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Eurovision Crowns a Bearded Drag Queen

Conchita Wurst's win called 'victory for tolerance'

(Newser) - The Eurovision Song Contest crowned a new winner yesterday, and she is making waves: Austrian singer Conchita Wurst—a bearded drag act who is the alter ego of 25-year-old Thomas Neuwirth—performed "Rise Like a Phoenix," won the trophy, and dedicated her victory "to everyone who believes... More »

Euro Song Contest Bars Georgia's Putin Putdown

Tune spoofing Russian PM was set for silly int'l tournament

(Newser) - A veiled Georgian attack on Vladimir Putin has been barred from this year’s Eurovision, a flashy annual international music contest, RussiaToday reports. The disco tune contains the lyrics, “We don’t wanna put in/The negative mood/It’s killing the groove,” with the words “put in” sounding... More »

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