Courtney Act is an Australian drag queen and one of the semi-finalists of Australian Idol in 2003. However she is only the third singer of the competition to release an official/solo single, following Guy Sebastian and Shannon Noll. This single is “Rub Me Wrong” and was released in 2004, peaking at #29 in the ARIAnet Singles Chart.
Courtney Act (a play on the phrase “caught in the act”) is actually the nom de guerre of “gender illusionist” Shane Jenek. Shane auditioned for Australian Idol as himself but did not get beyond the selection auditions. Returning the next day as Courtney, he wowed the judges and went through to the semifinals. Revealing impressive voice and singing talents as well as a stage presence considerably ahead of many of the other contestants, he continued until being finally voted off in thirteenth place. Courtney particularly impressed judge Ian “Dicko” Dickson, who signed Jenek to the BMG label following the completion of the show.
Shane Jenek is a native of Brisbane, but now lives in Sydney.
With just a few days to go until the Harbour Party, and only ten sleeps until the massive Parade and After-Party, the Sydney Mardi Gras cultural festival is in full swing.
Lock up your kids - Disgraceland, Saturday F#cking Night and Courtney Act are all coming back to Oxford Street for a very limited time over the Mardi Gras period.
Tasty Oxford Street venue Ruby Rabbit will be open throughout the entire pre-Mardi Gras Parade and Party week, featuring DJs and special guest entertainment each night.
After two and a half years, Nevermind's regular Friday Disgraceland and Saturday F##king Night events are finishing up – but will say goodbye with a Bigger Than Big guest star.
Famous Les Girls showgirl Carlotta is set to be depicted in a TV mini-series and Courtney Act is up for a role!
This Thursday night we’re swinging open the doors to the Same Same Mardi Bar on Oxford Street for a week long festival of fun times, good music and international entertainment in the lead up to Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Oxford Street's partygoers are thrilled their favourite drag singer Courtney Act is back at Nevermind each Friday night – but her ballsy new show was a shocker last weekend!
It's official – Hollywood loves Sydney's gorgeous drag star Courtney Act.
An awesome new weekly gay party is set to be launched in Melbourne next weekend by transsexual fashion starlet and pop culture icon Amanda Lepore.
Tickets are still available to the Sydney World AIDS Day concert, being held this weekend as a tribute to the music of legendary singer/songwriter Elton John.
If you missed seeing Courtney Act, Trevor Ashley and Virginia Gay in Gentlemen Prefer Blokes during Mardi Gras season don't fret - it's back again for two shows at the Civic Hotel Underground before it whips off to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.