JUST a few weeks before she is set to host the green room at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, hirsute drag superstar Conchita Wurst will make her Australian debut at next week’s Logies.
The winner of last year’s competition will also be launching her first album Conchita when she flies into Australia next Thursday and will sashay down the Logies red carpet on May 3.
Her album that has already had three hit singles across Europe, including the song that started it all, Rise Like a Phoenix, and most recently You Are Unstoppable — a phrase that is now Wurst’s catch-cry.
“G’Day mates!… I heard Aussies are great fans of the Eurovision Song Contest! Can’t wait #theunstoppables in Australia next week!” Wurst posted on Facebook.
An invitation was extended to Wurst to make her Australian debut during this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, but scheduling and recording conflicts prevented her from making the journey.
In a recorded message during the SBS broadcast of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade highlights, Wurst apologised for not being able to be there but endeavoured to make up for her absence.
Guy Sebastian, Australia’s entrant into this year’s Eurovision, has been making waves and winning over audiences around Europe, most recently at the Eurovision in Concert held in Amsterdam last weekend where he received rave reviews from fans and critics.
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