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With her single “Rise Like A Phoenix”, Conchita Wurst (aka Tom Neuwirth) performed a beautiful ballad at the finals of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
Conchita is portrayed by Tom Neuwirth, and first made a public appearance at an Austrian talents competition called “Die Große Chance”. She convinced the audience of her real talent by singing “I Will Always Love You”. There is no doubt that Conchita has got a beautiful voice, but what really strikes new audiences over and over again is the fact that this particular drag queen is wearing a beard.
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We here at PopWrapped want to congratulate Conchita Wurst on her success, and especially for winning the Eurovision Songcontest 2014!
I am exceptionally happy for Conchita, as Tom Neuwirth used to live and go to school in my hometown. Therefore I have a special place in my heart for him--and her, too, of course!
If you don’t know what the Eurovision Songcontest is, because maybe you live in the USA or Australia or basically any other country which is not situated in Europe, I will explain briefly.
Basically it is about countries in Europe represented by one band or singer, and after every country has had their shot at performing, all the countries are supposed to vote via phone calls. First there are the two semi-finals, and then there are finals. Only the best 10 countries of each semi-final come to the final (in addition to the most-paying countries, which don’t have to perform at the semi-finals).
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest was predicted to be won by Greece, Armenia or Sweden. Poland caused a lot of talking because their music video was rather sexual, which then also reflected in their live performance, making me very uncomfortable.
Today’s top three are: Austria in first place with Conchita Wurst, The Netherlands in second with the song “Calm After The Storm” performed by The Common Linnets, and Sweden is in third place with a beautiful song called “Undo” performed by Sanna Nielsen.
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