It’s Jujubee. The song is a paean to Elvis Presley — whose portrait was often painted on black velvet, and who used a hair dye named Black Velvet.Co-writer Christopher Ward, who was Myles' then-boyfriend, was inspired on a bus full of Elvis fans riding to Memphis attending the 10th anniversary vigil at Graceland, in 1987. Sahara Davenport was the stage name of Antoine Ashley, (December 17, 1984 – October 1, 2012) an American drag queen, reality television personality, classically-trained dancer, and choreographer. She was best known as a contestant on Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race. In China, Jujubes were traditionally grown to maturity and consumed when they were wrinkled and dried, containing a date-like consistency. 27. It was a cultural reset." Jujubee and Sahara fall to the bottom. ... Jujubee was actually a lip sync assassin. Yep, it’s your momm – Jujubee. The second season of RuPaul's Drag Race premiered on February 1, 2010, and aired its final episode on April 26, 2010. On May 1, 2009, the casting website for the series opened, allowing prospective contestants to create user profiles and upload videos of themselves to be voted on by viewers; the applicant collecting the most votes being invited to become a contestant of the second season. The Jujube tree is also valued for its ornamental properties, as the weight of the fruit on the tree gives the branches an artistic, drooping appearance. SPOILERS AHEAD FOR CANADA’S DRAG RACE. Besides Black Velvet, my favorite lip-sync of Season 2. level 1. Jujubee vs. Sahara Davenport (Season 2) – “Black Velvet“ Not enough Drag Race lip-syncs are to rock songs! The season two contestant and All Stars 1 finalist is a motherfuckingtucking legend on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and rightly so. by Christopher Rudolph 7/6/2020. People like to say JDF and Kandy were, but they were not. I love that. Correction: Not enough Drag Race lip-syncs are to ‘Black Velvet’. Background and writing. She is best known as a contestant on Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars season 1 and RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars season 5. During their lip sync of Black Velvet, Sahara starts dancing ballet with kicks and pirouettes. That was one of the first lip syncs that was so epic, especially for a slower song. Jujubee, “Black Velvet” (Season 2) I detest this tired old Alannah Myles one-hit wonder, and I hate whenever any contestant covers it on any singing competition. But then, I feel like a lot of people forget about “Black Velvet” with Jujubee [in Season 2]. Kandy and JDF were filler queens that were cast strictly to knock out other filler queens. Ashley passed away on October 1 of 2012 due to heart failure. Jujubee gives a sultry performance which includes falling to the floor and crying aloud, capturing the essence of the song, thus managing to lip sync her way back into the competition, and Sahara is eliminated. 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