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ArtMan
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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON 12 #301
Posted: 5/29/20 at 9:41pm

The closeup lip sync  was Jada, Gigi, Crystal.  The at home lip sync was Crystal (just so clever), Gigi and a distant Jada (too basic).  Final lip sync Jada, Gigi, Crystal (who I thought missed a few words).  Based on this ranking, I would have given it to Jada also.  Crystal is definitely going to All Stars.  Again, the Like A Bird was genius.  Other random thoughts.  RuPaul must have done something to her face.  Two episodes in a row that her face is covered up?  If that was Widow's partner, he is fine.  Last, Adam Lambert, his face was beat.  Even for those few seconds, he was gorgeous.

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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON 12 #302
Posted: 5/29/20 at 9:41pm

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Updated On: 5/29/20 at 09:41 PM
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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON 12 #303
Posted: 5/29/20 at 11:36pm

This was a close race and I must give a BIG CONGRATS to Jaida Essence Hall for winning the crown. Well earned.

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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON 12 #304
Posted: 5/29/20 at 11:52pm

I liked all 3 of them, but I don't see Jaida as the "future of drag." She's a very polished queen, but there really isn't much that's new or progressive about what she's doing. 

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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON 12 #305
Posted: 5/30/20 at 12:06am
The more I think about it the more I think she didn’t give Crystal the crown so that she could do AllStars.
She loooooves Crystal.
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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON 12 #306
Posted: 5/30/20 at 12:09am

After so many "pageant" queens who have come close over the years, I'm glad they crowned Jaida. She's the evolution of the pageant queen. Stunning, funny, vulnerable, heartfelt, and an excellent performer. Crystal is wonderful, but when her interview started I knew she wouldn't take it. Gigi is great, if not a little predictable with nostalgia and reference, but I think she and Crystal have a great future on All Stars (as do many queens from this year). Against all odds, a GREAT season with a talented cast.

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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON 12 #307
Posted: 5/30/20 at 12:09am

Yaaassss Jaida! Gigi already lost before she even filmed THIS version of her final lip sync because she cannot follow simple direction and broke the stay at home order and filmed her final lip sync in a studio somewhere. To the point of Production threatening to disqualify her. I don't like her. She is so far up her own ass between her constantly breaking the stay at home orders (filmed two Digital Drag performances with entire crews of people, broke the stay at home order & filmed a video with Jeffree Star) & making tone deaf comments after George Floyd was murdered and made her response to the backlash all about herself she's just so ignorant and doesn't care that she's ignorant. 

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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON 12 #308
Posted: 5/30/20 at 7:01am

Well that wasn't a surprise.  The deck has been stacked in Jaida's favor for a while.  Her performances were only ever entirely adequate, rising above that only once, when she pointed off camera and said, "Look Over There!"  Her closeup lip-sync was fine, as usual, but her apartment performance was absolute laziness -- there was, as usual, only the barest of bare minimums.  She just pranced around her apartment, stuck some poses, and called it a day.  I mean, fine for an audition tape, but for the Final Round, competing for 100,000 dollahs?  Not.  Good.  Enough.

Jaida was a distant third going into the final lip-sync, for me.  I suspect the only reason it was a three-way final lip-synch was due to that lackluster bit, even favoritism has limits.  They'd chosen a song they knew would play to Jaida's abilities, and had to put her in the last bit somehow, and when she proved so lackluster poor old RuPaul just had to make it a three-way to justify it.  Both Gigi and Crystal out-classed Jaida two out of three challenges.

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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON 12 #309
Posted: 5/30/20 at 11:53am

Glad Jaida won. She was my fav since episode one and consistently killed it in the challenges and the runways. Then bodied the other two in the final lipsync. She's such a star. Constantly sweet, lovely & pure.

She earned it and deserved it.

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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON 12 #310
Posted: 5/30/20 at 12:17pm
So happy for her!! She makes me laugh so much and I can’t wait for the “the bitch of the bitches for the bitches” or whatever she says merchandise.

I thought she slayed the first up close lip sync and thought her minimal take on the Ciara song was in line with what she does. She’s a pageant girl with a personality!
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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON 12 #311
Posted: 5/30/20 at 2:24pm

Jordan Catalano said: "Very happy for Jaida. And this means we will 100% get Crystal on All Stars 6."

Apparently she doesn't want to do All Stars x