Last night Danish capital was hosting 59th Eurovision Song Contest, which ended up with the triumph of Austrian drag-queen Conchita Wurst. Even before the show officially started Conchita was already a sensation for European public because of her extraordinary look and the message she was carrying to the contest.
Eurovision Song Contest is famous for controversial performances and charismatic characters from all around Europe. After the victory of Israeli transgender singer Dana International in 1998 in Birmingham opened the stage of the biggest European music event for LGBT performers.
Still in the current situation the success of travestie singer made more buzz in the society and the media than in 1998. Russian and Belarusian authorities, known for their conservative attitude towards LGBT people, even claimed to cut off the performance of Austrian participant from the contest broadcast.
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