Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Posted on May 10, 2014

Conchita Wurst Rise Like a Phoenix

Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with his performance of "Rise Like a Phoenix." The bearded Austrian drag queen's real name is Thomas Neuwirth. Neuwirth performed for the first time as his alter-ego Conchita in 2011. Eurovision calls Conchita a "symbol for tolerance and artistic freedom in Austria and beyond." Conchita's motto is "Be the best version of yourself rather than a bad copy of someone else!"

This video of Conchita's performance has been viraling around the Internet. Conchita really brings the drama in his performance. Take a look:

Photo: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

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