Eurovision star Conchita Wurst brings her orchestral show to the UK for the first time, with the BBC Concert Orchestra. With guests BETSY and Mica Paris. From the London Palladium.
The phenomenal Conchita Wurst performs for BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night in this special concert recorded at the iconic London Palladium.
Born Tom Neuwirth in Styria, Austria, Conchita became an international sensation when she won Eurovision in 2014. Now she brings her spectacular orchestral show to the UK, for the very first time. Accompanied by the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by the acclaimed conductor Wilhelm Keitel, and incorporating her own rock band and special guests, BETSY and Mica Paris, Conchita will present her favourite divas' songs, which have always been a source of inspiration for her.
Tonight's show includes a performance of Prince's, 'Purple Rain' that was greeted by a standing ovation, a barnstorming finale with Conchita's Eurovision hit, 'Rise Like A Phoenix' and the hilarious story of Conchita's hope to become Mrs Ricky Martin ... This is an evening like no other, full of excitement, drama and glamour!
First broadcast in May 2018