The build up to Drag Race All Stars 7 has been mounting for months, but the wait is finally over.
Episodes one and two have now dropped on Stan Australia.
And they are giving us everything we wanted, and more.
Drag Race All Stars 7: All Winners
Drag Race All Stars 7 has a lot riding on it.
With eight previous winners of the franchise returning expectations are high.
After announcing the season and the cast, speculation has been rife about how the format will play out.
Now our questions have been answered.
During the first episode RuPaul made some big announcements.
For the first time in Drag Race history, none of the contestants will be eliminated.
Instead each week the queens will compete to win a Legendary Legend Star and of course the $200k prize.
How will it work?
It’s a new format for Drag Race All Stars 7 but it definitely has the potential to work.
Instead of watching our favourite queens depart from the program, we’ll get a fully fledged season allowing all the queens ample time to shine.
Each week Rupaul will announce the top two queens of the episode who will both earn a Legendary Legend Star.
The top two queens will then compete in a lip sync showdown. The winner will recieve the power to block a fellow queen from earning a star the following week.
At the end of the season the top four queens with the most stars will complete in a lip sync smack down for the crown.
If the first two episodes are anything to go by, this new format has a lot of potential.
Drag Race All Stars 7 delivers
Episode one of Drag Race All Stars 7 kicked off with a bang as our winners returned to the work room.
With a cast of just eight featuring old and new school winners, the personalities are big and the competition is fierce.
Jinkx Monsoon and Raja prove early on why we couldn’t have this season without them.
All Stars winners Trinity The Tuck, Shea Coulee and Monet X Change deliver looks, sass and charm in equal measures.
Meanwhile new school winners Jaida Essence Hall, Yvie Oddly and The Vivienne fight quickly to overcome their insecurities as newcomers and cement their place in the competition.
Episode one is a slow burn as the queens write their own lyrics to perform in a new Rupaul song.
It’s episode two that is the clincher.
Kicking straight into a double Snatch Game, the queens are tasked with playing not one but two characters.
And it is an episode for the gods.
Every single queen shines and the laughs do not stop coming.
However it’s not just the Snatch Game that makes these first two episodes shine.
With a refreshed format and no contestants going home there’s a different energy to Drag Race All Stars 7.
While previous seasons focus on the drama and infighting of who is sending who home, season 7 is completely the opposite.
It’s clear from the outset these queens are enjoying their time on screen again, when you remove the drama the queens have more room to focus on being their best.
If the first two episodes are anything to go by this is going to be one of the best seasons in Drag Race Herstory.