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Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst takes Eurovision contest

Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst is the 2014 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest.

 

Wurst represented Austria with her song Rise Like a Phoenix and emerged as the winner after a close race, with a maxim 290 points. The Netherlands took the second place with 238.

 

The victory of Tom Neuwirth, who plays the drag queen, means the contest will be held in Austria next year. (Ynetnews)