RuPaul’s Drag Race star Courtney Act reveals Eurovision 2019 bid | Music | Entertainment

The multi-talented queen – also known as Shane Jenek – has had a stellar 2018 after winning Celebrity Big Brother in the UK and going on to land a groundbreaking new reality show in The Bi Life. A Christmas special, The Courtney Act Show, is also due to air on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve. And now, 2019 is looking just as rosy – with eyes on the chance to represent Australia at Eurovision 2019.

The drag sensation has released a single called Fight For Love, which will be one of the songs bidding to be the country’s entrant at the international competition in May.

Eurovision – Australia Decides is scheduled to take place on February 9, and the track is an uptempo dance-floor anthem that could go down a storm in Tel Aviv.

“A sweet 16 years after Australian Idol, I have the chance to show Australia how I have grown as an artist and performer and I am so excited!” Courtney said.

“To compete to represent Oz in Eurovision is second only to being on that stage in Tel Aviv and singing my lungs out for my country.

“Fight For Love is a dancefloor banger all about coming together and fighting for the things we believe in.

“I think it’s so important to think about the basic human rights of others and to use our collective voices, minds and bodies to lift those people up and bring about change.”

Courtney competed on Australian Idol back in 2003, 11 years before shooting to international stardom on season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

She cruised to the finale in that year; competing alongside Adore Delano and eventual winner Bianca Del Rio for the crown.

Plans for Eurovision 2019 are being made all over the continent (and Down Under) – the United Kingdom will select its entrant in a TV special in February.

Courtney’s competitors for the Australian ticket include Electric Fields, the classically-trained Kate Miller-Heidke, Australia’s Got Talent winner Mark Vincent and indie pop band Sheppard.

The latter will be known worldwide for the success of their song Geronimo, which was a Top 40 hit in the UK and went five-times Platinum in Oz.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 final will take place on May 18, 2019; with the semi-finals on May 14 and May 16.

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