When SBS Australia announced a national final for Eurovision, we all cheered out of excitement at the potential slayage. And when the artist announcements started pouring out things went up a notch. And now? We have Courtney Act. Basements flooded!
On Tuesday news broke that RuPaul’s Drag Race legend and Celebrity Big Brother winner Courtney Act would participate in Eurovision – Australia Decides, and on Wednesday we were spoiled with her song. Get ready to ‘Fight For Love’ y’all! This is her entry that will compete in Australia’s selection show on February 9th.
The dance floor banger dropped on iTunes and Spotify on Wednesday in Australia, and the streams began racing up shortly after.
In regards to her entry to the national final from Down Under, Courtney — or Shane Jenek when out of drag — said:
“A sweet 16 years after Australian Idol, I have the chance to show Australia how I have grown as an artist and performer and I am so excited! To compete to represent Oz in Eurovision is second only to being on that stage in Tel Aviv and singing my lungs out for my country. Fight For Love is a dancefloor banger all about coming together and fighting for the things we believe in. I think it’s so important to think about the basic human rights of others and to use our collective voices, minds and bodies to lift those people up and bring about change.”
You guys have been busy tweeting in your hundreds at the reveal of the track. We don’t blame you, as it’s a huge anthem that would go down very well in the Euroclub for sure.
Wow!!!. This is amazing news.
Thank you so so much for sharing.
I am beyond words.
It’s what she deserves.
This is going to be the icing on the cake. And with a cherry on top.
She’s always wanted to do Eurovision. And what a year it’s been already for darling Courtney. ??????
— shelley silver (@shelleysilver3) December 18, 2018
I AM EXCITED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN NF
— ??Jingle Dan Jingle Ny?? (@BelChi90) December 18, 2018
Every Eurovision/Drag Race/ Big Brother stan is living their dream right now
— Georgia (@GwithEmotions) December 18, 2018
There was also a hilarious reaction from fellow Drag Racer Trinity The Tuck.
In response to the suggestion Courtney has the tightest tuck in the biz, Trinity replied with this, showcasing Courtney’s wardrobe malfunction in the Celeb Big Brother premiere last year. There is penis, so look away if you find sausage offensive.
Does she though ? Lololol ??????? pic.twitter.com/EKYIFOjrcj
— Trinity The Tuck (@TrinityTheTuck) December 19, 2018
Still more reactions came from The Veronicas and Eurovision 2018 star SuRie on Courtney’s Instagram post. Fellow E-AD act Sheppard joined in the conversation, sharing their excitement about meeting the drag queen extraordinaire.
A busy winter for Ms Act…
Courtney isn’t just vying for Eurovision — she has her own TV special in the UK on Christmas Eve! Courtney Act’s Christmas Extravaganza will air on Channel 4 in the UK. The show has plenty of famous guests such as Leona Lewis, Zara Larsson and Little Mix. She’s also invited along fellow Drag Race alum Bianca Del Rio, Adore Delano and Darienne Lake!
This queen is famous all over the world thanks to Drag Race. But Courtney is a huge celebrity in the UK in particular. Thanks to her winning stint on reality series Celebrity Big Brother, she could perhaps expect douze points from her friends in Britain if she were to represent Australia.
What was your first reaction to “Fight For Love”? Are you hoping she’ll beat the competition to snatch the Eurovision – Australia Decides crown? Sound off below and let us know what you think!