They’re the drag-tastic trio who have long spoken of their dream to represent the UK at Eurovision. Now the Frock Destroyers have again hinted at possible Eurovision involvement, this time on the BBC’s New Year’s Eve show.
The stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK made an appearance on the BBC’s special The Big New Year’s In, hosted by Paddy McGuinness. After the glamorous trio — made up of Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Divina de Campo — performed a medley of 2021 pop hits, host Paddy asked them what their plans were for 2021. Divina De Campo told him:
“Well, fingers crossed, all being well, we’ll be on a world tour with FROCK4LIFE. And who knows — maybe Eurovision?”
In November 2019 — following the success of their debut single “Break Up Bye Bye” — the trio shared their Eurovision hopes on social media. And it seems that dream hasn’t died.
An online petition set up to support the Frock Destroyers for Eurovision 2020 has gained over 10,000 signatures. And while 2020 has come and gone, fan support remains for the drag superstars to represent the UK at Eurovision.
Last month, the trio talked about their Eurovision dream with Attitude magazine. “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’s 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.”
If the Frock Destroyers do make it to Eurovision, they’ll be following in the heels of such drag legends as Conchita Wurst, Verka Serduchka. Fellow Drag Race star Courtney Act competed in the 2019 edition of the national final Eurovision — Australia Decides.
The BBC remains quiet about Eurovision 2021 plans
Unusually, nothing has been heard from the BBC regarding their plans for Eurovision 2021. All that is definitely known is that the UK was on the list of 41 participating countries, as confirmed by the EBU in October 2020.
In previous years, the BBC’s Eurovision team has usually revealed at least their selection method by the autumn prior.
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However, it has been noted that the BBC’s Eurovision publicity team is also involved with Strictly Come Dancing. The popular celebrity dance contest was aired one month later than usual due to Covid concerns, meaning that the publicity team may have waited until Strictly was over before moving onto Eurovision work.
The grand final of Strictly Come Dancing was held on 19 December, leading into the holiday break.
At Eurovision 2020, the UK was due to be represented by James Newman with his song “My Last Breath”. There is no word if he will be invited back for 2021.
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