Austrian Drag Queen Wins Eurovision Song Contest
Monday, May 12, 2014
Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst has won the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with a James Bond-inspired power ballad.
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.