On the most recent episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, they blew away their competition in the girl group challenge, proving they could slay with the likes of Little Mix and Destiny’s Child. And now fans are calling on the Frock Destroyers — that’s Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Divina de Campo — to sing for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Launched by RPDRUK and Eurovision fan Wolfgang, the petition — entitled “Frock Destroyers to Represent UK at Eurovision 2020” — cites the UK’s chequered history at the contest and the fabulosity these three kweens could bring.

“The UK has long suffered dreadful entries that are not a true representation of our country, providing dreadful results,” it says. “Recently we have seen one of the best things to happen to UK TV and Pop Music, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s very own Frock Destroyers smashing it with their song ‘Break Up (Bye Bye)’ currently in the top 3 of the UK charts.”

He goes on to describe Baga Chipz as a “true representation of British Humour in every sense”; Blu Hydrangea as an icon who has overcome the struggles of growing up in socially conservative Northern Ireland; and Divina de Campo as a “loveable ‘misfit’  representing all those that feel they don’t belong somewhere.”

Some in Eurovision circles may scoff at the idea, saying novelty acts rarely do well and that the idea of three drag queens is just a joke. In reality, though, these ladies have already proven their widespread appeal and made an impact on the music charts at home.

Within hours of its release, their single “Break Up Bye Bye” had climbed to number three on the iTunes UK charts, sitting ahead of the Selena Gomez comeback single “Lose You To Love Me” and Ariana Grande’s remix of Lizzo’s “Good As Hell”. It’s just behind “Dance Monkey” from Tones and I and “Don’t Start Now” from Dua Lipa. Our ladies are almost total tops.

Judging from their Twitter reaction, the drag-tastic trio aren’t opposed to extending the life of the threesome. Blu Hydrangea asked a cheeky question — “Frock Destoyers for Eurovision?” — and punctuated it with a tongue-out emoji.

There is precedent for RPDR stars to make a go at Eurovision. Earlier this year, Australian Courtney Act competed in Australia’s national final with the song “Fight for Love”, ultimately finishing fourth. It helped establish her as a mainstream performer, reminding the world that in addition to beauty she has one hell of a voice

Break Up Bye Bye (Frock Destroyers Version)

The UK at Eurovision 2020

In September the BBC announced that it will select its act for Eurovision 2020 in partnership with the music company BMG.

The UK broadcaster says it approached a number of record labels but it was BMG’s proposal that impressed the BBC the most. The BBC says that BMG shared the vision of “selecting a song with broad international appeal and securing an artist who embodies the spirit and values of the Eurovision Song Contest.”

But details are scant of just what this partnership will involve. The announcement only says that “BBC Studios will be working alongside BMG’s UK music publishing and frontline recordings team based in London to select the United Kingdom’s Eurovision 2020 entry.”

At first that may seem like bad news for fans dreaming of this drag trio at ESC. But if BBC Studios — the creative arm of the BBC — is involved, perhaps they can have BMG pen a song for their preferred act, which could come from the BBC stable of programming.

What do you make of all this? Is it a bit of a stretch to think this could actually happen? Or do you think it’s an actual possibility? Have you signed the petition? Let us know in the comments box down below.

Break Up Bye Bye lyrics

Baga Chipz is stunning
Baga Chipz is class
Baga Chipz is sexy
She takes it up the (shhh)
Baga‘s pussy is burning
The lady’s not returning
So come take off your sweater
‘Cause that’s much betta! (betta, betta, betta)

I don’t wanna see you, baby
I don’t wanna talk to you
I don’t even need you, baby
I know what I wanna do
I’ve had enough of this ride
I’ve spent enough of my time
What I’m ’bout to say will blow your mind

I wanna break up (break up)
Bye bye (bye bye)
Maybe I’ll see you in the next life
Don’t wanna make up (no no)
Tell you why (ohh)
Cause I’m a superstar
So let’s B-R-E-A-K
BREAK UP!

Get the frock out of my way
Hydrangea’s in the game now
Mug beat for the gods
Working on my funny
Beating all the odds
I can be the hero for the gays back home
Bitches better watch out
Now I send them home (home, home, home)

I don’t wanna see you, baby
(Pack your bags)
I don’t wanna talk to you
(You’re going home)
I don’t even need you, baby
(Oh yeah)
I know what I wanna do
(Blu’s here)
I’ve had enough of this ride
(She’s got the crown)
I’ve spent enough of my time
What I’m ’bout to say will blow your mind

I wanna break up (break up)
Bye bye (bye bye)
Maybe I’ll see you in the next life
Don’t wanna make up (no no)
Tell you why (ohh)
Cause I’m a superstar
So let’s B-R-E-A-K
BREAK UP!

Ohhhh you see what you like
DDC keep it tight
You know I’m rocking it right
T-t-t-true
I came to love not to fight
But the gloves are off
It’s time to say good night (good night, good night)

I don’t wanna see you, baby
I don’t wanna talk to you
I don’t even need you, baby
I know what I wanna do
I’ve had enough of this ride
I’ve spent enough of my time
What I’m ’bout to say will blow your mind

I wanna break up (break up)
Bye bye (bye bye)
Maybe I’ll see you in the next life
Don’t wanna make up (no no)
Tell you why (ohh)
Cause I’m a superstar
So let’s B-R-E-A-K

Break up (break up)
Bye bye (bye bye)
Maybe I see you in the next life
Don’t wanna make up (no no)
Tell you why (ohh)
Cause I’m a superstar
So let’s B-R-E-A-K
BREAK UP!
You’ve officially been frock destroyed
BREAK UP!

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Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
10 months ago

Let be Matt Terry will represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
10 months ago

No, I don’t like

Euphoria
Euphoria
1 year ago

Unless there is a miracle I have to say we need to stop sending “joke acts” to Eurovision. I’m sorry, next.

Marty Mc CU
Marty Mc CU
1 year ago

It doesn’t matter if it’s drag or anything , at the end of the day it’s the song and performance that counts with instant global hit appeal. If they send a song like this quality then it’s a BIG No. forget it ,Next!

Geo
Geo
1 year ago

Gimmick act of the edition? Yeah, every year there’s at least one… Like this years’s Bilal 😉 Thank you, next!

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

I also wonder if the same people commenting “NOOOOO” about this, because it’s too camp and kitsch, are the same who moan at length about Sweden being “too generic/radio friendly/mainstream” every bloody year. What is it you actually want?

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Ya know what? I’m totally fine with that. I’d be perfectly happy to see three proud and powerful queens represent us in Rotterdam.

EZz
EZz
1 year ago

No No No No, we are trying to actually take the contest seriously, so this will be very bad. Enough with the comedy novelty acts, please can we just send a masterpiece next year that’s all.

Patrick
Patrick
1 year ago

NO!!!

CRAIG
CRAIG
1 year ago

It’s not a bad idea. Drag Race has really seen drag enter the mainstream and even become a bit zeitgeisty. Can they sing though? While I haven’t watched this ep of Drag Race yet, certainly on the US version they get a A LOT of help from backing tracks for the singing challenges?

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Just ever-so-slightly out of date.

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago

I am beginning to think that something like grime is the way to go for the UK. An artist like Aitch would definitely have a more authentic feel about what is going on in UK music at the moment.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 year ago

Relatable topic: Conchita will be a jury member in the new German show “Queen of drags” together with Heidi Klum and Bill Kaulitz (of Tokio Hotel, not Heidi’s husband, that is his brother Tom ^^). I think it is a bit like a German “RuPaul’s Drag Race” but with even more focus on the stories behind the characters and their struggle…

Stu Rovison
Stu Rovison
1 year ago

The lady’s not FOR turning. It’s a Thatcher reference.

Gav
Gav
1 year ago

My heart sinks at the thought. PLease No.

AndersP
AndersP
1 year ago

Love Frock Destroyers, but instead of them, how about the singer who sang the actual chorus that they lip synced over?!

Trash KAN
Trash KAN
1 year ago

It’s too RuPaul-ish and BBC-ish than what is appropriate for Eurovision. But if they want to be an independent singing drag group after the show, they can make it happen if they want to. They can make it as something authentic like Courtney Act in Australia Decides.

JOWST NE
JOWST NE
1 year ago

There’s absolutely no way BMG which has made music for the likes of Jess Glynne, George Erza and La Roux would even consider tosh like this. BMG have been immensely successful in the music industry, and has restored my faith for the UK next year.

Sending the Frock Destroyers would literally be taking the piss!

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
1 year ago

Do you know what they are? They’re frocking frock destroyers.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 year ago

What do you get when you combine Electro Velvet, Club La Persé (UMK 2017) and Dustin the Turkey?

If they go through with this, they might as well take a long break, because they’re begging for another nul-point result.

Idan Cohen
Idan Cohen
1 year ago

My first thought was “please no. Drag queens in Eurovision? can it get more cliche?” But then I changed my mind: The problem with the UK is that they send boring, bland, politically correct songs about nothing. their songs lack any kind of kick, interest or mark. Maybe, just maybe, if those drag queens can add a little bit of kick and edginess and make the UK get a fair spot that may encourage the BBC to be a bit more daring and a little less boring. I think they can actually break the UK curse by mixing it up.… Read more »

Idan Cohen
Idan Cohen
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

Also, I really like “Break Up Bye Bye”. it’s the first time I listen to it and this is exactly what the UK should send.

Stu Rovison
Stu Rovison
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

It’d at least be memorable. They’d make news in the UK which our last few acts haven’t.
It won’t be them tho.

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

Wow, someone in UK still not getting what it’s about. Drag acts in ESC stopped being fun last decade. If you’re going to send a fun act at least make it like Norway this year, that was fun..
Though I don’t think BBC will ever consider them. They seem pretty focused on sending credible serious entries..

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

Well, Slovenia 2002 was fun. And Verka of course

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Pls no !

esc1234
esc1234
1 year ago

uk never learns its lesson right? 20 years of bad results and still some people want joke and controversial acts….

JOWST NE
JOWST NE
1 year ago
Reply to  esc1234

People stuck in the novelty years of the mid 2000s

Natalie
Natalie
1 year ago

I still have a little bit of hope that the UK will send a Bollywood style song in partial or all in Hindi. Bollywood is huge and maybe people would go for it.

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Natalie

amm I wouldn’t like that, I mean it’s not like they are India

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Erasmus

True, but that’s overlooking India’s huge cultural contribution to the UK, not to mention the UK’s colonial past – India only got their independence less than ten years before the Eurovision Song Contest began…so Natalie’s idea is a good one.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

No, it is not. It’s still the Eurovision Song Contest, not the Ex-Colonialism Contest.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

I’ve tried three times to respond, but can’t. My posts will probably show up later, three times the same thing. All I’m saying is that people of Indian heritage in the UK should finally get a chance to represent their country too.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Sure, because that is of course so much more important than the UK finally sending a good, competitive act.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

The two aren’t mutually exclusive.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Well, the suggestion was to send a song partly or entirely in Hindi. No way. As if the UK hasn’t suffered enough. With almost everyone singing in English, the UK of all countries shouldn’t? That’s just insane. Except if they intend to send another masterpiece like ‘Bigger than us’. In that case, I’d actually prefer not to understand a word of it’s depressing nothingness.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago

What about Welsh, Scottish and Irish?
Many acts proved, that you can succeed with a non-English language song. To be fair, language is probably the least important aspect. If you have a good enough song and performer, you’ll do well either way.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Serbia and Portugal didn’t win with Hindi.

Katariina
Katariina
1 year ago

Absolutely not.

Sun
Sun
1 year ago

It’s better than what they sent this year ‘cuz it’s at least fun. I actually don’t mind them representing the UK if they have a good song.

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Sun

“Still In Love With You” was supposed to be the UK’s “fun entry” in 2015.

Chloe R
Chloe R
1 year ago

Maybe, but only with a good song.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

I’m going to take this petition about as seriously as the one that said Robbie Rotten should represent Iceland.

mad-professor
mad-professor
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael

No, Johnny Rotten was for Ireland last year. Robbie Rotten was the character from LazyTown people wanted to represent Iceland before the actor passed away.

Fatima
Fatima
1 year ago

Whoever started this petition may be a fan of the contest, but they don’t know much about what it takes to win the thing.

Dean Jones
Dean Jones
1 year ago
Reply to  Fatima

Not being from the UK is usually a massive help

Wolfgang Ludwig
Wolfgang Ludwig
1 year ago
Reply to  Dean Jones

My name might be German but I was born and raised in UK, as were my parents.

Joseph Mendy
Joseph Mendy
1 year ago

I’m feeling a bit weird about this one. Not 100% confident this will be our song for Rotterdam tbh

Jack Pricefield
Jack Pricefield
1 year ago

Nothing against drag queens who I usually find entertaining but honestly no… I wonder how many actual dedicated British Eurovision fans signed this petition but have pleaded for years @ BBC to take the contest seriously? They’re just digging a deeper hole! I am certain BMG will not stoop this low and hopefully select a decent quality contemporary song for UK at Rotterdam 2020 to finally get the country back in their old school successful ways and banish the kitsch image of Eurovision being an LGBT-inclusive event.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago

You call it a “kitsch image” but the eurovision nowadays gets targeted just like that. Ranging from the lgbt flags and drag queens in the rotterdam 2020 promo clips to dana internationals kiss cam performance and assi azar’s (very awkward) shout out to Miki’s sixpack. Btw, i’m not judging this, just stating it.

xelx
xelx
1 year ago

If there’s a second season of RPDRUK, a Eurovision-themed maxi challenge will be inevitable.

Sasko
Sasko
1 year ago

Oh God. Send something competitive at least for once, BBC. This contest has a long history stop ruining it with cheap ideas please. Eurovision is open for everyone and it has always been about inclusivity and unity. But people watch it to hear a decent music. Eurovision is not some Drag Race show.

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 year ago

No and you can see that anyone who cares about the contest would say no. So no. And I think (or rather hope) that BBC is smart enough not to take them, because they would not get a good placing with them. Having high hopes for UK this year though, BMG should be smart.

Pablo
Pablo
1 year ago

Dreadful

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

No.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

LOL

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

“Baga‘s pussy is burning”

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

Everyone saying no – cheer up a bit! Break up is an absolute tune and in theory eligible for May!

Peter
Peter
1 year ago

William, stop! If you want to kill off Eurovision go ahead with all these drags . If you want to keep ESC alive, keep it mainstream and leave your personal interests personal.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter

He’s reporting on a petition, started by somebody else. That’s all – he’s not necessarily endorsing the idea himself. He’s not all-powerful. Also, if he kept his personal interests personal, this site wouldn’t exist…?

ADd
ADd
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Pretty sure that’s not where he’s coming from, and he’s not necessarily wrong either. Many people who follow Eurovision are particularly concerned with drag queens.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter

Fyi, I’m the one who alerted Team Wiwi to this news. William just happened to be available to write it up. No personal agenda. 🙂

Milan
Milan
1 year ago

Could UK just come up with a good song instead?

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

with all rihspect to drag queens, issa type of entertainment the uk doesn’t need rn at eurovision

esc26
esc26
1 year ago

no.

esc26
esc26
1 year ago
Reply to  esc26

Additionally, it’s because of performers like this that Eurovision’s reputation is what it is

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

No. I thought the UK were going to take it seriously for 2020? A joke act is not the way forward. People who are putting this idea forward don’t take the contest seriously to begin with. A bad idea in every way.

James
James
1 year ago

Not gonna happen. If anything, it would only reinforce the idea that the contest is a joke and not to be taken seriously in the minds of Britons.

Probably a good filler during the BBC’s semifinal coverage but nothing else beyond that.