Friday, March 21, 2014
TGIF Music Break: Conchita Wurst
Here's the Joe My God take on this phenomenon...
"Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst (real name Tom Neuwirth) is a longtime performer on local reality shows. In 2007 he was part of the short-lived boy band Jetzt Anders with other cast members of the singing competition show Starmania. That year Jetzt Anders scored a couple of local chart hits with Neuwirth performing lead vocals. Enter Conchita Wurst in 2011, when Neuwirth's bearded drag persona appeared in the reality shows The Hardest Jobs In Austria and Wild Girls, the latter of which was a Survivor-style show set in the Namibian desert."