Austria is the winning country of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest. Conchita Wurst has won the ESC with the song “Rise Like A Phoenix” with 290 points, a margin of 52 points to the second place. So the next Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 will be coming most likely from Vienna, Austria.
Austria’s last victory was in 1966 with “Merci Chérie” by Udo Jürgens, so this is Austria’s second victory in history after 48 years. This is a well deserved victory considering all the discussions around her person Conchita Wurst, the beard, the gay community. At the end the song has convinced, the most outrageous performance of the night.
In the press conference Conchita uttered that she would like to host the next ESC in Vienna. Her message of love, tolerance and peace has been understood.