Alicia Keys just channeled Alyssa Edwards' All Stars 2 mirror moment on RuPaul's Drag Race
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter channeled Drag Race icon Alyssa Edwards and the All Stars 2 cast on Friday's episode, when she surprised the season 14 gals from behind the Werk Room's makeup mirror.
"Hey queens!" a disembodied voice said as the second set of season 14 queens — DeJa Skye, Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Lady Camden, Jasmine Kennedie, Jorgeous, Daya Betty, and Maddy Morphosis — got ready for their next challenge. The queens' attention soon turned to the mirror wall, when Keys appeared under a spot of bright light in a bit that recalled the moment each of the All Stars 2 eliminated queens re-entered the competition in the same fashion.
Keys later told the queens she was proud of them for their accomplishments, and offered a bit of advice before they hit the Main Stage.
"The reason why you inspire me is because I feel like we should not hold back. We should be able to be as bold and as brave and as big and as powerful as we want to be," Keys told the queens as they gagged over her presence. "So, don't let anybody hold you back. This is your time, this is your moment, and you're going to show everyone just how special and amazing you are. So, go smash the whole situation!"
Keys' appearance caps the one-two punch of celebrity talent that graced the two-part season 14 premiere across the last two episodes. Last week, singer Lizzo sat on the panel to help judge the first half of the new cast, with her sweet critiques even moving one queen — instant fan favorite Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté — to tears.
Ahead, season 14 will welcome more celebrities into the mix, including a special guest appearance by Jennifer Lopez.
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