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!
Born Tom Neuwirth, Conchita competed at the 2012 Austrian national selection and finished second to the Trackshittaz. She actually won our fan poll that year, so I know y’all will embrace her selection in 2014! Conchita takes her character very seriously. Here’s how she described herself in an interview with wiwibloggs.com ahead of the Austrian national selection.
First, I wouldn’t call me a character, because I’m a real person. What you see is what you get 😉 Friends would say that I’m a very funny and loving woman. They are totally right! But let’s start at the beginning. I was born in the highlands of Colombia. My parents took me to Germany where I had a wonderful childhood in Berlin. Four years ago I met my handsome husband Jacque in Paris. Love at first sight. We decided to start our new life in Vienna and here we are…still totally in love.
But are you guys in love with the talented Miss Conchita Wurst? Let us know in the comments box below! Then read about the controversy facing our favourite Austrian drag artist.