RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 8
Social Media The Unverified Rusical
The queens enter the Werk Room to read Lala Ri's lipstick message. Utica talks about being sad about losing, but she understands what happened. Denali is mad that she has been ignored by the judges.
Jamal Simms is the guest judge.
During the next day, RuPaul reveals the Maxi Challenge is a social media-themed rusical. Each queen must take on a role, record vocals, and learn dance moves.
Symone is Instaglam, Tina is the Em-she, Olivia Lux is Markee Tuckenberg, Gottmik is the Russian bot, Utica is Lady Tweets, Rose is Foxy, and Denali is another Russian bot. Denali and Rose have to audition because they both want to play Foxy; the queens vote between them for the role.
Tina purposely voted for Denali to mess with Rose's head. After the vote, Denali doesn't have her heart in it.
A special message from Anne Hathaway is delivered to the queens. The queens get to ask Anne questions about musicals and tips for performing in them. Anne Hathaway reveals she was the 9th choice for The Devil Wears Prada. Anne helps give Denali important tips and confidence for her role.
The queens sing and record their vocals in front of Michelle Visage. Symone doesn't have a good singing voice; she has trouble with one of her words. Kandy Muse gets subtitles during her words. Elliott with 2 Ts doesn't have a good singing voice. Utica gets tongue-twisted over her complicated verse.
Jamal Simms teaches the queens their routines for the dance numbers. Symone can't get her steps down. Utica has a complicated dance number; Olivia thinks it's too coordinated for her to do. Jamal wants Kandy Muse to be sexier with her dance routine. Gottmik can't match the steps and energy to Denali.
During the next day, Symone is really nervous that she won't perform well in rusical. Kandy Muse talks about how fans would attack her online due to Aja's fight during RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9. Kandy talks about creating a meme and a song. Tina Burner talks about dating Graham Norton years ago.
RuPaul's outfit is a teal suit with a purse.
The runway category is "Yellow Gorgeous!"
The queens perform in the rusical. The judges were unimpressed by Symone's and Kandy's performances. Overall, the queens do a good job.
During the runway, Tina Burner is dressed as a sexy taxi, Olivia Lux is a Dreamgirl glam gown with large yellow pads, Symone has suspenders and a yellow fur coat, Utica is in a medieval gown, Kandy Muse is in a Beyonce Lemonade-inspired gown, Elliott with 2 Ts is in a yellow taxi vinyl outfit, Rose is in the inspiration of The Mask, Denali has serpents in her hair in a python ensemble, and Gottmik is in a bondage crash test dummy.
Tina Burner, Symone, Kandy Muse, Rose, Denali, and Gottmik are the tops and bottoms of the week.
During the judging panel, the judges love Tina's runway outfit, but she messed up during her performance. The judges loved Symone's outfit but not her challenge performance. The judges loved Kandy's runway, but not her challenge; they couldn't see her face through the wig. The judges loved Rose's performance during the challenge and her runway outfit; Michelle thinks it looks orange. The judges loved Denali's performance and her runway outfit. The judges loved Gottmik's runway and her performance.
During the secret judging panel, the judges think Tina made some bad moves, that Symone missed her steps/didn't serve it, Kandy fumbled a lot during the challenge, they loved everything about Rose, Denali delivered during her challenge, and Gottmik rose to the occasion.
Gottmik and Denali are safe. Rose wins the challenge. Tina Burner is safe. Kandy Muse and Symone end up in the bottom two.
The lip-sync song is "BO$$" by Fifth Harmony. Both queens serve fierceness on the main stage.
Symone wins the lip-sync. Before Kandy Muse is eliminated, RuPaul changes her mind and gives Kandy one more chance.