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Thomas Neuwirth (born 6 November 1988) is an Austrian singer and drag queen who is known for his stage persona Conchita Wurst (or simply Conchita). Neuwirth came to international attention after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as Austria’s entrant with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix”.

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Thomas Neuwirth was born on 6 November 1988 in Gmunden and raised in the small town of Bad Mitterndorf, in the Styrian countryside in Austria. 

He has stated that the mountainous area was a wonderful place to grow up, but that he faced prejudice for being homosexual: “Being a teenager, a gay teenager, in such a small village is not that much fun. I am part of the gay community and most gays have a similar story to mine.”

From an early age, he recognized that he was different from other children, initially believing that this was because there was “something wrong” with him.

He occasionally wore a skirt to kindergarten and then school, although subsequently felt that he could only be happy doing so in the attic of his home. Aged 14, Neuwirth moved to Graz to attend school, with a focus on fashion. His fashion icon was Victoria Beckham.

Conchita Wurst Biography Wikipedia
Conchita Wurst
Birth nameThomas Neuwirth
Also known asConchitaTom NeuwirthWURST
Born6 November 1988 (age 33)
Gmunden, Austria
GenresPop, electro
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2006–present
LabelsSony Music Austria
Associated actsJetzt Anders!

Conchita Wurst Career

The Austrian singer Thomas Neuwirth created the stage character Conchita Wurst in 2011. The bearded diva won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen for Austria and became a global figurehead of the LGBTI community overnight with her victory slogan “We are unstoppable!”.

This was followed by her platinum-certified debut album “Conchita” (2015), numerous awards, performances at countless Prides, appearances, and TV shows in more than 20 countries on four continents, his first solo tour with a live band (2016) as well as shows at the sold-out Sydney Opera, the Berlin Philharmonie, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, and BBC Radio 2’s “Friday Night is Music Night” at the Palladium in London, as well as appearances as host of the internationally renowned charity event Life Ball, the opening of Wiener Festwochen, and the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards.

The following album, “From Vienna With Love”, was recorded with Wiener Symphoniker and released in October of 2018 with a sold-out gala concert at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. The album reached gold status within one week after its release.

This album was also released by Sony Music Entertainment Austria for which Conchita covered worldwide hits by Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Alanis Morissette, Sam Smith, and many more. It also includes an extended version of “Rise Like A Phoenix” as well as Conchita’s co-written song “Have I Ever Been In Love” and Hildegard Knef’s famous German song “Für mich soll’s rote Rosen regnen.”

The collaboration with Wiener Symphoniker constitutes a further milestone in Conchita’s musical career, not least because of its excellent production by Dorothee Freiberger.

After this excursion into the philharmonic realm, the restless artist went on tour with his band again in autumn of 2018, where he presented his favourite cover songs of the last years as well as excerpts from his orchestral program, which included well-known hits from his debut album such as “Firestorm”, “Heroes”, and of course “Rise Like A Phoenix”.

He gained even more stage experience during the pleasant evenings of his “so weit so gut” (“so far so good”) tour with its captivating live music and pointed entertainment at the highest level.

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Who is Conchita Wurst?

Thomas Neuwirth (born 6 November 1988) is an Austrian singer and drag queen who is known for his stage persona Conchita Wurst (or simply Conchita). Neuwirth came to international attention after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as Austria’s entrant with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix”.

How old is Conchita Wurst?

Conchita Wurst is currently 33 years old.

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