Today is a special day, the true epitome of gay culture. After ten episodes and 62 days of top-tier entertainment helping us through lockdown, the Great British public will welcome the next generation of drag royalty when one queen will be crowned the queen of the runway on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season two tonight.
Season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has been truly historic season that supplied so many iconic moments. From the first ever lip sync walkout by Ginny Lemon to the pandemic pausing filming to the first ever UK double shantay and first ever four RuPeter badge winner Bimini Bon Boulash who came a long way since they had to lip sync in the first episode.
This is everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s grand finale.
How can I tune in?
The finale of season 2 of the beloved drag competition show will be available to view tonight at 7PM on BBC IPlayer.
Where can I find more information about RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series two?
The winner takes it all
Tonight’s result has been a year in the making due to the Coronavirus outbreak which halted filming midway through due to the national lockdown that was announced on the 23rd March 2020 by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Usually broadcasted during the Autumn season, the whole Drag Race production was delayed until January 2021 as the filming only wrapped up in November. Making this series the longest one ever.
With over a year of wait, audiences around the world will be tuning in tonight to see who will be joining season one winner The Vivienne as the countries new Drag Race superstar.
There will be four finalists competing for the crown tonight. Welsh queen Tayce, Two Scottish queens Lawrence Chaney and Ellie Diamond and East Londons Bimini Bon Boulash.
Here is everything you need to know about each individual queen.
The early front runner, Glasgow based drag queen Lawrence Chaney has left viewers in hysterics with all their confessionals and iconic mannerisms throughout the season.
Winning three consecutive RuPeter badges during week three to week five that included the design, song and improvisation challenge.
Although the next challenge is where Lawrence lost momentum. During the historic Snatch Game, Lawrence failed to live up to the high expectations set of him when she parodied acting legend, Miriam Margolyes. This poor performance left Lawrence in the bottom two where she had to lip-sync for their life.
Lawrence remains one of the favourites going into tonights finale, which would make Lawrence the first ever plus-size queen to take the title in Drag Race herstory.
The self-titled diamond of Dundee is the second Scottish queen to make the final four.
With a very consistent record of being safe throughout the season Ellie has been cruising through the competition until the final hurdle that occurred on the penultimate episode where she had to lip sync against fellow finalist Tayce.
That lip sync was a true testament to what UK drag is all about. Dancing your heart out to a Steps song which led to the first-ever UK double shantay you stay moment.
Beginning the competition at the age of just twenty-one, Ellie Diamond made it very clear that age is just a number when it comes to talent. Designing all her outfits throughout the series, we feel that the winning crown and sceptre would be a fitting accessory to the Ellie Diamond brand.
London (Via Newport, Wales), 26
The first-ever Welsh competitor in Drag Race herstory, Tayce has had the weight of a nation riding on her shoulders throughout.
In what could be considered the most dramatic journey to the final of them all, Tayce has had to lip-sync not once but four times to stay in the competition that included three consecutive lip-syncs that included the last episodes double shantay with Ellie Diamond. Tayce is a true lip-sync assassin who knows how to put on a show.
This was also shown in her RuPeter badge winning the maxi challenge for the RuRuvision episode alongside other United Kingdolls members that included her best friend A’Whroa and fellow finalists Lawrence Chaney and Bimini Bon Boulash.
Tayce’s heavenly voice has played a major role throughout the season with audiences declaring her as the narrator of the season due to her iconic confessionals.
We all cannot wait to see what this fiery Welsh Dragon has to offer for her final performance on the main stage for tonights finale.
Bimini Bon Boulash
London (via Norfolk), 26
Considered the fan favourite of the series, Bimini has surged into superstardom since their first appearance on the show.
The self-titled ‘ East London’s Bendiest Bitch‘ Bimini Bon Boulash has made Drag Race herstory throughout the season and is ready to smash another record tonight.
After winning the first lip-sync against Joe Black it lit a fire in Bimini that hasn’t been burned out since.
Truly unleashing the beast, Bimini went on to win a record four RuPeter badges, also becoming the first contestant in any Drag Race series to lip-sync first and win Snatch Game as well. If made victorious tonight Bimini will be the first drag queen to lip-sync first and win the whole series too.
Doing it for all the non-binary and vegan people in the nation, Bimini offers something for everybody to love. Winning all the audience votes via social media polls online by a landslide, we will find out tonight if head judge RuPaul agrees and crowns Bimini as the UK’s next drag superstar.
Tonight’s finale will truly be unmissable. After over a year of waiting, Ru Paul will crown Britain’s newest member of the drag race royal family.
Alongside winning the title of the UK’s next drag superstar, the champion will win a reward of flying to Hollywood to record their own mini-series with the producers of the smash-hit show.
To echo Mama Ru’s iconic line, ‘May the best drag queen win‘.
It may either be Bimini Bon Boulash, Tayce, Ellie Diamond or Lawrence Chaney, but we consider every competitor and worker in this series as a winner for providing the country with a remedy for our lockdown blues.
We thank all of the queens who competed in the series and we cannot wait to tune into the finale tonight.
Long live the queens. x