Drag Queen Wins Eurovision Song Contest

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (May 10, 2014) Bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst won the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with a James Bond-inspired power ballad Saturday.

The song, "Rise Like a Phoenix," helped Wurst secure Austria's second victory in the competition Saturday.

The country also won in 1966.

The winner was picked by juries and television viewers across Europe.


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