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The RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 finale will feature virtual lip-syncing

Coronavirus isn’t putting a stop to the competition

The finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 is just around the corner and, with coronavirus measures still in place, the producers have had to take a slightly unorthodox approach. The show will still go on as scheduled, despite the pandemic-related disruptions, but will see the queens perform virtually rather than IRL.

Specifically, the remaining contestants will compete in a virtual lip-sync for the crown on May 29, when the season’s final episode airs, with special appearances from season 11 winner Yvie Oddly and Nina West.

The finale has already been recorded, according to Entertainment Weekly, and will be preceded by the RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 Reunion, airing Friday (May 22), which has also been shot as a virtual slumber party.

The recap involves 12 cast members discussing life during quarantine, going over this season’s most shocking eliminations, and answering fan questions.

With the disqualification of Sherry Pie due to catfishing accusations, last night’s episode saw the contestants whittled down to the final three: Gigi Goode, Jaida Essence Hall, and Crystal Methyd, one of which will take the virtual crown.

Although this season is ending, fans won’t have to go without Drag Race for long, with Drag Race All Stars season 5 kicking off June 5, having announced the returning contestants earlier this month.