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Conchita Wurst: 'Finally, it's Eurovision time!'

Posted 18 April 2014 at 11:16

Powered by: http://www.eurovision.tv We met Conchita Wurst at the London Preview Party. Conchita will represent Austria at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark, with the song Rise Like A Phoenix.

Conchita Wurst was born as Tom Neuwirth on November 6th, 1988 in Gmunden/Austria. The young artist had always dreamed of a career in showbiz. It all really started in 2006 when he took part in the talent show Starmania. In 2007, he joined the boy band "jetzt anders!", which however only survived for less than one year.

He first performed as his alter ego Conchita Wurst, the famous long-haired full-bearded lady, in the talent show "Die große Chance" in 2011. Since then, he certainly has not gone unnoticed in Austria. More recently, Conchita Wurst participated in the ORF production "The hardest jobs of Austria", where she worked in a fish factory, and in "Wild Girls", where a group of candidates had to survive in the deserts of Namibia/Africa together with native tribes.

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