For the first time in France and Europe, the final of “Drag Race France” is recorded with the public. It was at the Grand Rex on Sunday August 20, 2023.
Sequins, wigs, makeup and very nice outfits. This is how we discover the queue for the filming of the finale of “Drag Race France”. For this second season, the filming of the finale took place this Sunday, August 20 with the public in the mythical hall of “Le Grand Rex” in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris. A first for a franchise competition in Europe. 40,000 people participated in the draw launched by the production team to try to obtain a place for this recording. But only 1,500 viewers of the show were able to attend this final. In the audience, there are also personalities such as the two members of the jury, Daphné Burkï and Kiddy Smile, but also the actress Béatrice Dalle. Not very far from them, we could also see those who were the faces of the first season of “Drag Race France”.
The public at the rendezvous for “Drag Race France”
The public was well and truly present for this shoot, which began at 8 p.m. A DJ was present from 6 p.m. when the doors opened. A way to warm up the public with classics from Rihanna, Katy Perry or even Aya Nakamura. The room driver then starts a test of applause, but also of cries like the famous “THE GEN DAIRE”. What note the presence of a real atmosphere within the public. After a loud cry from the public “we want Nicky”. The presenter of the show appeared on stage in a sublime white dress. Filming can then begin under real conditions. Telephones are prohibited in the hall. Nicky Doll sends a small request to the public so that it does not reveal anything about this final until the time of the broadcast on France 2 and Francetv.Slash next Friday from 10:45 p.m.
A real show with the queens of season 2
The faces of season 2 in the spotlight. They arrive on stage in order of elimination for a final parade. Subsequently, they all took over the anthem of the season together “We Are Legendary” with those who are part of the 4 finalists of the program: Keiona, Punani, Mami Watta and Sara Forever. A standing ovation from the public for those who are the 4 finalists. After this opening, it’s time for competition. Because only one can win the crown. The 4 finalist queens will pass one after the other with a song written for the occasion. Each will have the right to their own song in a real performance. Between the four scenes, we witness moments of emotion, laughter and also testimonials from people present in the room.
One last legendary lip-sync
After a moment of suspense to know the last two finalists, “two queens stand” behind Nicky Doll to face off in an ultimate showdown with a lip-sync “LE GEN DAIRE” shouts the audience. Change of outfit requires for those who will have the chance to compete. Short makeup touch-up break and preparation of the set. Nicky Doll is back to face the last two candidates. At the end of this lip-sync the suspense is there again. Which of the two will win the contest? Well, we won’t know tonight. The production made two recordings of the candidates’ coronation. We won’t know the winner until Friday August 25 at 10:45 p.m. on France 2.