Earlier this week Conchita Wurst revealed that her team of composers had given birth to a beautiful phoenix. Following a stunning live performance in Vienna, we now know that Conchita can give that phoenix life and depth and emotion. She really soars, y’all.
Detractors have at times written Miss Wurst off as a joke. But her song “Rise Like a Phoenix” carries with it a serious message about perseverance and staying-in-the-game even when things go wrong. The live performance, which you can watch below, shows that Conchita has taken that message on board. She isn’t a silly aspiring pop star looking for her 15 minutes, but rather a woman on a mission—to show she can sing and to silence all her haters.
The performance gives us a taste of the dramatic staging we can expect in Copenhagen. Will it be enough to make the final? We certainly hope so.
What do you think?