Conchita Wurst wants a German version of Drag Race. (WOW TV / Ragnar Singsaas / WireImage)
Eurovision songwriter Conchita Wurst shared her hopes for a German version of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The Austrian drag queen, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 with her powerful ballad “Rise like a Phoenix”, spoke of her love for Drag race in one hollywood reporter editorial.
In this high-profile article, Conchita Wurst spoke about the huge strides that have been made in LGBT + portrayal on screen.
She also praised reality TV for leading the way in allowing queer people to live their lives in an open and authentic way.
“Of course, all I care about is flirting,” Wurst wrote.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race took the world by storm. I’m the biggest fan and I’m still waiting for the call to host the German edition!
Eurovision Song Contest legend Conchita Wurst says audiences always want “new formats of drag”
Conchita Wurst said the public is always hungry for “new formats of drag”. She continued to praise Fabulous dad from Metronome Denmark, a factual entertainment series that sees fathers of drag queens play drag themselves.
“With shows like these, the television landscape will continue to expand, enticing viewers with stories and characters they’ve never seen before,” Wurst wrote.
The Eurovision winner closed her article by reminding readers that LGBT + people are still criminalized in more than 70 countries around the world.
“It is important to never let go of this fight for equality and to show our support for the community.
“We have to keep fighting and being beautiful and authentic ourselves because… that’s just what makes good TV.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race had humble beginnings when it launched in 2009, but it has since spread to many territories including the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Despite this, Germany has yet to get its own version of Drag race.
In 2019, a series called Queen of trails saw 10 queens from Germany, Austria and Switzerland compete for the title of “Queen of Drags Germany”, but the series was not officially affiliated with Drag race.