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Wurst tops iTunes chart in Russia

Tue 13 May 2014 In: International News View at Wayback

Bearded lady Conchita Wurst’s song Rise like a Phoenix is at the top of the iTunes chart in Russia after winning Eurovision. That’s happened in the face of one Russian politician calling for the contest to be boycotted, and another describing her victory as spelling “the end of Europe as a whole”. Wurst, an Austrian performer, said when she was announced the winner “I really dream of a world where we don’t have to talk about unnecessary things like sexuality, where you’re from or who you love …This is not what it’s all about.” She added: “This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom.”    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 13th May 2014 - 9:25am

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