Conchita's response: "When an entire nation is scared that a young gay man with a beard who likes dressing up in women's clothes is so able to sway opinion that he could bring the whole society to the brink, I can only take.
Immediately after her victory Conchita became a household name.I love the people who disdain the spectacle while tapping their feet furtively in their loungerooms.37 countries competed in the competition in million viewers tuned in for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.Good evening fellow Eurovision tragics and welcome to our "as live" coverage of tonight's final of the song contest which is already over but only just getting underway in our timezone.Rise Like A Phoenix, austria won the 2014 contest with Rise Like A Phoenix, performed by bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst.In the end you already know how the story ends be kind, not cruel, and please sit tight on the spoilers as a gesture of respect to fellow blogans and bloganistas.We all love the contest for different reasons I love it for its capacity to bring us all together in our collective moment of joyful awkwardness.
Valentina Monetta took part for the third consecutive time for San Marino and for the first time, the country qualified for the Final.
I feel like tonight we've all been cast in Inception, except the story is actually going to make sense.
The slogan for the event was #JoinUs which was an attempt by the producers to incorporate social media into the shows.After the bearded lady Conchita Wurst won in 2014, a Russian politician said: "The result showed supporters of European integration their European future - a bearded girl".To increase diversity, music industry professionals could now only take a seat in a national jury if they had not been in the jury during one of the previous two editions of the contest.The victory was headline news around the world.Additionally, the ranking submitted by each individual jury member for all shows were published right after the Final.Albania and, san Marino used 100 juries.Slogan: Join Us, qualification for the Grand Final: 26; Host denmark Big-5 germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom 10 best from.The 2014 contest was held in a former shipyard, the B W Hallerne.Titles of songs have included Boom Bang-a-bang (UK, 1969 A-Ba-Ni-Ba (Israel, 1978 Bana Bana (Turkey, 1989) and Bourn Badaboru (Monaco, 1967).I hope you've managed to avoid an unscheduled confrontation with how this story ends.The Netherlands finished in second place with Calm After The Storm performed by The Common Linnets, which became a big hit following the contest.I've been off the air all day in the hope of avoiding spoilers.Facts and figures, under new rules, the names of all jury members were announced on the 1st of May.