…. and WELL DONE, Europe!!!!!!
Just after Midnight this morning – the most well deserved winner – won the Eurovison Song Contest in Copenhagen. Europe had voted ….
“This is not only for me,
but actually for everyone out there
who believe in a future of peace, love and tolerance.”
and voted right – voted for Conchita Wurst and “Rise Like A Phoenix”. Europe was filled with love. There she was in the most magnificent gown – with her beard – singing her heart out and singing into the hearts of Europe. Even into the Ukraine hearts.
Belarus, Armenia and Russia wanted to stop the Austrian entry in line with Russia’s much criticized anti gay laws. A glamour ballad that sounds like a James Bond song and want to blur the line between masculine and feminine. Definitely the best stage name in years. Grand in abundance. She truly can sing.
Thomas “Tom” Neuwirth (born 1988), better known as the drag persona Conchita Wurst, is an Austrian artist that is fighting for understanding and acceptance for us all, doesn’t matter what religion, sexuality or skin color we have.
In recent weeks, there has been a petition to not show the bearded drag artist in the competition. When asked where she would like to greet Russian President Vladimir Putin, who clearly expressed views against LGBT rights, said Conchita;
– I do not know if he looks but if he does, I think I have said it is clear already: there’s no stopping us.
She became the year’s pop queen and thus made a statement for LGBT rights and tolerance, which was received with open arms by the Eurovision fans, but also by many countries from all corners of Europe.
She is the most controversial artist ever in the contest since the start in 1956 and she did it!!!!
At a press conference somebody asked Conchita how long it took her to get her hair ready – and she answered that she don’t know … because she are never in the room. *smile
In 1998’s contest in Brimingham, UK – Yaron Cohen, professionally known as Dana International (born 1972) an Israeli pop singer won with the song “Diva”. Assigned male at birth, she discovered that she was transgender at an early age, and came out as a trans woman when she was 13. Undergoing sex reassignment surgery in 1993. Through the years she positioning herself as one of Israel’s most successful musical acts ever. (text: en.wikepedia.org)
And of course I have to mention that Sweden came 3rd after the Netherlands. Well done, Sanna. “Undo” is a great song.
“For me it was a dream come true
and this shows that there are people who
want to step into the future and not be reactionary.”
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