Sharonne: “My mother wondered why I was always listening to Whitney Houston as a child”
Last month, our very own Joe B got to chat to Sharonne, the winner of Series 2 of Drag Race España and a drag queen with over 20 years’ experience on her CV, ahead of her participation in the first semi-final Benidorm Fest 2023 on Tuesday 31st January.
Sharonne spoke to us about why age is just a number, her experience of growing up in a Southern Spanish family listening to Motown pop divas, and how her obsession with Dana International was channelled at Heathrow Airport, as well as her song “Aire” (Air) and Eurovision itself.
Thank you so much to Sharonne and Diego, her manager, for organising this interview at the end of last year, and buena suerte next week in Benidorm!
Click HERE for the full interview:
To listen to her song, “Aire”, click below:
You can also watch this clip from Eurocanción 2001, where she performed as a backing dancer with Trans X for the song “Amándonos”. It finished 12th out of 20:
And, yes, Sharonne was right: Courtney Act did try to represent Australia at Eurovision in 2019. Here’s her performance from Australia Decides:
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- Agoney - Quiero arder 28%, 404 votes404 votes 28%404 votes - 28% of all votes
- Fusa Nocta - Mi familia 14%, 199 votes199 votes 14%199 votes - 14% of all votes
- Alice Wonder - Yo quisiera 9%, 123 votes123 votes 9%123 votes - 9% of all votes
- Aritz Arén - Flamenco 8%, 121 vote121 vote 8%121 vote - 8% of all votes
- Sofia Martín - Tuki 5%, 71 vote71 vote 5%71 vote - 5% of all votes
- Sharonne - Aire 4%, 62 votes62 votes 4%62 votes - 4% of all votes
- Twin Melody - Sayonara 2%, 22 votes22 votes 2%22 votes - 2% of all votes
- Meler - No nos moverán 1%, 15 votes15 votes 1%15 votes - 1% of all votes