Austrian drag queen wins Eurovision song contest - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Austrian drag queen wins Eurovision song contest

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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.

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