Drag artist Conchita Wurst—born Tom Neuwirth—has emerged as a favorite to win Austria’s national selection for Eurovision 2012. She recently spoke with Wiwi via e-mail about gender and her Eurovision entry “That’s What I Am.” Here are the highlights of our conversation.
Trackshittaz—the first Austrian hip-hop group to reach #1 on the charts—and Conchita Wurst—a woman apparently named after a sausage—are among the nine finalists competing to represent Austria at Eurovision 2012.
At her first rehearsal this morning, Nadine Beiler wore a skimpy black dress that stopped well short of her knee. She’s certainly got the figure for it—this woman is all leg! But she had to throw on a jacket for most of the morning because she was so cold. Here’s a tip: Try wearing […]
When this 20-year old high school student sings, a chorus of Beyonces and Mariahs sing along, too. Her soulful R&B entry “The Secret Is Love” showcases her impressive range, and unlike many Eurovision songs, it doesn’t rely on electro backings to cover up faults with her voice. And while her voice is pretty impressive, what […]
Following its three-year absence, Austria re-entered the Eurovision arena by launching “Guten Morgen Düsseldorf!”—the first phase of its national selection contest. A total of 210 artists submitted songs, and a professional jury from the Austrian broadcaster cut them down to a select 30. According to the official site of “Guten Morgen Düsseldorf!” members of the […]