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Posted: May 12, 2014 at 5:38 a.m.

m Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst won the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a James Bond-inspired entry that had caused a wave of protests in eastern Europe before the competition. The power ballad, "Rise Like a Phoenix," helped Wurst -- the alter ego of 25-year-old Thomas Neuwirth -- secure Austria's second victory in the competition with 290 points.

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