Conchita Rises Like a Phoenix


Austrian singer and celebrity, Conchita Wurst has won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, held this year in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Wurst, who also goes by the name of Tom Neuwirth, won with the Bond-style power-ballad, “Rise Like A Phoenix”, receiving an astounding 290 points – the third highest scoring winner to date, after Alexander Rybak in 2009 and Loreen, 2012.

Wurst’s post-ESC future certainly looks bright, with the singer predicted to make as much as £25 million in music sales and endorsements.

Eurovision 2015 will be in Vienna, Austria, it has been confirmed.


Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she’s written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, and Celebmix. Nowadays, in addition to writing for and editing Essentially Pop, she also writes video reviews for ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She’s interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Brendan B Brown (Wheatus) and Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more.

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