Conchita Wurst Youtube Rise Like A Phoenix— Performing in a skintight dress with long hair and a full beard, Wurst scored 290 points to become Austria’s first Eurovision winner since 1966.
“For me, my dream came true,” Wurst told reporters after the contest. “But for society it showed me that people want to move on, to look to the future. We said something, we made a statement.”
Wurst also refers to himself as “the bearded lady,” he says on his website. In his private life, he calls himself “Tom” and refers to himself as “he.”
Wurst’s song entry “Rise Like a Phoenix”, which bookmakers say is in the top ten favorites to win, is a power ballad that the singer sees as a defiant metaphor for her journey from a rural boyhood to her budding career as a bearded drag queen. (Reuters)
Asked if she had anything to say to Russia’s president Vladimir Putin – who introduced a law banning ‘gay propaganda’ last year – she added: ‘I don’t know if he is watching this now, but if so, I’ll say it, “We’re unstoppable”.
Conchita Wurst Youtube Rise Like A Phoenix Video / IMAGE REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz)