Conchita Wurst’s acceptance speech at Eurovision was incredibly moving. “This is dedicated to all those people who believe in a peaceful future,” she said. “We are unstoppable.” It was enough to bring a drag queen to tears.
But even more priceless may be Conchita’s reactions in the green room—most of which viewers at home missed out on. While the cameras panned back to the presenters around Europe, Conchita and her team sat nervously in the green room hoping that their momentum wouldn’t stop.
The good folks at French web site parisgayzik.com were standing by the green room with their cameras pointed at Conchita, and they film her reactions from when Finland announced its points (Finland was the 28th country to reveal its results). At this point in the night, Austria was leading the Netherlands 190 points to 169, so it was still unclear whether Conchita would win. But by 9:45 in the video, Slovenia delivers its points and everything is confirmed.
Mark B, a wiwireader, kindly sent us this video along with some interesting commentary:
Whereas we see Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen cheering wildly for Austria, the two teams either side of Conchita (Armenia and Russia) are in no mood to congratulate the delegation right next to them. The exception is Rui Andrade, but then he is draped in the Portuguese flag, so we can hardly classify him as Russian. The Armenians in particular looked stony cold at Austria’s moment of victory. These pictures speak a thousand words.
The video footage above coincides with 31:55 in this video of the official broadcast.