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Conchita Wurst character to be 'killed off'

Posted in: International News
By - 14th February 2017

Conchita Wurst, the bearded drag singer who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is to be retired, according to her creator, Austrian Thomas Neuwirth.

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Speculation had been mounting on Wurst's future after Neuwirth had in recent times been performing her singing in a deeper voice than the more feminine tones audiences have been used to and photographs have shown her gradually shortening hair.

Neuwirth says Wurst has outlived her intended life-span. “I feel like I want to create a new person… with the bearded lady, I have achieved everything I wanted since the Song Contest victory.”

Addressing some confusion between Wurst and himself, Neuwirth told Gserman Die Welt magazine “I am and always will be Tom. I don’t want to be a woman. I love men, but as a man. … When I am dressed as Conchita, men don’t interest me. As a drag act, I feel completely asexual.
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