Conchita Wurst, Austrian Drag Queen, Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Singer Conchita Wurst representing Austria, who performed the song ‘Rise Like a Phoenix,’ celebrates with the trophy after winning the Eurovision Song Contest .

The winner was picked by juries and television viewers across Europe.

The first Eurovision song contest was held in 1956 in Switzerland and over the years, the contest’s most famous winners include ABBA, Celine Dion and Johnny Logan, who won the contest three times — in 1980 and 1987 as a performer, and in 1992 as a songwriter

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