Okay, I’ll say it: I liked Team Yarlexis. They kicked ass at the cheer-reading challenge, sported colorful, fun outfits for the “girl group” performance, and worked best as a team among all the All Stars. But, yes, they were highly polarizing among viewers, and the whole “she-mergency” debacle totally derailed things. In any case, one last portrait of Alexis and Yara, because I love them, no matter what you say.
I thought the overall “girl-group” challenge was pretty great, and although I prefer the focus to remain on the queens, their “celebrity” guests did allow for some good drama, as well as an outsider’s perspective on our All-Stars. (Obviously, the candor with which Chad and Shannel discussed their tumultuous relationship was particularly moving.)
It was fabulous to see the queens perform for live audiences, because these girls know how to work a crowd! I thought all the teams did well–the editing made it hard to really evaluate each queen’s performance. But for me, the standout was Jujubee, who does, indeed, “give good mouth.”
As we saw last week, this competition is brutal and unforgiving (still can’t believe Latrice and Manila are gone!) and this episode’s lip sync was especially rough–we’ve been dying to see someone push the “she-mergency” button all season, but its debut was a dud. Ah, well! At least we got to see a whole lotta Raven!
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