The winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst is rumoured to sing the theme song for the new James Bond film Spectre.
When asked about the rumours, Conchita said:
If I was asked, I would be in the studio the very next day recording it! If I got the chance to sing the theme to a James Bond film, I would be more than happy!
Conchita Wurst’s grandiose winning Eurovision ballad Rise like a Phoenix was to many reminiscent of previous James Bond theme songs, which may make her the ideal candidate for the role.
Conchita has previously mentioned that the 1964 Bond theme song Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey left a lasting impression on her as a child.
This would not be the first time Eurovision stars have been linked with a Bond theme song. Previous Eurovision winner Lulu, who finished in joint 1st place for the United Kingdom in 1969, sung the title song for the 1974 Bond theme The man with the golden gun. Norwegian band A-ha have also performed a Bond theme. They sung The living daylights in 1987, and lead singer, Morten Harket, went on to present the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo in 1996.
Spectre already features one Austrian star; Oscar-winning Austrian actor Christoph Waltz will play the main antagonist, and it is has also been revealed that some of the action will take place in Tyrol, in western Austria.
When asked if she would like to play a Bond girl, Conchita quickly replied:
No, that would mean nothing to me. But I would love to play a Bond villain, who fights to very end!
Spectre will be released in cinemas in Autumn 2015.
Conchita Wurst won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest for Austria with her song Rise like a Phoenix with 290 points.