After visiting Amsterdam for Eurovision in Concert last Saturday, our favourite drag queen Conchita Wurst worked the TV circuit in The Netherlands and Belgium. She had a captive audience. Who doesn’t want to see a bearded lady on live TV? Here’s a rundown of where she appeared and what she said.

“Life4You” – The Netherlands:

On Sunday Miss Wurst appeared live on the show Life4You. Conchita described her amazing day at Eurovision in Concert and how the applause she received from fans really touched her. She felt more accepted there than she ever had been anywhere. “I am overwhelmed emotionally by the warm welcome that I received in the Netherlands,” she said.

Conchita also discussed her early years as gay Thomas Neuwirth, and how he always liked to dress like a woman in his mother’s clothes; the Austrian national final in 2012, when she came second behind the Trackshittaz; the various scandals that she’s been involved with this Eurovision season; and, of course, her Bond-themed song. At the end of the show she sang happy birthday to Patricia Paay, a Dutch singer and gay icon who turned 65.

Watch the interview here: Life4You (The Netherlands)

Watch her Happy Birthday performance here: Happy Birthday song Life4You (The Netherlands)

Café Corsari – Belgium:

On Monday evening she appeared on the Belgian show Café Corsari, where the interview was more reserved, but still quite nice. “I created this bearded lady beacuse I had a very tough time during my teenager years and I always tried to fit in in any kind of way, but it never worked out,” she said. “But I decided that I deserve a fabulous life.”

The Belgians also traced her route to Eurovision. They showed Tom competing on Starmania and later transforming into Conchita for Die Grosse Chance, where she drew a very strong reaction.

The Belgians also wanted to know what the Wurst in her name refers to, because a lot of people think it refers to sausage. But “wurst” is actually part of a German expression that means something like, ”I don’t care”.

Conchita said that having fun is the most important thing about the contest…but she has her ambitions, too. “As a musician I really want to win,” she said. But she knows that won’t be easy: “The concept of the song contest is a bit…choosing the best song is never the best song for everyone. It’s not that easy to choose a song that everybody likes.”

Watch the interview here: Interview Café Corsari (Belgium)

Mike Bos contributed this report from the Netherlands. You can keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team from wiwibloggs.com on Twitter@wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Scar
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Scar

Conchita’s on fire this year. She’s like the act that’s generating the most buzz around Europe.

Erin
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Erin

@Jake – Kudos to you for bringing this link which basically sums up all of this year’s suspicions so concisely. I always thought the UK’s refrain sounded familiar and now I know why.

Francel
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Francel

Conchita sure she will not get votes from viewers and Islamic countries, but the most important is that Conchita will fight with the music for the equality and respect of people in the world.

Jake
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Jake

This is fake .. And her song is plagiat … it is abvious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX-biPkZtRY

Ceyhun
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Ceyhun

Hey why did you write Armenia/Azerbaijan ??? We are NOT the same country.And stop writing about this man.I want to see more Dilara !!!!!
AZERBAIJAN 2015

Oostenrijk
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Oostenrijk

I’m happy the spotlight is on Austria this year. That’s something that never happened before. 🙂

I wonder if Austria can expect votes from Eastern European countries like Russia, Moldova or Ukraine?

How well or badly is Conchita received in these countries? Does anyone know?

William Lee Adams
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If you scroll down the homepage you will see stories covering the following: San Marino, Armenia/Azerbaijan, Malta, UK, Greece, Norway, Finland, Austria, Sweden, Hungary, Latvia, Georgia, Switzerland. That is pretty varied.

Thiefo
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Thiefo

I just came to realize… if Conchita is supposed to be Colombian, then why is she representing Austria? 😛

I love Conchita and Rise like a Phoenix is one of my favourites this year yes… but I agree, too much focus on her and Aram, this is like what? the fourth, fifth, sixth? time I see an article about her. I wish wiwibloggs started focusing more on other countries.

Marcelo N
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Eh… what did you expect her to be interviewed on? The song has been out there for weeks, and for everyone to listen to; he cannot give details of the staging; and he keeps getting interviewed by overly excited gays who ASK her questions about his personal life and Conchita.
I guess we are barking up the wrong tree. And forgetting (?) the fact that the “nicer” interviews, e.g. Ruth Lorenzo’s, were all filled with details about the artists’ lives, their cats, their clothes, their rise to stardom, etc.

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This is my opinion

I also think that this ha sgone too far, its getting ridiculous, starting with Aram and Conchita and goes on and on Conchita about her personal life, she is suppose to represent country and give the message she wants with the song but now she is going on about what she is how people should view and accept her, who cares Conchita? Eurovision is not place to tell people all about your personal life to who you are etc. its not artist contest and nor personal life story to include, it’s eurovision song contest and you should keep your private… Read more »

Erin
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Erin

@Charles – Conchita’s clip was so funny because of all her facial expressions and the intentional imagery with the rose petals in the bathtub and the curtains…it was all very suggestive like a one big cliche and I kind of liked that because it looked kitschy and self-centered without taking his incarnation that seriously – but now he’s telling us how the ugly duckling turned into a princess…well, he has every reason to feel victorious, but he mustn’t lose the humor. It seems like he’s saying a lot of things tongue-in-cheek, but appears a bit too serious for the actual… Read more »

Charles
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Charles

@Erin: Spot on! 🙂

And yes is “Phoenix” and not “Fenix” LOL Still he could still sing about cockroaches in the kitchen floor .. LOL Do you really need a specific lyric when all you want is desperate need for fame and attention?

Charles
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Charles

One brief observation: why is everybody still addressing him with the personal pronoun “she”? He is a guy for heaven’s sake … not matter how much fun he is having portraying a female character with a beard. If he does not go to the finals (which will not happen because …) the only reason he will use to justify such failure will be the oldest one “homophobia” … as if that was the major reason behind it! But let him believe in whatever he wants to believe in …. I wish someone could tell Conchita one simple thing: there is… Read more »

Erin
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Erin

DAS IST MIR VOLLIG WURST!
http://www.ich-raff.net/img/Wurst/wurstschal.jpg

…if it’s drama she’s after, she should join the Rising Phoenix repertory theater (just Google it) or get a role on the play ‘Rise like a penis from the flames: a Phallic Phoenix story’ (Google it…the Truth is out there!)

Barlo
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Barlo

Trackshittaz was a lesser hype… Miss them allready, I’m getting tired of this, and the more I hope she stays in the semi final -.-

Charles
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Charles

This is just getting tired … the more emphasis we give to sexual issues the harder it will be to change people’s mind about it … Plus: in a music contest why should it be important to the viewer or listener why is Conchita sexual issues and dramas any big deal? It apparently it wasn’t for Dana … why do we keep addressing this when there is a song that should be the main focus? I don’t get it .. it all looks too circus-desperate need for attention-marketing trick. And in that sense both Conchita and Aram are doing the… Read more »

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OH MAN NOT AGAIN