Austrian drag performer has moved into the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Independent reports:
Before the show, Ms Wurst hit back at critics, including Russian politician Vitaly Milonov (the author of the ban on gay 'propaganda'_, who called her a “pervert.”
“I can only say ‘Thank you for your attention!’” she told the Associated Press.
“If this is only about me and my person, I can live with it. I'm just a singer in a fabulous dress, with great hair and a beard," she added.
The nine other countries to qualify on Thursday at the show in Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen, were: Switzerland, Slovenia, Poland, Romania, Norway, Greece, Malta, Belarus and Finland.
Check out a very amusing interview with Wurst during the competition, as the host jokes about her last name and says she would like to share a sausage together later, AFTER THE JUMP...
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