RuPaul’s Drag Race 4 Episode 13: “The Finale???”

We have made it to the end, or have we? I am going to be completely honest here and say that I have known who the winner was in season 2 and in season 3. I also knew who the Top 3 were this season from the beginning OK I’LL ADMIT IT! But you have to give me props for not outright spoiling it for everyone. Now while I HAD heard from a couple people that Phi Phi O’hara was declared the winner, I had also heard that they left all three hanging and were going to do a live finale. I was confused about that because let’s face it, I don’t think RPDR is at a budget to do a live show. It wasn’t until I saw Kenya Michael post on her FB today that she got her dress for the reunion show that I KNEW they didn’t have a winner. How did I know? They usually film the reunion weeks after the show, so for them to not have done it yet was fishy for me.

Who was right? I WAS! After 13 weeks, intense competition, tons of drama…we still don’t have a winner. I’m going to give a BIG kudos to RuPaul for this because while I do love knowing everything before it starts this is REALLY exciting! WHO THE HELL IS THE WINNER?!? At this point there is NO winner…and the reunion is next week! It’s. So. Freaking. Awesome.

As with all finale episodes, the big challenge was to film a music video for RuPaul. They premièred it two weeks ago so we’ve all seen it and it’s fabulous. What we saw tonight was how it all came together. Living legend CANDIS CAYNE was the guest choreographer and she gave them something extremely simple to do. Unfortunately Sharon couldn’t get it. Was this the moment? Does Sharon choke…?

Phi Phi on the other hand was great. Not only did she get the choreography, but her performance with Ru was fabulous as well. Is this who deserves the crown?

Chad…Chad Chad Chad. Chad was fine, but Chad was just very beige for me as he has been for the second half of the season. But he has been incredibly consistent throughout the season, will he win?

WHO KNOWS! I think any of them have a good a chance to win and it’s really up in the air. If RuPaul bases this STRICTLY on fan votes, it’s going to Sharon, but that’s not the case. I have this theory that RuPaul will never ever chose a winner that will be more popular than him. Take a look at the history, Nina, Jujubee, Pandora, Manilla are all essentially the most popular from the past seasons and none of them are winners, because they don’t need it just like Sharon won’t need it. Sharon is going to be famous for the rest of her life.  Let’s face it, this show is essentially a big ego boost for RuPaul and he makes it very obvious. My guess in all honestly is that Phi Phi will win this season. Phi Phi can paint for filth, her looks are always great and she’s a solid performer. Also her performance on this final episode was pretty much perfect. A lot of people don’t like Phi Phi and I get that. She has been a bitch this season and she is not apologizing for it. The really unfortunate thing with that though is that if Phi Phi does win, she will be the least liked winner they’ve ever had. If she wasn’t such a bitch during the entire run of the show she would’ve done very well for herself. Sadly she decided to play it this way, not hating just stating the obvious. You catch more flies with honey than with piss and vinegar running through your veins.  I don’t think Chad really has a chance at winning at all, this contest is between Phi Phi and Sharon.

So there you have it, if I hear anything during the week about the winner I’ll be sure to post it. Otherwise we’ve got one more week.

OH! And did you hear, I’m bringing the fabulous SHARON NEEDLES to Vancouver on June 23rd! Get all the details HERE!

PS – Shout out to Raja and Tyra and Tyra’s fucking hair! Did you see that wig…twerk it!

  • Note that on last season’s top 3 performance it was edited as though Alexis was doing great with the posing / choreography and Manila and Raja weren’t doing well but she ended up 3rd. This might be a “misleading” edit I guess. And I hope Sharon wins or Chad but Phi Phi? no f*cking way! She’s young, yes but the future of drag? No f*cking way. Yeah, she has the energy and some talent but I don’t see her as someone who can take drag to the next level. For pete’s sake she’s a f*cking showgirl and how many of that do we have already?

    Anyway, I’m guessing that the sponsors have something to do with this “voting” thing. I think they have qualms about Sharon winning because of her type of drag. Phi Phi, I think, the sponsors were pulling to win but since she turned out to be a vile human being they’d decided to let the viewers uhm say who they think should win. Anyway, Chad is the safest choice.

    I haven’t seen Tyra’s season but she looked like Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons w/ that hair.She’s so orange.

  • gato

    I agree Jake about the sponsors 100%

  • ARRRRGH I really hope it isn’t Phi Phi. Having a “hard childhood” is sooooo not an excuse with this crowd: you KNOW sharon and Chad had it just as rough and they’ve come out humble and caring respectively. They already had a “too young and didn’t do anything with it” winner with Tyra (and sorry, i’m on Jake’s side, but that fro was ridic.. and not in the good way). I know you think Chad has no chance Tommy and I’m worried you’re likely right but do love everything about her, especially the sweet moment at the start of this episode as she (unnecessarily) apologizes to bitch-face-mc-phi. Sharon is of course my hands down winner.
    Can’t wait for finale.