This week, Andra Day joins the judging panel of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The United States vs. Billie Holiday star joins RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and Ross Matthews as they judge the Rusical performance of “Moulin Ru,” featuring guest director Leslie Jordan. Check out some images of Day’s time on the series below.
RuPaul’s Drag Race features a twist this year as one lucky queen has a chocolate bar with a golden ticket, saving them from elimination. The queens have all be rather lucky regardless, with multiple episodes featuring queens saved from going home. Last week, however, Jasmine Kenndie sashayed away after an epic “LaLaPaRuSa” lip sync showdown.
The cast this year is stronger than ever, featuring the franchise’s first heterosexual male contestant, Maddy Morphosis, Alyssa Hunter, Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Bosco, Daya Betty, DeJa Sky, Jasmine Kennedie, Jorgeous, June Jambalaya, Kerri Colby, Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté, Lady Camden, Maddy Morphosis, Orion Story, and Willow Pill.
Guests so far this season include singers Lizzo, Alicia Keys, Bling Empire star Christine Chiu, Taraji P. Henson, Andra Day, Loni Love, Ava Max, Nicole Byer, Ts Madison, Alec Mapa, Dove Cameron, Dulce Sloan, Jennifer Lopez and Sarah McLachlan. Anastasia Beverly Hills exec Norvina will also make a special appearance.
RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays at 8/7c on VH1.