Vienna’s annual Life Ball is Europe’s biggest charity show supporting AIDS research, prevention and treatment. The star-studded fundraising event took place over the weekend, and welcomed the world’s A-list, including celebrities like Ricky Martin, Leona Lewis, Courtney Love and former US president Bill Clinton. But one sleb stole the show: Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst!

Life Ball conchita wurst jean paul gaultierConchita performed her winning song “Rise Like A Phoenix” in front of Vienna’s City Hall. It was a remarkable performance on home turf, and a sign of Conchita’s own rise from underground burlesque performer to international superstar. “It’s a very special feeling for me, and I am extremely happy”, she said afterwards.

Jean Paul Gaultier, the famous designer, told reporters that Miss Wurst isn’t a fad. She’s here to stay: “Conchita is amazing, fantastic, the best of this year’s styling! I love her, she is the real thing.”

The mayor of Vienna was as effusive. “I want to thank Conchita Wurst. The message which we got from the Eurovision Song Contests represents a future we want to see.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz9CglUXLjI

Last year, organisers raised 2.4 million euros during the event.

What do you think of Conchita’s performance?

Photos: LifeBall / Hammerschmid, Espresso news

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Ron
Ron
7 years ago

she had some sound problems, she can’t keep up with the tempo that well, looking fabulous though 🙂

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
7 years ago

Brilliant performance

Wref
Wref
7 years ago

Conchita’s performance at the ball in Vienna was not nearly as powerful as the final for Eurovision Song Contest. She looked ravishing, as usual. She needs to give it all she has at each opportunity, because you never know who might be in the audience at any event. Could be that one break thru performance that will propel her to much greater heights. I love Conchita and want only the best for her. I can’t wait for her to come to the states and perform.

Iberian
Iberian
7 years ago

Conchita looks fabulous!

Wergie
Wergie
7 years ago

He looks trashy, unclassy and simply ridiculous.
Gaultier is out if his mind))

Iberian
Iberian
7 years ago

We love you Conchita. And we don’t give s**** about the haters. Get over it, guys. She won and she deserves it. She’s the best.

Miksi
7 years ago

His/her voice here SUCKED :O Expected more,his/her ESC perfomance was way better

beccaboo1212
7 years ago

Oh come on! Look at all the idiots! All those dumb-butt Conchita fans! (pause, then…) I wish Natalia Kelly were there right now! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!
🙁

PACO
7 years ago

Me parece fantastico todo lo que sea por una buena causa,desde aqui me dirijo a todas las personas que han criticado a Conchita que este tipo de eventos es perfecto,para la sra whurst

Patrick Schneider
Patrick Schneider
7 years ago

She seemed to be ill, her ESC performance was a lot better. I expected more.