'Legendary' Episode 3: House of Escada proves its mettle in circus-themed ball, wins 'Superior House' trophy
Their decision to treat all the five elements of vogue — floor work, handwork, duck walk, spins and dips, and runway — as a different act and then tying it all together, in the end, worked well in their favor
Circus Bezerkus saw the houses bring in the "strange and deranged" elements to the ballroom in circus-style. Serving as a guest judge was voguing icon Dominique Jackson, also known to many as Elektra Abundance in the FX show 'Pose'. The House of Escada was the opening act in the opening episode of the series. But they were branded "boring" by the hard-to-please judge, Law Roach. They did a decent job in the fairytale-themed ball in Episode 2 and pulled their socks up for the circus ball and came up with a performance that will be hard to forget for a very long time.
Their decision to treat all the five elements of vogue — floor work, handwork, duck walk, spins and dips, and runway — as a different act and then tying it all together, in the end, worked well in their favor. All the judges, including Jameela Jamil, Megan Thee Stallion, 'Wonder Woman of Vogue' Leiomy Maldonado and Dominique bestowed their biggest compliments on the regal house. The mother of the house, London, was able to redeem herself and the entire team in this episode and they also took home the 'Superior House' trophy.
The House of Ebony and The House of Balmain were the other two teams who did really well in Circus Bezerkus. What was shocking to see was the House of Ninja being at the bottom, the same house that was the first keeper of the 'Superior House' trophy. Law Roach was unimpressed with their repetitive fashion choices whereas Leiomy and Dominique thought that their performance was lacking the circus bit. The House of St Laurent was in the bottom as well and their soulless circus with deranged clowns capable of body modifications was loved by the studio audiences and they all booed down Leiomy and Dominique when they flagged down St Laurent's performance.
Chise from the House of Ninja has in the past exhibited her crazy voguing techniques and this time too she was able to save her house from elimination, resulting in The House Of St Laurent being eliminated from the show.