10 Things About: Conchita Wurst

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 Continue reading

Review: Austria- Conchita Wurst ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’

Conchita Wurst serves up rose petal realness!

Conchita Wurst serves up rose petal realness!

Austria’s premier drag queen act Conchita Wurst (aka Tom Neuwirth) was perhaps the most highly anticipated act for this year’s contest when she was announced as the country’s pick in October 2013. Since then her many fans¬†expected her to Continue reading