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Thank you Denmark for hosting Austria's first Song Contest victory since 1966

12. May 2014

Congratulations! Austrian Conchita Wurst wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 at the Grand Final show in Copenhagen.

Austria's popular bearded lady, Conchita Wurst, won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night in Copenhagen. Conchita won convincingly with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix ”. She collected 290 point in a close competition with the Netherlands' “Calm after the Storm” that finished with 238 points. The Swedish favorite song “Undo” gained the third place with 218 points. Conchita had been the second favourite to win behind Sweden going in to the competition.

Collecting her trophy on stage at the end of the competition Conchita said: "This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. You know who you are.  We are unity and we are unstoppable."

It is the first time Austria has won the contest since “Merci Cherie” by Udo Jürgens in 1966.

In the days before the final Conchita visited the Austrian Embassy in Copenhagen where even the Austrian Ambassador wore a beard to honour Conchita Wurst. Enjoy our photos below and visit the Austrian Embassy on Facebook to see even more photos - look for party 1st of May in the news.

See you on 16th of May 2015 in Austria!



 

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