24 Ways Conchita Wurst Stole Everyone’s Hearts At Eurovision


1. Conchita Wurst was Austria’s winning entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. And she was amazing.

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2. She’s the drag alter-ego of Thomas Neuwirth.

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3. And she’s pretty fabulous.

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4. No, seriously. Check out that sass.

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5. But also that hair and make up.

6. Her song, “Rise Like A Phoenix”, stole the show.

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if there's justice in europe, conchita wins

— The 'Shiba (@banishiba)

7. It totally has our vote for the next Bond theme.

Andres Putting (Eurovision / EBU)

Conchita for next Bond themetune. #Eurovision

— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed)

8. Seriously, listen to it.

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9. Conchita first appeared on the Austrian casting show Die Große Chance in 2011.

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10. And she got to the last two in Austria’s national Eurovision finals in 2012.

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11. But this year she represented them at the finals. And totally owned it.

Andres Putting (EBU)

Bored now Conchita has been and gone

— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins)

12. She does a great emoji impression.

Conchita Wurst is my favourite emoji #Eurovision

— SHANE REACTION (@MrShaneReaction)

13. Everybody loves her.

Here comes Conchita!! #Austria #Eurovision #JoinUs

— Eurovision (@Eurovision)

14. Even the other Eurovision entrants.

Freaky Fortune with Conchita! #eurovision #joinus #eurovisiongr #foustanela #frakyfortune #riseup #conchita


15. And basically everyone in Copenhagen.

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16. Religions will soon be started in her name.


— Harry Clayton-Wright (@HClaytonWright)

17. Because she’s wonderful.

& the SUPERSTAR that is the bearded lady ♥ There's only one Eurovision. And I love it! #Eurovision #Austria #Conchita

— Jesamine (@JesaminesART)

18. The man who created Russia’s “homosexual propoganda” law called for a boycott of the competition because of her.

Andres Putting (EBU)

19. But Conchita just wants to show the world that you can be who you want and live out your dreams.

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20. We hear you, Conchita.


Let Conchita sing them all basically #Eurovision

— Tracey Thorn (@tracey_thorn)

21. We hear you loud and clear.

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Maybe you should get off your clam and bring back Conchita #eurovision

— S.G. Longpig (@sglongpig)

22. And then she won. And was completely, amazingly overwhelmed and everybody’s hearts broke a little bit.

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23. Her acceptance speech: “This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. You know who you are. We are unity. And we are unstoppable.”

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
Tabatha Leggett is head of buzz at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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Dan Dalton is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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