It’s still an unbelievable situation for Conchita Wurst. Since Saturday night she is the new winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. It has been expected, but nobody believed that there will be enough points to become number one.
Thanks to the televoters in the Eastern European countries and the new transparency of the results, the Europeans seem to be open and tolerant and the deserved victory for Conchita could become reality.
Thousands of fans welcomed Conchita on her arrival at the Vienna airport on Sunday. There media echo was very positive in Austria and a lot of former Austrian ESC singers congratulated Conchita for the fabulous victory such as Udo Jürgens, Global Kryner, Gary Lux, Eric Papalaya and many more. Even Lady Gaga uttered that Conchita is the completion of herself. The Austrian prime minister was one of the first persons with his congratulations.
Only in Russia the feedback was negative. The cultural ministers of the conservative party want Russia to withdraw from the ESC. But the Russian public liked the Austrian entry and so Russia had to give 5 points to Austria, despite of the conservative climate.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!