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Who is Conchita Wurst? Bearded Drag Queen Wins Eurovision!

Who is Conchita Wurst? Bearded Drag Queen Wins Eurovision!

Meet Conchita Wurst, the bearded drag queen who just was crowned the winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest!

The 25-year-old singer represented the country of Austria in the contest this year, which had the participation of 37 countries throughout Europe.

Conchita took to the stage for an amazing performance of the song “Rise Like a Phoenix” and she received a score of 290 to ultimately win the competition. Watch the performance below!

“This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. We are unity. We are unstoppable,” Conchita told the crowd after being announced the winner.

Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix

Click inside to watch more of Conchita Wurst‘s performances…

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Conchita Wurst – My Heart Will Go On

Conchita Wurst – Unbreakable

Conchita Wurst – “That’s What I Am”
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108 Responses to “Who is Conchita Wurst? Bearded Drag Queen Wins Eurovision!”

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  1. 1
    Gina Says:

    I’m so proud right now! Her song is great, very James Bond tune-y and she carries a great message. Congratulations Conchita!

  2. 2
    ok Says:

    The song was not my favorite but i like the fact that she won because it was a big f**k you to the homophobic a*sh*les

  3. 3
    marc Says:

    massive congratulations to Conchita and the people of Austria! AMAZING!!

  4. 4
    L Says:

    I loved the song and the act. It was pretty glorious!

  5. 5
    sdf Says:

    So he wants to look like a girl, but decided to keep the beard?

  6. 6
    MikeG Says:


  7. 7
    Nicole Says:

    First time we won the ESC since 1966!! So proud! You Go Girl!! I am from Austria! Thank JJ for posting this!! Love You!

  8. 8
    european Says:

    As a European I hate the fact that, no matter who wears it and what they want to represent, a beard wins this contest and not a song. It’s not a music contest anymore, it’s a statement contest.

  9. 9
    ....... Says:


  10. 10
    Lola Says:

    Looks like Kim Kardashian.

  11. 11
    kkk Says:

    @european: My thoughts exactly.

  12. 12
    CarrieFromBelgium Says:

    Her victory is a big finger to the homophobics!
    I voted for her and the Netherlands

  13. 13
    Mel Says:

    it’s a shame

  14. 14
    LiiL Says:

    PATHETIC! Seriously. I watched the whole show, and I have a liberal spirit too, BUT the song wasn’t as good as the big ado around this woman-man. who-knows-what?..
    There were MUCH BETTER songs, congratulation Europe. showed that can be SOOOO LIBERAL , but stupid in the same time. Think. And choose the best. Btw, this show should make with black screen and only numbers instead of country names. Then, we get a contest with justice.
    love from Hungary. 5th place!!!! fckyeaaaah

  15. 15
    annabel Says:


    The song was fab though. But it’s not purely a song contest. The whole performance is important.

  16. 16
    crusader Says:

    She won rightfully. She has an amazing voice and the song is fantastic. Netherlands were great too.

  17. 17
    Alsatian 460 Says:

    Absolutely DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!…Poor Austria.

  18. 18
    wtf Says:

    wtf is that?

  19. 19
    circusfrk Says:

    wow he was on Pee Wee’s Big Top circus movie as a freak side show back in the day. Now its a main attraction. Our world is asking for more natural disasters. Sodom & Gomorrah.

  20. 20
    Dee Says:

    To much ***** to call him a she sorry…

  21. 21
    me Says:

    haha, yeah the “tolerant” europeans. Can I take people seriously, who celebrate their “tolerance” but booed two young russian girls minutes before, because they’re russian ? NO!!!
    Conchita is not a symbol of change, she’s just a funny little freak show for the people. They bear one person in public, who’s “different” to calm their own guilty conscience. Plus, the makers know that you can make more money with a transvestite, cause the ESC is very popular in the gay community. I feel very sorry for Miss Wurst. In a few days, nobody will remember neither the songs nor the “tolerance” and everything goes on business as usual.
    Europeans saying there’s no homophobia now are as pathetic as americans saying they overcome racism cause of a black president. Just disgusting.
    User “european” is absoluteley right. That show as well as the votes are highly influenced by politics and media propaganda. Who denies that, is just plain naive.
    Still, there was one nice exception, the Netherlands. One of the few quality songs there, and they made the second place.
    But still, the whole show is just a big joke.

  22. 22
    Dutchie Says:

    Didn´t mind losing to her. She has an impressive personality, just watch her interviews. She won the press over, including the Dutch journalists, who were smitten with the way she responded to the nastyness from eastern European countries. In Russia people who are different than the standard black/white ideology are kidnapped, tortured and even murdered. In Nigeria young girls are kidnapped because girls and women are considered lesser human beings. I am proud someone stands up for intolerance in this ****** world. I´m a wheelie and have been abused in many ways by people who don´t consider me a human being because of my wheelchair. Sexual preference, disability, skin color, religion etc. it´s always the same type of people with the same type of remarks who think they are better than others because they can´t think out of their narrowminded little box mentality and sadly it way too often leads to nasty behavior.

    @European you try and sing like that. That was not an easy song and she hit every note repeatedly, also in all the pre shows she did all over Europe. There are many clips. As usual it´s easy to pick out the good singers but some of them had crappy songs to work with. Conchita had everything right, the personality, the voice and the show. It´s clear all the countries who are against people of another sexual orientation didn´t vote for her but the majority of Europe did with an overwhelming amount of points.

  23. 23
    Observation Says:

    Why do women even bother anymore? Drag queens need their own contest. Ashamed to be Austrian with this sexist garbage. Men can’t have kids, can’t menstruate, can’t suffer migraines or cramps. They are NOT women.

    “political correctness is a doctrine…. fostered by a delusional, illogical minority…… and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media; which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a **** by the clean end.”

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    looooooool Says:

    She looks like a lost Kardashian sister.
    Her song was good, but not the best. It’s a shame you have to be controversial to win these things…i feel like the west of Europe is trying to hard to be seen as “tolerant’.

  25. 25
    Lisa Says:

    @european: Exactly! He, yes it is a man, won because of what he is and what he stands for, and not for the song he performed. After tonight, this whole contest has become a joke.

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