Conchita Wurst — in case you didn’t know — has an album out. On the promo trail for Conchita, the bearded wonder recently hit France and, while on the press tour in Paris, took time out to discuss Angell’s disappointing 25th place finish at Eurovision with just 4 points.
Speaking to Télé 7, Wurst discussed how Angell’s “N’oubliez pas” transcended language: “I don’t speak French, so I did not remember the words, but I saw it on stage and in rehearsals and I really liked it.”
Conchita’s verdict on Lisa’s result? C’est la vie.
“But Eurovision, it’s hard. You never really know whose going to score well or not…look at Austria! We came last with nil points!”
Wurst was critical about Angell’s reception in France, calling the lack of domestic backing for their singer “unfortunate.”
Though the simple staging and traditional sound were to her own taste, Wurst acknowledged it isn’t for everyone.
Despite a fourth consecutive year outside of the Top 20, France remains undeterred and France 2 have already confirmed France will participate in Sweden in 2016.
Lisa Angell hasn’t been the only topic of discussion on Conchita’s promo tour, as she also recently discussed her support for Caitlyn Jenner with Pure People, and called Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, “really beautiful.”
You can watch our interviews with Lisa, the French Eurovision commentators and Conchita below.
Source: Pure People, Public, Télé 7
Photo: Reuters/Yves Herman, Nathalie Guyon