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Wurst's manager drops stand-up Poier

Staff reporter · 16 Jun 2014, 15:41

Published: 16 Jun 2014 15:41 GMT+02:00

Before Wurst went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest Poier made some hurtful remarks about the singer. "If someone does not know whether he is a man or a woman, then he should be going to a psychotherapist, not the Song Contest," Poier said in one interview. He went on to call Wurst an “an artificially high-bred monster."

Berto has said he wants to focus all his energy on his new agency The Unstoppables GmbH and the career of his bearded protégé.

"I have always appreciated and respected Poier as a person and an artist, but it’s now come to a point where I am deeply disappointed and will draw a line under us working together, I don’t see that we now have a common future," Berto said in a press release on Monday.

"In the future I'll focus primarily on developing Conchita Wurst’s global career," Berto added. He said that he would like to release Wurst’s first album this year. After that they plan to work on a book about Wurst’s career and a documentary about this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

"Besides the music, fashion and TV will play a central role in the career of Conchita Wurst," Berto said .

In 2003, Poier himself participated in the Song Contest and secured sixth place with his entry. His stage act was a parody of the contest's excesses.






 

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