Conchita Wurst celebrated her birthday on November 6, and she celebrated with a smashing performance of “Rise Like a Phoenix” on Italian TV. Well, her character did anyway! Last night Italian singer Valerio Scanu portrayed the world’s favourite bearded lady on Tale e Quale Show, the Italian version of Your Face Sounds Familiar.

Scanu, the winner of Sanremo 2010 and runner-up on the eighth series of the Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi, has a knack for impersonating famous singers, including Stevie Wonder and Jon Bon Jovi. And last Friday he slipped into a wig and that iconic golden dress to shine on stage.

Scanu does Conchita


Valerio Scanu canta Conchita Wurst a Tale e… by escnews

Lesbihonest: he seemed to have eaten Conchita before taking to the stage, but the make up, the voice and the movements were so similar to the original that it’s not surprising he won first place on the night. Congrats Valerio!

It makes us wonder: will we see Scanu among the contestants of Sanremo 2016? His upcoming album is ready and it seems he submitted a song to the committee that will select the 18 songs. In about a month we’ll know if he will compete for a chance to sing for Italy at Eurovision 2016.

Back to Conchita, what do you think of the impersonation?

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YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

Can’t help but think there are still Italians that either don’t get or don’t want to tolerate the Conchita gimmick.

Sander
Sander
5 years ago

Nice to see an impersonation 🙂

I never expected Conchita to win, but now that I see this impersonation (though a surprising one which isn’t half bad) I really start to appreciate Conchita’s style, which is flawless. The way she moves and her facial expressions and singing ability. I feel ashamed I underestimated Conchita back in 2014.

Me
Me
5 years ago

A very nice cover~

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fikri
fikri
5 years ago

the pronunciation kinda throws me a little but very nice cover and impersonation. wow!

Österrike
Österrike
5 years ago

btw. Italy is the favourite neighbour for Austrians, maybe that is why Italy does mostly fairly well in the televote……

But I guess Italy loves Slovenia or Greece more ….. 🙁

(Austria is the favourite neighbour for Germans and the least favourite neighbour for Czechs….)

Österrike
Österrike
5 years ago

Did he mess up the lyrics a bit? “You don’t have to rise like a phoenix (???) but you’re my flame”

Well, however, I am a big fan of Tu Cara Me Suena on Spanish TV with Ruth Lorenzo, Pablo Puyol and others…. it is so much fun to watch 🙂