Paws up! Just a little over ten days after winning Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst has been invited to open for Lady Gaga’s tour “artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball”. And the Austrian singer graciously accepted.

The news has been reported by Eurovision.tv, which quotes a “Huffington Post” article. According to this source, Lady Gaga herself asked Conchita to open for her shows on the new tour.

This should really come as no surprise, seeing as the guy behind the flamboyant character Conchita Wurst, Tom Neuwirth, is openly gay and Lady Gaga has always been an open spokesperson for the LGBT cause and an all-around gay icon. However, this is as the same time huge and great news for the Eurovision winner.

Lady Gaga’s new world tour started on May 4 in Florida and will reach European shores on September 16th, when her “artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball” will roll over in Istanbul, Turkey. This is when Conchita is expected to take to the stage and it will be very interesting to see how Turkey will react to the double trouble brought by the bearded lady and Lady Gaga.

More interestingly, we are curious to see what songs Conchita will perform, besides “Rise Like a Phoenix” and “That’s What I Am”. On more than one occasion, Conchita Wurst has stated that she is yet to produce material for an album, which makes us wonder what she will do on stage. Perhaps belt out Cher covers? Not entirely inappropriate, considering the crowd…

What do you think? Are you excited by the prospect of seeing Conchita Wurst open for Lady Gaga? Could this help her reach stardom over the pond as well?

UPDATE: Conchita Wurst eventually denied the reports.

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Antwan
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Antwan

First Hatsune Miku, now freaking Conchita Wurst?!
Lady Gaga has gone mental!

Wergie
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Wergie

Gaga is retarded anyway.

Nick
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Nick

Conchitta has a voice that matches any big name Rock singer which is itself is amazing. She is almost Gospel, Classical Rock, opera and theater and Electro pop all in one; and a Female and Male Diva! vocally and visually. That shows the talent is inside. No flimsy male singer on the market today can match her vocal power and beauty. She is bigger than she knows She brings together all for sexuality groups and that is special we can all Love her and fancy her in different ways; plus that voice. The singers in the 60s, 70s, 80s, were… Read more »

Nick
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Nick

Conchitta is best pop star in the world. There is no one better. She does not need usa they are being very slow because the usually come up with the talent . But not this time.

alex
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alex

Gaga is a flop nowadays that’s why she’s trying to get a controversial name like Conchita to open her concerts. Good choice Gaga!

I doubt Conchita will sing in all of her shows though.

Ziggo
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Ziggo

The only reason Lady Gaga is doin’ this is, that she isn’t any longer the big pop act she was. Her “new” album was a flop and that’s a perfect way for her to be back in the news… Seems like everyone wants to get a bite of the Conchita cake …

Marcelo N
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sorry! *were CW to perform

Marcelo N
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Despite this not being a proven fact, it still sounds like great news in the making.
As regards the Turkish crowd, I expect there should be no inconvenience whatsoever. You see, although there may be a few or even many people against “different” acts anywhere, it is a fact that wild demonstrations of hatred and despise are few and far between -usually fueled by certain officials/specific organisations. I take it for a fact that, should CW to perform in Eastern Europe even, the real “damage” would be minimal.

Gok
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Gok

Whoever wrote this article is a total ignorant. Turkey is not Saudi Arabia. I hope you read this u f*cking motherf*cker!

Anni
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Anni

Can’t wait for an album with Conchita Wurst

florent
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWC2HO6oTTc
Listen your cover of Undo
In a few weeks, our first album will be available ^^

ESCFan
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ESCFan

Great news ! But we wait for an album!

beccaboo1212
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Oh come on! That’s just wrong, dude(tte)!

Deven O'Kearney
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Deven O'Kearney

WOW! This is just amazing. She (Conchita) is fast becoming a household name worldwide. Copenhagen 2014 could easily be the most commercially successful contest we have seen since Dublin 1994 as a result of her. To be honest with you, I think we may have witnessed the birth of a global megastar in the form of Conchita Wurst.

If anything is to go by, the bar was set exceptionally high by Conchita in Copenhagen. Can ANYONE raise the bar EVEN HIGHER in Vienna next year?

Tell me what you guys think. 😀 😀 😀 😀

Dhani
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i think lady gaga should open CONCHITAS concert instead

Myah
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Myah

Hey journalist…..

Your source is a fake Instagram account.

Her real Insta does NOT mention the Gaga tour: http://instagram.com/conchitawurst

Leon
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Leon

Conchita is really rising like a phoenix lol. Glad for her

Rashad
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Rashad

This is cool! I don’t remember any recent Eurovision artist being so huge. Congs Conchita.
BTW, Turkey is usually pretty open-minded on issues concerning gay rights. So I don’t see any problem with her taking stage in Istanbul.

Davve
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Davve

amazing!

Turkishboy
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Turkishboy

“This is when Conchita is expected to take to the stage and it will be very interesting to see how Turkey will react to the double trouble brought by the bearded lady and Lady Gaga.”

why? What’s wrong with Turkey? Do you think we’re so homophobia?????

Alexander
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Alexander

It’s not confirmed yet – The statement came from a fake Instagram account ( http://instagram.com/conchitaofficial )

Jericho
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Jericho

Awesome news!!