In a flurry of feathers, rhinestones and high kicks, a number of the fabulous queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race flew into Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for their festive event Christmas Queens. The event, which was hosted by Bob the Drag Queen, featured the musical talents of Sharon Needles, Asia O’Hara, Manila Luzon, Eureka O’Hara, Jiggly Caliente and Kameron Michaels.
The night’s highlight saw Sharon Needles using her platform to give a special shoutout to Ireland for repealing the Eighth. The season 4 winner and self-proclaimed queen of Halloween has been a vocal supporter of the movement since 2016. Two years ago, the Repeal Project sent her a t-shirt after Sharon opposed the Eighth Amendment at her Dublin gig.
We had a complete blast at #ChristmasQueens ✨✨✨ @eurekaohara @KameronMichaels @AsiaOharaLand @thatonequeen @JigglyCaliente @SHARON_NEEDLES @manilaluzon were INCREDIBLE ??? pic.twitter.com/6ltbiusppn
— Gay Community News (@GCNmag) December 10, 2018
Things appeared to come full circle for Sharon at last night’s Christmas Queens. After wishing her fans a happy Christmas (and Halloween), Sharon told the crowd that her Christmas present came earlier this year when the Irish public turned it out at the polls and voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Eighth Amendment. She then affirmed that if she can make a living dressing like a woman, it seems only just that women should have a full say on what happens to their bodies.
It’s certainly not the first time that Sharon has supported the movement. At her one-woman show in April, Ms Needles made multiple shoutouts to the women of Ireland, while rocking a sickening Repeal one-suit. At this year’s Heels of Hell, Sharon dedicated a song – ‘Dead Girls Never Say No’ – to the repealers.
Indeed, Christmas Queens was a smash hit with Irish audiences. With perfect timing and energy, Bob seamlessly worked the crowd as an effortlessly witty host. Jiggly Caliente brought a considerable amount of Christmas cheer with a performance of her original song ‘Ratchet Christmas’.
Muscle queen Kameron Michaels proved her chops as a lip-synch assassin, with two jaw-dropping performances, while her Season 10 sister Eureka brought the house down with her take on a Nightmare Before Christmas classic.
Ahead of her debut on All-Stars 4, Manila Luzon indulged the Bord Gáis in two truly opulent Christmas numbers, while Season 10 runner-up Asia O’Hara got the crowd on their feet in a sickening tribute to 90’s hip-hop.
Christmas Queens was a show-stopping production from start to finish, and we cannot wait to see what these queens will do next.
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