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Bearded transvestite wins 2014 Eurovision

Posted on May 12, 2014 by Dr. Eowyn

 

Eurovision is an annual song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries songs to determine the most popular song in thecompetition. The contest has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programs in the world. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million internationally.

Since 2009, national votes in Eurovision semifinals are a 50/50 combination of both telephone votes by the public and the votes of juries made up of music professionals.

conchita-wurst.jpg?w=500&h=313An Austrian transvestite who calls itself Conchita Wurst is the winner of the 2014 Eurovision, held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wikipedia says Conchita Wurst is the drag persona of 27-year-old Austrian singer Thomas Neuwirth.

I use the pronoun it because I am genuinely confused.

As you can see in the pic above, Wurst is dressed like a woman, has long hair and heavy eye makeup, but it also has a full moustache and beard.

As I was considering posting about Wursts win, I thought to myself:

You must try to be impartial. Maybe those voting used admirably strict criteria of merit, that is, how well the contestants sang. Despite its bizarre appearance, Wursts singing must be so superlative that the public and professional juries conferred the award on it.

But as you can hear for yourself, thats not the case. By no stretch of the imagination can one say that Wursts singing is stellar.

The conclusion, therefore, must be that Europeans selected Conchita Wurst precisely because it is a bearded transvestite.

Im reminded of the cultural decadence of the Weimar Republic.

Historians say the rise of Nazism in Germany in part was a reaction to and revulsion toward Weimars societal depravities. The irony, of course, is that the replacement was even worse.

So too in our time, there will be a backlash against the cultural corruption around us. Lets hope the backlash to come wont be a Nazi-like jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

 

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The Eurovision demonstrates two things.

 

Firstly, why the European Union doesn't really work. Everybody just votes for/against their neighbor.

 

Secondly there are some things on this planet that only really make sense if you're very very drunk.

 

I fear you may be taking it a little too seriously.

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And here I was going to say "Bearded Transvestite? That's a great name for a band."

 

...then I was like "Oh, you actually meant a real live bearded transvestite? Never mind." :rofl:

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And here I was going to say "Bearded Transvestite? That's a great name for a band."

 

...then I was like "Oh, you actually meant a real live bearded transvestite? Never mind." :rofl:

 

:rofl2:

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A transvestite with the name of "wurst" (sausage)?

 

I disbelieve. Are you sure this wasn't published by The Onion?

Ha! Right?!

But my friend actually watched the finale when she travelling Europe. She confirmed it.

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just to add a little seriousness to the thread......i had the delight (well the Polish entry was good....to look at!) of watching the contest and this was one of the stand out songs....the guy/chick (whatever) can actually sing live too.

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just to add a little seriousness to the thread......i had the delight (well the Polish entry was good....to look at!) of watching the contest and this was one of the stand out songs....the guy/chick (whatever) can actually sing live too.

 

I wonder, after singing and if he/she has to pee, which room should be fitting ? Ladies or Gents ?

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Apparently, most of the 'public vote' had the Poles coming in (fnarr!) at number one ... I can't imagine why :)

 

As for Conchita Wurst ... when not in drag, s/he goes by the name of Thomas ... apparently, he was in some sort of boy band a few years back. Yes, he's a drag act ... yes, he's stolen his 'act' from the Blackadder episode where Baldrick dresses as a bridesmaid ("Like the beard, bridesmaid - gives me something to hang on to!") ... but, hey, the song wasn't bad ... and s/he had the balls (pardon the pun) to get up on stage in front of millions ...

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