Austria: Conchita Wurst selected internally

Conchita Wurst has been selected by ORF to represent Austria at Eurovision 2014.  After two years of non-qualifying, Austrian broadcaster would have deceided to choose internally for the forthcoming Eurovision edition to take place in Denmark.

Conchita Wurst was born as Tom Neuwirth on November 6th, 1988 in Gmunden/Austria. The young artist had always dreamed of a career in showbiz. It all really started in 2006 when he took part in the talent show Starmania. In 2007, he joined the boy band “jetzt anders!”, which however only survived for less than one year.

He first performed as his alter ego Conchita Wurst, the famous long-haired full-bearded lady, in the talent show “Die große Chance” in 2011. Since then, he certainly has not gone unnoticed in Austria. More recently, Conchita Wurst participated in the ORF production “The hardest jobs of Austria”, where she worked in a fish factory, and in “Wild Girls”, where a group of candidates had to survive in the deserts of Namibia/Africa together with native tribes.

Conchita Wurst, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, is 26 years old and became the runner up after “Tracksshittaz” at Austrian final for Eurovision 2012. The song was “That’s What I am” and It was the favourite among the Eurovision fans:

The official presentation will take place tomorrow.

Austria, Eurovision 2014, Exclusives

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