I disagree with the judges about Sherry tonight (even if we didn’t know how terrible the behind-the-scenes Sherry has been): Sherry’s look for her and her drag superfan were sooooooooo predictable. They were fine, but it’s pretty much exactly what I would have expected Sherry to come up with when the challenge was announced, which to me is about the worst crime a drag queen can commit on the show. I’d rather see somebody try something creative and fail, but pie-selling waitress in a 1950s costume is pretty much what you’d expect if Sherry Pie was a cartoon character like Charlie Brown who never changed her outfit.
GiGi, much as I like her, was nearly the same thing: Sherry and GiGi made fine costumes but fine in the sense of wow, were they just yeah, fine, okay. Really, I think either of them should have been in the bottom rather than Jackie, because I could actually see more of an attempt at a “take” in Jackie’s looks rather than just falling back on the expected.
Jaida made her superfan look spectacular and totally unlike she had before. Crystal not only went for creative on the look, she obviously had worked out the best overall act with her partner— they had all sorts of great moves. The Bert and Ernie thing could have been a disaster but it was so fun. I like how this season is turning into the rise of unexpected frontrunners.
The judges obviously wanted to be nice to Heidi’s superfan, who did look good, but I was kind of shocked at how Heidi had obviously put more thought into her own look than into her fan’s. What happened, Heidi? I love Heidi, but, wow, she could have put a little more effort into the look for her (very nice) partner. ETA:
If any episode called for a well-deserved tie, it was this one.