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Eurovision 2014: Conchita Wurst wins trophy for Austria

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Austria’s “bearded lady” Conchita Wurst has been crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest held in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen.

Conchita Wurst has been crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest held in Copenhagen

Conchita Wurst has been crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest held in Copenhagen

Conchita Wurst, 25, won the competition with her song, Rise Like a Phoenix, with 290 points.

Collecting her trophy Conchita Wurst said: “This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. You know who you are – we are unity and we are unstoppable.”

The Netherlands finished second with 238 points with Sweden third with 218.

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