RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6; who should stay and who should go.
I am in love with season 6 of RPDR, this season is far superior to season 5 and is fresh and fun. The Snatch Game episode is epic and is clearly the best ‘SNATCH’ by far. The competition has never been tighter and I decided to list in order the Queens to watch for to the Queens who should sashay away.
1. Bianca Del Rio: Pros: C’mon, she is clearly the best the season has to offer. Her personality, humour and fashion are superior to all the Queens and her tell-it-like-it-is attitude makes each episode that much more enjoyable. Cons: Her make-up skills are more camp than glamour and may make the judges gagging for more. I’m hoping she will show a bit more versatility.
2. BenDeLaCreme: Pros: DeLa has proved herself to be a force to be reckoned with. She mixes camp with glamour and is true to her character. Con: Her character can be a little forced at times and her acting sometimes one noted. I hope she can break beyond the familiar.
3. Courtney Act: Pros: Courtney is a superstar, she can sing, act and is the greatest illusionist out of all the girls. Cons: I don’t know who Courtney is. She lacks a bit of depth in her character and we haven’t seen any vulnerability. She may just be too smart to allow America into her mind, but isn’t that a part of the game?
4. Joslyn Fox: Pros: JF is probably the dark horse in this competition. I thought she was going to be another ditzy glamour girl with no substance, but she can act and she is humorous. Cons: Though she is good at so many things in this competition, we have yet to see if she is great at anything. I want to see her excel beyond being ‘SAFE’.
5. Darienne Lake: Pros: Darienne is funny and gorgeous. Her face and style is amazing and she always makes me laugh. Cons: I feel she spends far too much time trashing other competitors rather than pushing and making herself more noticeable. Don’t pull a Delta Work and get trapped in your own head.
6. Adore Delano: At the beginning of this season I was not routing for Adore. She seemed lazy and to be coasting but as the show progresses I see a spark and fire in her. Pros: She is funny and weird and has great make-up skills and most of all a fantastic singing voice. Cons: Her wardrobe is hideous, her hair is ‘meh’ and her shoes terrible. This girl needs a stylist. She also needs to work her ass off to prove she is better than just being a bar queen.
7. Milk: Pros: Milk is probably the sexiest guy ever to be on Drag Race and in terms of the competition she has proved herself to be creative in fashion and pushing the boundaries in drag. Cons: Milk does not have the personality to back up her looks. I almost feel like her shock drag is a way to compensate for severe insecurities.
8. Laganja Estranga: Pros: This girl can move. Her dancing is impeccable. Her body is amazing and her look is pretty fierce. Cons: This is one that uses a fierce attitude to overcompensate for not enough love inside. She has never learned to truly embrace and love herself. The World can’t always hold your hand; learn to be strong on your own.
9. Trinity K. Bonnet: Pros: Amazing runway looks, strong lip-syncing ability and a powerful story of her struggle with HIV. Cons: Trinity unfortunately has a flat personality; she seems a little too green for this competition compared to the others. I actually like her a lot, but her drag doesn’t excite me.
Kiss me once, perhaps not twice.
Kylie Minogue’s 12th full-length album hit the shelves this past week to much hype and anticipation. She recently signed to Jay-Z’s home label Roc Nation and the promotion for her album in North America has been fierce, however this does not a great album make.
The first single choice, “Into the Blue" is genius if nothing else and opens the album with a bang. However as the songs continue it’s quite clear that there was too much emphasis on using the general Kylie sound and mashing it with a generic modern day dance beat.
Most of the songs start with a single instrument intro and then lead into a floor stomping/get-your-groove-on beat, but by the third or fourth time it becomes far too predictable. The other hitch is the repetitive use of ‘SEX' in the three of the titles (and choruses) featured.
There are some album highlights such as (and surprisingly) Kylie’s duet with Enrique Iglesius on “Beautiful”, though his voice is almost unrecognizable.
Overall Kiss Me Once is a good attempt for Kylie to again break the American mainstream market, however it is not memorable or creative enough to become a classic.
Kiss Me Once = 3/5 = Download: Into the Blue, Fine, Beautiful and Mr. President (on the Deluxe Version).