Conchita Wurst to represent Austria in 2014

Conchita Wurst to represent Austria in 2014
Conchita Wurst. Photo: ORF
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The Austrian public broadcaster ORF has confirmed that Conchita Wurst has been internally chosen to represent the Central European country in Copenhagen. The song is yet to be chosen. Conchita Wurst, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, has already participated in the 2012 national final, where she came second.

While the last three representatives of Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest have all been selected in a public national final, ORF have opted for an internal selection procedure for 2014. Today, the singer to represent the "Alpine republic" has been announced.

Conchita Wurst has already once tried to win the ticket to the Eurovision stage, in 2012, when she came second with the song That's What I Am behind Trackshittaz in the Austrian national selection. Previously she had participated in the "Starmania" talent show, where she competed against Nadine Beiler, the Austrian representative in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

From Talent Shows to Extreme Formats

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.

Song yet to be selected

No choice has been made yet as regards Conchita's song for Copenhagen. Stay with Eurovision.tv to find out more as soon as the song selection procedure has been announced by ORF!


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  • Posted on 9 May 2014 at 22:39
    it again just screaming like a sick report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 January 2014 at 18:58
    I love her, too. I am from Bangkok, Thailand. There's nothing to fear, just be who you are is better than to be who you are not :) .. no fake please :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 January 2014 at 16:35
    The hatred towards Conchita is disgusting!! How about a little acceptance please? People come in all different colours, shapes and sizes!! No need to be so narrow minded... Eurovision is about celebrating the diversity of Europe!! So come on... Stop being so horrible!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 January 2014 at 21:18
    Austria should have done it two years ago. "That's What I Am" has a meaning and a message. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 December 2013 at 14:27
    I love you Conchita, good luckk :):) <3<3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 December 2013 at 20:18
    Kisses from Poland, hope for wonderful song and performance from you. I remember your 10 points for us, in 2003 (Riga, Latvia). Good luc Austria! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 October 2013 at 17:07
    Does the song have to be the finished version - arranged, produced and mastered, or is it possible just to send a demo with guitar and voice so that you can have it arranged by your own band? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 September 2013 at 17:17
    There must be a terrible shortage of oeople to choose from. Think he-she is really awful and sorry no credit to beautiful Austria.
    Mike Woollam from South Africa report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 September 2013 at 16:14
    Only a very very good song will allow her to gain any points, because she has no beautiful voice (as Dana International) nor fun factor and drive (as Verka Serduchka and Lordi), only extravagant look. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 September 2013 at 13:38
    I love conchita wurst...
    2012 the song " that's what I am" was so great. Unfortually he didn't win...
    He has a great voice and he is a very good person...
    Go on Austria report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 September 2013 at 11:55
    Don't know the musicstyle of the artist, but hopefully Austria will come up with a very good song! No matter what; Don't expect any points from Russia ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 September 2013 at 22:33
    First of all: Stop calling him a SHE. It`s a HE!

    I really wonder why Austria sends this. No chance of winning at all. Not even funny.
    Austria really seems to have lost their motivation. Maybe they should withdraw. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 September 2013 at 18:03
    Just one word: DREADFUL. There's no talent on this person. It's just a comedy act singing cliché songs. There's no difference between this and Chikilicuatre. I really hope he's gonna stay out of the final, because it's totally embarrasing. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 September 2013 at 14:06
    Like Conchita's 2012 NF song... that's what she is. Hate it? Simply don't vote. But bare in mind, people, Dana International won the 1998 contest. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 September 2013 at 18:36
    Good luck..... report to the moderator