REPORTER: Controversial in some countries but the clear favourite with the audience ... Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst rose like a phoenix beating contestants from 26 countries to be crowned the winner of this year's Eurovision Song contest in Denmark's capital. And of course she had a message of tolerance.
PRESENTER: "Congratulations Conchita. Do you have any words at all?"
CONCHITA WURST: "I do. This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. You know who you are. We are unity and we are unstoppable."
REPORTER: The Eurovision song contest was created to foster unity in Europe after World War Two, but politics - as always - could not be kept out of the judging. And the audience booed Russia every time it was awarded a point, while Ukraine got cheers. The competition is over for another year but discussions have already started about how to celebrate next year's competition in Austria when the song contest celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Drag is the activity of dressing in clothes of the opposite sex. A drag queen is a man who dresses up in women's clothes, typically for the purposes of entertainment. Other collocations include drag artiste, drag show, and drag act. • The university rugby team went out dressed in drag to raise money for charity.