She’s the bearded lady who won Eurovision in 2014, bringing a message of tolerance and acceptance to Europe. And Conchita Wurst rang in the New Year in similar style, covering equality anthem “This Is Me” taken from Hugh Jackman’s new musical film The Greatest Showman during Berlin’s Willkommen 2018 New Year’s Eve Celebrations.

Performing in front of the iconic Brandenburg gate, and rocking an indie queen of beanies look, Conchita lent her soulful vocals to a gorgeous performance of “This Is Me”, which is also performed by a bearded lady in the film and has been covered by international pop sensation Ke$ha.

The song’s message of acceptance chimes well with Conchita’s own discography and is a natural fit for a Conchita cover, bringing a message of hope to Europe for 2018, after a year where equality and tolerance has been challenged all around the world.

Conchita’s association with The Greatest Showman didn’t start with performing the track during the New Year’s celebrations in the German capital though.

In fact, last year she sat down with the stars of the film Hugh Jackman and Keala Settle to discuss the film in more detail.

The film, which tells the story of PT Barnum’s Circus which became a haven for those shunned by society and turned them into appreciated stars, teaches a message of tolerance we can all take into our hearts in the New Year.

Wurst also covered the track together with Keala and a host of UK YouTubers for a rousing ensemble performance recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and the London YouTube Space.

What about Conchita’s music career?

Of course she hasn’t left the hills of Austria behind for Hollywood altogether. In fact, Conchita’s latest release is a collaboration with Ina Regen, covering “Heast As Net”, originally performed by Hubert von Goisern. “Yodel It” fans will enjoy the fact the track features extensive yodelling by the Eurovision 2014 winner.

Are you feeling all of Conchita’s new work? What do you think of Hugh’s movie? Let us know in the comments box below. 

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If ”This is me” were in competition in esc, would stay in the semifinals. Imagine if Albania, Bulgaria, Montenegro would come with this song, would’ve been destroyed by critics. ESC is better than Hollywood.

Marianne Nygaard
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Marianne Nygaard

Conchita singing “This is me” in front of a giant audience in Berlin on New Year’s evening .. it’s so amazing and what a voice !!! Now all fans are looking forward to a wonderful concert in London Palladium on 25th February 2018 … Conchita accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra … it can’t get any better ..!!!

sannie jo
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sannie jo

Conchita’s voice is such an amazing person and her/his voice is beyond beautiful. <3 A real artist.

sannie jo
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sannie jo

Sorry, I’ve sent my previous comment too fast without overreading it. Can’t delete the post. 😉 I meant: Conchita is such an amazing person and her/his voice is beyond beautiful.

Micheline Schmidauer
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Micheline Schmidauer

I’m delighted that Conchita at her 3rd collaboration with 20th Century Fox after 2 roles as synchronos speaker in “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Absolutely Fabulous” now has been chosen to promote the cinema start of the “Greatest Showman” movie in Europe by singing the already Golden Globes nominated soundtrack “This Is Me” at Germany’s biggest New Years Eve party. And she rocked it again! The last years I’ve attended several of her orchestra and band concerts and she always has been fantastic with the result of minutes lasting standing ovations. For me personally the born live performer! On her tour… Read more »

EBlume
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EBlume

Conchitas New Year performance in Berlin was awesome! I’m really looking forward to the release of her 2. album later this year!

Maria Huemer
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Maria Huemer

Hats off for this artist who proves since years to accept every challenge –
musically as well as as host and key note speaker – and always shines. An all rounder who one has to search long to find, as already these two completely different songs/genres in this article show. Finally it should not be missed to mention, that Conchita has sung ‘This Is Me’ in front of hundred of thousands in Berlin and millions via TV – as always – live. Brava!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Always an outstanding performer. Long may moments like this continue. 🙂

ninasublatti
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ninasublatti

polegend godgarina

Carina
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Carina

Great live performance in front of 700.000 in Berlin on New Year´s Eve.
I had the pleasure to watch Conchita´s concerts with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin in Berlin and Hamburg – what a voice, what a show, what a big entertainer! Conchita & 60-piece BBC Orchestra in Palladium-London following in February.

Bruppti
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Bruppti

meh

Anneli
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Anneli

Great performance of “This is Me”! Hope she will sing it in London on the 25th February as well! Also love the song “Heast as Net”! Beautiful voices together! ???

oli
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oli

Conchita making the inteview about herself LOL. Diva forever! <3