Former Participants – Whilst there may be a minority of politicians in Russia still apoplectic over Eurovision and Conchita’s win, others are showing her their love with flowers. Superstar Elton John had flowers delivered to Conchita from him and his husband David.
Conchita tweeted a photograph of the gift, saying “Thank you so much!!!”
Conchita will be appearing on the Graham Norton TV show this evening in the UK at 23.35 (CET) on BBC1. Graham posted on his Instagram account that he was on a Conchita high…
Apparently on the show Conchita will say that she ‘loves herself’ and about her beard she said: “It’s my own truth. It makes me comfortable on stage.
“I love myself and the bearded lady is fun and expresses everything I feel. Being a teenager in a small Austrian village was not fabulous.”
Conchita also reveals her excitement at being tweeted by Cher.
It’s been estimated that Conchita could go on to be worth £25m!
Meanwhile Russian officials have sadly banned fans from staging a parade in honour of Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst. Citing the risk of violence and the need to “respect morality”, Moscow’s security department denied an application for the Conchita Wurst March of Bearded Women and Men, which was due to take place on 27 May. This was the 21st anniversary of homosexuality’s legalisation in Russia. Organisers plan to urgently appeal the mayor’s decision; and if unsuccessful, they will try to merge the event with a proposed gay pride parade in 31 May. Moscow city government enacted a 100-year ban on Pride marches in 2012.
As well as huge public support for Conchita, President Putin’s favorite soprano, Anna Netrebko, has posed a photograph seemingly supporting Conchita, shared by Russian superstar, Eurovision songwriter and LGBT supporter Filip Kirkorov.
The winds of change are blowing in Russia, whether their politicians like it or not… let’s support them on their journey.