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All Stars 6: Jan responds to RuPaul’s critique that her performance ‘lacked soul’

"I just was not on the same page as the judges this time around."

By Jamie Tabberer

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: WoW

Warning: Spoilers for the latest episode of All Stars 6 follow.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6 star Jan has responded to the tough critique she received from RuPaul during last week’s episode.

The eliminated contestant wrote her own lyrics for the ‘Show Up Queen’ musical challenge, but RuPaul ultimately opined they weren’t deep enough.

“It was interesting watching,” Ru said. “Because you hit every mark. And you’re a professional. But the performance lacked soul.”

“It was a swing and a miss for me”

Addressing the feedback in an interview with Nylon, Jan said: “I mean, it is what it is. I just was not on the same page as the judges this time around.

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“They said they wanted humor and they said they wanted heart. I think that I maybe did not put enough heart in for what they wanted, but I was just writing from my own experiences and trying to make it enjoyable, starting off the number.

“It was a swing and a miss for me, but onto the next.”

The star then revealed some feedback she received from judge Ross Mathews that didn’t air. 

“I mean, that segment was obviously a lot longer than what everyone got to see,” said the 28-year-old. “Ross said something to me that was very informative, which was, “You have that energy, you just need to find the peaks and valleys within that energy.” That critique alone was everything that I needed to hear wrapped up in one. I understand.

“I mean, it does hurt and it is confusing because I feel like it’s more of a critique on myself than it is about how I’m doing in a challenge, but I embraced the critique. You sign up for that.”

The next episode of All Stars drops on Netflix tomorrow (5 August 2021).

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