Over the holidays we were so busy buying presents and eating gingerbread that we overlooked a major development in Austria. Conchita Wurst, the Austrian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, appeared in public without her beard! Conchita brought her new style to the popular U4-party just before Christmas.
Conchita’s strong voice is one reason that Austrian Eurovision fans love her. Her trademark beard is another. Was Conchita taking the first step towards a Eurovision makeover? Could it be a response to all the drama over her selection in Russia and Belarus?
No, no. In fact she seemed amused when party-goers asked, “Is this the new Wurst?”
“Don’t you see it? I’m Donatella Versace!” the drag artist said with a big smile on her face. “This look is only for one night! It would be really stupid to kill the Wurst before Eurovision! I would like to refine myself. Who knows, maybe in the future I’ll be wearing a white wig?”
Now we can be sure that Conchita won’t make any big changes to her apperance before Eurovision and will stand on stage bearded….just like she did in the national final in 2012 when she sang the song “Thats what I am”, which placed second behind the “Trackshittaz“.
What do you think? Do you prefer Conchita Wurst with or without her beard? Leave your comments below!
Patrick Melbler contributed this report from Austria. Follow him on Twitter @eurovisionboy77. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.
Photo: Conny de Beauclair