Drag act to represent Denmark at Eurovision

PinkNews.co.uk – PinkNews.co.uk writer

Drag performer DQ will represent Denmark at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

He won the Danish Melodi Grand Prix, which decides who will represent the country the contest, on Saturday night.

Televised in this country by the BBC, it will be held Helsinki, Finland, on the 12th of May.

Due to the large number of European nations now wanting to take part, some countries, among them Denmark, have to go through a semi-final knock-out the previous Thursday.

DQ’s selection as the Danish entry is not the first time that a member of the LGBT community has taken part in contest, which is watched by hundreds of millions across the world.

In 1998, a transsexual pop singer, Dana International, won the contest for Israel.