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27 Responses to Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision Song Contest

  1. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    May 13, 2014 at 4:28 am
    Link: Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision Song Contest - Discuss!
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
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    May 13, 2014 at 6:12 am
    POLAND WAS ROBBED!
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
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    May 13, 2014 at 6:13 am
    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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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    May 13, 2014 at 6:14 am
    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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    badfish951 Male 70 & Over
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    May 13, 2014 at 6:25 am
    She sings like Hedwig
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2014 at 6:45 am
    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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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2014 at 6:49 am
    You`ve tried the first, now see the Wurst!
  8. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    May 13, 2014 at 6:58 am
    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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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    May 13, 2014 at 7:09 am
    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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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 13, 2014 at 7:18 am
    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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    chicagojay Male 40-49
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    May 13, 2014 at 7:19 am
    There thing that bothers me is that the beard looks fake. Like a GI Joe beard.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    May 13, 2014 at 7:29 am

    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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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1442 posts
    May 13, 2014 at 7:39 am
    @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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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 13, 2014 at 8:51 am
    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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    carmium Female 50-59
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    May 13, 2014 at 9:21 am
    Didn`t an Israeli transsexual win a few years back?
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    llaa Male 30-39
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    May 13, 2014 at 10:12 am
    Progress. Bravo.
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    llaa Male 30-39
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    May 13, 2014 at 10:13 am
    Comedian Eddie Izzard played the goblin king

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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    May 13, 2014 at 11:00 am
    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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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    May 13, 2014 at 1:41 pm
    So, wait. Is this a girl that looks like a dude, or a dude that looks like a girl?
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    CreamK Male 40-49
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    May 13, 2014 at 1:42 pm
    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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    KitFox Female 30-39
    595 posts
    May 13, 2014 at 2:08 pm
    This queen has more eloquence than most human beings I have seen. Brava Conchita!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm
    Rather looks like a scrubbed up Russel Brand
  23. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    May 14, 2014 at 12:19 am
    This is the Jesse Owens of the modern era to Putin`s Hitler
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    som-tam Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2014 at 1:29 am
    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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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    May 14, 2014 at 1:49 am
    ok, wtf is the eurovision song contest? and why does this lady have a beard?
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    Crapulous Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2014 at 2:03 am
    So, a bearded lady wins the Eurovision Song Contest. And I thought the last freak show rolled out of town a century ago.
  27. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1442 posts
    May 15, 2014 at 8:13 am
    @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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