Who won Symone and Kandy Muse's lip-sync battle? What happened as RuPaul's Drag Race's favorite queens faced off

While Symone has been a front runner so far, Kandy Muse is the judge's favourite


                            Who won Symone and Kandy Muse's lip-sync battle? What happened as RuPaul's Drag Race's favorite queens faced off
Kandy Muse and Symone of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' (Instagram/thekandymuse, the_symone)

If there's one thing you can be sure of when it comes to the queens of 'RuPaul's Drag Race', it's that these ladies certainly know how to put up a show. Last week's elimination saw LaLa Ri and Elliott (with Two Ts) face each other — Elliott came out on top while LaLa Ri had to shantay away. With only nine queens remaining, the race is on for each queen to make their mark and secure their spot in the top 4.

This week had a musical challenge and if past seasons have taught us anything, it's that this always results in a whole lot of drama and shade and let's just say, it totally delivered.

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The queens had to sing and perform in 'Social Media: The Unverified Rusical'. As RuPaul explained it — "It's an epic tale, fit for the mobile screen where you'll each play the role of a different social media platform. Hashtag why you gotta act like such a nasty troll online, b***h" RuPaul joked while explaining the challenge. "First you need to swipe left to record vocals with Michelle Visage. Then, you need to swipe right to rehearse with director Jamal Sims" he explained, breaking down the challenge for the queens.


As with most challenges, there is always a queen or two who are determined to win some specific challenges, seeing that it usually is their forte. Rosé, who has been doing well in the series so far but is yet to land a win seemed determined to get this challenge in the bag, as she is a singer and performer in terms of talent. Denali Foxx, on the other hand, felt as though the judges were not receptive towards her run so far, even though she did win the first challenge.

Seeing that she has a point to make, Denali was determined to do well in this challenge. So when it came down to picking roles, there was a case of the flash of the queens — Denali narrowed her choices to two roles — Foxy and Lady Tweet. When asked around the group, Utica Queen insisted that she would like to go with Lady Tweet, while Rosé was gunning for the role of Foxy. With Utica refusing to back down, Rosé and Denali decided to fix the role fair and square, by auditioning in front of the girls and letting them vote. With Gottmik, Olivia Lux, Elliott, Symone and Kandy Muse voting for Rosé, it was clear who got the part. 

But turns out, Denali's efforts might have not entirely been in vain, seeing that she is rumoured to do well in this episode. Rosé, who entered the challenge with a vendetta and a point to prove did just that — she apparently secures her first win of the season. 

The gag of the episode, however, was the fact that Symone, who has been a front runner so far, and judge-favourite Kandy Muse possibly found themselves in the bottom. The queens faced off to Bo$$ by Fifth Harmony. The lip sync was so fierce that the queens apparently earned a double shantay, allowing them both to stay in the competition. Looks like they'll live to lip-sync another day. Seeing that this means there are still nine queens left in the competition, it might be a while until we finally find America's Next Drag Superstar — not that we're complaining!

Catch all the new episodes of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 13 on VH1 every Friday at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings.

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