Austria's Conchita Wurst wins the Eurovision song contest

Austria's Conchita Wurst has won the Eurovision song contest, winning the prize for the first time since 1966. Britain's hopeful Molly Smitten-Downes came 17th.

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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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