFE EXE NOM ELIM WIN
+
RTRN
+
ELIM
GUEST
13th Yume Hime YumeMug.png Pablo Poulain 27 Antofagasta,
Chile
SAFE EXE EXE SAFE WIN EXE NOM BTM2 SAFE EXE HIGH EXE BTM2 ELIM REP
+
WIN
GUEST
14th Kristina "La Veneno" Kox KristinaKoxMug.png Camilo Aqueveque 22 Santiago,
Chile
EXE SAFE EXE BTM2 EXE HIGH EXE SAFE EXE WIN EXE ELIM OUT GUEST
15th Francisca Thompson FranciscaMug.png Camilo Aballay 21 Santiago,
Chile
IN ELIM OUT GUEST
16th Elizabeth San Martín ElizabethMug.png Sebastián Valenzuela 23 Antofagasta,
Chile
EXE SAFE
Goes
Direct.
to Gala
NOM ELIM OUT GUEST
17th Álvaro Lynch AlvaroMug.png Néstor López 50 Buenos Aires,
Argentina
ELIM
The contestant won The Switch Drag Race.
The contestant was a Runner-Up.
The contestant was eliminated in fourth place.
The contestant is eliminated before the grand final.
The contestant is a Finalist, therefore progresses directly to the final.
The contestant is Semifinalist, therefore progresses directly to the semifinal.
The contestant won the artistic challenge and is immune, therefore he is saved from the singing gala.
The contestant won the impersonation challenge and is immune, therefore he is saved from the singing gala.
The contestant returned to the competition and won the challenge or won the possibilty to return to the competition.
The contestant won the possibility to returned to the competition, returned, and was eliminated again.
The contestant who gets the highest score in the stellar challenge or wins the head-to-head.
The contestant does not participate in this episode.
The contestant is nominated for the elimination duel in the next episode.
The contestant is absent due to illness but isn't replaced by anybody.
The contestant automatically becomes a duelist due to their partner being absent.
The contestant was up for elimintion, but survived the elimination duel.
The contestant loses in the Singing Gala and/or loses the elimination duel and is eliminated.
The contestant loses in the Singing Gala and/or loses the elimination duel and is eliminated for the second time.
The contestant was previously eliminated, but was chosen to return
The contestant replaces Luna di Mauri during the episode.
The contestant was eliminated throught a majority vote from the judges.
The contestant appeared as a guest, but was out of the running.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Air Date
1 1 October 8, 2015
2 2 October 15, 2015
3 3 October 22, 2015
4 4 October 25, 2015
5 5 October 29, 2015
6 6 November 1, 2015
7 7 November 5, 2015
8 8 Elimination November 8, 2015
9 9 Reloaded November 12, 2015
10 10 Drama Queen November 15, 2015
11 11 Runway November 19, 2015
12 12 Comedy November 22, 2015
13 13 November 26, 2015
14 14 November 29, 2015
15 15 December 3, 2015
16 16 December 6, 2015
17 17 December 10, 2015
18 18 December 13, 2015
19 19 December 17, 2015
20 20 December 20, 2015
21 21 First Semi-Final December 27, 2015
22 22 Second Semi-Final January 3, 2016
23 23 Third Semi-Final January 10, 2016
24 24 Grand Final January 17, 2016

Episode 1

  • Goes directly to the singing gala: Sofía Camará
  • Artistic Challenge : Transform into an assigned famous artist
  • Artistic Challenge Winner: Botota Fox
  • Impersonation Challenge: Perform a lip sync in groups as the previously assigned artists
  • Eliminated by the judes' vote: Álvaro Lynch
  • 1st Nominated: Sofía Camará
Challenges
Artistic Challenge Impersonation Challenge
Contestant Artist Song
Botota Fox Yuri
Luz Violeta "El Apagón"
Yume Hime
Álvaro Lynch Celia Cruz "Que Le Den Candela"
Luna Di Mauri
Nery Lefferti
Singing Gala
Contestant Song Scores Total
Íngrid Juan Nicole Sebastián
Luna Di Mauri "La Gata Bajo la Lluvia" by Rocío Dúrcal 5 5 5 6 21
Luz Violeta "Propuesta Indecente" by Romeo Santos 4 4 5 3 16
Yume Hime "Puré de Papas" by Cecilia La Incomparable 5 5 4 5 19
Sofía Camará "El Día Que Me Quieras" by Carlos Gardel 3 3 5 4 15
Nery Lefferti "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirelles 4 5 4 3 16

Episode 2

  • Goes directly to the singing gala: Elizabeth San Martín
  • Artistic Challenge: Transform into an assigned famous artist
  • Artistic Challenge Winner: Paulette Palmery
  • Impersonation Challenge: Perform a lip sync in groups as the previously assigned arists
  • Impersonation Challenge Winner: Fernanda Brown
  • 2nd Nominated: Arianda Sodi
  • Eliminated: Sofía Camará
Challenges
Artistic Challenge Impersonation Challenge
Contestant Artist Artist Song
Paulette Palmery Gloria Gaynor
Fernanda Brown Beyoncé Beyoncé "Single Ladies"
Arianda Sodi
Veneno Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive"
Laura Bell Gloria Gaynor
Yoyi
Singing Gala
Contestant Song Scores Total
Íngrid Juan Nicole Sebastián
Laura Bell "All By Myself" by Céline Dion 6 6 6 6 24
Arianda Sodi "Hombres al Borde de un Ataque de Celos"

by Yuri

3 4 5 3 15
Yoyi "La Vida Es Un Carnaval" by Celia Cruz 5 5 6 6 22
Veneno "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls 6 6 6 5 23
Elizabeth San Martín "NO" by 4 4 4 5 17
Elimination Duel
Queen Song Judges' Choice Result
Íngrid Juan Nicole Sebastián
Arianda Sodi "La Fuerza del Amor" by Myriam Hernández - - - Safe
Sofía Camará "No Llores Por Mí, Argentina"

by Paloma San Basilio

- Eliminated

Episode 3

  • Artistic Challenge: Apply makeup in the dark to transform into an assigned famous artist
  • Artistic Challenge Winner: Yoyi
  • Impersonation Challenge: Perform a lip sync in groups as the previously assigned artists
  • Impersonation Challenge Winner: Arianda Sodi
  • 1st Nominated: Elizabeth San Martín
Challenges
Artistic Challenge Impersonation Challenge
Contestant Aritst Song
Yoyi Gloria Trevi
Botota Fox "Pelo Suelto"
Laura Bell
Arianda Sodi Thalía "Amor A La Mexicana"
Elizabeth San Martín
Nery Lefferti
Singing Gala
Contestant Song Scores Total
Íngrid Juan Nicole Sebastián
Botota Fox "Se Dice De Mi" by Tita Merello 5 5 5 5 20
Laura Bell "Pégate" by Ricky Martin 6 6 7 6 25
Elizabeth San Martín "A Fuego Lento" by Rosana 4 3 4 3 14
Nery Lefferti "Juntos" by Paloma San Basilio 5 4 5 4 18

Episode 4

  • Artistic Challenge: Lip sync to a song by an assigned artist with only your mouth visible
  • Artistic Challenge Winner: Luz Violeta
  • Impersonation Challenge: Perform a lip sync in groups as the previously assigned singers
  • Impersonation Challenge Winner: Fernanda Brown
  • 2nd Nominated: Veneno
  • Eliminated: Elizabeth San Martín
Challenges
Contestant Artist Song
Luz Violeta Madonna "Like a Virgin"
Fernanda Brown
Yume Hime
Luna Di Mauri Tina Turner "What's Love Got to Do With It"
Paulette Palmery
Veneno

Singing Gala

Contestant Song Scores Total
Íngrid Juan Nicole Sebastián
Yume Hime "My Favorite Things" by Richard Rodgers 5 5 6 5 21
Veneno "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse 5 5 5 4 19
Luna Di Mauri "¿Dónde Estará Mi Primavera?"

by Marco Antonio Solís

7 6 7 6 26
Paulette Palmery "La Quintralada" by Patricia Maldonado 6 6 6 6 24
Elimination Duel
Queen Song Judges' Choice Result
Íngrid Juan Nicole Sebastián
Veneno "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele - - - ? Safe
Elizabeth San Martín "Ojalá" by Javier Beret ? Eliminated

Episode 5

  • Artistic Challenge: Transform your partner in Amy Winehouse, while being handcuffed to each other
  • Artistic Challenge Losers (go directly to the Gala): Luna di Mauri & Paulette Palmery
  • Impersonation Challenge: Perform a lip sync in pairs impersonating male and female music duos
  • Impersonation Challenge Winners: Fernanda Brown and Yume Hime
  • 1st Nominated: Nery Lefferti

Judge Juan Pablo González was absent for this episode

Impersonation Challenge
Contestant Duo Song
Arianda Sodi 1 Romina Power "Arena Blanca, Mar Azul"
Nery Lefferti Al Bano
Fernanda Brown 2 Joaquín Galán "Olvídame y Pega la Vuelta"
Yume Hime Lucía Galán
Singing Gala
Contestant Song Scores Total
Íngrid Nicole Sebastián
Paulette Palmery "Contigo En La Distancia" by Christina Aguilera 5 5 5 15
Luna di Mauri "Traicionera" by Sebastián Yatra 6 6 6 18
Nery Lefferti "Me Gusta Todo De Ti" by Noche de Brujas 4 4 3 11
Arianda Sodi "Morir De Amor" by Miguel Bosé 4 4 4 12

Episode 6

  • Artistic Challenge: Create outfits for the impersonation challenge in 1 hour
  • Artistic Challenge Loser (goes directly to the gala): Yoyi
  • Impersonation Challenge: Re-enact the "Cell Block Tango" scene from the musical Chicago
  • Impersonation Challenge Winner: Laura Bell
  • 2nd Nominated: Nery Lefferti
  • Eliminated: Nery Lefferti

Judge Juan Pablo González was absent for this episode

Singing Gala
Contestant Song Scores Total
Íngrid Nicole Sebastián
Yoyi "Gloria" by Umberto Tozzi
(Spanish version)
6 6 5 17
Botota "Todo, Todo, Todo"
by Daniela Romo
6 5 5 16
Luz Violeta "Caraluna"
by Bacilos
5 5 4 14
Veneno "Tu vuo’ fa’ l'americano"
by Renato Carosone
6 6 5 17
Elimination Duel
Contestant Song Judges' Choice Result
Íngrid Nicole Sebastián
Luz Violeta "Yerberito Moderno"
by Celia Cruz
- - - Safe
Nery Lefferti "Corazón Partío"
by Alejandro Sanz
Eliminated

Episode 21: "First Semi-Final"

  • Special Guest: José Alfredo Fuentes
  • Impersonation Challenge: Star in a musical dedicated to Olivia Newton-John
  • Finalist: Luz Violeta
  • Eliminated: Laura Bell
Impersonation Challenge and Singing Gala
Impersonation Challenge Singing Gala Total
Contestant Challenge Scores Song Singing Gala Scores
Íngrid +
Juan +
Sebastián
Nicole's
Secret
Scores
Íngrid Juan Nicole Sebastián
Luz Violeta 20 6 "Tus Labios De Rubi" by Sandro 5 5 6 6 48
Sofía Camará 17 6 "Te He Prometido" by Leo Dan 6 6 6 6 47
Yoyi 10 4 "Me Faltas Tu" by Cindy Gomez 7 6 7 6 40
Laura Bell 14 4 "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes 5 5 6 5 39

Episode 22: "Second Semi-Final"

  • Special Guest: Lucho Jara
  • Impersonation Challenge: Star in a musical dedicated to Madonna
  • Finalist: Botota Fox
  • Eliminated: Arianda Sodi
Impersonation Challenge and Singing Gala
Impersonation Challenge Singing Gala Total
Contestant Challenge Scores Song Singing Gala Scores
Íngrid +
Nicole +
Sebastián
Juan's
Secret
Scores
Íngrid Juan Nicole Sebastián
Botota Fox 19 6 "La Chica de Humo" by Emmanuel 6 7 7 6 51
Luna Di Mauri 14 5 "Ahora te puedes marchar" by Luis Miguel 5 5 6 6 41
Rubí 12 ? "Si Se Pone a Llover" by Bromas Aparte 6 6 6 6 ?
Arianda Sodi 20 ? "Para Decir Adiós" by José Feliciano 4 3 4 3 ?

NOTE: With Juan Pablo's secret scores, Rubí and Arianda Sodi ended in a tie (although their scores weren't revealed), so the judges deliberated and chose for Arianda to go home.

Episode 23: "Third Semi-Final"

  • Special Guest: Américo
  • Impersonation Challenge: Star in a musical dedicated to Gloria Estefan
  • Finalist: Sofía Camará
  • Eliminated: Rubí
Impersonation Challenge and Singing Gala
Impersonation Challenge Singing Gala Total
Contestant Challenge Scores Song Singing Gala Scores
Íngrid +
Juan +
Nicole
Sebastián's
Secret
Scores
Íngrid Juan Nicole Sebastián
Sofía Camará 20 6 "Sombras" by
Javier Solís
6 6 6 6 50
Yoyi 14 5 "Pedacito De Mi Vida"
by Pedrina y Rio
6 6 6 5 42
Luna di Mauri 14 5 "Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar" by Carlos Vives 5 6 5 5 41
Rubí 14 4 "Macondo" by Óscar Chávez 6 5 6 6 41

NOTE: With Sebastián's secret scores, Rubí and Luna di Mauri ended in a tie, so the choice was given to Juan Pablo González, the president of the judges'table, and he chose to eliminate Rubí.

Top Five of Season 1
Contestant Immunities Won Times with Highest
Score in Singing Gala
Up For Elimination
TeamBototaPromo.jpg
Botota
4
(Eps. 1, 12, 16, 18)
0 1
(Ep. 19)
TeamLuzVioletaPromo.jpg
Luz Violeta
3
(Eps. 4, 7, 9)
1
(Ep. 5)
3
(Eps. 6, 14, 18)
TeamLunadiMauriPromo.jpg
Luna di Mauri
3
(Eps. 8, 10, 12)
4
(Eps. 1, 4, 5)
0
TeamSofíaCamaráPromo.jpg
Sofía Camará
3
(Eps. 9, 14, 18)
0 2
(Eps. 2, 15)
TeamYoyiPromo.jpg
Yoyi
1
(Ep. 3)
6
(Eps. 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17)
1
(Ep. 20)

Episode 24: "Grand Final"

The Season 1 Contestants on the Finale Stage

  • Final Duel: Luna di Mauri and Yoyi
  • Eliminated (5th Place): Yoyi
  • Finale Challenge 1: Singing
  • Eliminated (4th Place): Sofía Camará
  • Finale Challenge 2: Individually perform a unique show
  • Winner of The Switch Drag Race Season 1: Luz Violeta
  • Runner-Ups: Botota Fox and Luna di Mauri
Final Duel
Contestant Song Result
Luna di Mauri "Cosas del Amor" by Ana Gabriel Safe
Yoyi Eliminated
Singing Challenge
Contestant Song Result
Luz Violeta "Que Nadie Spea Mi Sufrir" by Ángel Cabral Safe
Botota Fox "Tengo Mucho Que Aprender De Ti" by Emmanuel Safe
Sofía Camará "Quizás,Quizás,Quizás" by Andrea Bocelli Eliminated
Luna di Mauri "Donde Estará Mi Primavera" by Marco Antonio Solís Safe
Individual Performances
Contestant Type of Performance Song
Luna di Mauri Acting, Dancing, Singing "A Mi Manera" by María Martha Serra Lima
Botota Fox Singing, Comedy, Dancing "Atrévete-Te-Te (Atrévete, Te, Te)" by Calle 13
Luz Violeta Singing, Dancing

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Trivia

  • This season of Drag Race has/is...
    • the first season to take place outside of the USA.
    • the first season to not be hosted by RuPaul.
      • this is also the first season where the host (Karla Constant) isn't a judge
    • the first Chilean contestant (of course), the first Argentinian contestants (Álvaro Lynch and Sofía Camará) and the first Uruguayan contestant (Rubí).
    • the first season to feature live singing as the center point of the competition.
    • the first season to not feature any lip sync battle.
    • the longest season in the franchise at the time, with 24 episodes.
    • the most amount of finalists, with 5.
    • the most amount of challenge wins ever won by a single contestant, Fernanda Brown, with 7.
    • with the most number of contestants (17 Queens)
  • Yume Hime chose to not return for the repechage challenge in episode 17 beacuse she felt like the judges didn't appreciate her style and it wouldn't make sense for her to return to a competition she can't win.
  • Due to a respiratory illness, Luna di Mauri was absent during episodes 18 and 20.
    • in episode 18, Luz Violeta, her partner in the Singing Gala, was automatically up for elimination due to Luna's absence. In episode 20, she was instead replaced by Yume Hime, who competed for her and won the access to the semi-final.
  • Álvaro Lynch is the only contestant to not attent the finale.

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