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Conchita Wurst
Conchita Wurst (also mononymously known as Conchita) is the stage persona of Austrian singer, recording artist and drag queen Thomas "Tom" Neuwirth (born

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Conchita Wurst Conchita Wurst in 2014 Background information Birth name Thomas Neuwirth Also known as Tom Neuwirth Born (1988-11-06) 6 November 1988 (age 28)
Gmunden, Austria Genres Pop Occupation(s) Singer Years active 2006–present Labels Sony Music Austria Associated acts Jetzt Anders! Website conchitawurst.com

Conchita Wurst (also mononymously known as Conchita) is the stage persona of Austrian singer, recording artist and drag queen Thomas "Tom" Neuwirth (born 6 November 1988). Wurst came to international attention after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as Austria's entrant with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix". Neuwirth uses masculine pronouns when referring to himself but feminine pronouns to describe Wurst.

Born in Gmunden, Austria, Neuwirth moved to Graz to do his matura exam with a focus on fashion, before embarking on a singing career through the 2007 casting show Starmania. He subsequently became a founding member of the short-lived boy band Jetzt Anders!. In 2011, Neuwirth began appearing as Wurst – a female character noted for her beard – and came second in the Austrian pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.

Wurst was selected to represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, where her performance received the most points from voting. It brought her international attention and established her as a gay icon, resulting in invitations to perform at various pride parades, the European Parliament and the United Nations Office in Vienna.

Contents
  • 1 Early life
    • 1.1 1988–2005: Youth
    • 1.2 2006–13: Early musical career
  • 2 Participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014
    • 2.1 Selection
    • 2.2 Victory
    • 2.3 International response
  • 3 2014–present: Subsequent career
  • 4 Personal life
  • 5 Discography
    • 5.1 Studio albums
    • 5.2 Singles
      • 5.2.1 As lead artist
      • 5.2.2 As featured artist
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Early life 1988–2005: Youth

Tom Neuwirth was born on 6 November 1988 in Gmunden but raised in the small town of Bad Mitterndorf, in the Styrian countryside. He has stated that the mountainous area was a wonderful place to grow up, but that he faced prejudice for being homosexual: "Being a teenager, a gay teenager, in such a small village is not that much fun. I am part of the gay community and most gays have a similar story to mine."

From an early age he recognised that he was different from other children, initially believing that this was because there was "something wrong" with him. He occasionally wore a skirt to kindergarten and then school, although subsequently felt that he could only be happy doing so in the attic of his home. Aged 14, Neuwirth moved to Graz to be educated, with a focus on fashion. His fashion icon was Victoria Beckham.

2006–13: Early musical career Tom Neuwirth without make up in 2007

In 2006, Neuwirth took part in the third edition of the Austrian TV show Starmania, finishing in second place (Nadine Beiler placed first). One year later, Neuwirth founded the boyband Jetzt Anders!, but the group disbanded during the same year.

It was after this that Neuwirth developed the drag persona of Conchita Wurst, a bearded woman. In the German language, "Wurst" means "sausage", although Neuwirth relates the choice of last name to the common German expression "Das ist mir doch alles Wurst", which translates as "it's all the same to me", and "I don't care", stating that the name emerged from the first meaning of that expression. The name "Conchita" meanwhile had been adopted 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.

Neuwirth asserted that the inclusion of the beard as part of the Wurst character was "a statement to say that you can achieve anything, no matter who you are or how you look." The inclusion of a beard as part of the drag look was not unique, having been pioneered in the 1970s by The Cockettes in San Francisco and the Bloolips in London.

Wurst's first appearance was on ORF's show Die große Chance in 2011, where she achieved 6th place. In 2012, she competed in the Austrian National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and came second. Wurst then appeared in the ORF show The Hardest Jobs of Austria, working in a fish processing plant, and in Wild Girls, in which a group of candidates had to survive in the deserts of Namibia together with native tribes.

Participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Main article: Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Selection Wurst in March 2014.

On 10 September 2013, Austrian national broadcaster ORF announced that it had selected Wurst to represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May 2014. In March 2014, Wurst's song was revealed as "Rise Like a Phoenix", with bookmakers placing her entry as one of the ten favourites to win. Despite Eurovision's reputation for campness, Wurst's performance was designed to be serious and in good taste, and she was one of just a few performers to appear onstage alone. Although individuals who identified as LGBT had appeared on Eurovision before – most notably Israel's Dana International, who won in 1998 – Wurst's appearance was described by the New Statesman as the "most genderqueer yet".

Wurst's selection proved controversial and attracted criticism from conservative groups, particularly in Eastern Europe, thus highlighting the continent's regional divide between east and west on the issue of homosexuality. In Austria, four days after ORF announced its decision, more than 31,000 people had clicked to 'like' an "Anti-Wurst" page on social networking service Facebook. Petitions emerged in Russia and Belarus calling for their respective national broadcasters to edit out Wurst's performance from the televised contest; the Russian petition asserted that Eurovision had become "a hotbed of sodomy, at the initiation of European liberals". Conservative Russian politician Vitaly Milonov urged Russia's Eurovision selection committee to boycott the competition as a result of Wurst's inclusion, describing her performance as "blatant propaganda of homosexuality and spiritual decay" and referring to her as the "pervert from Austria". Armenia's entry for the contest, Aram Mp3, stated that Neuwirth's lifestyle was "not natural" and that he should decide whether he was a man or woman. Neuwirth hit back: "I told him I don't want to be a woman. I am just a working queen and a very lazy boy at home." Aram subsequently apologised, stating that his prior comments had been intended as a joke.

Reacting to these sentiments, the New Statesman commented that "a vote for Wurst is another vote against Russian homophobia and transphobia, and a win would send out a strong message of defiance eastwards", while the International Business Times called on readers to vote for Wurst to upset homophobes. Highlighting statements such as these as evidence, Spiked declared that many Western European commentators and politicos had adopted Wurst as "a symbol of everything that makes Western Europe superior to the East" and that she had thus become part of a culture war against both Russia and "the so-called bigots and backward types" in their own nations.

Victory Wurst holding the Eurovision trophy after winning the contest

At the second semi-final on 8 May, Neuwirth, as Wurst, qualified for the final on 10 May. At the finals held in Copenhagen on 10 May 2014, she won the competition with 290 points. This was Austria's first Eurovision win since Eurovision 1966.

Wurst's entry gained high scores from Western European countries as well as some in the East, such as Georgia and Ukraine. However, the levels of support for Wurst varied across Europe: on average she received 4.4 points out of 12 from the post-Soviet states (excluding the Baltic states), 6 points from the other ex-socialist states, and 10.5 points from Western Europe, Scandinavia, Greece, and Israel. Commenting on this, political analyst Alan Renwick of the British University of Reading asserted that "Even in those countries where the ruling elites are often highly intolerant, the wider population might be readier to accept that different people might be different."

Upon being awarded the trophy, Wurst held it aloft and proclaimed "We are unity and we are unstoppable". She later confirmed to reporters that this was a message meant for politicians who opposed LGBT rights, including President of Russia Vladimir Putin, whose administration had implemented a law restricting LGBT rights in June 2013.

International response

British newspaper Daily Mail declared that Wurst's victory had made her a "global superstar". On returning to Austria, she was greeted at the airport by a crowd of over 1000 cheering fans, many wearing fake beards and singing "Rise Like a Phoenix". To journalists, she expanded on the message of tolerance which she had championed at Eurovision: "It was not just a victory for me but a victory for those people who believe in a future that can function without discrimination and is based on tolerance and respect." President of Austria Heinz Fischer asserted that it was "not just a victory for Austria, but above all for diversity and tolerance in Europe". A local radio station celebrated by playing "Rise Like a Phoenix" on a loop 48 times over four hours. The UK's Eurovision commentator Graham Norton commented on the socio-political significance of Wurst's victory: "it seems like Eurovision has done something that matters just a little bit". Greek singers and former Eurovision entrants Helena Paparizou and Anna Vissi expressed their liking of the song and Wurst's appearance. Vissi also compared the latter to Italian singer Mina's similar appearance as a bearded woman on the cover of a 1981 album of hers, to critically highlight that " 2014 and we still cannot accept statements of diversity."

Wurst performing at London's gay superclub Heaven in May 2014

Following her victory, Wurst became an icon for Europe's LGBT community. Vienna's tourist board hoped to use Wurst to encourage more gay holidaymakers to visit the city, using her image on the Facebook page "Gayfriendly Vienna". The Week stated that she had become "a serious figure of hope" for some LGBT people living "under the shadow of officially-sanctioned intolerance" in various European countries, while British trans activist Paris Lees commented that across Europe she inspired "millions of people" and stood up for "everyone who has ever been made to feel ashamed or afraid for being different." LGBT rights groups in Serbia and Croatia criticised the tone with which their national broadcasters referred to Wurst, deeming it offensive and homophobic; Serbia's RTS subsequently issued a letter of apology.

In Russia, "Rise Like a Phoenix" topped the internet download chart two days after the competition. Fans of Wurst and LGBT rights activists applied to hold a Conchita Wurst March of Bearded Women and Men through Moscow, Russia, on 27 May, a date commemorating the 21st anniversary since the legalisation of same-sex sexual activity in the country. Officials from the city's security department rejected the request, citing a wish to "respect morality in the education of the younger generation" and to prevent violent clashes between marchers and anti-gay demonstrators.

Criticism continued to be made following Wurst's victory. Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin posted on social networking service Twitter that the result "showed supporters of European integration their European future: a bearded girl." Another Russian politician, the ultra-nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, proclaimed "There's no limit to our outrage. It's the end of Europe", later adding that "Fifty years ago the Soviet army occupied Austria. We made a mistake in freeing Austria. We should have stayed." Deputy leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Valery Rashkin, announced that "The last Eurovision results exhausted our patience… We cannot tolerate this endless madness", calling for the foundation of an alternative, The Voice of Eurasia, in which Russia and its neighbouring allies could compete. The Russian Orthodox Church condemned Wurst's victory, with Vladimir Legoyda, chairman of the church's information department, describing it as "yet one more step in the rejection of the Christian identity of European culture", reflecting an attempt to "reinforce new cultural norms". A social media campaign involved Russian men shaving off their beards in protest at Wurst's victory; those taking part included broadcaster Andrey Malakhov and rapper Aleksander "ST" Stepanov.

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia asserted that the May 2014 flooding in the region was "divine punishment" from God for Wurst's victory. Patriarch Amfilohije of Montenegro also blamed Wurst's victory for the floods. Irish television presenter for the BBC and former Eurovision BBC commentator Terry Wogan described that year's performance as a "freak show". Reacting to these critics, Wurst stated "It's so ridiculous! For me a perfect world would be when we don't have to talk about sexuality, where you're from, what you believe. Is this the worst thing in the mind of the politicians?" She stated her desire to perform in Russia for the country's LGBT community, "To tell them that they are not alone. The whole community around the world is standing behind them. They have to trust that if they open their mouth, then we can change something." To a reporter from The Observer, she commented: "It's funny that these people think I'm so powerful. I've figured out over the years, you can only hurt me if I love you; if I don't know you, I really don't care. There are people who want to kill me and I'm always like, 'Well, get in line, darling.'"

2014–present: Subsequent career Wurst performing at Eurovision Song Contest 2014

On 28 June 2014, Wurst performed onstage at Trafalgar Square in central London as the headline act during the city's annual LGBT Pride Parade. She was introduced onstage by actor and LGBT rights campaigner Ian McKellen, and performed to a crowd of over 300,000 alongside acts Samantha Fox and Sinitta. She informed reporters from The Observer that "I don't want to say the other Prides are less good, but I fell in love with London immediately, so today is a very special day for me. All the drag queens looked stunning."

On 2 July, she opened Madrid's LGBT Pride festival with a concert at Chueca Plaza, there performing alongside Ruth Lorenzo, before performing at Stockholm Pride on 30 July, at Antwerp Pride on 10 August, and at Manchester Pride on 24 August.

On 9 July, she made her modelling debut on the catwalk at fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier's Couture show in Paris, where she took the final spot, which is usually reserved for Gaultier's favourite model. In August she modeled Givenchy clothing for Karl Lagerfeld's fashion editorial, "The New Normal", published in Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book. She was invited to attend the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles as part of the Austrian delegation supporting nominee Christoph Waltz.

On 8 October, Wurst performed to a crowd of 2000 delegates and their staff at an anti-discrimination event held at the European Parliament in Brussels; her speech emphasised the values of tolerance, stating that "As I always say, you don't have to love me, but you have to respect that I'm here." Her appearance had been organised by the Austrian Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Ulrike Lunacek, a member of the Green Party, and while it had the backing of most of the European Parliament groups, it was not supported by the right-wing Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy and European Conservatives and Reformists groups.

On 3 November, she performed at the United Nations Office at Vienna in front of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. A spokesperson for Ban described Wurst as a "cultural icon" and asserted that "Everyone is entitled to enjoy the same basic rights and live a life of worth and dignity without discrimination. This fundamental principle is embedded in the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Conchita is a symbol in that sense and I think it's good for them to meet. to reassert his support for LGBT people and for them to ensure that they enjoy the same human rights and protection that we all do." Wurst proceeded to state that she would like to spend a week with Russian President Putin in order to better understand him and his government's stance on LGBT rights.

Wurst proceeded to begin work on an album influenced by "mature ladies" like Cher, Shirley Bassey, and Tina Turner. Her first post-Eurovision single, "Heroes", was released on 8 November 2014. Wurst performed the song for the first time on Wetten, dass..?.

On 19 December 2014, it was revealed that Wurst would host the green room at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna.

On 7 May 2015, Wurst published her autobiography with John Blake Publishing. Wurst's debut album Conchita was released on 15 May 2015. It was preceded by her second single after winning the Eurovision Song Contest, "You Are Unstoppable", which was released on 5 March 2015. "Firestorm" and "Colours of Your Love", two tracks from the debut album, were released as a double A-side single on 7 August 2015.

On 3 March 2016, Wurst performed at the Sydney Opera House accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and together with Australian stars like Courtney Act and ESC 2015 participant Guy Sebastian as a part of Sydney Mardi Gras festival.

Personal life

Neuwirth has stated that he does not identify as a trans woman, but as a man. He is gay, and he also described himself as a drag queen. He uses female pronouns to describe his Wurst character, but male pronouns when referring to himself. Neuwirth created a fictional back story for the Wurst character, claiming that she was born in the mountains of Colombia and is married to the French burlesque dancer Jacques Patriaque, a real individual who is a friend of Neuwirth's. He compared the use of the character to American singer Beyoncé's adoption of the Sasha Fierce alter ego, or singer Lady Gaga's use of various costumes, being a way to protect Neuwirth's own private life.

Discography Studio albums Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications AUT
AUS
BEL
(Fl)
BEL
(Wa)
FIN
GER
ITA
NLD
SWI
Conchita
  • Released: 15 May 2015
  • Label: Sony Music Austria
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
1 26 17 41 28 23 30 67 6
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum
Singles As lead artist Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album AUT
BEL
(Fl)
BEL
(Wa)
DEN
GER
IRE
NLD
SWE
SWI
UK
"Unbreakable" 2011 32 — — — — — — — — — Non-album singles "That's What I Am" 2012 12 — — — — — — — — — "Rise Like a Phoenix" 2014 1 8 19 6 5 10 3 27 2 17
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum
Conchita "Heroes" 4 130 97 — — — — — — — "You Are Unstoppable" 2015 13 79 129 — 67 — — — — — "Firestorm" / "Colours of Your Love" 45 — — — — — — — — — "—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released. As featured artist Title Year Album "My Lights"
(Axel Wolph featuring Conchita Wurst) 2014 Non-album single See also
  • Eurovision portal
  • LGBT portal
  • Verka Serduchka – a drag fictional character Eurovision entrant
  • Silvía Night – a fictional character Eurovision entrant
  • DQ – a drag queen Eurovision entrant
  • Sestre – a drag band of Eurovision entrants
  • Dana International - a transgender Eurovision winner
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External links
  • Media related to Conchita Wurst at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
  • Conchita Wurst on IMDb
Awards and achievements Preceded by
Natália Kelly
with "Shine" Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
2014 Succeeded by
The Makemakes
with "I Am Yours" Preceded by
Emmelie de Forest
with "Only Teardrops" Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
2014 Succeeded by
Måns Zelmerlöw
with "Heroes"
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  • Bob Martin
  • Liane Augustin
  • Ferry Graf
1960s
  • Harry Winter
  • Jimmy Makulis
  • Eleonore Schwarz
  • Carmela Corren
  • Udo Jürgens
  • Udo Jürgens
  • Udo Jürgens
  • Peter Horton
  • Karel Gott
  • 1969
1970s
  • 1970
  • Marianne Mendt
  • Milestones
  • 1973 to 1975
  • Waterloo & Robinson
  • Schmetterlinge
  • Springtime
  • Christina Simon
1980s
  • Blue Danube
  • Marty Brem
  • Mess
  • Westend
  • Anita
  • Gary Lux
  • Timna Brauer
  • Gary Lux
  • Wilfried
  • Thomas Forstner
1990s
  • Simone
  • Thomas Forstner
  • Tony Wegas
  • Tony Wegas
  • Petra Frey
  • Stella Jones
  • George Nussbaumer
  • Bettina Soriat
  • 1998
  • Bobbie Singer
2000s
  • The Rounder Girls
  • 2001
  • Manuel Ortega
  • Alf Poier
  • Tie Break
  • Global Kryner
  • 2006
  • Eric Papilaya
  • 2008 to 2009
2010s
  • 2010
  • Nadine Beiler
  • Trackshittaz
  • Natália Kelly
  • Conchita Wurst
  • The Makemakes
  • Zoë
  • Nathan Trent
Songs 1950s
  • 1956
  • "Wohin, kleines Pony?"
  • "Die ganze Welt braucht Liebe"
  • "Der K und K Kalypso aus Wien"
1960s
  • "Du hast mich so fasziniert"
  • "Sehnsucht"
  • "Nur in der Wiener Luft"
  • "Vielleicht geschieht ein Wunder"
  • "Warum nur warum?"
  • "Sag ihr, ich lass sie grüßen"
  • "Merci, Chérie"
  • "Warum es hunderttausend Sterne gibt"
  • "Tausend Fenster"
  • 1969
1970s
  • 1970
  • "Musik"
  • "Falter im Wind"
  • 1973 to 1975
  • "My Little World"
  • "Boom Boom Boomerang"
  • "Mrs. Caroline Robinson"
  • "Heute in Jerusalem"
1980s
  • "Du bist Musik"
  • "Wenn du da bist"
  • "Sonntag (song)"
  • "Hurricane"
  • "Einfach weg"
  • "Kinder dieser Welt"
  • "Die Zeit ist einsam"
  • "Nur noch Gefühl"
  • "Lisa Mona Lisa"
  • "Nur ein Lied"
1990s
  • "Keine Mauern mehr"
  • "Venedig im Regen"
  • "Zusammen geh'n"
  • "Maria Magdalena"
  • "Für den Frieden der Welt"
  • "Die Welt dreht sich verkehrt"
  • "Weil's dr guat got"
  • "One Step"
  • 1998
  • "Reflection"
2000s
  • "All To You"
  • 2001
  • "Say a Word"
  • "Weil der Mensch zählt"
  • "Du bist"
  • "Y así"
  • 2006
  • "Get a Life - Get Alive"
  • 2008 to 2009
2010s
  • 2010
  • "The Secret Is Love"
  • "Woki mit deim Popo"
  • "Shine"
  • "Rise Like a Phoenix"
  • "I Am Yours"
  • "Loin d'ici"
  • "Running on Air"
Note: Entries scored out are when Austria did not compete
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Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Countries Final
(by final results)
  • Austria (winner)
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Armenia
  • Hungary
  • Ukraine
  • Russia
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Spain
  • Finland
  • Romania
  • Switzerland
  • Poland
  • Iceland
  • Belarus
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Montenegro
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Azerbaijan
  • Malta
  • San Marino
  • Slovenia
  • France
Semi-final only
(in alphabetical order) Semi-final 1
  • Albania
  • Belgium
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Moldova
  • Portugal
Semi-final 2
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
Artists Final
(by final results)
  • Conchita Wurst
  • The Common Linnets
  • Sanna Nielsen
  • Aram Mp3
  • András Kállay-Saunders
  • Mariya Yaremchuk
  • Tolmachevy Sisters
  • Carl Espen
  • Basim
  • Ruth Lorenzo
  • Softengine
  • Paula Seling and Ovi
  • Sebalter
  • Donatan and Cleo
  • Pollapönk
  • Teo
  • Molly
  • Elaiza
  • Sergej Ćetković
  • Freaky Fortune feat. Riskykidd
  • Emma
  • Dilara Kazimova
  • Firelight
  • Valentina Monetta
  • Tinkara Kovač
  • Twin Twin
Semi-final only
(in alphabetical order) Semi-final 1
  • Aarzemnieki
  • Axel Hirsoux
  • Cristina Scarlat
  • Hersi
  • Suzy
  • Tanja
Semi-final 2
  • Can-linn feat. Kasey Smith
  • Mei Finegold
  • The Shin & Mariko
  • Tijana
  • Vilija Matačiūnaitė
Songs Final
(by final results)
  • "Rise Like a Phoenix"
  • "Calm After the Storm"
  • "Undo"
  • "Not Alone"
  • "Running"
  • "Tick-Tock"
  • "Shine"
  • "Silent Storm"
  • "Cliche Love Song"
  • "Dancing in the Rain"
  • "Something Better"
  • "Miracle"
  • "Hunter of Stars"
  • "My Słowianie - We Are Slavic"
  • "No Prejudice"
  • "Cheesecake"
  • "Children of the Universe"
  • "Is It Right"
  • "Moj svijet"
  • "Rise Up"
  • "La mia città"
  • "Start a Fire"
  • "Coming Home"
  • "Maybe"
  • "Round and Round"
  • "Moustache"
Semi-final only
(by alphabetical order) Semi-final 1
  • "Amazing"
  • "Cake to Bake"
  • "Mother"
  • "One Night's Anger"
  • "Quero ser tua"
  • "Wild Soul"
Semi-final 2
  • "Attention"
  • "Heartbeat"
  • "Same Heart"
  • "Three Minutes to Earth"
  • "To the Sky"
(Note : "Withdrawn" refers to entries that withdrew after applying to enter)
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List of Eurovision Song Contest winners Winning countries 1950s
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Netherlands
1960s
  • France
  • Luxembourg
  • France
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Austria
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
1970s
  • Ireland
  • Monaco
  • Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg
  • Sweden
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Israel
  • Israel
1980s
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • Switzerland
  • Yugoslavia
1990s
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Israel
  • Sweden
2000s
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Greece
  • Finland
  • Serbia
  • Russia
  • Norway
2010s
  • Germany
  • Azerbaijan
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Austria
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine
  • Portugal
Winning performers 1950s
  • Lys Assia
  • Corry Brokken
  • André Claveau
  • Teddy Scholten
1960s
  • Jacqueline Boyer
  • Jean-Claude Pascal
  • Isabelle Aubret
  • Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann
  • Gigliola Cinquetti
  • France Gall
  • Udo Jürgens
  • Sandie Shaw
  • Massiel
  • Frida Boccara
  • Lenny Kuhr
  • Lulu
  • Salomé
1970s
  • Dana
  • Séverine
  • Vicky Leandros
  • Anne-Marie David
  • ABBA
  • Teach-In
  • Brotherhood of Man
  • Marie Myriam
  • Izhar Cohen / Alphabeta
  • Gali Atari / Milk and Honey
1980s
  • Johnny Logan
  • Bucks Fizz
  • Nicole
  • Corinne Hermès
  • Herreys
  • Bobbysocks!
  • Sandra Kim
  • Johnny Logan
  • Celine Dion
  • Riva
1990s
  • Toto Cutugno
  • Carola
  • Linda Martin
  • Niamh Kavanagh
  • Paul Harrington / Charlie McGettigan
  • Secret Garden
  • Eimear Quinn
  • Katrina and the Waves
  • Dana International
  • Charlotte Nilsson
2000s
  • Olsen Brothers
  • Tanel Padar / Dave Benton / 2XL
  • Marie N.
  • Sertab Erener
  • Ruslana
  • Helena Paparizou
  • Lordi
  • Marija Šerifović
  • Dima Bilan
  • Alexander Rybak
2010s
  • Lena
  • Ell & Nikki
  • Loreen
  • Emmelie de Forest
  • Conchita Wurst
  • Måns Zelmerlöw
  • Jamala
  • Salvador Sobral
Winning songs 1950s
  • "Refrain"
  • "Net als toen"
  • "Dors, mon amour"
  • "'n Beetje"
1960s
  • "Tom Pillibi"
  • "Nous les amoureux"
  • "Un premier amour"
  • "Dansevise"
  • "Non ho l'età"
  • "Poupée de cire, poupée de son"
  • "Merci, Chérie"
  • "Puppet on a String"
  • "La, la, la"
  • "Boom Bang-a-Bang"
  • "Un jour, un enfant"
  • "De troubadour"
  • "Vivo cantando"
1970s
  • "All Kinds of Everything"
  • "Un banc, un arbre, une rue"
  • "Après toi"
  • "Tu te reconnaîtras"
  • "Waterloo"
  • "Ding-a-dong"
  • "Save Your Kisses for Me"
  • "L'oiseau et l'enfant"
  • "A-Ba-Ni-Bi"
  • "Hallelujah"
1980s
  • "What's Another Year"
  • "Making Your Mind Up"
  • "Ein bißchen Frieden"
  • "Si la vie est cadeau"
  • "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley"
  • "La det swinge"
  • "J'aime la vie"
  • "Hold Me Now"
  • "Ne partez pas sans moi"
  • "Rock Me"
1990s
  • "Insieme: 1992"
  • "Fångad av en stormvind"
  • "Why Me?"
  • "In Your Eyes"
  • "Rock 'n' Roll Kids"
  • "Nocturne"
  • "The Voice"
  • "Love Shine a Light"
  • "Diva"
  • "Take Me to Your Heaven"
2000s
  • "Fly on the Wings of Love"
  • "Everybody"
  • "I Wanna"
  • "Everyway That I Can"
  • "Wild Dances"
  • "My Number One"
  • "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
  • "Molitva"
  • "Believe"
  • "Fairytale"
2010s
  • "Satellite"
  • "Running Scared"
  • "Euphoria"
  • "Only Teardrops"
  • "Rise Like a Phoenix"
  • "Heroes"
  • "1944"
  • "Amar pelos dois"
Winning songwriters 1950s
  • Géo Voumard / Émile Gardaz
  • Guus Jansen / Willy van Hemert
  • Hubert Giraud / Pierre Delanoë
  • Dick Schallies / Willy van Hemert
1960s
  • André Popp / Pierre Cour
  • Jacques Datin / Maurice Vidalin
  • Claude-Henri Vic / Roland Valande
  • Otto Francker / Sejr Volmer-Sørensen
  • Nicola Salerno / Mario Panzeri
  • Serge Gainsbourg
  • Udo Jürgens / Udo Jürgens, Thomas Hörbiger
  • Bill Martin, Phil Coulter
  • Manuel de la Calva, Ramón Arcusa
  • David Hartsema / Lenny Kuhr
  • Alan Moorhouse / Peter Warne
  • María José de Cerato / Aniano Alcalde
  • Émile Stern / Eddy Marnay
1970s
  • Derry Lindsay, Jackie Smith
  • Jean-Pierre Bourtayre / Yves Dessca
  • Mario Panas, Klaus Munro / Yves Dessca, Klaus Munro
  • Claude Morgan / Vline Buggy
  • Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
  • Dick Bakker / Will Luikinga, Eddy Ouwens
  • Tony Hiller, Lee Sheriden, Martin Lee
  • Jean-Paul Cara / Joe Gracy
  • Nurit Hirsh / Ehud Manor
  • Kobi Oshrat / Shimrit Orr
1980s
  • Shay Healy
  • Andy Hill, John Danter
  • Ralph Siegel / Bernd Meinunger
  • Jean-Pierre Millers / Alain Garcia
  • Torgny Söderberg / Britt Lindeborg
  • Rolf Løvland
  • Jean Paul Furnémon, Angelo Crisci / Rosario Marino Atria
  • Johnny Logan
  • Nella Martinetti, Atilla Şereftuğ
  • Rajko Dujmić / Stevo Cvikić
1990s
  • Toto Cutugno
  • Stephan Berg
  • Johnny Logan
  • Jimmy Walsh
  • Brendan Graham
  • Rolf Løvland / Petter Skavland
  • Brendan Graham
  • Kimberley Rew
  • Svika Pick / Yoav Ginai
  • Lars Diedricson / Marcos Ubeda
2000s
  • Jørgen Olsen
  • Ivar Must / Maian-Anna Kärmas
  • Marija Naumova / Marija Naumova, Marats Samauskis
  • Demir Demirkan, Sertab Erener / Demir Demirkan
  • Ruslana Lyzhychko / Ruslana Lyzhychko, Alexandr Ksenofontov
  • Christos Dantis / Christos Dantis, Natalia Germanou
  • Mr Lordi
  • Vladimir Graić / Saša Milošević Mare
  • Dima Bilan, Jim Beanz
  • Alexander Rybak
2010s
  • Julie Frost, John Gordon (da)
  • Stefan Örn, Sandra Bjurman, Iain James Farquharson
  • Thomas G:son, Peter Boström
  • Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard
  • Charlie Mason, Joey Patulka, Ali Zuckwoski, Julian Maas
  • Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb
  • Jamala, Art Antonyan
  • Luísa Sobral
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Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits Represented years Chronological order
  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1973
  • 1976
  • 1980
  • 1982
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1987
  • 1992
  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
Represented countries Alphabetical order
  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
Represented artists Alphabetical order
  • Anne-Marie David
  • Bobbysocks!
  • Brotherhood of Man
  • Conchita Wurst
  • Dana International
  • Dima Bilan
  • Emmelie de Forest
  • Herreys
  • Johnny Logan
  • Lordi
  • Loreen
  • Natasha St-Pier
  • Nicole
  • Olsen Brothers
  • Rosa López
Represented songs Alphabetical order
  • "Believe / Never Let You Go" (medley)
  • "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley"
  • "Diva"
  • "Ein bißchen Frieden"
  • "Euphoria"
  • "Fly on the Wings of Love"
  • "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
  • "Je n'ai que mon âme"
  • "La, la, la / Vivo cantando / Eres tú / Europe's Living a Celebration" (medley)
  • "La det swinge"
  • "Only Teardrops"
  • "Rise Like a Phoenix"
  • "Save Your Kisses for Me"
  • "Tu te reconnaîtras"
  • "What's Another Year / Why Me? / Hold Me Now" (medley)
(Note: "Withdrawn" refers to entries that withdrew after applying to enter) Authority control
  • WorldCat Identities
  • VIAF: 310508271
  • ISNI: 0000 0004 3984 7786
  • GND: 1053015178
  • BNF: cb16990872g (data)
  • MusicBrainz: 95f44a54-04d6-41a1-8101-bbd6d833b30a


Being Conchita: We Are Unstoppable
Being Conchita: We Are Unstoppable
With the song "Rise Like a Phoenix," Thomas Neuwirth—better known to the world as Conchita Wurst—stormed to victory in 2014's Eurovision Song Contest. The bearded drag queen's winning words, "We are unity and we are unstoppable," were a pointed riposte to overt Russian hostility and Eastern European homophobia, and a watershed moment for LGBT campaigners. Her victory stirred massive support right across the continent in the gay community and beyond, and Conchita's inspirational book will undoubtedly attract that same support and goodwill. Published to coincide with the competition's sixtieth-anniversary show—to be broadcast from Vienna to an estimated worldwide audience of 200 million fans—this is Conchita's full story from rural childhood to recording artist, Gaultier Couture model and cultural icon.

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