Nine queens opened the third season of Dragnique on Wednesday, but two were gone before the two-hour premiere of the drag elimination competition ended.

Bubba D. Licious channeled her inner Ryan Seacrest to corral the competitors at Jungle and a panel of judges—local faves Phoenix and Rapture Divine Cox and special guest Raja—dished tips and some snark to each one after they performed.

The audience plays a big part in how the competition unfolds. Their tips to each performer and their votes determines who gets the ax each week. Edie Cheezburger (photo) won the opening night, while Angelique Simmonz and Christina Payne Crawford were dumped.