10/23/2012 04:02 am ET Updated Oct 23, 2012

'Rupaul's All Stars Drag Race' Premiere: Returning Contestants Face Partnerships, Disappointment (VIDEO)

RuPaul brought back twelve former contestants for the latest edition of "Drag Race." "RuPaul's All Star Drag Race" kicked off with a surprise for both the contestants and the viewers at home. For the first time ever, the contestants would be competing in pairs. This meant that they would be eliminated two-at-a-time.

And right away, with the first elimination, there was some unrest. The teams up for elimination faced off in a lip-sych showdown, with only one person from each team competing. Their partner could tag in and complete the performance if they wanted to declare a "she-mergency."

While most of the contestants finished within the Top 4 of their respecive seasons, there were three that finished lower. Pandora Boxx came in just outside that range at 5th for her season, while Tammie Brown was an 8th place finisher and Mimi Imfurst finished a disappointing 11th her first time around on the show.

Those lower showings may have impacted their chances, as there must have been a reason they did so poorly. But while Brown managed to stay safe, alongside partner Nina Flowers -- who was a runner-up her first time -- the team of Boxx and Imfurst slipped to the bottom. They battled Chad Michaels (2nd place) and partner Shannell (4th place) in the lip-synch battle. It was Michaels versus Imfurst performing, and Imfurst came up short.

Boxx declared, "If I was by myself I woulda won!" But it's a team competition, and so both Boxx and Imfurst were eliminated. Popbytes agreed, predicting before the episode aired that Imfurst would drag Boxx down.

What do you think of the partners twist? Will you keep watching "RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race," Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on Logo.

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