Conchita Wurst (Thomas Neuwirth)
The latest column written by Patty Brard for Weekend magazine deals with Conchita Wurst. Born Thomas Neuwirth, Conchita will represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wurst's selection has already proved to be slightly controversial with petitions filed in Russia, Belarus and Armenia to attempt to either have her removed, or edited out of the broadcast in their countries.
Recently, Conchita was hailed by fans at the biggest pre-Eurovision event in Amsterdam: Eurovision in Concert. Dutch Eurovision commentator Cornald Maas and three-time representative Sandra Reemer hosted the evening. There were tensions between the Austrian singer and Aram Mp3 (who represents Armenia at the ESC). Aram was booed by almost half the audience because of his homophobic statements about Conchita. On April 6th, Wurst appeared on RTL 4's high-rated talk show "Carlo & Irene: Life 4 You". In addition to the performance of her Eurovision song "Rise Like a Phoenix", she answered questions of Carlo Boszhard and Irene Moors. Click here to watch her interview on "Carlo & Irene". Patty predicts that Conchita might crack the Top 3 at the ESC and might have an international carreer.
Conchita Wurst: Rise Like A Phoenix
In her text, La Brard has also mentioned "The Common Linnets" (a duo formed by Ilse DeLange and Waylon who will represent the Netherlands at the ESC). The diva feels that the Dutch entry won't win.
The Common Linnets: Calm After The Storm
Click here to read Pat's column.
Source: Weekend, RTL 4, ESCDaily.com, YouTube.....