The fictitious character Conchita Wurst was brought to life in 2011 by Austrian singer and drag artist Tom Neuwirth. As the bearded diva Conchita Wurst, the artist's first TV performance was in 2011 at the casting show "The Big Chance" on Austrian national television. With her song "Rise Like A Phoenix", Conchita won the 59th Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen in 2014. This moment was captured in time as she exclaimed in victory "We are unstoppable!" and she became an overnight sensation and de facto global ambassador for the LGBTQ-Community. Since then, her debut album was released and followed by numerous awards, gigs and TV-shows in more than 20 countries worldwide. In 2016, Conchita kicked off her first solo tour with a live band and a sold-out concert at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.