Watch: RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Alaska and Jinkx Perform at Voyeur

The show’s two frontrunners performed with a handful of other Drag Race contestants this weekend in the Gayborhood.

Jinkx Monsoon performing at Voyeur. The quirky queen showed us a much more polished look and act than we're used to seeing on RuPaul's Drag Race.

On Saturday night, five of the queens from the latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race performed to an absolutely PACKED Voyeur — including the show’s three finalists, Jinkx Monsoon, Alaska Thunderfuck and Roxxxy Andrews. On LOGO on May 6, after all the fan votes have been counted, one of those queens will be named America’s Next Drag Superstar.

If the lines during the VIP portion of the evening are any indication, Jinkx will be the clear winner. People were wrapped around the lower bar area to meet the Seattle queen, while some of the other performers —  like sweetheart Ivy Winters and G Philly favorite Alaska — moved down the queue to greet folks while they waited.

G Philly favorite Alaska performing at Voyeur.

The performance segment of the night was hosted by Philly’s Mimi Imfurst and Drag Race judge Michelle Visage. Each queen performed a few songs on a runway that split the main-bar area down the middle. Highlights? Both of Alaska’s performances were outstanding — especially her live-singing cover of Lil Kim’s “How Many Licks” (video below), which she did a few weeks ago when she performed at Tabu. Jinkx’s first number was a lip-sync of some Brenda Dickson-like monologue that segued into a performance of the operatic mambo number she did on RuPaul’s Drag Race (video below). Ivy Winters impressed with a flashy circus act, where she worked the runway spinning a plate on a long stick and juggling swords and bowling pins — a talent that never saw the light of day on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Drag Race Season 5 finalist Roxxxy Andrews.

Another standout moment of the evening was when Michelle Visage scolded the crowd for boo-ing Roxxxy Andrews, who has been getting a lot of heat lately for bullying Jinkx on the show. “There’s too much hate in the world for this LGBT against LGBT stuff,” she said. Roxxxy finished up her first performance with an apology, saying that she regrets the way she acted and that she’s learned from her mistakes. I think she’s being genuine. I met her before the show and got nothing but warm vibes.

Below, you’ll find video of Jinkx and Alaska’s performances. Thanks to Alexander John Ortiz for letting me use some of his awesome snaps. You can see the rest of his album here.

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  • alyr

    It’s MONSOON SEASON!

  • colleen bakaysa

    Is rupauls going to keep us weighting another week ?