Conchita Wurst is hilarious. On Friday the Eurovision 2015 winner and the reigning Queen of Austria had the audience cackling at the Eurovision 60th Anniversary Conference. We elbowed our way to the front and grabbed a front-row seat to hear her speak about everything from her win at Eurovision to hosting the green room to her toilet encounter with a certain celebrity at the Golden Globes. And note to all y’all who meet her in the future: Don’t call Celine Dion a diva or Conchita will put you in your place. You can watch the entire interview below, and also read some choice quotes.

On the Golden Globes

“Being in one room with Meryl Streep, getting the same air. Seriously, that was one of the highlights. Having a little chat with Felicty Huffman on the toilet. That was really one of the most intense moments. It was a really great experience.”

On her Eurovision win

“I didn’t expect anything. I didn’t feel anything like winning or anything and I wouldn’t dare to think about it during this Eurovision time. After the semi-final people wouldn’t stop saying, by passing in the hallway, ‘You’re gonna win!’ I was like, ‘Please, don’t say that.’ Even the moment I have won…I thought there was this glitter raining down, and I was like, ‘Stop, stop. There are still countries to go. Why would you do that?'”

On Americans and Eurovision

“Going to Los Angeles and meeting some people from the LGBT community, they said, ‘I haven’t heard of the Eurovision before and I think it’s fabulous.’ And I thought , ‘We know. Why don’t you know?’ Some people heard of the Eurovision because of the bearded lady winning.”

On why she kept her Eurovision act simple

“Because I like to stand still.”

On booing Russia at Eurovision 2014

“I think that’s awful, especially in Copenhagen. Those two girls were singing their hearts out and doing what they love most — singing. It’s not to blame them for what’s happening in Russia. I understand that the audience wants to send a message, but that’s on their backs. I felt so sorry for them. It’s nothing to blame on them. They should get applause like anybody else. [As green room host] I have to turn into everybody’s grandmother. I’ll say, ‘Don’t you dare!'”

You can watch the full interview below.

Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision 60th Anniversary Conference

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Rick
Rick
6 years ago

I think Finland band this year #unstoppable

Mario..
Mario..
6 years ago

@ Oostenrijk
Oh i didn’t want to expose her but you did 😛
I really just don’t get her why she reacted negatively..
Conchi is not a mechanical robot obviously…Really not cool of Tinkara that she made a fuzz over this..

David
David
6 years ago

My top 10 Eurovision 2015

Italy
Estonia
Germany
Sweden
Latvia
Greece
Norway
Denmark
Georgia
Spain

EurovisionFan
EurovisionFan
6 years ago

looking forward for Electro Velvet to perform in Graham Norton show

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

@Mario, that was Tinkara Konvac that got seriously pissed off because Conchita rushed to piss herself.

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

The Conference host is so funny, this video has some extra minutes before Conchita arrived. “So many water bottles, which one will Conchita pick? It’s a new game”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avawoM1wuSg

LMAO

Mario..
Mario..
6 years ago

Oh i remembered now that moment when another contestant {i won’t write who to not expose her..} wanted to greet Conchita & because that moment Conchita rushed to go to the toilet (to take a p*e i guess) she didn’t manage to speak to her then & was turned off by Conchi’s not greeting her… Well that was not the fault of Conchita at all…It was just bad timing & the moment 4 them to greet just passed by…These kind of situations happen all the time.. They were not friends or had intimate contact like she had with Ruth Lorenzo… Read more »

Mario ~ Bravo Conchita! Just Look Where Are YOU Now! The Fairytale Dream Came True 4 U! :)
Mario ~ Bravo Conchita! Just Look Where Are YOU Now! The Fairytale Dream Came True 4 U! :)
6 years ago

Really down to earth hubble person Conchita is… <3 🙂 Her song deserved to be considered one of the hot favorites to win the Vision of Copenhagen…It was voted 3rd in OGAE fun clubs with only small gap of points from the 2nd runner up…Armenia that was hella WRONGLY hyped as the big hot favorite 4 the victory in the bookies {like the entry of Australia is now on the same spot..} bombed in the ogae voting so that was enough factor alone to indicate that this obnoxious homophobic loser would not win fortunately.. {My dear Armenia had nothing to… Read more »

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

Oh Conchita, are you sure you met Felicity Huffmann at the toilet? lol.

I guess you meant bathroom, dear.

Mario..
Mario..
6 years ago

Fabulous Diva <3