Conchita Wurst is the stage persona of Austrian singer, recording artist and drag queen Thomas Neuwirth. In 2006 he participated in the Austrian TV-show “Starmania” and founded the boyband Jetzt Anders! However, the group split up after one year. After that he created Conchita Wurst.
Wurst’s first appearance was on ORF’s show “Die große Chance” in 2011, where she achieved 6th place. In 2012, she competed in the Austrian National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and came second. Two years later, he was chosen to represent Austria in the contest and won it with “Rise like a phoenix”.