Eurovision stars come and go, but Conchita Wurst is forever. The reigning queen of Eurovision has gone from strength to strength in the past year. She’s worked the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier, delivered a speech before the European Parliament, and even rubbed shoulders with Ban-ki Moon at the United Nations and Felicity Huffman at the Golden Globes. But at the end of the day Conchita is most definitely a singer. And today she reminds us of that with her fabulous debut album “Conchita”. It’s only been a few hours, but the album has already reached #1 in Austria, #8 in Finland, #12 in Switzerland and #24 in Belarus.

wiwiblogger William caught up with Conchita in her Vienna hotel suite on May 14 — the day before her album release. She says that the album is like her child. “It’s amazing and it’s my baby and I delivered it a year after winning the Eurovision Song Contest,” she says. “It’s beautiful.”

The many styles — swing, dance, and some diva balladry — reflect her desire to create an album of songs she wanted to sing, rather than following a formula. “I created it in a very selfish way, I have to admit,” she says. “I wanted to entertain myself in the first place. This is what I did. And that’s why it’s so colourful….I couldn’t make a decision whether to go in this direction or that one. I went everywhere.”

You can watch our full interview below, along with a behind-the-scenes tour of our journey to her hotel suite.

Interview: Conchita Wurst on her Debut Album and Biography

Behind the scenes: We’re going to meet conchita!

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Rick
Rick
5 years ago

Conchita can not count have so much interest now when all focus is on the Eurovision 2015 artist. Conchita have had his / her year now and now it´s a new Eurovision
Just look at the Eurovision pages and could not find some about of his / her album when it released yesterday and not today either
all interest is on this year´s artists. Off course
This is the difference between come with an album and year late or when participating in Eurovision

Rick
Rick
5 years ago

Conchita can not count have so much interest now when all focus is on the Eurovision 2015 artist. Conchita have had his / her year now and now it´s a new Eurovision
Just liook at the Eurovision pages and could find some about of his / her album when it released yesterday and not today either
all interest is on this year´s artists. Off course
This is the difference between come with an album and year late or when participating in Eurovision

Ani
Ani
5 years ago

big different in release album a year after or release it before be part of Eurovision are all attention interest and of course sales!

Ani
Ani
5 years ago

The big different in release album a uear after or release it before be part of Eurovision are all attention and of course sales!

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

Conchita’s activity is a combination of her music and widespreading her message. And she has done it over last year very well. It would have been difficult to release an album earlier, visiting so many places etc. Her message couldn’t wait, the album on the contrary. She even stressed very often in her inerviews that she wanted to prepare new tracks properly, without rush. To those who critisize her for the delay – would your rather hear her album earlier and complain that it is not well-produced? I think not. On the occassion of Eurovision in Vienna people are again… Read more »

*Rise Like A GreAtY *PHOENIX* Out Of The Ashes..
*Rise Like A GreAtY *PHOENIX* Out Of The Ashes..
5 years ago

# *Rise Like A PHOENIX*! <3 One of the best winning songs in history of our Vision! <3 I will admit that last year Conchita's song was not my #1 favorite though.. [ Although it was my 3rd favorite after the songs of UK{Molly} & Sweden's{Sanna<3} ] ——————————————————- Its GreAtY 4 anyone of us that has messed up life & doesn't shone like a diamond as he is ment to really to *Rise Like A GreAtY Phoenix* out of the ashes.. <3 Its just wonderful the feeling when you are given the chance to born again & start again fresh… Read more »

Dav
Dav
5 years ago

Italy
Sweden
Norway
Greece
Latvia
Lithuania
Ireland
Iceland
Denmark
Hungary

maybe

Switzerland, Montenegro

don’t beleieve in Russia

Dav
Dav
5 years ago

I think Latvia will be in the top 10

Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love ~ Colours Of My Gay Love..
Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love ~ Colours Of My Gay Love..
5 years ago

@ The song is called *Colours Of Your (Gay) Love* actually <3 😉
It will be Conchita's upcoming next 4th single! <3 🙂

Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love
Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

Oh thank you *Otna* <3
Hugs <3 🙂

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Happy birthday Mario, so glam that her album was released on your birthday!

Just listened to the whole thing and I can’t find one song I don’t like. ‘Pure’ is so beautiful, ‘Out of Body Experience’ is really different, ‘Other Side of Me’ is amazing and ‘Where Have All the Good Men Gone’ is so so catchy <3 But I have to say my favourite track (not including everything that was released beforehand) is 'Colours of Your Life' – truly an amazing song in ever way.

My Vision of Gay Love ~ If Only! Conchi Please Do It! :)
My Vision of Gay Love ~ If Only! Conchi Please Do It! :)
5 years ago

If Conchita read our comments here on WiWiBloggs… <3 🙂 It would be beautiful to see her on the night of the Grand Final when she is about to lift the GreAtY trophy to the eventual winner to not wearing her wing or either female clothes… 🙂 4 just one time my wish is to see Conchita stripped & from her alter ego & reveal to all of us her ego of Thomas NEW.wirth <3 I would be really delightful to see the real her Thomas! <3 It would be very emotional moment! <3 If only Conchi decided to do… Read more »

Julio
Julio
5 years ago

The album is absolutely amazing, i’m just in love! Cochita, queen of the entire world! Haters, you all just will cry coz Conchy is here to stay! As we say here in Brazil, in portuguese, “Ela samba de salto na cara da sociedade hipócrita!” (in english: “She dances samba on heels over the hypocrite society’s face).

Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love ~ Esc Stars Come & Go But Conchita Is 4Ever.. In Conchi We Trust!
Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love ~ Esc Stars Come & Go But Conchita Is 4Ever.. In Conchi We Trust!
5 years ago

Even if Conchita does not release another album in the future she is already on top.. <3 🙂
She can still be in the spotlight with so many ways..! <3 🙂
Modelling~Movies~TeleVision~Theatre~DragShows in cabares & clubs <3
She is very versatile artist & can meet success in whatever field! <3 🙂

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

Yesterday that Conchita released her anticipated debut album i had my own birthday! <3 🙂 But it was not really a good day 4 me & i did not enjoy my birthday at all unfortunately.. I did not even buy a cake or to blow candles.. BUT i decided to celebrated my birthday 8 days after when the GreAtY Final will take place <3 🙂 I really LOVE my Vision to death! <3 I can not live without the Vision…! <3 Without EuroVision my life would suck & would be ''homophobic''…. The <3 *Heart* was put in the logo of… Read more »

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

Conchita’s debut album is beautiful! <3
GreAtY 4 a Vision's 1st maiden album! <3

Currently her album on itunes is..
#1 in Austria..!! <3
#7 in Finland! <3
#30 in Germany.. <3
#13 in Switzerland.. <3
#62 in Denmark <3
#45 in Belgium <3
#67 in Sweden.. <3

Hannes
5 years ago

@EurovisionFan he/she did not say he did not like Conchita, she called her a freak of nature and stuff, that is what i call a hater

James
James
5 years ago

I found the Estonian postcard on youtube it must have been leaked or published by mistake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nA1DDYF0EA

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

not to derail the subject of this article, but omg i think the official esc youtube channel mightve accidentally published the postcards?? Like I’m not sure if it was on accident or on purpose, but I always thought the postcards were supposed to be top secret until the semifinals, or am i just being stupid? Like, if you watch the press conferences on their channel the very beginning during the postcards, on the video its still watermarked “NOT FOR PUBLISHING” so like……………idk. I like them though. The music reminds me of the music they play in disneyland during holidays, I… Read more »

Ricky
Ricky
5 years ago

This is my top 10 favorites

Italy
Sweden
Norway
Israel
Latvia
Lithuania
Ireland
Germany
Iceland
Montenegro

James
James
5 years ago

I hope she will sing some of the songs live at Eurovision <3

Iberian
Iberian
5 years ago

Great album, great artist. We love you, Conchita.

Conchita's official russian fan community
Conchita's official russian fan community
5 years ago

“Conchita” – first Conchita’s album is fabulous! Different musical styles merge into one macterpieces and make whole album, full of life, love, tenderness and innocence! Every song stays in our souls for a long time and really touched! We can say only – thank you, dear Conchita, for your baby! It’s perfect and we adore it!

EurovisionFan
EurovisionFan
5 years ago

As soon one saying they don’t like Conchita they’re haters. Stop saying that! Sorry the album come one year after winning, normal all Artist release b e f o r e. or direct after ESC for full promo. This album is 1 year late and will be lost in the media of Eurovision 2015 now! However I’ve found one really good song on the album The other side of me and the rest is lame if you ask me

EurovisionFan
EurovisionFan
5 years ago

As soon one saying they don’t like Conchita they’re haters. Stop saying that! Sorry the album come one year after winning, normal all Artist release b e f o r e. or direct after ESC for full promo. This album is 1 year late and will be lost in the media of Eurovision 2015 now! However I’ve found one really good song on the album sthe orher side of me and the rest is lame if you ask me

Kain
Kain
5 years ago

Many, many thanks for such a great interview! It’s an amazing, remarkable album, very colorful and full of passion and life. I really love it.

Eda
Eda
5 years ago

There is no special with the album, also beeing very late but the song Other side of me is fantastic. Way better than any others

Carina Winter
Carina Winter
5 years ago

… and for the Haters/Posters saying “Conchita isn´t normal” just only look at this 13-seconds Video Clip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpZzL0Ns-n0

Carina Winter
Carina Winter
5 years ago

Album Conchita is beautiful. I fell in love at first sight with “Put that fire out” and “Up for air”. Further very touching “Pure” and “The other side of me”.
I had expected good quality from Conchita, but not these next great milestone in her musical career. Very well done, Conchita.

James
James
5 years ago

Love the new album

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Great interview <3 Love it <3

Hannes
5 years ago

Hater plz, why don’t you just respect her like others and we can live happily in this world?