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!
In the aftermath of this year’s Eurovision, Swedish comedian Petra Mede received almost universal praise for her hosting skills and was credited with bringing back some of the fun and humour which had been missing from last year’s contest. However, one segment of the show drew a lot more attention than she probably would have(…)
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.
Wiwi can’t stop watching Sheila Fits-Patrick’s video tribute to 1993 Eurovision winner Niamh Kavanagh. Fits-Patrick, a well-known drag queen in Ireland and the winner of Miss Alternative Ireland 2010, spoofs Kavanagh’s 2010 Eurovision entry “It’s For You” in the video below.