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!