From the season-one annal of RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul determined that each episode would finish off with a lip-sync battle between the two queens up for elimination. Two drag queens, one song, one good-bye. Those are the rules. The lip-sync battles have been epic; they have been disappointing; they have been moving. Well, the upcoming season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is going to turn you on your head and take you for a spin: The bottoms aren’t lip-syncing this time — it’s the tops! In this exclusive trailer for the second season of All Stars, RuPaul has decided that the rules have changed and the top two queens will “lip-sync for their legacy.” The winner of that lip-sync will then decide who goes home.
“Honey, nobody can claim that this race is rigged,” RuPaul said in a statement. “I gave the power to the people. May the best All Star win!” Of course, this is a diabolical twist considering half of the contestants come from the very dramatic season five: Will Alyssa Edwards and Coco Montrese still be beefing? Will Rolaskatox stick together? RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season two premieres on Logo and VH1 with a queen-sized 90-minute episode August 25 at 8 p.m. ET, which is plenty of time to tuck away a couple of vodka sodas before you lip-sync for that cute guy with the cheekbones.