MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014 |
Posted by: Matt Howard
Like raw milk cheeses, the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the many foreign delicacies that our fellow U.S. citizens will always be forced to peer at from the 'Merican side of the fence. Over the weekend, the contest celebrated its 58th anniversary by crowning Austria's Conchita Wurst, the singing drag character of Thomas Neuwirth, as its winner in front of about 180 million people in 45 countries. While the American media sensationalized, and its ignorant inhabitants criticized the kiss of the first openly homosexual man to be drafted by the NFL, Europe was celebrating the victory of the self-described "bearded lady" whose name translates as "Little Lady Sausage".
Enjoy a video below of the crowned queen's winning performance of "Rise Like a Phoenix", with an amazingly over-dramatic sign language interpreter.