AUSTRIA WINS 2014 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

AUSTRIA WINS 2014 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Conchita Wurst on stage after her victory. Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Copenhagen, Denmark -

It was an exciting evening at the B&W Hallerne where in front of thousands of people in the arena and millions of people on TV, Conchita Wurst from Austria won the 2014 edition of Europe's Favourite TV Show with the song Rise Like A Phoenix!

What an evening it has been!! 26 wonderful acts sang their hearts out on stage, competing for the ultimate prize; the title of winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

However, there could be just one winner and that was Conchita Wurst from Austria who stormed to victory with 290 points!

Here is Conchita's performance on stage from the Grand Final:

Austria was followed by The Netherlands and Sweden with 238 and 218 points respectively.

Here are some pictures of Conchita Wurst on stage after her victory:

Conchita Wurst also won the second Semi-Final

Ahead of her victory tonight, we can also reveal that Austria won the second Semi-Final with 169 points and that the Netherlands won the first Semi-Final with 150 points.

See the full results here

See the results of the Grand Final here

See the results of the First Semi-Final here

See the results of the Second Semi-Final here

Copenhagen's message to the world - #JoinUs

Denmark and the city of Copenhagen have proven to be worthy hosts of Europe's favourite TV show with a wonderful evening of entertainment put on by host broadcaster Danmarks Radio (DR). The show was opened with a spectacular flag ceremony where the artists entered the arena one by one as their flags were projected onto the giant stage.

Tonight, we enjoyed not one, but three interval performances, starting with a look at how the Eurovision Song Contest may look in 2075! This was followed by the three hosts of tonight's show treating us to a video performance of their comical 12 Points Song.

Finally, Emmelie de Forest performed her winning song from last year, Only Teardrops, and the official song of this year's competition, Rainmaker, which she also performed together with all 26 finalists!

The broadcast was hosted by Pilou Asbæk, Lise Rønne and Nikolaj Koppel who were eager to welcome the millions of viewers to Copenhagen for tonight's show!

This is how Europe decided

The final outcome was decided by a 50:50 split between professional juries and televoting from all 37 participants. The jury votes were decided during the Jury Final last night and the televotes decided during tonight's show. The 26 finalists were made up of 20 qualifiers from the first and second Semi-Finals held on the 14th and 16th of May and six automatic qualifiers including the Big 5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and the host country Denmark.


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  • Posted on 4 August 2014 at 14:24
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 May 2014 at 18:17
    Herzliche Glückwünsche für Conchita! It was an exciting Eurovision to me. Thanks for Conchita's message of peace and freedom and for audience's support both to Conchita and to Ukraine. Here we can see everything and it was a big surprise!
    Greetings from Ukraine ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2014 at 20:37
    @ Mariola - either you are Polish (and NOT Irish) or they teach horrible English in Ireland. Why won't the REAL Mariola step out already?? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2014 at 19:49
    Congratulations on your victory! 100% deserved victory. I came up with the slogan.

    !Music is life" Vienna 2015. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2014 at 07:52
    Congrats Conchita! You're AMAZING. And come on people, this is a happy beginning for the future of the world, stop being so mean about it! I'd strongly recommend you to care more about nature than how people feel about their sexuality.
    Because that's the kind of "family value" that will bring us better tomorrows!!! Oh by the way my new motto is: I'll grow beard not hatred! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2014 at 23:54
    The reintroduction of the jury vote seems to work very well. Congratulations to the juries! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2014 at 20:38
    Question
    Why two of my posts were disappeared from here ???
    Someone did not like what I have been told about responsibility of what we are showing and what we
    teaching our children - future generation. ????
    That is that freedom which many of you try to talk ????
    Tolerance ??? I am not against gay and lesbians but they have tolerance for strait. That what Conchita did was offensive for strait woman and strait man.
    Queston to Conchita : Did u ever consider that in these way ??? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2014 at 20:14
    @igal - Your choice, men where u gonna travel I am sure nobody gonna cry after that, but it just sad that u gonna try to talk about country which u do not no. And by the way Vienna is beautiful city, do u know which places to visit down there ??? and Warszawa spelling in English is W A R S O W. ;)
    Good Luck report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2014 at 19:43
    CW's press conference yesterday made it very clear that he is just a puppet being used in order to act as a symbol of protest against Putin and to force upon Europe this positive discrimination thing. It is VERY SAD that the ESC is all about politics, nothing to do with music. It was decided beforehand that he is going to win.

    Also, I felt so sorry for the Tolmachevy Sisters when the audience booed them! It was such a primitive and outrageous thing to do! The girls have nothing to do with the politics. And these Europeans talk about tolerance. Such hypocrits. These girls can REALLY sing and such a great song. I voted for them and The Netherlands. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2014 at 19:37
    Booing at anybody is an act of hatred, which can't possibly make any change for better. I really, really, really doubt the gay men and women of Russia feel supported or loved when the 11.000 people audience booed whenever their country would score. I think the organizers should apologize to the sisters and the audience should be ashamed. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2014 at 15:18
    I am living in Austria, and was proud to represent Conchita during the Eurovision final. I only feel sad that so many people booed Russia. People MUST remember that the two girls have nothing to do with the politics. I was standing during the votes next to them and saw the two girls cry. Everybody who booed Russia during the final scoring, have shown not tolerance towards ConchitaWurst, Austria and Europe as a whole, but rather their intolerance and ignorance towards two girls which have done nothing wrong!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2014 at 14:05
    It is another link in the chain of cultural legitimization blemish in the modern world, attempt to establish new cultural norms. The process of legalization of what the Bible calls not only as an abomination is no longer news in the modern world. Unfortunately, trends in legal and cultural field are parallel paths, the certificate to that are the results of this contest. in order to win today at "Eurovision" is not enough talent and good voice, you have to abandon their nature, their identity, of their traditions. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2014 at 13:21
    Awesome winner, congratulations Conchita :)
    Europe thanks for voting for the Netherlands!! So happy with the massive support..

    As to the discussion(s) below:

    I had wished to see Poland get a better position. I am happy with the reintroduction of the jury vote a few years ago, but their influence can be too big at times. Soooo many people paying money for their votes without knowing they can never compete with (only) 5 (so called) experts?? That's unwanted! Maybe a 33% (jury) - 66% (televoting) result would be better? The Polish song was fun I thought (and i am not a heterosexual man voting for tits)..

    And why was the audience booing two Russian girls all night, when at the same time supporting a song about acceptance?? Doesn't really go together if you ask me. People seemed to do everything they could to make them feel unwanted.. Shocking, sad, and so unintelligent! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2014 at 13:13
    @Yekaterina
    Not all people voted for freak.
    Denmark, Ukraine and Romania voted for music, for beauty and for common sense.
    Armenia and FYR Macedonia for sensibility an for touching music.
    Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lihuania, Norway and Poland for TRUE music.
    Azerbaijan and Belarus for two innocent angels, 17 years aged who have represented the country with pride. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2014 at 13:03
    Totally UN-happy with the result. Conchita only won because of the social commentary and political statement he is trying to make, and not because of musical talent. Ask yourself honestly if he would have won dressed simply as a man. I think Poland got shafted because in most of Western Europe it is now considered 'demeaning' if a woman shows off her body. Netherlands and Greece were the strongest as far as musical talent with Poland/Ukraine strong runners up. report to the moderator