CONCHITA APPEARS ON BBC’S SHOW
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has made an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” which is shown on the BBC on Fridays but filmed a few days before.
Alongside British comedian Dawn French, survivalist Bear Grylls and Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst, Conchita spoke to Graham; BBC Eurovision commentator, about her career. Conchita mentioned the emotion of performing in the contest and how Cher was tweeting about her performance.
Cher apparently gave her some advice on wigs but she took it with good humour. Conchita mentioned how hard it was growing up in a small village as a gay person and how she decided to take the lead on her stage personna.
This included going on stage with the beard, which has given her extra confidence and although a talking point and controversial to many, she feels that it’s a personal choice and as such a statement about taking control of your life and your decisions.
Speaking about her plans, she mentioned that she will be creating new material for a new album, although she has some work in the pipeline, her aim is to win a Grammy award. Graham joked that she could represent the UK at Eurovision next year.
She dominated Eurovision 2014 and now Conchita Wurst has revealed her plans to own next year’s contest too. The Austrian singer, who nailed Eurovision with her emotive performance of Rise Like A Phoenix, is desperate to take centre stage when the competition heads to Vienna. Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, she said: ‘I have cast myself in the role of host at Eurovision next year in Vienna.’
Asked if her beard confuses people, she explained: ‘It’s my own truth. It makes me comfortable on stage. I love myself and the bearded lady is fun and expresses everything I feel. Being a teenager in a small Austrian village was not fabulous. I tried to fit in and changed myself to be part of the game. I now realise I can create the game.’