They’re the glamorous drag trio who have made no secret of their desire to represent the UK at Eurovision. Now UK media are reporting that RuPaul’s Drag Race UK alums the Frock Destroyers have been in talks regarding representing their country at Eurovision 2022.

The girl group — made up of  Baga Chipz, Divina de Campo and Blu Hydrangea — were formed as part of the hit reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in 2019 and have regularly performed together since.

Last year they were very vocal about their desire to represent the UK at Eurovision 2021. Now the Daily Mirror reports that the Frock Destroyers have been in talks about being the UK’s act for Eurovision 2022.

Group member Baga Chipz reportedly told The Daily Star, “There have been conversations and meetings. I don’t want to say too much. But it is on the cards. Put it this way, it’s not impossible that it could happen.”

Ms Chipz has high hopes for what her girl group could bring to Eurovision. She said, “We wouldn’t get nil points! We’d bring the camp. Drag Race is a worldwide phenomenon. It’s watched everywhere. So all those millions of people would vote for us.”

It is not clear who the “conversations and meetings” have been held with.

The Frock Destroyers’ campaign for Eurovision

The Frock Destroyers were formed as part of a music challenge on season on of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. During the series, a fan launched a petition urging the Frock Destroyers to be selected as the UK act for Eurovision 2020. The petition now has just over 14,000 signatures.

With Eurovision 2020 cancelled, the trio then set their sights on the 2021 edition.  In December 2020, group member Davina told Attitude magazine that “We’re made for Eurovision. We would break the Eurovision curse!”

Then on the BBC’s 2020/2021 New Year’s Eve special, Davina talked about their 2021 plans. She said, “All being well, we’ll be on a world tour with FROCK4LIFE. And who knows — maybe Eurovision?”

Fan reaction to the Frock Destroyers Eurovision bid is mixed. While some support the entertaining trio and would love to see them at Eurovision, others feel that the BBC should stick with sending a serious pop entry.

However, with the BBC continuing to play it safe and sending middle-of-the-road pop acts to Eurovision — including this year’s disappointing nil points result — perhaps it’s time for the UK to take a risk and send the dragtastic trio to Eurovision.

What do you think? Should the BBC send the Frock Destroyers to Italy? Or should the UK stick with serious pop entries for Eurovision? Tell us your thoughts below!

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vetrina
vetrina
28 days ago

I love RPDR girls but …NO! BBC is constantly snobbing ESC and they get well-deserved null points! However, If you check on the UK charts, you’ll realize how much low British music has reached!

Dolly
Dolly
29 days ago

Let em do it , worst result is nil points

Ffs
Ffs
29 days ago

God help us all …

Aaa
Aaa
29 days ago

ITV should be given a chance

Piet
Piet
29 days ago

Another last place …. No. The time for this kind of entries has long gone.

Next.

Mr X
Mr X
29 days ago
Reply to  Piet

Indeed – absolutely horrible !

Ted
Ted
30 days ago

Please, no. I’d rather re-send blue with a song that has notes that Lee Ryan can’t reach again.

Boreal
Boreal
30 days ago

It shouldn’t be a question of WHO to send, it should be a question of WHAT to send. As long as it is a good song, it shouldn’t be any arguments.

Red X
Red X
30 days ago

I’d rather have Jessie J over them

Dawid
Dawid
30 days ago
Reply to  Red X

Who wouldn’t xd

xyz
xyz
30 days ago

yikes, no, ew

Zander25
Zander25
30 days ago

well let UK experiments, I think after so many years they’re already get used on loosing so why not try every possibilities. Others trolled and got successful…..But most downed the drain.

Samuel Wright
Samuel Wright
30 days ago

Bad Idea just send in Queen with Adam Lambert

Lolipopmonster
Lolipopmonster
30 days ago

UK – do what you have to do ….but to be honest (and I write this without any anger) – for me the ESC goes too much in the LGTBQ direction. I watch the ESC since 1978 and it was a “family” event – but nowadays it goes into the wrong direction. Please, don’t get me wrong – LGBTQ is nice to have in ESC but should not be the main part. For me, I will skip The Frock Destroyers.

Btzbtz
Btzbtz
30 days ago
Reply to  Lolipopmonster

Lgbt and family friendly are not mutually exclusive.

Boreal
Boreal
30 days ago
Reply to  Lolipopmonster

You’re in the wrong place

Tom
Tom
30 days ago

I love the Frock Destroyers, but this is a lose lose situation. If they represent and do well, the UK public will assume for the next 40 years that only joke acts can succeed. And if they do badly, its the same old nonsense about nobody liking them.

Zisk
Zisk
30 days ago
Reply to  Tom

I think if they do badly the British public might think that they sent a terrible act.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago

You guys have been posting about them for more than one year please stop ??

euroboy
euroboy
1 month ago

What are they going to sing with those vocal abilities? UK proves that they consider Eurovision a joke, once again

Sarah
Sarah
1 month ago

If the UK sends this, I’ll seriously file for citizenship to the UK and move there.

Jake
Jake
30 days ago
Reply to  Sarah

Would not recommend.

Matthew Tuson
Matthew Tuson
1 month ago

If my country sends this… I am no longer a Brit when it comes to Eurovision…

Paul Richard
1 month ago

Pointless!!

Giorgio
Giorgio
1 month ago

The BBC still thinks that Eurovision is the same as it was in the 2000’s… It’s 20 years later, sweets. Look at who came first, second and third last year and try to bring THAT.

ffs

Dida
Dida
1 month ago

Great, another joke act! Eligibile for 0 points, as well… Good job

Jay
Jay
1 month ago

If they want to come last, go for it

Melania
Melania
1 month ago

Wiwi I understand you are obsessed with drag race, like its ur main personality trait… but let it go ffs

Ffs
Ffs
29 days ago
Reply to  Melania

They’re all semi drag queens anyway …

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Ffs

What a stupidly homophobic thing to say.

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

From Jessie J to this… not sure. To be honest, I would stop giving them so much attention. If Eurovision is already a joke in the UK. This would be the dead of the contest there.

Amy
Amy
1 month ago

Tell me anybody else in this workroom who has a four and a half octave range. Tell me anybody else who can sing in five languages. Tell me anybody else who can do that all while doing the splits.

-Divina De Campo

George
George
1 month ago

I’m loving all these negative comments from people who have never seen them perform. Just to flag – Divina is a classically trained singer, Baga has a great voice and their producer is Leland who has worked with Selena Gomez, Ava Max and wrote both the UK top 40 charted songs from Drag Race. As much as the LGBTQ+ community aren’t the only people who watch Eurovision they’re a very big percentage and this inclusivity/show of diversity from a broadcaster who is known for being stuffy would be very well received. The Frock Destroyers aren’t a joke act, but you’ll… Read more »

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

So Frock Destroyers in negotiations with the BBC! I’d be more impressed if the BBC were in negotiations with RuPaul. Great songs. Let the UK drag queens support like on the final of the shows.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
1 month ago

Honestly, I think at this stage the only talks the Frock Destroyers will have had are along the lines of “So girls, what do you reckon?” in their group chat. But good on them for creating hype!

Kirby
Kirby
1 month ago

The UK should be represented by their separate entities. I am almost sure Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland would really submit quality entries.

TobGor
TobGor
1 month ago
Reply to  Kirby

I wish there was a way to like a comment more than once!

esc_fl
esc_fl
1 month ago
Reply to  Kirby

That would be interesting! Kind of like having it as the UK, but if the entries are separate maybe they’d have to qualify for the final and so the songs might be better

Jake
Jake
30 days ago
Reply to  Kirby

As a Welsh person, I find it sad that we can’t enter our own songs, but our broadcaster S4C wouldn’t dare send anything modern. We wouldn’t qualify for the final very often.

Milan
Milan
1 month ago

This seriously indicates that there’s a mole in the BBC.

Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan

Considering that moles are almost blind and have no sense of taste, perhaps you’re right.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jimmy Smit
Apollo
Apollo
1 month ago

The ‘Frock Destoyers’ obviously won’t be internally selected for Eurovision. However, I could definitely see them taking part in a national selection – just like Courtney Act.

The Frock Destroyers are obviously using these rumours for attention, and good for them, I hope they gain some new fans! But seriously, there is no need to dedicate a whole article to this rumour.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Apollo

I don’t think they can gain new fans because those who are fans of them are also fans of Eurovision…

I agree that i can see them taking part in a national final, could be a smart move from BBC to actually use this process instead of taking the blame of selecting them internally haha

Shuma
Shuma
1 month ago

Would you rather a bland song that gets nil poi or a divisive entry that gets hated by some but loved by others?

You get more points if 20 countries rank you last and 20 countries rank you 10th, than if 40 countries all rank you 11th.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Shuma

You mean … the Jendrik way?

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

great example of “loved by some and hated by the othes”. If it’s bad it’s just bad. Go_a were divisive, Jendrik was just not good – and FD would fall in Jendrik category. And yes I’d rather have another James Newman than FD at least it takes the contest seriously… and does it really matter if the song comes 26th or 20th?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Shuma

The question is, does BBC want to take it seriously or take the piss? UK is not San Marino to choose random acts, it’s the biggest music industry so i am sure they can do better than sending drag queens..

Voix
Voix
1 month ago

Right when you thought they can’t get worse.

Eugenie
Eugenie
1 month ago

Never heard their music before: I don’t watch drag race. Just listened to few songs. My opinion: they’re something like Marilyn Manson in rock music. Flamboyant appearance and narrative, but nothing special musically, lyrically or vocally. Boredom. They can do well only with amazing songwriter and/or producer. However, wait, voice still means a lot on ESC… I take my previous sentence back, they will never do good.

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
1 month ago

No offense, but do you guys (specially BBC), really think a drag act is the best option for UK at Eurovision?

Last edited 1 month ago by Miss Uncongeniality
Nils
Nils
1 month ago

They simply don’t learn, do they? At least don’t complain if you get another well deserved bottom five finish. We told you, UK. Hundreds. Of. Times.

Last edited 1 month ago by Nils
Nathan
Nathan
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

We would change the attitude of the BBC if we could, but they just won’t listen…

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan

Reminds me of NDR. Fingers crossed!

William
1 month ago

OMG. Sending a drag act? About twenty years too late, unless the song is exceptional expect to come last again

Baby
Baby
1 month ago

I mean why not, when you’re at the bottom the only way to go is up so might as well send them

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Baby

Sadomasochism definitely isn’t the answer.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Baby

so you’re telling me that there’s no other act to represent the United Kingdom? LOL It seems that San Marino has more decent acts to choose.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Also, if the ‘insiders’ at Wiwibloggs already blame your bad results on a lack of ambition, obviously caring even less surely won’t change a thing.

Last edited 1 month ago by Nils
Rye
Rye
1 month ago

Camp songs were mostly popular in the 00’s, so unless it’s a very modern camp song it won’t do well. Good modern contemporary camp song as an example is Jessica Andersson with “Party Voice”

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago

Rome 2022,
UK: “It’s because Europe hates US for brexit”

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

Funny how they are trying to find an excuse, like always! Before Brexit, it was the generic ‘Europe hates us’ for whatever.,.. After Brexit, it’s the Brexit excuse. UK coming 5th in 2009: no complaints They (Wogan) also accused the eastern countries for voting each other in the past. Now that BIG 5 countries are winning (Germany, Italy) and doing well (France), UK ignores this fact and keeps the ‘Europe hates us for Brexit’ attitude without asking themselves how seriously they take it (if at all) and what kind of songs and artists they send against what other countries send.… Read more »

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

I wish I could upvote you a thousand times, that’s how right you are.

Granted, the UK had a couple of undeservingly bad results, too (Javine, Andy Abraham, Engelbert Humperdinck). Yet … who didn’t?

And even 18 years onwards I regularly have a brilliant laugh about that ‘Jemini got zero points because of the Iraq war’ lament.

Unfortunately though, the BBC seems to be more interested in finding and actively promoting the most ridiculous excuses for their underwhelming choices than in actually just stepping up their game and simply superficially screening the biggest talent pool there is on earth.

Last edited 1 month ago by Nils
willchrisiam
willchrisiam
1 month ago

How many times can you post the same article? No new information here.

Jake
Jake
1 month ago

A National final like Melodifestivalen is the only way I’d expect an act like FD to go through. They’d need to compete in an open feeling to prove the worth of their song.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Jake

they will never spend a lot of money for a national final after the disappointing results. If by national final BBC means the poor shows they did in 2016, 2017 and 2018, 2019 then no thanks. Tiny stage that is slightly better than the Moldovan national final, small theatres/studios, 1h duration (let’s get it done asap), generic/bland songs and boring artists, a jury that is useless and a host (the female one) that clearly doesn’t take it seriously.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

oh by the way the excuse ‘drag race is big show so they will vote for us’ is soooo stupid and crazy. It reminds me of the Bonnie Tyler hopes that since she had 2 hits in the 80s, Europe will vote for her…..in 2013.

UK needs to understand that Eurovision is a music competition and not related to Drag Race despite the LGBT following. Not all of the 200m viewers watch Drag Race.

Shannon
Shannon
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

I liked Bonnie Tyler’s song from 2013, but it really was generic. She should have competed in the 80’s since it was her moment in the spotlight, not thirty years afterwards.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Shannon

Most of all, she didn’t even sound the way people remembered her. So it was just an alright, yet generic, song coupled with the name of a famous has-been. No one could expect miracles from that combination.

Shannon
Shannon
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Looking at the comments all of us have written right now about Bonnie shows that you truly don’t need a top-10 placing to get something from Eurovision, all of us probably have listened her music lately and thanks to Eurovision many of us have gotten more of a current memory of her other than the hits from the past. Still great she wanted to participate, such a lovely person!

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Shannon

I love Bonnie, i liked her song but the performance was boring and the live vocals were poor.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

I liked the song, too, and wanted her to do at least a bit better, but she really wasn’t anything special at all.
On the positive side:at least it didn’t bury what was left of her career and she’ll always be able to make a living of her 80s hits.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Shannon

I happen to really like Believe In Me. It has a really nice melody, and an even nicer lyrics. However, the performance was lackluster. She was not entirely committed to the moment, possibly relying too much on people voting for her just based on her fame. If the performance was more emotional and intimate (Portugal 2017, Netherlands 2013, Lithuania 2018…), this could have been a lovely moment, and a deserving top 10 score for the UK. Still, performance + staging felt too random to achieve that.

Last edited 1 month ago by Colin
Jay
Jay
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

None of which I liked

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I am not entirely sure this is true bc BBC would never start working on Eurovision a year in advance. Also, the guys behind these drag queens are thirsty for some publicity so it’s easy to sell this ‘we’re in discussions’ fairytale. I don’t entirely rule out that they have been considered but i believe it’s far from ‘we’re doing Eurovision’. If the discussions are true, then i guess the BBC team wants to see their options from campy acts like the drag queens to more serious and established acts. If they ran out of options, i guess they will… Read more »

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

I think the biggest difference is that Conchita didn’t intend to be a joke act like Verka, DQ or Sestre but took it absolutely serious instead. Yes, she sported a beard, but she also was among the five most professional acts that year.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

I agree with you. The music video of Rise like a Phoenix looked amateurish and a joke BUT the staging in Copenhagen was spectacular and professional. Her voice was superb. The song was powerful and the lyrics very strong. It was big moment but it’s not gonna happen. In fact, i don’t know if novelty acts like the drag queens mentioned in this article can do well in the televoting at this time. Eurovision has evolved and left the kitschy campy memories in the past.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

UK tried a cheesy act which was intended to be funny but failed…. it was Scooch. Yes, it got 12p from Malta which was mostly a protest vote but that’s all.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Also, it was Malta … I haven’t fact-checked it, but I feel like they are a more reliable source of income for the UK than Ireland or Australia when it comes to points. And yes, Conchita was captivating, mesmerizing and all the other superlative words I don’t even know in English. I remember watching that edition (which was one of the best ones, I’d say) with my sister. By the ten second mark of Conchita’s performance both of us were just baffled and said ‘Wow’. Eventually, we also ended up voting for her despite musically preferring Pollapönk and The Common… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Nils
Lorenzo Celli
Lorenzo Celli
1 month ago

NO! Don’t get me wrong, but I’d prefer something alternative from the UK. They have acts like Cvrches, Alice Chater, London Grammar, Marina, Paloma Faith…
This gives me outdated and cliche vibes.
Plus, people vote for the song and the overall act rather than the singer, so their “we wouldn’t get nil points” or “millions would vote for us” speech doesn’t reflect the real Eurovision spirit. UK, take it seriously from now on.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorenzo Celli

I Love Marina but ofc she wouldn’t do it.

Ladytron tweeted about Eurovision in May (not sure if it was a serious tweet but they got nothing to lose) and they were quite different.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 month ago

Could Jessie J, Sophie Ellis-Baxtor or anybody else just phone the BBC like “ladies, gentlemen and the others, let’s stop this and let’s rock Italy 2022 in a serious way”?!

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

Jessie J has some serious issues with her health, i doubt she would do Eurovision now

Leif
Leif
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Oh, I did not know that. She’s very talented though!

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

Yes! Sophie Ellis-Baxtor would be a perfect choice! And, looking at her recent career, if she ain’t available, then who is?

Micky
Micky
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils
Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Micky

Sounds fitting, too. I’d also throw in KT Tunstall, one of my very favourite artists. And whatever happened to Paolo Nutini? He’d be a brilliant choice as well. UK is so blessed with talent, I can’t believe we’re discussing drag acts like it’s 2003.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

What about Dizzee Rascal, Lethal Bizzle, The Streets, The Kooks, Katy B, Izzy Bizu, Corinne Bailey Rae … Man, I could go on for days. For christ’s sake, how can the BBC possibly be so bad at this?

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

another one for our annual checklist ^^

Samo
Samo
1 month ago

At this point, I seriously think someone at BBC actually likes getting zero points.

Oy oy
Oy oy
1 month ago

Expecting that a drag act will secure a good result in Eurovision in 2022 is like having the same expectations to bringing a wind-machine on stage.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Oy oy

Dadi had one, though.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 month ago

If this happens and they do go to Eurovision for the UK, I hope to god the EBU and RAI say to the BBC if you don’t change that act, don’t even bother flying out. I love Blu, Baga and Davina but, after the last 2 contests we need a major glow up and this is not it, I will boycott Italy 2022 if this happens.

Shuma
Shuma
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Would be quite interesting to see a host broadcaster able to ban other countries.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Shuma

Ukraine did that with Russia’s artist in 2017.

Brian Swann
Brian Swann
1 month ago

But if an act was seriously being considered, they would be under a Do Not Discuss contract. Until we hear differently, it will be an artist connected with BMG.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian Swann

Which is why my hopes are on someone like Fleur East.

Brian Swann
Brian Swann
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

or The Shires who are BMG too. All Drag Race stars have a World of Wonder contract, so it wouldn’t happen, no matter how many times it gets promoted by this website.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Fleur East has nothing to lose and i think she wouldn’t mind doing Eurovision. I don’t know why it is so hard to consider her.

WestMids
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Fleur East hasn’t been able to buy a hot record in forever and has been dropped by her label. If we don’t like her in the UK why would Europe and Australia. She is just a mediocre Janet Jackson tribute act.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian Swann

I don’t think BMG would accept doing it for another year after this year’s failure. It would be damaging for their artists, even though on a positive note, James Newman got a Top 100 hit…

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

On the other hand, what’s there to lose for BMG if they already only send their crash-and-burn back catalogue artists like James Newman?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Actually, James Newman is not a crash-and-burn artist for them. He’s a respectable songwriter of multiple hits. They wanted to launch his solo career which crashed now with Eurovision. So, i doubt BMG would continue this collaboration, perhaps they believe Europe hates the UK and will not vote for them… I also think BBC might not want to continue it since it failed completely.

Brian Swann
Brian Swann
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Unless we are told differently, the partnership is still ongoing. Clearly, they need an experienced live vocalist, not just a songwriter. James Newman was picked by BMG again last summer and only got confirmed publicly in February. We will not know the plans for several months. So everything is just guessing at this point.

LaToya
LaToya
30 days ago
Reply to  Brian Swann

So we’ve got Fleur East and The Shires, any other BMG artists that could be a real possibility?