Drag queen winner crowned at Eurovision
May 12 , 2014
Austrian singer Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen and is now making waves. The bearded drag queen performed "Rise Like a Phoenix" and won the prize. Also, she dedicated her victory to those who believe "in a future of peace and freedom," according to media reports.
Austrian President Heinz Fischer said that her victory is special not only for the country, but also for "diversity and tolerance in Europe."
Media reports indicate that Wurst has been subjected to criticism, but she openly dismisses it.