Drag Race Italy - Season 3, Episode 12: The Recap

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Drag Race Italy - Season 3, Episode 12: The Recap

We've reached the end of the latest season of Drag Race Italy.

Are you up to speed? Let’s get into it.

The final episode of this series followed a fairly standard format for the franchise.

The Music Video

For the Music Video challenge, the queens got to contribute to a new Paola Iezzi track - The Queens.

It's a good track and everyone looked good in the video.

The runway

For the final runway it was Eleganza Extravaganza.

  • Sheeva gave us an acid green and black ballgown fantasy.
  • Melissa gave us a gorgeous butterfly gown.
  • Lina went with a very bold Wonder Woman look - really leaning into gender-fuckery with a bare chest. It was a strong look, that worked, but it was a bit of a gamble for the final runway.
  • Silvana gave us her interpretation of a Bridgerton gown.

The judging

It was announced that the Top 4 would be reduced to a Top 2.

First out was Silvana, then Sheeva. That left us with a Top 2 of Melissa and Lina.

The lip-sync

The track was Furore by Paolo & Chiara.

This is a great track - plenty of energy and attitude.

We got really strong performances from both Lina and Melissa. Melissa was perhaps a little hampered by the gown that she was in, but a crown is never decided by the final lip-sync.

I fully expected Melissa to be crowned the winner, so it was a bit of gag when Lina was announced.

Super-happy though - I'm obsessed with Lina.

It's been a great season!

Season 3, done!

The Cast

Lina Galore

Final Ranking: There's were a few shaky moments earlier in the season but overall Lina has been one of the most consistent competitors. I am a bit obsessed with Lina. I'm obviously really pleased that she won.

Melissa Bianchini

Final Ranking: Melissa has been my frontrunner throughout this season. She hit every challenge with confidence and consistently set the standard for the rest of the cast. The crown could easily have gone to Melissa, but she has established herself as a powerhouse drag performer.

La Sheeva

Final Ranking: La Sheeva has given us good TV throughout the season but her performances in this competition have been highs and lows. She's a very good drag queen and has brought a lot of heart and passion to the show.

Silvana della Magliana

Final Ranking: The win in Snatch Game redeemed Silvana in this competition and she's been a clear favourite with the judges. She made it all the way to Top 4 - a great season for Silvana.


Final Ranking: Sypario has been on a total roller-coaster in this competition but her luck ran out in Episode 9, beaten in the lip-sync by Lina.

Leila Yarn

Final Ranking: I've really enjoyed Leila on this season - she's brought an interesting aesthetic and has demonstrated that she's a great performer. She made it to Episode 8, beaten in the lip-sync by Sheeva.

La Prada

Final Ranking: I've really enjoyed La Prada on this season but it feels like she never really had a chance to shine. Eliminated in Episode 7, beaten in the lip-sync by Lina. Ironic that La Prada and that she was eliminated on a dance challenge.

Sissy Lea

Final Ranking: Sissy did it tough this season - mostly landing somewhere near the bottom. However, she always seemed upbeat and cheerful and looked like she was enjoying the experience. She was eventually eliminated in Episode 6, beaten in the lip-sync by Sypario.

Morgana Cosmica

Final Ranking: Morgana never really found her feet in this competition. She survived one lip-sync but the second one was her undoing - eliminated in Episode 5, beaten by Sheeva.

Lightning Aurora

Final Ranking: It was the design challenge of Episode 4 that was Aurora’s undoing, beaten in the lip-sync by Morgana.


Final Ranking: After a solid first two episodes, Vezirja bowed out in Episode 3 – her Viva L’Amour runway was her undoing. Beaten in the lip-sync by Sissy.

Amy Krania

Final Ranking: We didn’t get to see a lot from Amy. Her Talent Show performance was a bit underwhelming, but she gave us a good Uma Thurman in the Movie Icons runway of Episode 2. Unfortunately, it was her acting that sunk her. Eliminated in the lip-sync by Leila.

Adriana Picasso

Final Ranking: Adriana is the Pork Chop of the season, eliminated in Episode 1, beaten in the lip-sync by La Prada. We didn’t get to see much of Adriana, but she is clearly a very beautiful queen.

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