Conchita Wurst - That's what I am
Conchita Wurst grew up in the Colombian highlands surrounded by the sound of swinging powder puffs and the rustling of layers made out of delicate tulle. One day her mother, a popular actress, met by fate her father, Alfred of Knack and Wurst, an even more successful theatre director - and fell in love with him.Within that same year she gave birth to her first daughter Conchita, named after the great-grandmother BarbadaConchita (the Bearded). It soon became obvious that the small “Knackwurst” was determined to become someone great and successful. A career like out of a picture book A Fritanga (spicy sausage) took off to conquer the stages of the world. Conchita´s biggest successes so far include the title to be "Pork Belly Princess 1999" and numerous appearances on TV in the Austrian prime time. Because of her gaining popularity by being part of the “Meidlinger Biergartentheater” she got offered to take a role in the “Salon Kitty Revue”. But Conchita was longing for more: After some memorable performances in the Burlqsque-Szene she was ready to set off and win the love of the whole Austrian nation. These ambitious qualities catapulted the exceptional talent in the preliminary round to be the Austrian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku. The song “That´s What I Am” is undeniably a standout which lets forget the dissatisfying performances of the Austrian contestants of the contest during the past years. Her extravagance lets Conchita become a sensation even weeks before the Song Contest takes place. And even far beyond the borders of Austria she has etched herself indelibly into the consciousness of her Fans in other countries. „12 points from Hungary, Spain, Portugal, France, UK“. The only logical conclusion: Baku and the world has to see Conchita and needs to realize that her music is a mature masterpiece that confirms its creator is in for the long haul. Gmunden, Oberösterreich, Austria 2006 User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.