Conchita Wurst presents "Rise Like a Phoenix" for Austria!
Conchita Wurst was chosen internally to represent Austria all the way back in September, but it isn’t until now that we get to hear with which song.
The ballad is called “Rise Like a Phoenix” and the video and song were released today, as the second-to-last entry for Eurovision 2014. Only Russia remains.
Born as Tom Neuwirth in 1988, Wurst isn’t new to the Eurovision scene. She competed in the Austrian national final in 2012, coming second to Trackshittaz. Before that, she competed in the talent show “Starmania,” where Nadine Beiler (Eurovision 2011) won.
The song was written by Charly Mason, Joey Patulka, Ali Zuckowski and Julian Maas.
Austria will compete in the first half of the second semi-final.