We’ve seen monsters from Finland, a transsexual from Israel, cabin crew from United Kingdom, pirates from Latvia and so much more over the years. The Eurovision Song Contest never fails to
shock horrify entertain Europe with acts bringing something unique to the stage.
This year however, Europe will be missing out as Conchita Wurst, a.k.a. Miss Sausage (insert own joke here) failed to win the Austrian National Final.
I thought I had seen everything in Eurovision.
Conchita came in second place with what can only be described as an anthemic ballad (and rather a camp one at that). It sounds like a cross between ‘I Am What I Am’/'My Heart Will Go On’.
Her entry, ‘That’s What I Am’ is quite likeable. I like it. I downloaded it from iTunes. Yes – it’s true. You CAN buy it on iTunes. Here is her performance in the Austrian National Final 2012.
Conchita Wurst is a fictional character who was part of the Austrian TV show “Die Große Chance”. She achieved 6th place, even though she won the second semi-final.
Her real name is Tom Neuwirth and in 2007 performed as himself and made it to the final of Starmania. It was Nadine Beiler, who represented Austria in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest who beat him.
Conchita has her own website too – take a look here.
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