“You can call me Her Majesty — nothing else really works for me.” The opening lines of The Frock Destroyers‘ new song marks what we already know: that Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Divina de Campo are queens for a new generation. And once again our royal highnesses are getting the word out that they’re ready to hold court at Eurovision.

The supergroup — which came together during the inaugural season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK — first made waves with their song “Break Up (Bye Bye)”, which shot to the Top 10 of the UK charts and reached the Top 3 on iTunes. That spawned a fan petition — entitled “Frock Destroyers to Represent UK at Eurovision 2020” — to get these ladies to the song contest.

In an interview with Attitude, held to mark the release of their debut LP Frock4Life, the #RPDRUK stars let their ambitions be known.

The Frock Destroyers say they’re perfect for Eurovision

“I want to do Pride tours, I want to do Eurovision,” Blu Hydrangea said. “If you don’t put it out there it won’t happen!”

Divina thinks they have the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to cut the UK’ string of poor results. She said: “We’re made for Eurovision. We would break the Eurovision curse! Whoever I need to blow to make this happen, I’m very happy to do it. I’ve got a very good mouth.”

Each of the queens already proved she’s stage ready on Drag Race. But they all do it once again in the official music video, which dropped on December 4. Working the main stage from the reality series, they slay their Marie Antoinette looks, bouncing and bobbing despite their tight corsets and even tighter tucks.

 

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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.

When their single “Break Up Bye Bye” climbed to number three on the iTunes UK charts, it sat ahead of the Selena Gomez comeback single “Lose You To Love Me” and Ariana Grande’s remix of Lizzo’s “Good As Hell”.

What do you make of all this? Would you like to see the ladies tearing up that stage in Rotterdam? Let us know in the comments box down below.

Her Majesty lyrics

You can call me her majesty
Nothing else really works for me
If you look at all the queens in history
Then you’ll know what to say
When you’re talking to me
Frock destroyers walk and they all bow down
Royalty, that’s the tea, drink it all up now
Daddy’s sauce on my chips
Got me filler in me lips
Nice array of dips
And blu’s my girl for makeup tips
Blu be servin’ beat and the beat got bitchin’
Servin’ up my booty like a feast in the kitchen
Come a really long way from rhymin’ home with home
Got my palace with the crown and a royal throne
I’ve been called a littlе bitch
I’ve been called a little slag
Finally I got thе itch
To show these ladies how to drag
You can call me her majesty
Nothing else really works for me
If you look at all the queens in history
Then you’ll know what to say
When you’re talking to me
You can call me her majesty
Just make sure you pronounce it perfectly
If you don’t then I will kill you literally
Now you know what to say
When you’re talking to me
Sippin’ far from crystal is really such a mood
Lookin’ like ladies but you know we’re really rude
You won’t catch me workin’ that 9 to 5
Bagged an old rich man I made him my wife
I’ve been called a little bitch
I’ve been called a little slag
Finally I got the itch
To show these ladies how to drag
You can call me her majesty
Nothing else really works for me (put that crown on it)
If you look at all the queens in history
Then you’ll know what to say
When you’re talking to me
You can call me her majesty
Just make sure you pronounce it perfectly
If you don’t then I will kill you literally (literally)
Now you know what to say
When you’re talking to me
You can call me her majesty
Nothing else really works for me
If you look at all the queens in history (history)
Then you’ll know what to say
When you’re talking to me
You can call me her majesty
Just make sure you pronounce it perfectly
If you don’t then I will kill you literally (literally)
Now you know what to say
When you’re talking to me
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You can call me
Goodbye peasants
Buy me presents

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percy
percy
9 months ago

Now, I love all of them, so this isn’t a hate comment.. but I think the only one who won’t have trouble singing live is Divina. Also, it will be the start of us doing even worse with us not even having serious acts who want to get big in the music industry representing us. Yes, I’d love for us to get a bigger result than usual, but I doubt that Drag Race Queens will sort that out. It will probably be a trainwreck. Sorry for the long comment!

Peter
Peter
9 months ago

No drag please. Let’s continue the way Portugal and the Netherlands have showed us the last few years. Only real music will keep Eurovision alive.

Fatima
Fatima
9 months ago

In my experience, anything described as “made for Eurovision” is usually something which won’t attract many votes. Whereas acts which would never fit that description were the winners in 2019, 2017, 2016, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2001 and 2000. And that’s just the the 2000s. “Made for Eurovision” is the bleat of those who haven’t noticed what songs do well in the contest today.

Mauro
Mauro
9 months ago

Divina has good vocals, plus it will be fun to watch!

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
9 months ago

Why not, entertainment at its best. As long as they can sing live and have a potential super global hit song, the more the merrier. If they stick to Her Majesty and anything similar then its a bland no. Not on a league with Verka and co. Verka was a star and still is. It would work if they have more of a European twist, more catchy and softer approach to their songs. It will end like DQ, and Silvia Night but bottom of the score board in the final if they send something like this.

Azaad
Azaad
9 months ago

The fact that they are drag queens isn’t the problem. The problem is that their brand of music and their lip-synching background means they probably won’t release what is objectively considered ‘good music’.

Conchita’s success shows that drag acts can do well at ESC, but they need a good song that lends itself to magnificent staging and great vocals, and most of all need to exude either class or explicit activism. A fun approach likely won’t cut it.

BBC, get Paloma or Mabel on ESC ASAP.

Fatima
Fatima
9 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

Is this the Mabel who mimed at the BRITs and at Strictly?

Loin dici
Loin dici
9 months ago

Unrelated content: If you guys are Rina’s Pixels, I can’t imagine if BBC just suddenly chose “We Out Here” and made a music video for it.

Kalla
Kalla
9 months ago

I would love this so much! So what if they crashed and burned in the voting, I would still have an act to be proud to support from the UK, than the very bland stuff we have been sending. I can imagine the atmosphere in the stadium would be insane with them playing, not an experience I’ve witnessed so far for us in the last 8 years. Controversial, but I really hope James Newman doesn’t get selected for this year, nice guy and really want to back him, but it’s inevitable to anyone that he would never give us a… Read more »

Yan Yan
Yan Yan
9 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

Yes but in the contest Blu Hydrangea and Baga need to sing live! Something that they can’t do

Nancy G
Nancy G
9 months ago

It is all about the song. If they have a great song, then yes. If they want to send “Her Majesty”…then no.

Separately, there’s nothing wrong with choosing drag queens if they have a song. The people in this comments section saying drag queens are a joke or this is automatically a step back sound EXACTLY like the people who hated on Conchita Wurst. It’s such blatant bigotry!

Michael
Michael
9 months ago

Why do you keep talking about them? You always talk about how the UK needs to take Eurovision more seriously, but then hype up dated 90s dance groups and drag queens? Come on, the UK has artists better than this, even if mainstream artists aren’t interested. I doubt this kind of music would do anything for the country.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
9 months ago

This might work only if the following conditions are met. 1. The song must be composed/written by a respected industry member/s 2. The BBC must agree to a budget of at least £500,000 to be in line with the majority the competing Western European countries and few from Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Australia. Spain puts in more money in the contest for its acts than the UK does and Spain has been in a major financial struggle for almost 2 decades. Embarrassing. 3. The song must set the Frock Destroyers apart from other Drag acts in EUROVISION like Conchita, 4.… Read more »

Fatima
Fatima
9 months ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

You’re right about Sunstroke Project, they even answered my question though the ESCExtra stream. But they were also great performers with wonderful staging and camerawork.

Laburnum
Laburnum
9 months ago

I love drag race and the frock destroyers, I think it’s a really fun song and they make a really entertaining group but that does not make them suited to the Eurovision stage, maybe as an interval act if the UK were to ever host again then yes. But they wouldn’t get a decent result if they were to compete. Since they’ve worked a lot with the BBC now I’m assuming they might actually be selected soon anyway

Kof
Kof
9 months ago

I’m all for interesting performances, this isn’t one of them. The only thing remotely interesting is the fact that they are drag queens. I don’t really know them other then through this video but the song was bland and one dimensional. Definitely wouldn’t help UK out in any way.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
9 months ago

I think that a smart thing to do for the UK is to do what Poland did in 2014. Cleo and Donatan were selected after their song became a hit in Poland already. Of course this won’t work with massive artists so they should for example search for beginning artists in spotify’s viral 50 and approach who ever they see potential in. Any song can be selected as long as it’s released after September 2020 but a lot of broadcasters only take into consideration songs that are written with eurovision in mind. Surely there must be somebody who’d love the… Read more »

Last edited 9 months ago by Frisian esc
Frisian esc
Frisian esc
9 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Also I hope James Newman gets a second chance this year since he is a great singer songwriter.
+my dream artist for the UK would be Rina Sawayama. She’s a Japanese-British singer song writer and has released some awesome alternative pop in the last few years. She could really stand out in a positive way.

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
9 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Give me just a little bit Rina Sawayama for Eurovision

Ashton
Ashton
9 months ago

omg Rina in Eurovision would be a cultural reset

Loin dici
Loin dici
9 months ago

Oh me, oh my, i don’t wanna hear no no, only want a yes yes!

Laburnum
Laburnum
9 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Rina would be a fab choice! 🙂

Fatima
Fatima
9 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Exactly. Leftfield acts like her would make far more impact than those already listed on Eurovision bingo cards

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
9 months ago

NO !!! Thank you !!!

Héctor
Héctor
9 months ago

Yeah… thanks, but no.

Sorry
Sorry
9 months ago

UK and BBC still living in 2004 if they concider this a good idea

Una
Una
9 months ago

Really? 🙁

Sale
Sale
9 months ago

Please stop giving them attention

Hellohi
Hellohi
9 months ago
Reply to  Sale

Exactly wiwibloggs reporting it is just as bad

M
M
9 months ago

That would be the last nail in the coffin.

Toinousse
Toinousse
9 months ago

To be frank, I know that it would be a bad idea for Eurovision and the UK, but I just adore them and I would rather have them being last with something like “her majesty” than something boring.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago

For the good of the UK, let me sign the petition to keep them AWAY from Eurovision. An entry like this would be enough to stop any serious artist being willing to participate for at least another decade.

Alo
Alo
9 months ago

It’s a no from me

Colin
Colin
9 months ago

This song really is made for Eurovision… 2006. At that period these types of cheap overboard glittery stuff could make some real impact. Look at it like this: At least this would be memorable. It would likely end-up quite low in the finals, in the vain of Scooch or Electro Velvet, rather than just being forgotten, like unfortunately many recent UK entries are. So, at least it’s a buzz??? A reluctant ”yey”… maybe???

Last edited 9 months ago by Colin
Erasmus
Erasmus
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I’d rather take another bland entry, at least it won’t hurt the reputation of eurovision in uk even more.

Colin
Colin
9 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

I’d rather as well TBH, but if BBC’s primary goal is to be noted at any cost, here’s a trainwreck which would fulfill that goal.

Grft
Grft
9 months ago

I like them but please not for ESC… Imagine how tired we are

Hellohi
Hellohi
9 months ago

No no no .. dreadful rubbish .. no concept of Eurovision and can’t actually sing live .. Eurovision in their heads is Cezar , Russian grannies and hamster wheels ..

Last edited 9 months ago by Hellohi
waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
9 months ago
Reply to  Hellohi

Party for everybody, DANCE!

Kim
Kim
9 months ago
Reply to  Hellohi

You’re saying that but 2 out of those 3 had results the UK would aspire to!

Robert
Robert
9 months ago

Big Ben is the real gem for me.. I hope they do go to Rotterdam

Robert
Robert
9 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Hahahaha why so many dislikes, I was being positive..

Erasmus
Erasmus
9 months ago

they wouldn’t break the eurovision “curse”, because there is no curse – the problem is sending bland songs and not some sort of a curse. and no I wouldn’t like to see them in esc. UK delegation, what are you thinking – artists like Paloma Faith, Hurts, James Blunt and Fleur East have said it they would do it and you just keep trying with hopeless songs – though James Newman was a step forward.

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
9 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

I see where you’re coming from, but Paloma’s, Hurt’s and James Blunt’s songs lately have been justthat: BLAND.
The Frock Destroyers would be a nice gimmick act I guess, something to put a smile on people’s face. And with a catchy song – who knows!

Erasmus
Erasmus
9 months ago

not true about the first part:
Paloma Faith recently released a great song: “Better Than This” and could win eurovision., Hurts also released a great album.
the second part, yes who knows what the result would be like, but we do know that it would hurt the reputation in uk, even if the result is good – actually if the result is good, it would hurt it even more.

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
9 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

But that’s the point. Great nowadays means mediocre. Unfortunately. Unless it’s amazing, it’s not memorable anymore.