It’s safe to say that 2018 has been the year of the Courtney Act. Having kickstarted the year off winning Celebrity Big Brother, the Drag Race star has gone on to host her own reality TV show, front an upcoming chat show, and toured the world, you’d think she’d accomplished it all.
But, the drag personality has her eyes now firmly set on another stage. The Eurovision stage, in fact. With a brand new single called ‘Fight For Love’ (which is an absolute bop, btw), Courtney Act will compete on Australia’s national selection TV show ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ on SBS on Saturday 9 February 2019.
Courtney Act said: “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!”
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.
The drag star added: “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.”
Act will appear alongside already confirmed performers including award-winning solo performer Kate Miller-Heidke and indie pop band Sheppard for a chance to represent Australia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, following in the footsteps of last year’s entry from Jessica Mauboy.
It seems like Eurovision fever has well and truly set in, as we recently found out further details about how the UK’s entry for the Contest will be decided and it’s a bit of a game-changer.
Courtney Act will be seen next presenting her own Christmas TV special, ‘Courtney Act’s Christmas Extravaganza’, airing on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, some of her Drag Race sisters are currently competing in All Stars 4.