Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Submitted by: Draculya 2 years ago in Entertainment

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Male 1,442
@drawman61: You wouldn`t. So why would gay men like a guy that looks like a woman? Drag is not a gay thing. He is not mocking anything.
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Male 3
So, a bearded lady wins the Eurovision Song Contest. And I thought the last freak show rolled out of town a century ago.
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Female 4,359
ok, wtf is the eurovision song contest? and why does this lady have a beard?
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Male 714
in the UK, and several other countries, the polish entry won the telephone vote but the judges made it so the Austrian entry won. they did this as an up your to Russia, while also pushing their own PC views.
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Male 15,187
This is the Jesse Owens of the modern era to Putin`s Hitler
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Male 13,630
Rather looks like a scrubbed up Russel Brand
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Female 595
This queen has more eloquence than most human beings I have seen. Brava Conchita!
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Male 1,421
Without gay rights opposition in both USA and Russia he would not won. It was more a finger to Russia but at the same time a clear message to countries all over..

Eurovision fans and the organization knows exactly how camp it is, that is one the main attractions. If it took itself totally seriously, it would not have stood so long so every year there are some serious ballads, some freaks, some politics and a lot of silliness.

The show itself is a demonstration of techies skill in that country, that side is totally serious and they do come up with new inventions on stage technology.. This year the forced 3D perspective cube was just awesome.

When it was in Finland, they ordered so much moving heads that there actually weren`t enough of them in the whole planet.. After the show, they sold them all and boom: every Finnish festival and event was full of moving heads... Which was absolutely awesome, no more 400 par cans to connect and haul, just 20 moving heads
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Male 1,106
So, wait. Is this a girl that looks like a dude, or a dude that looks like a girl?
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Male 7,774
I agree with Rick S, stop trying to cover all bases. All he/she missed out on was blacking his/her face.
Evileye, that makes no sense whatsoever. I am hetro meaning I am attracted by the female form and feminine qualities. Why would I be interested in a woman that looked like a man?
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Male 1,692
Comedian Eddie Izzard played the goblin king

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Male 1,692
Progress. Bravo.
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Female 6,381
Didn`t an Israeli transsexual win a few years back?
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Male 12,138
vv Top Tip: the drag actor shown below was the voice of the Goblin King in the Hobbit. Wrap your head around that.

Also, I love Eurovision. It`s a farce, but it doesn`t know it`s a farce. It`s absolutely f*cking ridiculous. Which is why I love it.
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Male 1,442
@drawman61: He is gay yes, but drag acting isn`t to do with sexuality. You jumping to think a man who dresses as a woman being a gay thing is a little offensive though. Would you sleep with a woman who looks like a man? They like men! :-P

@WorldOfJames: His name is Thomas Neuwirth and this is a drag character he made called Conchita Wurst. Transvestite is when a guy likes to wear womens clothing normally while drag is more like playing a character... Like Barry Humphries being Dame Edna Everage!



But yes, not a big deal. Good singer won so who cares!
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Male 7,031

Finally watched a clip of this person. The voice has some power, but doesn`t stand out. Stage presence/charisma is somewhat flat. The beard was a great gimmick ... and it worked. They should just have given the prize to the beard.

But, just wait. The competition will be stiff next year ...

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Male 2,100
There thing that bothers me is that the beard looks fake. Like a GI Joe beard.
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Male 2,549
Rick S, it is my understanding that Conchita is the stage persona of a guy named Tom who is a performance drag queen. The man himself seems to be content with the sex of his birth. Based on assumption, I`d say that the beard was a way of standing out.
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Male 3,327
She can sing well. I`ll give her that. But I don`t get her at all. I mean, she was born a man, and is transgender to a woman. Why the beard? Women don`t have beards. If you want to be a woman, don`t grow a beard. If you want to grow a beard, don`t be a woman.
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Male 2,549
Hmm, I haven`t heard any of the other contestants but I can`t deny that I`m impressed by what the physically sexed man behind the persona of Conchita is attempting to do (purportedly without any hormonal assistance). If voting were based on raw vocal talent alone I would be somewhat suspicious of this victory. Conchita has a powerful voice indeed though do find her range to be lacking for a female vocalist (same could be said for Britney though). I presume that judging is based upon a number of factors though including charisma, popularity, performance execution and the psychological resilience to tolerate fame with all of it`s sensationalistic scrutiny...otherwise, I`m not really sure that I know how to explain how this happened.
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Male 2,332
You`ve tried the first, now see the Wurst!
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Male 977
i don`t understand why anyone cares that much. If it`s a singing contest then why does it matter at all what they look like? Lordi won a few years back and no one cared then? It`s just a transvestite (just likes wearing the clothes, not a transsexual) with a beard, what`s the big problem? 2 points I will make though, she can definitely sing, and that is a strong beard!
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Male 113
She sings like Hedwig
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Male 7,774
I refuse to watch this ridiculous show. The voting has been rigged for years.
But this man-woman-thing is completely offensive.
Aren`t gays having enough trouble as it is being accepted into mainstream society without idiots like this making a mockery of it?
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Male 997
And on Song quality Netherlands should have won.

Conchita benefited from the Obama effect.(If I don`t vote for him im racist, this time if i don`t vote for Conchita im homophobic) It was a above average song tbh not amazing.
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Male 997
POLAND WAS ROBBED!
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Male 15,187
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