Austrian Drag Queen Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision Song Contest

LONDON — The Eurovision Song Contest, which played to a TV audience of more than 120 million Saturday, was won by bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst.

Wurst said: “This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. You know who you are — we are unity and we are unstoppable.”

The Netherlands’ The Common Linnets finished second, and Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen was third.

Mariya Yaremchuk of Ukraine was popular with the 11,000 strong crowd in the venue, while Russia’s Tolmachevy Sisters were booed due to their country’s aggression against Ukraine and homophobic laws.

The final of the European singing contest, which was staged in Copenhagen, featured 26 acts from across the continent. The English-language show was hosted by Pilou Asbaek, Lise Ronne and Nikolaj Koppel.

Around 1,600 journalists from more than 80 countries covered the contest.

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  1. Screw-the-wurst says:

    WHY WON? Because the young people worldwide have been tought by teachers, women and human right activists, that EVERY behavior must be acceptet and be treated as normal. Oh I have forgotten the worldwide unionization of gay and lesbian organizations and such, which of course are being given billions of $ of taxmoney from our nations, the useless EU and other good-hearted organizations who rather help gays, lesbians and other useless sheisters like these Wurst fucking he does not know if he wants to be a he or an artificial she. How SICK is all this forced understanding to the normal Joe or Jane Do, who works their asses off, so that we can raise our children which later on make their own children. Only to pay in taxes, or health care for sheisters and HIV Lovers like these folks, who only take, party and never give back to mankind? Here are the RUSSIANS AND THE ISLAM looking to me like saviors. At least they club those guys and you know what, I and many other hard working fellows would like too. Only degenerated folks applaud to such stupidity. Like they have their own agenda in doing so. He, if Wurst-Face can get away with this worldwide, I can get away with my partying, or perhaps it is then sure ok too, if I want to fuck a 10 year old, or my friends dog. Where does all this stop? Everyone who supports such unnatural behavior is guilty of SODDOM AND GOMORRA. And we will pay the price. Allah is waiting to stone you, just wait and see. We’re all damned unless we start to act like the Russians, stopp arguing and bash heads. I vote for Putin!

  2. Pat Kelly says:

    You go girl! I applaud you for your courage to stand-up before the world and be exactly who you are. Thank-you.

  3. nickp91 says:

    This was Austria’s first Eurovision win since the Eurovision 1966

  4. jean baker says:

    Conchita for ever!!!!

  5. Jason Eldritch says:

    Conchita won because her voice, song, believe and drive got her there! Be happy for her and take a moment to think about what Conchita said “This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. You know who you are — we are unity and we are unstoppable.” Those are the words of a lovely human being, accept difference not prejudice!

  6. CBDKWB says:

    The Netherlands should have won! They were much better. The only reason the drag queen won is the fact that he is a drag queen. He has been all over the news. Some countries thought it was a disgrace. Personally i think he should do whatever makes him happy.

  7. Alina Szpak says:

    Love Conchita!

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