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11/05/2014 05:47 BST | Updated 14/05/2014 07:59 BST

Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Austria's ‘Bearded Lady' Conchita Wurst Wins And Delights Fans On Twitter

Eurovision fans took to Twitter to congratulate Austria’s Conchita Wurst following her win on Saturday night.

The drag act received plenty of attention ahead of the contest and was also named as one of the acts the UK entry Molly Smitten-Downes was most worried about.

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Conchita represented Austria

Plenty of fans shared their joy at Conchita’s win, including a number who saw a more serious side to Conchita’s win.

“Conchita proves gender variance is OKAY and that there are places we're moving to as a society and that's hugely important,” wrote one, while another posted: “Conchita literally shows everyone that you don't have to be like everyone else to succeed in this world. Being yourself is good enough!”

The UK’s 17th place finish also pleased Eurovision fans, despite the fact Molly Smitten-Downes had been tipped to win.

“Well done Molly! 40 points and a cake will do for me,” wrote ‘Hollyoaks’ actor Kieron Richardson, while another Twitter user joked: “If Molly had a beard we would have won”.

A number of other Twitter users also congratulated Conchita:

Spain’s Ruth Lorenzo - also a hot favourite to do well in the contest - finished in tenth place with 74 points, while Russia received 89 points, putting them in seventh place.

Watch Conchita's performance here...

Eurovision 2014 Winner: Conchita Wurst

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