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Bearded Drag Queen Conchita Wurst Wins World's Biggest Song Contest

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May 11 2014, Published 11:27 a.m. ET

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The annual Eurovision Song Contest had the most unlikely of winners Saturday -- a bearded drag queen!

Thomas Neuwirth, who performs under the name Conchita Wurst, wowed the judges when he belted out Rise Like a Phoenix.

"This is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom," Wurst tearfully told the crowd.

Wearing a fashion-forward gold gown that would have made previous winner Celine Dion proud, Wurst had the audience on its feet during his emotional rendition of the James Bond -inspired song.

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