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Conchita Wurst: "Tolerance and Respect"

08 April 2014 at 17:28 CEST

The last few weeks have been more than just a little busy for Conchita Wurst, the Austrian act int he 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. She's been touring Europe, campaigning for tolerance, and preparing herself for the "big stage" in Copenhagen.

To keep up with Conchita, be sure to check out her #30factsaboutme page where she keeps revealing some little secrets, day by day.

Promotional Efforts

In order to make herself and the Eurovision entry Rise Like A Phoenix known to a wider audience, Conchita has set off on a promotional tour. Starting in Madrid and Riga, she continued to Eurovision in Concert, which took place last weekend in Amsterdam - you can watch her performance there on Youtube:

After several interviews and performances on Belgian and Dutch TV, Conchita's next stop will be the London Eurovision Preview Party on April 13th.

Knit for Tolerance

Her beard is both Conchita's very own trademark, and a sign for tolerance and respect. The Austrian representative asks her fans to show their support - and wear a self-knit beard! You can also check out the Youtube Video about the campaign.

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You can find more information about the campaign (in German) as well as the official song by MÖWE feat. Clari and instructions on how to knit your own beard on the ORF website. Conchita has promised to take all beards that have been knit and sent to her to Copenhagen. "No matter if the beards are black, white or colourful - Copenhagen shall wear beards", she says.

Rise Like A Phoenix

So far, Conchita Wurst has managed to truly Rise Like A Phoenix in the Eurovision world - her song has gathered more than 1.3 million clicks on Youtube. If you haven't watched her video yet, this is your chance:

All you need to know about the Austrian act for Copenhagen is compiled on the official participant profile on!