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How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 5 online: Start time, channel, cast

How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 online
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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 start time, channel

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 airs every Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern on VH1.

R U ready ... to watch RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 online? The All Stars version of the VH1 reality show is currently airing, and a shocking new twist has changed how the queens  get eliminated. 

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 brought back the franchise's most memorable queens, all vying to prove to Mama Ru why they deserve the crown, the $100,000 prize and a coveted spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.

Ru has really been there for us in these difficult pandemic times, blessing us with RuPaul's Drag Race season 12 and RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race (both of which wrapped up recently).

Here's how the new RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 twist works: At the end of each episode, RuPaul names the challenge winner and the bottom-performing queens. The top All Star of the Week lip syncs for her legacy against a Lip Sync Assassin from a previous season. If the All Star wins the lip sync, she gets a $10,000 tip and the power to eliminate one of the bottom queens. 

However, if the returning Lip Sync Assassin wins, the eliminated queen is determined after a majority vote by the rest of the contestants. The $10,000 tip rolls over to the following week (accumulating until an All Star wins the lip sync). 

It's a huge change for Drag Race. Previously, the top two queens battled it out in lip sync, with the winner eliminating the competitor of her choice among the bottom performers (as chosen by the judges).

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 has already been show stopper. Keep reading for the cast lineup and celebrity judges who are appearing this season. Here's everything you need to know about how to RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5. Plus, watch the trailer below:

How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 online anywhere, with a VPN

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How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 in the US 

If you're in the U.S., henny, you can watch the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 premiere episode every Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern on VH1— but only if you have a cable or satellite package that includes the network. 

If you've already cut the cord, you can get VH1 on multiple live TV streaming services including Sling TV, Philo, Fubo TV and AT&T TV Now.

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How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 in the UK

British glamazons, we've got the best news. You can watch RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 on Netflix UK. The new episodes began airing on June 13.

How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 in Canada

Canadian hennies can watch RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 at the same time and date as the U.S. airing, every Friday at 8 p.m. on OutTV.

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 cast

The returning queens competing for the crown in All Stars 5 are:

  • Alexis Mateo (Season 3, 3rd place; All Stars 1, 5th/6th place)
  • Blair St. Clair (Season 10, 9th place)
  • Derrick Barry (Season 8, 5th place)
  • India Ferrah (Season 3, 10th place)
  • Jujubee (Season 2, 3rd place; All Stars 1, 3rd/4th place)
  • Mariah Balenciaga (Season 3, 9th place)
  • Mayhem Miller (Season 10, 10th place)
  • Miz Cracker (Season 10, 5th place)
  • Ongina (Season 1, 5th place)
  • Shea Couleé (Season 9, 3rd/4th place)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 judges

As usual, Ru is bringing the biggest celebrities to be judges on Drag Race. All Stars 5 will feature:

  • Ricky Martin (actor and singer)
  • Bebe Rexha (singer)
  • Jane Krakowski (actress)
  • Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (actor and Canada's Drag Race judge)
  • Madison Beer (singer)
  • Martyn Lawrence Bullard (interior designer)
  • Nicole Byer (stand up comedian)
  • Sam Richardson (actor)
  • Sarah Hyland (actress)
  • Tessa Thompson (actress and singer)
  • Todrick Hall (singer and choreographer)
  • Tommy Dorfman (actor)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 5 eliminations and results

Here's a guide to what's happened this season so far.

Episode 1
Guest judge: Ricky Martin
Challenge winner: India Ferrah
Lip Sync Assassin: Yvie Oddly
Lip Sync for Your Legacy winner: Yvie Oddly
Eliminated: Derrick Barry

Episode 2
Guest judges: Madison Beer and Tessa Thompson
Challenge winner: Shea Couleé
Lip Sync Assassin: Alyssa Edwards
Lip Sync for Your Legacy winner: Shea Couleé
Eliminated: Ongina

Episode 3
Guest judges: Nicole Byer and Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Challenge winner: Jujubee
Lip Sync Assassin: Monét X Change
Lip Sync for Your Legacy winner: Monét X Change
Eliminated: Mariah Paris Balenciaga

How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars seasons 1-4

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 1 and 2 are streaming now on Hulu.

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