Who Will Ireland Choose?


This week RTE released a statement saying that Ireland will chose their entry for Eurovision 2015 on Friday 27th February and since then the rumour mill has been working over time. It is expected that the five acts in the running for Eurosong 2015 will get their first play on Ray Darcy’s TodayFM show later this week but until then we take a look at some of the rumoured acts that could be in the running.

10 Things About: Conchita Wurst

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Conchita Wurst performing at the Swiss National Final

Conchita Wurst performing at the Swiss National Final

1. Thomas “Tom” Neuwirth (6 November 1988) was born in Gmunden, Austria and is better known to us by his drag stage persona Conchita Wurst. He has adopted the name “Conchita” from a Cuban friend of his. In an interview he also explained that ‘Conchita’ is Spanish slang for vagina and ‘Wurst’ is German slang for penis.

2. Neuwirth is no stranger to a reality TV shows having started his singing career on season 3 of talent show Starmania in 2006/7