May 20 / Conchita Wurst’s press conference
Luka Popovic (Serbia)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – The 2014 Eurovision winner and the Green Room host at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst, has held a press conference in Vienna today. Conchita admitted that being the “Green Room mama” was not easy feat. “Three days ago I thought, why did I agree on doing that? I remember I was shocked when they came to me last year in the Green Room, why am I doing it to the artists this year? I’m pushing my boundaries, I have exactly 1:45 seconds, and they’re always talking in my ear, it’s not an easy task”. The 2014 winner said she was thankful for having the opportunity to be herself and be known outside of Austria.
Conchita the book and Conchita the album have recently been released. The singer says she would like to see the book translated into Spanish and Russian as well. Furthermore, commenting on her album, Conchita says it features various musical styles. “I created this album in a very selfish perspective, because I wanted to enjoy it myself: it has power ballads, big uptempo numbers, I see my life as a musical and that’s what I need myself”.
The singer’s life has changed in all possible ways since taking the Eurovision crown last year. “Basically living my dream, this is something that I really treasure. All my visions and dreams they are now turning into a stage concept, a video, a photo shoot… I’ve been to so many places, I’m allowed to travel a lot. I’ve been to Australia recently, that was beautiful, I don’t know why but with a very tight schedule it still felt so great, standing in front of the Opera House was a dream in my pocket ” Commenting on this year’s Eurovision experience, Conchita said, “It’s such a huge privilege and huge honour for Austria and Vienna to host this Eurovision Song Contest and I have to take a moment to say thank you to, in first place, the volunteers, then there is also the security, the Red Cross, the Vienna tourist board, so many people involved, ORF, the EBU… everyone is so focused and motivated, hopefully it is the best Eurovision week you’ll ever experience!”