The BBC have announced that the UK version of Ru Paul’s Drag Race is to feature a Eurovision themed episode.
The description on the BBC Three website for Episode 5 reads:
RuPaul and the queens return from their lockdown hiatus and the search for the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar resumes.
With the queens reunited and added twists, there is much excitement in the air, but the competition picks up quickly as the queens form two groups for a Europop battle – The RuRuvision Song Contest. In a glorious homage to Eurovision, the queens record and perform the same catchy song, but can they swerve the dreaded nul points?!
MNEK joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as a fifth queen sashays away from the competition.
The judging panel for the episode will consist of host RuPaul, Michelle Visage aswell as Eurovision commentator Graham Norton, and MNEK.
MNEK is a Grammy-nominated British singer and record producer, working with acts such as Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue, Beyoncé, and Madonna. MNEK was a guest vocal coach on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, where he coached the group the Frock Destroyers whilst recording the song “Break Up (Bye Bye)”.
As we announced previously, Frock Destroyers have hinted at plans on going to Eurovision, with a petition for the band to represent the UK at Eurovision reaching over 10,000 signatures.
Below you can see the group talking about their intentions for Eurovision:
The Eurovision themed episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK will be broadcast in the UK on 11th February
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