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Denmark: Drag queens go nuts for Austria's bearded lady

Denmark, Copenhagen
May 9, 2014 at 23:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Denmark: Drag queens go nuts for Austria's bearded lady

LGBT fans celebrated in Copenhagen as Conchita Wurst, the gender-neutral drag queen 'bearded lady' from Austria, made it through to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 on Thursday.

Conchita, born Thomas 'Tom' Neuwirth, performed 'Rise Like A Phoenix' at the semi-finals in the Danish capital and was the last winning contestant to be announced. Fans in the LGBT venue 'Star Factory' went wild at the news, with fellow drag queens expressing joy at seeing their community represented.

The final of the 60-year-old competition on Saturday is expected to draw 125 million viewers worldwide.

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Denmark: Drag queens go nuts for Austria's bearded lady

LGBT fans celebrated in Copenhagen as Conchita Wurst, the gender-neutral drag queen 'bearded lady' from Austria, made it through to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 on Thursday.

Conchita, born Thomas 'Tom' Neuwirth, performed 'Rise Like A Phoenix' at the semi-finals in the Danish capital and was the last winning contestant to be announced. Fans in the LGBT venue 'Star Factory' went wild at the news, with fellow drag queens expressing joy at seeing their community represented.

The final of the 60-year-old competition on Saturday is expected to draw 125 million viewers worldwide.

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