Austria: Conchita in high demand at RTL

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German broadcaster RTL is hoping to enlist Conchita Wurst as a new personality for their hit reality shows.

While Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst continues to tour and be a part of many international events, the popular RTL series’ Deutschland sucht den Superstar, based on the international Idol series, and Let’s Dance, based on the Strictly Come Dancing series, are vying to have the Austrian superstar become a new face for their televised programs.

According to a number of publications, RTL have already started discussions with Conchita to participate as a judge in the DSDS series as it enters its 11th edition, hoping to breathe new life into the televised singing competition. Additionally, the Let’s Dance series hopes to recruit the Eurovision winner as host for the upcoming show. Due to the timing of the Let’s Dance production, however, it would mean a heavy workload around the time of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in which Conchita will likely be involved in some capacity.

Conchita Wurst represented the Austrian nation at the Eurovision Song Contest this year in Copenhagen, Denmark, achieving a first-place victory with her power ballad Rise like a phoenix. After her victory in Copenhagen, Conchita openly expressed her willingness to host the competition in her home country. Austrian broadcaster ORF has not yet made any announcements yet, however.

Although no announcements have been made for the venue or city in Austria that will host the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria, a number of venues and cities are competing, with an announcement expected within the month.

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