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Conchita Wurst tops iTunes chart… in Russia

'Queen of Austria' triumped over Russian politicians and petitions who called for her removal from the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has topped the iTunes chart in Russia.

Eurovision Song Contest and drag superstar Conchita Wurst is at the top of the iTunes chart… in Russia.

Despite several lawmakers and petitions calling for her removal from the competition, it appears Russian music lovers have no problem with a bearded lady.

One politician even described Wurst winning was a sign of the ‘end of Europe’.

Wurst’s winning song Rise Like A Phoenix, taken from the official Eurovision album, is currently sitting at the top of the download chart in Russia.

Even better is the single version of the song is also at number six, at the time of writing, one place higher than Russia’s own entry into Eurovision.

The ‘Queen of Austria’ triumphed in the final of Eurovision on Saturday night (10 May), winning with 290 points.

‘I really dream of a world where we don’t have to talk about unnecessary things like sexuality, where you’re from or who you love,’ Wurst said following her win.

‘This is not what it’s all about.’

When she arrived on stage to collect her trophy, the visibly shaking singer was overcome by the audience’s reaction.

‘This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom,’ she said.

‘You know who you are. We are unity and we are unstoppable.’

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