24 Ways Conchita Wurst Stole Everyone’s Hearts At Eurovision

SHE WAS THE BEST.

1. Conchita Wurst was Austria’s winning entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. And she was amazing.

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2. She’s the drag alter-ego of Thomas Neuwirth.

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3. And she’s pretty fabulous.

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4. No, seriously. Check out that sass.

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6. Her song, “Rise Like A Phoenix”, stole the show.

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7. It totally has our vote for the next Bond theme.

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8. Seriously, listen to it.

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9. Conchita first appeared on the Austrian casting show Die Große Chance in 2011.

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10. And she got to the last two in Austria’s national Eurovision finals in 2012.

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11. But this year she represented them at the finals. And totally owned it.

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15. And basically everyone in Copenhagen.

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18. The man who created Russia’s “homosexual propoganda” law called for a boycott of the competition because of her.

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19. But Conchita just wants to show the world that you can be who you want and live out your dreams.

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20. We hear you, Conchita.

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21. We hear you loud and clear.

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22. And then she won. And was completely, amazingly overwhelmed and everybody’s hearts broke a little bit.

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23. Her acceptance speech: “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.”

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24. WE LOVE YOU

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