Everything’s a bit bleak at the moment, but one thing is going right – the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK topping the iTunes charts.
On Thursday night’s episode of Drag Race UK, the remaining queens were split into two groups and tasked with entering Ruruvision – an even camper version of the Eurovision Song Contest – with the song UK Hun?
The United Kingdolls, made up of Tayce, Bimini Bon-Boulash, Lawrence Chaney and A’Whora, and Bananadrama, made up of Tia Kofi, Joe Black, Ellie Diamond and Sister Sister, recorded their own verse lyrics for the songs, and when it came down to it, it was the United Kingdolls version that got douze points from the judges.
It seems it was a hit with the home jury too, as on a day where Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Pink dropped new music, it is the United Kingdolls who are at number one in the UK iTunes charts.
The insanely catchy song is at number one, ahead of Tiesto, The Wellerman and Taylor Swift’s new version of Love Story.
Bimini reacted to the news, tweeting: ‘Can’t believe we’re top of the charts! I’ve never topped in my life!’
Lawrence shared a picture of a bald James Charles and wrote: ‘Me after finding out that a song I’m in is Number 1 in the charts!! @jamescharles #scalped’, while A’Whora added: ‘WE ARE NUMBER 1 WTF!!!! I love you all so much and my girls who made this happen, omg.’
Drag Race UK fans have had ‘bing bang bong, sing sang song’ stuck in their heads since the episode aired, and have called for UK Hun? to be submitted as the United Kingdom’s actual Eurovision entry this year.
We’ll have to wait and see whether UK Hun? makes a dent in the official charts, which take into account physical sales and streaming on platforms like Spotify, as well as iTunes downloads.
But Drag Race UK has form in producing chart hits.
The performance challenge in season one of the BBC Three show saw the Frock Destroyers (Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Divina Di Campo) going up against Filth Harmony (The Vivienne, Crystal and Cheryl Hole) with their versions of the song Break Up (Bye Bye).
The Frock Destroyers’ version was an instant iTunes hit, and eventually cracked the official top 40, reaching number 35 in the UK, as well as peaking at number 44 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in the US.
Last night’s episode of Drag Race UK saw filming dramatically halted for seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When filming resumed, Veronica Green was unable to return as she had tested positive for Covid-19, and has been given an invitation to return next season.
The first eliminated queen of the series, Joe Black, returned to the competition after being voted for by the rest of the cast, but sashayed away for the second time after losing in a lip sync to Tia Kofi.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK continues on Thursdays and is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
Credit: Original article published here.