An Austrian Drag Queen Shows How Europe Can Work

Like hundreds of millions of others, I watched the hilarious Eurovision Song Contest Saturday, in its 59th year.
It's not over until the bearded drag queen sings. Conchita Wurst attends a May 11 press conference after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Photographer: Moni Fellner/Getty Images

Like hundreds of millions of others, I watched the hilarious Eurovision Song Contest Saturday, in its 59th year. For those of blissfully unaware of this “competition,” any country with vague connections to Europe offers up a rather ridiculous song, usually with some cheesy stage performance. This year's trophy was won for Austria by a bearded drag queen.

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