A Drag Queen with a Full Beard is 2014’s Eurovision Champion. Wait–What?

Over 120 million people tuned for the finals of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest and saw Conchita Wurst declared the winner.

In case you’re unaware, this is the alter-ego of Thomas Neuwirth, a 25 year-old drag queen from Austria who doesn’t see the point in shaving.  With a winning margin of 290 points, it wasn’t even close.

Read more about Eurovision 2014 here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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