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Conchita describes overwhelming Eurovision win

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst spoke of an overwhelming "gold shower" during the moment the result was announced.

The bearded drag queen told a press conference after the win: "I was crying the whole time and suddenly there came this gold shower, this flitter, and I said to my agent Rene - 'say it - did I win?' and he said 'yes you did'!"

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Conchita Wurst's winning song 'Rise like a Phoenix'

Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a

grandiose James Bond-theme-like ballad "Rise Like a Phoenix", before an international TV audience of around 180 million people in 45 countries.

Wurst, sporting high heels, butterfly eyelashes and a full beard, won the competition, defeating the Netherlands' modern country duo The Common Linnets.

It was Austria's first victory since 1966. The contest has been held every year since 1956.

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Austria's Conchita Wurst wins the Eurovision song contest

Austria's Conchita Wurst has won the Eurovision song Contest.

Conchita spoke to the crowd tonight saying: "This night is dedicated to everyone to believes in the future of peace and freedom. We are unstoppable air punch"

Conchita Wurst, representing Austria wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Credit: Reuters

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