Conchita Wurst representing Austria poses with the trophy after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Grand Final in Copenhagen, Denmark, 10 May 2014. Austria won this year's Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Rise Like a Phoenix' sung by bearded drag queen Conchita
Conchita Wurst representing Austria poses with the trophy after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Grand Final in Copenhagen, Denmark, 10 May 2014. Austria won this year's Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Rise Like a Phoenix' sung by bearded drag queen Conchita EPA/FLINDT MOGENS / POOL DENMARK OUT

Eurovision 2014: Austrian transvestite, raunchy milk maids

AUSTRIAN transvestite performer Conchita Wurst has been named the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

The voting was paused before the end of the contest to announce that Wurst had become the outright winner with so many points she could not be caught by runners up, The Netherlands.

Austria finished with 290 points, with The Netherlands in second and Sweden in third.

On accepting the trophy, she said: "This is for all those who believe in the future of peace and freedom - you know who you are. You are unity and you're are unstoppable."

Wurst, real name Tom Neuwirth, had received negative comments from a minority of eastern Europeans calling for the Austrian entry to be withdrawn from Eurovision.

Russian politician Vitaly Milonov, one of the architects of the country's gay propaganda law, called Wurst a "pervert" and labelled the competition a "hotbed of sodomy".

But fans took to Twitter to praise the performer, comparing her song "Rise Like A Phoenix" to a Shirley Bassey ballad or a Bond theme tune.

Many tweeted in favour of Wurst's set, expressing their support for the transvestite performer.

One mother tweeted: "I am so glad that my kids live in an era where it is Conchita and not Hitler that represents Austria in Europe."

Others were quick to compare the singer's looks to Jesus, X Factor runner-up Rylan and Tulisa Contostavlos.

Wurst, real name Tom Neuwirth, had received negative comments from a minority of eastern Europeans calling for the Austrian entry to be withdrawn from Eurovision.

Russian politician Vitaly Milonov, one of the architects of the country's gay propaganda law, called Wurst a "pervert" and labelled the competition a "hotbed of sodomy".Wurst responded to the criticism before the competing, saying: "I can only say [to them] 'Thank you for your attention!' If this is only about me and my person, I can live with it.

"I'm just a singer in a fabulous dress, with great hair and a beard."

The Polish entry featuring a group of raunchy milk girls

Each year there is always plenty of skimpy outfits and raunchy if cringeworthy performances.

This year's prize for the most sexy-bizarre Eurovision entry goes to Poland's Donatan and Cleo with their song 'My Slowianie - We Are Slavic'.

The women dressed in low-cut milk maid outfits paired with short tartan skirts suggestively churned butter and poured water in buckets as they threw come hither looks at the camera coupled with some lower lip biting. Miley Cyrus would be proud. 

Ukraine's giant hamster wheel

You can't make this stuff up. The most impressive stage performance of the evening came from Ukraine's Mariya Yaremchuk with her song 'Tick Tock'. Ukraine kicked off the Eurovision with a man in a giant hamster wheel.


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