NEWSFLASH: Conchita wins Eurovision
Staff reporter · 11 May 2014, 00:46
Published: 11 May 2014 00:46 GMT+02:00
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COPENHAGEN, May 10, 2014 (AFP) - Austria won this year's Eurovision Song Contest with "Rise Like a Phoenix" sung by bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst.
The 25-year-old performer, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, took the Eurovision crown in Copenhagen despite initial expectations that the eye-catching appearance would be too controversial in socially conservative countries.