Disgruntled Belarusians have signed a petition calling for BTRC, Belarus’ state broadcaster, to edit Conchita Wurst out of its Eurovision 2014 broadcast amid fears it will promote an unacceptable lifestyle.
“Top Model” season may be long over but that hasn’t stopped the male stars of Eurovision doing their best to try and grab our attention with their lovely bodies. Recently we’ve lusted over admired the likes of Josh Dubovie, Donny Montell and Tim Schou. Now you can add Lukas Plöchl, one half of Trackshittaz, to […]
More than 31,000 people have liked the “Anti-Wurst” Facebook page, protesting ORF’s selection of Conchita Wurst for Eurovision 2013. That’s 12,000 more than like the official Conchita Wurst fan page at the moment. Another 3,100 have signed a petition calling on ORF to rethink its decision. Looking at those numbers, it seems that hate is […]
Conchita Wurst—the Austrian artist who is half woman, half sausage—has been selected by broadcaster ORF to represent Austria at Eurovision 2014. Austrian news site heute.at broke the news this morning, and we’re thoroughly relieved. The last good song we heard at the Austrian national selection was “That’s What I Am” by Miss Wurst herself!
Natalia Kelly mustn’t be blamed for failing to advance to the finals in Malmö this year. She made the best of a weak song. Plus it was always going to be tough as Austria’s representative, and as the first artist to appear on the stage in her semi-final. That said, I’m pleased to see her release […]
Austria, the name of the country alone is basically synonymous with famous classical music. Boasting names such as Mozart, Haydn, and Strauss, you would think that Austria would constantly school the competition and bring a refined elegance to the modern day Eurovision Song Contest. But my oh my how wrong you would be my friend. […]
News outlets in Austria are suggesting that the nation’s state broadcaster ORF will pick its Eurovision 2014 contestant internally next year, thereby doing away with the “Österreich rockt den Song Contest” pre-selection.
Wiwi: Austria’s Natalia Kelly mounted the stage for her first rehearsal today wearing sparkly silver pants, an obvious play on her song “Shine”. Sadly the staging looks rather pedestrian with far too many people standing in a circle while crystal shards descend from the ceiling. Natalia holds back vocally in the clip below, but look for […]