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In RuPaul's Drag Race, lip sync performances play a key factor in deciding which queens stay ("Shanté, you stay") or leave ("Sashay away"). RuPaul has the final decision in which performer caught her eye more, the contestants are judged on entertaining, dance, lyric memory, and emotion.

In All Stars 2 the top two queens in each challenge will have to "lip-sync for their legacy", who wins the lip-sync will receive the opportunity to eliminate another queen from the bottom contestants of that week.

Throughout the series several lip sync's have had memorable and controversial moments, below is a list of every lip sync and the song used.

Lip Sync songs

Season 1

Episode 1

Song: "Supermodel" by RuPaul

Bottom Two: Victoria Parker and Akashia

Eliminated: Victoria "Porkchop" Parker

Episode 2

Song: "We Break the Dawn" by Michelle Williams

Bottom Two: Akashia and Tammie Brown

Eliminated: Tammie Brown

Episode 3

Song: "The Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston

Bottom Two: Shannel and Akashia

Eliminated: Akashia

Episode 4

Song: "Would I Lie to You?" by The Eurythmics

Bottom Two: Jade and Rebecca Glasscock

Eliminated: Jade

Episode 5

Song: "Stronger" by Britney Spears

Bottom Two: Ongina and Bebe Zahara Benet

Eliminated: Ongina

Episode 6

Song: "Shackles" by Mary Mary

Bottom Two: Shannel and Rebecca Glasscock

Eliminated: Shannel

Episode 8

Song: "Covergirl (Put the Bass in Your Walk)" by RuPaul

Top Two: Nina Flowers and Bebe Zahara Benet

Winner: Bebe Zahara Benet

Season 2

Episode 1

Song: "Covergirl (Put the Bass in Your Walk)" by RuPaul

Bottom Two: Sahara Davenport and Shangela

Eliminated: Shangela

Episode 2

Song: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" by En Vogue

Bottom Two: Raven and Nicole Paige Brooks

Eliminated: Nicole Paige Brooks

Episode 3

Song: "I Hear You Knockin'" by Wynonna Judd

Bottom Two: Mystique Summers and Raven

Eliminated: Mystique Summers Madison

Episode 4

Song: "Two of Hearts" by Stacey Q

Bottom Two: Sonique and Morgan McMichaels

Eliminated: Sonique

Episode 5

Song: "Carry On" by Martha Wash

Bottom Two: Sahara Davenport and Morgan McMichaels

Eliminated: Morgan McMichaels

Episode 6

Song: "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles

Bottom Two: Sahara Davenport and Jujubee

Eliminated: Sahara Davenport

Episode 7

Song: "He's the Greatest Dancer" by Sister Sledge

Bottom Two: Jessica Wild and Tatianna

Eliminated: Jessica Wild

Episode 8

Song: "Shake Your Love" by Debbie Gibson

Bottom Two: Pandora Boxx and Jujubee

Eliminated: Pandora Boxx

Episode 9

Song: "Something He Can Feel" by Aretha Franklin

Bottom Two: Tatianna and Jujubee

Eliminated: Tatianna

Episode 11

Song: "Jealous of My Boogie" by RuPaul

Top Two: Tyra Sanchez and Raven

Winner: Tyra Sanchez

Season 3

Episode 1

Song:"The Right Stuff" by Vanessa Williams

Bottom Two: Venus D-Lite and Shangela

Eliminated: Venus D-Lite

Episode 2

Song:"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga

Bottom Two: Delta Work and Phoenix

Eliminated: Phoenix

Episode 3

Song:"Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston

Bottom Two: India Ferrah and Mimi Imfurst

Eliminated: Mimi Imfurst

Episode 4

Song:"Meeting in the Ladies Room" by Klymaxx

Bottom Two: India Ferrah and Stacy Layne Matthews

Eliminated: India Ferrah

Episode 5

Song:"Looking for a New Love" by Jodi Watley

Bottom Two: Delta Work and Mariah

Eliminated: Mariah

Episode 6

Song:"Knock on Wood" by Amil Stewart

Bottom Two: Stacy Layne Matthews and Alexis Mateo

Eliminated: Stacy Layne Matthews

Episode 7

Song: "Macarthur Park" by Donna Summer

Bottom Two: Manila Luzon and Delta Work

Eliminated: Delta Work

Episode 8

Song:"Hey Mickey (Spanish Version)" by Toni Basil

Bottom Two: Yara Sofia and Carmen Carrera

Eliminated: N/A.

Episode 9

Song: "Believe" by Cher

Bottom Two: Shangela and Carmen Carrera

Eliminated: Carmen Carrera

Episode 10

Song: "Even Angels" by Fantasia

Bottom Two: Shangela and Alexis Mateo

Eliminated: Shangela

Episode 11

Song: "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul

Bottom Two: Raja and Carmen Carrera

Eliminated: Carmen Carrera

Episode 12

Song: "I Think About You" by Patti LaBelle

Bottom Two: Yara Sofia and Alexis Mateo

Eliminated: Yara Sofia

Episode 13

Song:"Champion (DJ BunJoe's Olympic Mix)" by RuPaul

Top Two: Raja and Manila Luzon

Winner: Raja

Season 4

Episode 1

Song:"Toxic" by Britney Spears

Bottom Two: Jiggly Caliente and Alisa Summers

Eliminated: Alisa Summers

Episode 2

Song: "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer

Bottom Two: The Princess and Lashauwn Beyond

Eliminated: Lashauwn Beyond

Episode 3

Song: "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole

Bottom Two: The Princess and Dida Ritz

Eliminated: The Princess

Episode 4

Song:"Trouble" by P!nk

Bottom Two: Madame LaQueer and Milan

Eliminated: Madame LaQueer

Episode 5

Song: "Vogue" by Madonna

Bottom Two: Kenya Michaels and Milan

Eliminated: Kenya Michaels

Episode 6

Song: "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga

Bottom Two: Milan and Jiggly Caliente

Eliminated: Milan

Episode 7

Song: "Mi Vida Loca" by Pam Tillis

Bottom Two: Willam and Jiggly Caliente

Eliminated: Jiggly Caliente

Episode 8

Song:"It's Raining Men (The Sequel)" by RuPaul and Martha Wash

Bottom Two: Sharon Needles and Phi Phi O'Hara

Disqualified: Willam

Episode 9

Song: "I've Got To Use My Imagination" by Gladys Knight

Bottom Two: Latrice Royale and Dida Ritz

Eliminated: Dida Ritz

Episode 10

Song: "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin

Bottom Two: Latrice Royale and Kenya Michaels

Eliminated: Kenya Michaels

Episode 11

Song: "No One Else On Earth" by Wynonna Judd

Bottom Two: Latrice Royale and Chad Michaels

Eliminated: Latrice Royale

Episode 13

Song:"Glamazon" by RuPaul

Top Three: Sharon Needles, Chad Michaels and Phi Phi O'Hara

Winner: Sharon Needles

All Stars

Episode 1

Song: "Opposites Attract" by Paula Abdul

Bottom Two: Team Shad (Chad Michaels) and Team Mandorra (Mimi Imfurst)

Eliminated: Team Mandorra

Episode 2

Song: "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Ethel Merman

Bottom Two: Team Brown Flowers (Tammie Brown) and Team Latrila (Latrice Royale)

Eliminated: Team Brown Flowers

Episode 3

Song: "Nasty" by Janet Jackson

Bottom Two: Team Latrila (Manila Luzon) and Team Rujubee (Jujubee)

Eliminated: Team Latrila

Episode 4

Song: "Don't Cha" by Pussycat Dolls

Bottom Two: Team Rujubee (Raven) and Team Yarlexis (Alexis Mateo and Yara Sofia)

Eliminated: Team Yarlexis

Episode 5

Song: "Dancing On My Own" by Robyn

Bottom Two: Raven and Jujubee

Eliminated: N/A

Episode 6

Song:"Responsitrannity" by RuPaul

Top Two: Raven and Chad Michaels

Winner: Chad Michaels

Season 5

Episode 1

Song: "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus

Bottom Two: Serena Cha Cha and Penny Tration

Eliminated: Penny Tration

Episode 2

Song: "Only Girl (In The World)" by Rihanna

Bottom Two: Serena Cha Cha and Monica Beverly Hillz

Eliminated: Serena Cha Cha

Episode 3

Song:"When I Grow Up" by Pussycat Dolls

Bottom Two: Monica Beverly Hillz and Coco Montrese

Eliminated: Monica Beverly Hillz

Episode 4

Song:"Oops... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears

Bottom Two: Honey Mahogany and Vivienne Pinay

Eliminated: Honey Mahogany and Vivienne Pinay

Episode 5

"Take Me Home" by Cher

Bottom Two: Detox and Lineysha Sparx

Eliminated: Lineysha Sparx

Episode 6

Song: "I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters

Bottom Two: Jade Jolie and Coco Montrese

Eliminated: Jade Jolie

Episode 7

Song: "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith

Bottom Two: Roxxxy Andrews and Alyssa Edwards

Eliminated: N/A

Episode 8

Song: "Ain't Nothin' Going on but the Rent" by Gwen Guthrie

Bottom Two: Alyssa Edwards and Ivy Winters

Eliminated: Ivy Winters

Episode 9

Song: "Cold Hearted" by Paula Abdul

Bottom Two: Alyssa Edwards and Coco Montrese

Eliminated: Alyssa Edwards

Episode 10

Song: "(It Takes) Two To Make It Right" by Seduction

Bottom Two: Detox and Coco Montrese

Eliminated: Coco Montrese

Episode 11

Song: "Malambo No 1" by Yma Sumac

Bottom Two: Jinkx Monsoon and Detox

Eliminated: Detox

Episode 13

Song: "The Beginning" by RuPaul

Top Three: Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, and Roxxxy Andrews

Winner: Jinkx Monsoon

Season 6

Episode 1

Song: "Express Yourself" by Madonna

Bottom Two: Vivacious and Kelly Mantle

Eliminated: Kelly Mantle

Episode 2

Song: "Turn The Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson

Bottom Two: Darienne Lake and Magnolia Crawford

Eliminated: Magnolia Crawford

Episode 3

Song: "Shake It Up" by Selena Gomez

Bottom Two: April Carrión and Vivacious

Eliminated: Vivacious

Episode 4

Song: "I'm Every Woman" by Chaka Khan

Bottom Two: Trinity K. Bonet and April Carrión

Eliminated: April Carrión

Episode 5

Song: "Head To Toe" by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

Bottom Two: Gia Gunn and Laganja Estranja

Eliminated: Gia Gunn

Episode 6

Song: "Whatta Man" by Salt-n'-Pepa feat. En Vogue

Bottom Two: Milk and Trinity K. Bonet

Eliminated: Milk

Episode 7

Song:"Point of No Return" by Exposé

Bottom Two: BenDeLaCreme and Darienne Lake

Eliminated: N/A

Episode 8

Song: "Stupid Girls" by P!nk

Bottom Two: Laganja Estranja and Joslyn Fox

Eliminated: Laganja Estranja

Episode 9

Song: "Vibeology" by Paula Abdul

Bottom Two: Adore Delano and Trinity K. Bonet

Eliminated: Trinity K. Bonet

Episode 10

Song: "Think" by Aretha Franklin

Bottom Two: Adore Delano and Joslyn Fox

Eliminated: Joslyn Fox

Episode 11

Song: "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson

Bottom Two: BenDeLaCreme and Darienne Lake

Eliminated: BenDeLaCreme

Episode 12

Song: "Sissy That Walk" by RuPaul

Top Four: Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, and Darienne Lake

Eliminated: Darienne Lake

Winner: Bianca Del Rio

Season 7

Episode 1

Song: "Geromino" by RuPaul

Bottom Two: Tempest DuJour and Kandy Ho

Eliminated: Tempest DuJour

Episode 2

Song: "Twist of Fate" by Olivia Newton-John

Bottom Two: Sasha Belle and Katya

Eliminated: Sasha Belle

Episode 3

Song: "I Was Gonna Cancel" by Kylie Minogue

Bottom Two: Jasmine Masters and Kennedy Davenport

Eliminated: Jasmine Masters

Episode 4

Song: "Dreaming" by Blondie

Bottom Two: Trixie Mattel and Pearl

Eliminated: Trixie Mattel

Episode 5

Song: "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie

Bottom Two: Mrs. Kasha Davis and Kandy Ho

Eliminated: Mrs. Kasha Davis

Episode 6

Song: "Break Free" by Ariana Grande ft. Zedd

Bottom Two: Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Kandy Ho

Eliminated: Kandy Ho

Episode 7

Song: "No More Lies" by Michel'le

Bottom Two: Max and Jaidynn Diore Fierce

Eliminated: Max

Episode 8

Song: "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany

Bottom two: Ginger Minj (with Sasha Belle) and Jaidynn Diore Fierce (with Tempest DuJour)

Eliminated: Jaidynn Diore Fierce

Episode 9

Song: "Really Don't Care" by Demi Lovato ft. Cher Lloyd

Bottom Two: Pearl and Miss Fame

Eliminated: Miss Fame

Episode 10

Song: "Show Me Love" by Robin S.

Bottom two: Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel

Eliminated: Trixie Mattel

Episode 11

Song: "Roar" by Katy Perry

Bottom Two: Kennedy Davenport and Katya

Eliminated: Katya

Episode 12

Song: "Born Naked" by RuPaul

Top Four: Ginger Minj, Pearl, Violet Chachki and Kennedy Davenport

Eliminated: Kennedy Davenport

Episode 14

Ginger Minj's Song: "Pray & Slay" by Lucian Piane

Pearl's Song: "Sleepwalker" by Lucian Piane

Violet Chachki's Song: "Too Many Daddies" by Lucian Piane

Winner: Violet Chachki

Season 8

Episode 1

Song: "Applause" by Lady Gaga

Bottom Two: Laila McQueen and Naysha Lopez

Eliminated: Naysha Lopez

Episode 2

Song: "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

Bottom Two: Dax ExclamationPoint and Laila McQueen

Eliminated: Dax ExclamationPoint and Laila McQueen

Episode 3

Song: "Mesmerized (FreeMasons Remix 2005)" by Faith Evans

Bottom Two: Robbie Turner and Cynthia Lee Fontaine

Eliminated: Cynthia Lee Fontaine

Episode 4

Song: "Call Me" by Blondie

Bottom Two: Chi Chi DeVayne and Naysha Lopez

Eliminated: Naysha Lopez

Episode 5

Song: "Causing a Commotion" by Madonna

Bottom Two: Acid Betty and Naomi Smalls

Eliminated: Acid Betty

Episode 6

Song: "I Love It" by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX

Bottom Two: Derrick Barry and Robbie Turner

Eliminated: Robbie Turner

Episode 7

Song: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls

Bottom Two: Chi Chi DeVayne and Thorgy Thor

Eliminated: Thorgy Thor

Episode 8

Song: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" by Silvester

Bottom Two: Bob The Drag Queen and Derrick Barry

Eliminated: Derrick Barry

Episode 9

Song: "The Realness" by RuPaul

Top Four: Bob The Drag Queen, Chi Chi DeVayne, Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls

Eliminated: Chi Chi DeVayne

Episode 10

Bob The Drag Queen's Song: "I Don't Like To Show Off" by Lucian Piane

Kim Chi's Song: "Fat, Fem & Asian" by Lucian Piane

Naomi Smalls's Song: "Legs" by Lucian Piane

Winner: Bob The Drag Queen

All Stars 2

Episode 1

Song: "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift

Top Two: Roxxxy Andrews and Tatianna
Winner: Roxxxy Andrews

Eliminated: Coco Montrese

Episode 2

Song: "Le Freak (Freak out)" by Chic

Top Two: Katya and Alaska
Winner: Alaska

Eliminated: Tatianna

Episode 3

Song: "Tell It To My Heart" by Taylor Dayne

Top Two: Detox and Alyssa Edwards
Winner: Alyssa Edwards

Eliminated: Ginger Minj

Episode 4

Song: "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn

Top Two: Phi Phi O'Hara and Alaska
Winner: Alaska

Eliminated: Alyssa Edwards

Episode 5

Song: "Shut Up & Drive" by Rihanna

Top Two: Tatianna and Alyssa Edwards
Winner: Tatianna and Alyssa Edwards

Eliminated: Phi Phi O'Hara

Episode 6

Song: "Cherry Bomb" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Top Two: Katya and Alaska
Winner: Alaska

Eliminated: Tatianna

Episode 7

Song: "Step It Up" by RuPaul feat. Dave Audé

Top Two: Detox and Katya
Winner: Detox

Eliminated: Alyssa Edwards

Episode 8

Song: "If I Were Your Woman" by Gladys Knight & The Pips

Top Three: Alaska, Detox and Katya

Winner: Alaska

Season 9

Episode 2

Song: "Love Shack" by The B-52's

Bottom Two: Jaymes Mansfield and Kimora Blac

Eliminated: Jaymes Mansfield

Episode 3

Song: "Holding Out For A Hero" by Bonnie Taylor

Bottom Two: Aja and Kimora Blac

Eliminated: Kimora Blac

Episode 4

Song: "I Wanna Go" by Britney Spears

Bottom Two: Trinity Taylor and Charlie Hides

Eliminated: Charlie Hides

Episode 5

Song: "Woman Up" by Meghan Trainor

Bottom Two: Cynthia Lee Fontaine and Farrah Moan

Removed: Eureka

Episode 6

Song: "Music" by Madonna

Bottom Two: Cynthia Lee Fontaine and Peppermint

Eliminated: Cynthia Lee Fontaine

Episode 7

Song: "Finally" by CeCe Peniston

Bottom Two: Aja and Nina Bo'Nina Brown

Eliminated: Aja

Episode 8

Song: "Baby I'm Burnin'" by Dolly Parton

Bottom Two: Alexis Michelle and Farrah Moan

Eliminated: Farrah Moan

Episode 9

Song: "Greedy" by Ariana Grande

Bottom Two: Nina Bo'Nina Brown and Valentina

Eliminated: Valentina

Episode 10

Song: "Cool for the Summer" by Demi Lovato

Bottom Two: Nina Bo'Nina Brown and Shea Coulee

Eliminated: Nina Bo'Nina Brown

Episode 11

Song: "Macho Man" by Village People

Bottom Two: Alexis Michelle and Peppermint

Eliminated: Alexis Michelle

Episode 12

Song: "U Wear It Well" by RuPaul

Top Four: Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Couleé, Trinity Taylor

Eliminated: None

Episode 14

Lip-Sync Tournament Round One

Song: "Stronger" by Britney Spears

Competitors: Peppermint and Trinity Taylor

Eliminated: Trinity Taylor

Lip-Sync Tournament Round Two

Song: "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston

Competitors: Sasha Velour and Shea Coulee

Eliminated: Shea Coulee

Lip-Sync Tournament Round Three

Song: "It's Not Right But It's Okay (Thunderpuss Remix)" by Whitney Houston

Top Two: Peppermint and Sasha Velour

Winner: Sasha Velour


  • Akashia and Victoria Parker were the first queens to ever lip-sync for their lives.
  • Shannel was the first queen to have her wig/headpiece fall.
  • Jade was the first queen to ever do a split on a lipsync. 
  • Shangela was the first queen (with Sahara Davenport) to ever do a death drop in a lipsync. 
  • Yara Sofia and Carmen Carrera's lipsync is the first ever non-elimination.
  • Vivienne Pinay and Honey Mahogany's lipsync is the first double elimination.
  • Roxxxy Andrews is the first queen to have another wig underneath a wig and reveal it.
  • Detox and Katya's lipsync for your legacy on All Stars 2 was the 100th lipsync.
  • Nina Bo'Nina Brown and Valentina's lip-sync was the first to be stopped midway by RuPaul.
  • Apart from RuPaul, the only male vocal songs have been by Sylvester, The B-52s and Village People.
  • Two lip-sync songs were used twice. The first was RuPaul's "Cover Girl", used for Bebe Zahara Benet and Nina Flowers's lip-sync in Season 1 and Sahara Davenport and Shangela's lip-sync in Season 2. The second was Britney Spears's "Stronger", used for Bebe and Ongina's lip-sync in Season 1 and Peppermint and Trinity Taylor's lip-sync tournament battle in Season 9. Both reused songs were originally in Season 1 and both in lip-syncs won by Bebe Zahara Benet.
  • Sasha Velour is the first queen to use rose petals during a lipsync.
  • Three out of the four Madonna songs lip-synced on the show were used in Snatch Game episoes.
  • The majority of artists/bands have only been lip-synced to once, with some notable exceptions:
    • RuPaul with 14 songs (one with Martha Wash).
    • Paula Abdul, Britney Spears and Madonna with 4 songs respectively.
    • Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, and Whitney Houston with 3 songs respectively.
    • Wynonna Judd, Martha Wash (one with RuPaul), Donna Summer, Pussycat Dolls, Cher, En Vogue (one as a feature), P!nk, Blondie, Rihanna, Gladys Knight (One as Gladys Knight & the Pips), Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato with 2 songs respectively.

Apple Music Playlist

Listen to every lip sync for your life song on  MUSIC.

Spotify Playlist

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