Well, Conchita WON! Conchita Wurst, the onstage drag persona of Thomas Neuwirth, was the runaway winner with her performance of the ballad “Rise Like A Phoenix.” Wurst scored 290 points to become Austria’s first Eurovision winner since 1966. “For me, my dream came true. But for society it showed me that people want to move on, to look to the future. We said something, we made a statement.” Watch. It’s kind of genius and the production, lighting, camera movement and set makes American Idol look the high school talent show, it’s become.
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