Conchita’s ‘This Is Me’ at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate — Conchita WURST’s Top 40 Best Live Performances (#22)

(#22) — Conchita Wurst performs ‘This Is Me‘ live at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate — New Year, 2018

Out of the 1,725,280 views on the video of Conchita Wurst performing ‘This Is Me‘ during New Year celebrations in Berlin, I’m guessing 100,000 of those views are mine.

Okay, slight exaggeration. But I have watched the video of that live Conchita Wurst performance more times than I have watched many others.

Today, though, I am not going to write about my thoughts of that performance — because I have already done that — in depth — here.

I am just going to say if you want to hear a song that shows you exactly who Conchita (Tom Neuwirth) is — ‘This Is Me‘ is that song.

And if you want to see a live performance of someone who has been treated poorly by so many people for so many years but that, instead of letting that abusive behavior wear him down, used it to build himself up to absolutely incredible heights — ‘This Is Me‘ is it.

Conchita’s ‘This Is Me‘ live at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on New Year, 2018 easily made it onto my Conchita WURST’s Top 40 Best Live Performances list.

Because she nails every part of this performance.

From her strong vocals throughout, to hitting those amazing high notes. From the emotions on her face and in her voice, to her powerful stage presence. From the high drama of every second of her being on that stage, to that incredibly cool outfit she is wearing.

Everything about this performance is superb.

And yes, ‘This Is Me‘ should have been written for her.

Note:  You will find #40 to #23 on my Conchita WURST’s Top 40 Best Live Performances list here

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.