Conchita Wurst recently travelled to Australia to appear in Adelaide’s Feast gay and lesbian festival, where she will be part of an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest drag queen show. The Eurovision 2014 winner also raised her hand in support of Australia having a permanent place at Eurovision.
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Appearing on radio 774 ABC Melbourne, Conchita stated that, “I would love for Australia to be a part of Eurovision every year because I think it’s just necessary, basically”. When asked if she had the power to make it happen, Conchita was coy, saying that she wasn’t sure. No doubt Conchita will have made a few new fans Down Under!
Conchita’s comment has added to the intense speculation over who the mysterious 41st participant will be and whether Australia will be invited back to compete permanently.
You can listen to Conchita’s full radio interview below.
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