Mallorcan singers Ricky Merino and austrian Conchita Wurst they just joined voices in a version of the classic ‘Smalltown Boy’. It is the first time that a Eurovision winner has published a single with a Spanish soloist and they present it with the following video clip:
Performed entirely in English, it represents a new record in the musical trajectory of Spanish. It is published in tribute to all those who fought for sexual freedom, in order to continue to make visible those who consider themselves “different” due to their gender or identity. : «Thank you very much for the reception you are giving to the subject. The messages that you are putting me are very nice and I read them all ».
The Austrian Tom Neuwirth and his alter ego, Conchita Wurst, is an icon for the LGTBI + community (it has come to be present in the European Parliament launching a message of tolerance and respect) since it became known worldwide as a result of its victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Since then it continues with its international career, he is currently promoting his new album, “Truth over magnitude” and presenting the talent “FameMaker” from German television.
Ricky Merino’s career after leaving OT
Ricky Merino He was one of the contestants of Operación Triunfo 2017 and after leaving the academy, he signed for Universal Music. He released his first single ‘Lie to Me’ (in whose video clip appear triumphant companions such as Nerea Rodríguez or Raoul Vázquez), who was followed ‘My way’, ‘Perfect’ and finally, ‘Beast’ with Danny Romero. Topics presented in concerts in different venues in the country and on the 3Tour tour with Raoul Vázquez and Nerea Rodríguez at the beginning of 2020.
Also in the field related to TV, he has stood out as the presenter of the musical contest “A sing!” from Netflix Spain, collaborator of “Zapeando”, intervened in “Tu cara me suena” and was part of the RTVE Play Z team with coverage of the Lisbon Eurovision Song Contest.
- The original version of ‘Smalltown boy’ by Bronski Beat :