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WATCH: Conchita Wurst’s new video ‘Heroes’

Joseph McCormick November 21, 2014
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Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has released the video for her new single ‘Heroes’, the first she has released since winning Eurovision this year.

The video, which stars Wurst wearing a veil and a wedding gown, a dress seemingly inspired by Jesus and cradling a child, also features a sinister-looking character who also bears a slight resemblance to Russian President Vladimir Putin. among a gang of other bad guys.

One Russian MP said Wurst’s Eurovision victory signified “the end of Europe,” and following her victory, Russia developed plans to revive a Soviet era Eurovision rival as a ‘family friendly’ alternative, but the idea was quietly dropped this summer.

The Austrian singer – who took home the crown at Eurovision in May despite a homophobic backlash across Europe – has recently completed a string of high-profile engagements, performing a set in early October at the European Parliament in Brussels, as part of a non-discrimination event.

She is also now signed to Sony Music Austria, and is currently working on a full-length album.

This weekend, the singer released her first track since Rise Like a Phoenix – unsurprisingly another power ballad, titled Heroes.

It comes after former Eurovision commentator Terry Wogan sparked controversy by claiming that Wurst had turned Eurovision from a “farce” to a “freak show”.

Related topics: Austria, Conchita Wurst, Europe, eurovision, heroes, putin, Vladimir Putin, Wurst

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