‘Conchita Rockt Amadeus‘ 13-part video series kicks off today with ‘Song des Jahres‘ category
Austrian singer Conchita, aka Tom Neuwirth, is hosting the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards this month for the first time. An honor for her but, something she is so damned good at, this year’s awards show should be far more interesting than normal.
But, not content to just show up and host the awards show, Conchita, or in this case Tom Neuwirth as it was his idea, decided to put together a series of 13 videos for her YouTube channel.
Videos that will take a look at the nominated artists in each of the 13 Amadeus awards categories, while Conchita gives her ‘5-cents opinion’ on them.
The drawback to the majority of Conchita’s fans is the videos are in German, and don’t come with subtitles. So what she says about the artists in these 13 categories — well, your guess is as good as mine.
Then again, the videos are filmed for the Austrian market, as Austrians are the vast majority of those that will watch the awards.
That being said, most of the time someone does come up with subtitles eventually, and so each video will likely end up with them. Until then, if you don’t speak German, you get to watch Conchita, and guess at what she’s saying.
So, let’s get down to it.
Conchita rockt Amadeus Video #1 – Song Des Jahres (Song of the Year)
The first video in the series, released today, is Conchita watching the five videos for the Song Des Jahres (Song of the Year) category. It features Bilderbuch, Wanda, Pizzera & Jaus, RAF Camora and Ina Regen.
Bilderbuch with ‘Bungalow‘ — With this one we learn, if the video has a half-naked guy in it, or even one that is remotely attractive, Conchita’s mind has already wandered off into places unknown. This theme reoccurs through various other parts of her video as well.
Well…I could have told you that already.
Wanda with ‘Columbo‘ — The first time I snorted with laughter while watching Conchita’s video was when she got to Wanda.
Wanda is one of the most popular indie pop bands in Austria at the moment. Conchita has apparently been calling the lead singer Michael Marco Fitzhum, aka Marco Michael Wanda, ‘Markus’ for I don’t even know how long.
I’m guessing cute-ish, beard, nice enough body — “Markus, Marco, whatever:” 🙂 🙂 🙂
Pizzera & Jaus with ‘Eine ins Leben‘ — The first 2 seconds of the video. Literally an average looking guy with a beard, who looks no different than most of the men in Austria, blowing into a mic.
“So sexy”, mutters Conchita to herself, and then covers her face with her hands in shame.
Yep, the girl has a one-track mind.
RAF Camora with ‘Primo‘ — Let’s hope Conchita hasn’t met this guy yet because, if she has, RAF Camaro was apparently his name.
She also gets into hip hop just about as much as I do from the bemused look on her face through part of the video.
That fact is compounded even more when she looks at the view count on the video and exclaims ‘Sechsundzwanzig Millionen views (26 million views) — Are you kidding me?” .
Nope, Conchita, I don’t understand it either.
Ina Regen with ‘Wie a Kind‘ — This artist and this song, of course, is the one Conchita hopes will win the Song des Jahres category at the Amadeus Awards. You can’t really blame her.
Because Ina Regen is a close friend of Conchita’s as, before going solo late last year with her very successful debut single release ‘Wie a Kind‘, Ina was one of Conchita’s backing singers.
Their relationship even goes back as far as when Conchita entered Austria’s National Final in a bid to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest, 2012, and then came in second.
Ina was right there with her on stage at the time, singing backing vocals.
And, of course, watching Conchita watch Ina Regen’s video for ‘Wie a Kind‘ is my favorite part of the video. Because here is what I love about Conchita more than anything else.
More than how talented she is, her incredible voice, how much she makes me laugh and how beautiful she/he is in every respect, including inside where it matters the most.
Her loyalty to friends. Her gratefulness for everything they have done for her, and so her willingness to support them in everything they do.
Because you honestly do not get many people like Conchita/Tom Neuwirth. People who love their friends as much as they love their family, and who are so fiercely loyal to them it almost hurts. Especially someone at the level of fame Conchita is currently at.
But here is what I have loved, and found fascinating about her, since the moment I first heard about Conchita the day after she won Eurovision.
A large percentage of people who have been bullied as much as Tom Neuwirth was when he was a child have problems trusting people for the rest of their lives. They often ‘armor up’, close themselves off and keep others at a distance.
Not Tom Neuwirth. Not with the people who are close to him.
Because with them, his heart is not ‘on his sleeve’, it is outside his body beating for all to see. And that, that takes a special kind of courage few people ever have.
The courage to love someone almost more than it is possible to love, even though so many have hurt him in the past.
So, as much as Conchita with her hairy chest, flat shoes, minimal make up, and pretty much boy-with-a-wig-and- lashes-slapped-on’ identity at this point is not what I fell in love with, no matter who she/he becomes, it is that one thing that will always make me admire this amazing person.
Because how could you not love someone beyond words who is that f*cking brave, and that g*ddamn open.
As for Ina Regen — she is the one Conchita is rooting for the whole way to the finish of ‘Song Des Jahres‘, as she has already declared her to be a “great artist” and to have “the best song”.
Followed by a message to everyone other than Ina — “Think of you as winners. Except those that do not win”. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Watch Conchita’s first video in her new ‘Conchita rockt Amadeus‘ YouTube series below. She is uploading a new video every day for the next 12 days, so we do have a lot to look forward to.
Conchita’s ‘Conchita rockt Amadeus‘ video series was created by Tom Neuwirth, produced by André Karsai, and edited by Peter Schreiber. The ‘Amadeus‘ music intro was arranged by edo.
The Amadeus Austrian Music Awards will be held on April 26th and, if you are a Conchita fan, you can expect to see a whole helluva lot of her. Yay!