The United Kingdom’s Molly went hippy. Romania’s Paula Seling & Ovi worked a hologram. Poland’s Cleo and her dancers flashed a bit of cleavage. And Russia’s Tolmachevy Sisters balanced on a see-saw. But in the end European voters and a professional jury handed victory to Austria’s Conchita Wurst with Rise Like A Phoenix. “This is for everyone who believes in a future of peace and unity,” she said on stage just before her encore. “We are unstoppable.”

You can see the complete results below. What do you think? Did the best song win?

Eurovision 2014: Grand Final Results

  1. Austria 290
  2. Netherlands 238
  3. Sweden 218
  4. Armenia 174
  5. Hungary 143
  6. Ukraine 113
  7. Russia 89
  8. Norway 88
  9. Denmark 74
  10. Spain 74
  11. Finland 72
  12. Romania 72
  13. Switzerland 64
  14. Poland 62
  15. Iceland 58
  16. Belarus 43
  17. UK 40
  18. Germany 39
  19. Montenegro 37
  20. Greece 35
  21. Italy 33
  22. Azerbaijan 33
  23. Malta 32
  24. San Marino 14
  25. Slovenia 9
  26. France 2

Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)

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Azeri'N
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Azeri'N

Well Done ,Conchita…..you deserved….However Belarus and Armenia created propaganda against you,You could win.However Aram MP3 raved about you,it wasn’t matter….It is a song contest not contest for personal life….Rise Like A Phoenix deserved 1ST..

Roudolf Chow
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Roudolf Chow

DISCUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Luci
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Luci

@Dilara what a great way for showing your level of intelligence, please keep commenting.

dilara
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dilara

vivi shut up GAYMENIA i have wrote where is GAYMENIA not armenia are you GAYMENIA h ah ah aha ha lol dude

vivi
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all propoganda about Aram and Conchita made Azerbajgan and and dont be so hypocratical you are the most homophobe nation and you hate Conchita haha al smart pl know it

Dilara
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Luci stupidessssssssssssss

Ellypso Waratahs
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@Darren – Truly touched U would see the withdrawal of one of the Big 5 as negative for the ESC. Sure it would be because these 5 countries (UK? France, Italy, Spain, Germany) has got their specific status because of their huge financial support to make the dream come true for every artist who attends the competition and the show go on year by year. Any other country does not give as much money as they do. This is a main question to tell other participants when they let jealousy take their heart as Turkey did in 2013 as often… Read more »

Luci
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Luci

@Dilara, ARMENIA is here so you can shut up.
We’re very very very proud of Aram!!

Congrats to Conchita and Austria! The biggest dissapointment for me was the UK’s low ranking, it was one of my favourite’s! But I hope the Robbie Williams rumours are true, would love that.

Ryanireland
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Ryanireland

I have to laugh at these countries supposedly going to withdraw. I say let them, Greece is just mad cos of their poor showing, so what get over it. Rise up is catchy dance tune, but the vocals on the night were awful!! Azerbaijan welcome to the real world, it’s about time they realised that you just can’t send any old thing and expect top 5. Her vocals too were awful and the song was poor. Pull out, off ye go and to name a few others Russia Belarus etc. Show the world what ye really think or what your… Read more »

Marcelo N
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Well, some afterthoughts upon reading the various comments and stances, here and upon previous postings: – Whoever would like to withdraw/skip a year or two is more than welcome to do so (participating countries and individual followers alike); – Yes, the so-called “gimmicks” still get votes, but this beard was a statement beyond a “gimmick” thought up for the ESC stage; – Uncalled-for dance when irrelevant, XL hair/shoes/XS dresses/the excess of glitter/dizzying lights/indoor fire-fireworks (oh I could go on and on) are also “gimmicks” and I don’t see many people hating all that; – Azerbaijan got a real placing (though… Read more »

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Word from OikoTimes is that GREECE might be one of the countries considering withdrawal from Eurovision 2015:

http://oikotimes.com/2014/05/12/greece-seriously-thinking-to-withdraw/

Himela
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Himela

Well I didn’t see any weird changes after Dana International or Lordi won. Still after that we had normal contestants and winners. The reason Conchita had to be like this was to pass the message that if we would like to do something crazy like being a woman with beard we should be FREE to do so, without people judging us for our choice (of course without hurting anyone). It’s not cool. It’s something that had to be self explanatory but it’s not cause people like to judge others than themselves cause it’s easier. Conchita is free to be the… Read more »

Eugene UK
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Eugene UK

This was Robbie William’s reaction today, I have to say I agree with the “brilliant crap” comment. “The world famous singer Robbie Williams has thrown his name into the running for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. At a concert in Herning in Denmark, held yesterday, Robbie congratulated the country for hosting an excellent show and spoke of his admiration for winner Conchita Wurst, “It was the damn beard that did it, but it was brilliant crap. You, young people might not understand it, but in my age, you appreciate brilliant crap”, Robbie said. Robbie Williams, who could potentially represent the… Read more »

Igglepiggle
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Igglepiggle

The best Eurovision ever. For me Austria, Finland, Norway, Poland & Switzerland.
Loved the staging and lighting, just so excellent.

dilara
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dilara

where is GAYMENIA are they were died? ha ha ha a

C
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C

Regardless of Conchita’s glamorous and controversial career, the Eurovision Song Contest has proven become a European platform for affirmation of “positive discrimination”. Be gay-friendly or not, the song was nothing special reminding me of Celine Dion’s European enterprise in the late 1990s.I just couldn get warmed up by the song. She/he could sing well but the song is below the average, let’s face it. I am thinking of the Dutch entry a lot better than the Austrian winner. Combining gay-friendly music professionals in music industry with the flood of gay-friendly televoting, the result has been imminent.I knew from the beginning… Read more »

MTD
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MTD

@Timselvision

“No neighbour voting, no block voting (except for Russia, Azerbaijan and Belarus).”

You seem to be a little bit hypocritical, don’t you? It’s bad when these countries do it, it’s totally fine when Sweden-Denmark-Norway are doing it. Europe, tolerance, hah!

Robyn
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Robyn

It’s not like Eurovision is just getting more and more liberal and won’t stop until the show becomes a big gay makeout session and conservative Eastern European countries withdraw in disgust. Eurovision varies from year to year. From Greece to Serbia to Russia to Finland – every host country is different and brings its own style to the events. The last two years have been quite liberal, but I expect things will be much different next year in Austria, which is nowhere near as liberal as the Scandinavian countries.

Julian
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Julian

Until this year Eurovision had a relatively good name in Central and Eastern Europe. It is an EBU event and the national televisions have more audience here than they have in the West. But now it becomes widely branded as a “freak show” and we will probably soon have comments of it “UK style” mocking all contestants. It is to some extent the Conchita Wurst winning factor but I think this is just a convenient pretext. Most of this rebranding is most probably due to all that booing. Though nobody will recognize it.

Ranting Ruby
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Ranting Ruby

You have to be impressed with Conchita’s vocal performance, especially as she stood stock-still with no dancers, props or backing vocalists to help her out. So many other singers gave disappointing performances (Aram MP3, Carl Espen, Andras Kellay-Saunders, Paula and Ovi), but she nailed it. Gracious in victory, composed, humble and charming to all interviewers, and looking a hell of a lot better than most of the other women in a dress, Conchita is a true pioneer who deserves the win for sheer guts and professionalism. True, female impersonation doesn’t usually include a beard, but then it’s about time Eurovision… Read more »

D
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D

@Dhani, Oikotimes is an extremely unreliable source so I wouldn’t believe that. Anyways, even if it was true it would no way be Belarus since they indirectly confirmed their 2015 participation when they said Alexander Rybak will help find their entry. I’m happy for Conchita and Austria but I don’t think she really deserved to win. The songs from Sweden (not being biased), Finland, Netherlands, Hungary, and the UK were all better than Austria’s. Really surprised with Molly, the flop of the year. I heard there were technical problems during her performance in many countries including Germany and Lithuania so… Read more »

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Dhani, Darren: I wouldn’t be surprised if Azerbaijan is one of them, especially after getting clobbered last night. Russia, quite probably, especially after inviting quite a bit of hostility at this year’s (not really the twins’ faults). I’m thinking the French might walk, after a shockingly embarrassing outcome, going home nearly broke (2 pts.), which might force them to reassess how they select their entry and what they send. The 4th one, I think, is going to be Israel. I’ll bet they are now thinking that, no matter who and what they send, they can’t catch a break at all.

marinek
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marinek

R.I.P.EUROVISION
THAT WAS IT.MANY COUNTRIES WILL LEAVE.COUNTRIES OF NORTH AGAINST POOR COUNTRIES OF SOUTH.SPAIN ITALY GREECE MALTA PORTUGAL SO UNDERESTIMATED!
AUSTRIA-OLD FASHIONED (BUT THEY HAVE MONEY TO HOST EUROVISION)
THE NETHERLANDS-EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE (POLICE)
SWEDEN-WRECKING BALL(MILEY CYRUS)
OK.THAT’S EUROVISION-SO OLD FASHIONED!

Robyn
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Robyn

Here’s something – Conchita won because thousands and thousands of straight people voted for her, along with gay people. Also – I’m not too bothered by the rumour of some countries supposedly threatening to pull out. If there’s any truth to it, surely they would talk with the EBU first and voice their concerns, rather than just a “screw you guys – I’m outta here” hissy fit. Personally – I’d like to see a return to the top-10 jury ranking only, because the full ranking system seems too open to spiteful positioning in the last place. I’d also like to… Read more »

Himela
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Himela

Congratulations Conchita. Your song touched me a lot.

beccaboo1212
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WWWWHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?????

Darren
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Darren

@Dhani
I have a feeling the 3 countries will be Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. As for the Big 5, it could be either France of United Kingdom.
I would be all for those 3 countries going as they bring nothing to eurovision yet still manage to get respectable results. But, I would hate to see a big 5 member leave the eurovision. Hope that report is just a rumour

Dhani
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OFF TOPIC: FOUR COUNTRIES WILL ANNOUNCE THEIR WITHDRAWAL TOMORROW! ONE OF THEM IS A BIG 5 MEMBER!

http://oikotimes.com/2014/05/11/teaser-four-countries-furiously-withdraw/

I guess Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus and UK! (Maybe france)

Woz
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Woz

“Rise like a Phoenix” never was one of my favourite songs this year. But Conchita CONQUERED and RULED. Now I can’t agree any more with the result. Which rises the question: how didn’t ANYONE see that coming? Certainly not the Wiwi team, but not the eurofans either. It was all about Sweden, Armenia, Hungary and UK. And Spain, Ireland or Israel when it was about black horses. But never The Netherlands or Conchita. I gotta be missing something with The Netherlands. So not my cup of tea. This year has proven to be the dawn of acts like Romania, Greece… Read more »

Tha
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Tha

I’m sorry, but Rise Like a Phoenix never was one of my favorite songs. I didn’t liked at all, but anyway, congratulations Conchita. I’m a little sad that my biggest favorites didn’t end so well (except The Netherlands, yay! they were in my top 5 since the song was released) Finland end in 11th Switzerland in 13th UK in 17th (my winner) Montenegro in 19th and Slovenia in 25th (with only 9 points coming from their neighbors, the same thing happened with Estonia last year). Estonia and Israel wasn’t even in the Final !! Finland and Switzerland had better results… Read more »

Timselvision
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Timselvision

I´ve got the feeling that this voting was really… real! No neighbour voting, no block voting (except for Russia, Azerbaijan and Belarus) but just REAL stuff. I laughed so hard when I saw Azerbaijan at the bottom afte hearing thousands of times that they were the greatest country ever with their instruments and stuff… the performance live really sucked. It´s still in MY top 10, so I think it´s a bit underrated, but still, I laughed my ass off. Greece really suprised me. Their live performance really should´ve been in the top 10! AND THE NETHERLANDS OMG xD We were… Read more »

nikoletta papadopoulou
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Greece is the best.Greece is fantastic.Unhappily that winner is Conchita.I don’t like her song.

kaden
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kaden

Looking back at the previous winners of ESC….. 2002: Latvia won because of the dance/clothes change during the performance (gimmick) 2003: Turkey won because of the dance routine & belly dancing (gimmick) 2004: Ukraine won because of the warrior princess act, whips and costume (gimmick) 2005: Greece won because of the fake violin they made in the performance, half naked men, and zorba dancing (gimmick) 2006: Finland won because of the hellish costumes (gimmick) 2008: Russia won because of the violinist and ice skater (gimmick) 2009: Norway won because of the fiddle that he played (gimmick) 2013: Denmark won because… Read more »

kaden
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kaden

I’m surprised with the results this year…. but not shocked

Because I voted for Malta, Netherlands and Austria during the televote time.

And then UK awarded:
8 points to Netherlands
10 points to Malta
12 points to Austria

MY TOP 3!!!!

Thiefo
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Thiefo

What a great year! I’m so happy for the results. Ukraine and Spain in the top 10, Sweden and Hungary in the top 5. Switzerland and Iceland didn’t do bad either. Also the first qualification from both Montenegro and San Marino. And of course Conchita winning! On the other side, the surprises were Greece and UK not doing as good as it was expected, also the first time Italy and Azerbaijan are not in the top 10. Conchita’s winning shows how much work still needs to be done in the world, looking at the reaction all across the media is… Read more »

redarrow
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@ fatima the judjes points placed malta in 6th place .. shure because they know exactly what real music means they are experts ,, after the televoteing malta placed 23rd place of course because we have no nieghbours .. the only think at the moment iam thinking of maybe next year we send our chiara or ira losco with a beard ..

Axie
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Axie

The jury-only results:
1. Austria – 224
2. Sweden – 201
3. The Netherlands – 200
4. Hungary – 138
5. Armenia – 125
6. Malta – 119
7. Finland – 114
8. Azerbaijan – 108
9. Norway – 102
10. Denmark – 85
11. Spain – 83
12. Ukraine – 78
13. Russia – 70
14. Germany – 61
15. Iceland – 59
16. United Kingdom – 52
17. Romania – 51
18. Belarus – 50
19. Greece – 49
20. Montenegro – 48
21. Italy – 37
22. Switzerland – 27
23. Poland – 23
24. Slovenia – 21
25. San Marino – 16
26. France – 5

tl;dr: The Queen of Austria still wins. Haters gonna hate.

Rashad
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Rashad

It was a well-deserved victory. I’m happy for Conchita. I just checked the results. It seems like Azerbaijan actually gave 8 points to Austria in the tele-voting yesterday night, but the jury lowered it down to 1.
I’m sure Vienna will do a great job next year.
I’m a little sad for Dilara, but happy that Azerbaijan was out of top 10 this time. I hope it will encourage the ITV to send a locally-made song next year.

Raisa Georgsdottir
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Raisa Georgsdottir

For all those who are mentioning the word gay, why don’t you take a little trip to the previous century and stay there. Rise like a phoenix was not great. It was amazing!! Stop commenting on country or appearance or labels. Or didn’t you listen to Iceland’s song properly….. no prejudice, right? Austria’s Conchita’s song was clearly the best and I think we should all be glad that Europe has voted the best song winner. Let’s all congratulate Conchita, the song deserved to win and the fact that it actually did win, has made this Eurovision contest edition the best… Read more »

EUROFAN MEXICO
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DESDE MEXICO ME DA RISA COMO APARENTE MENTE ALGUNOS SE QUEJAN DE QUE GANARA UN GAY LA COMPETENCIA SI ESTE FESTIVSAL ESTA SOPORTADO Y APOYADO Y CON VIDA GRACIAS A NOSOTROS, PERO EN FIN EL PAIS QUE NO QUIERA PARTICIPAR EL AÑO SIGUIENTE POR ESAS RAZONES PUES QUE NO VAYAN, EL MUNDO NO PUEDE RETROCEDER EN LA IGUALDAD DE DERECHOS, PUES DESPUES DE ELLO QUE SIGUE, QUE PROHIBAN QUE PERSONAS CON COLOR DE PIEL OBSCURO NO SUBAN AL ESCENARIO, POR DIOS, ABRAMOS LOS BRASOS COMO FENIX Y VOLEMOS HACIA LA LAIBERTAD Y LA PAZ. QUE DIOS LOS BENDIGA A TODOS… Read more »

carl of U.S.A
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carl of U.S.A

12 POINTS FROM AUSTRIA TO ARMENIA HOWEVER,ARAM ARGUED WITH CONCHITA……IT MAKES ME LAUGH.THIS YEAR-ARMENIA-CHEATING

carl of U.S.A
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carl of U.S.A

Azerbaijan-22?it is not true but You saw that Azerbaijan don’t buy votes….Malta didn’t give any votes to Azerbaijan….

Sam "Sopon"
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@Emmi

If Valentina still refuses to return (there is always a chance, no matter what), the Michele is my second choice.

Emmi
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Emmi

Now, that Conchita won, I have only one thing left on my ESC checklist: MICHELE PERNIOLA FOR SAN MARINO 2015!!!

Dan RO
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Dan RO

Austria was not one of my favourites before the show, but based on the performance last night Conchita deserved the win, no question!

And this talk about ‘gay-fest’ and similar is plain stupid, I’m sorry. Please everyone remember we have 50% jury and 50% televoting! Were all the members from all the juries gay??? …. Ehh, I stop here, the subject bores me to death!

I’m extatic about The Netherlands being 2nd!

Digi
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Digi

Congratulations Conchita Wurst as Winner Eurovision 2014. Danke Österreich
But i just can laughing because a Transvestite Singer with Beard and Moustache. The Beard is winner & Moustache is lost in rangkings 26th LOL =))

Julian
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Julian

Results from only televoting:
1 Austria 311
2 Netherlands 222
3 Armenia 192
4 Sweden 182
5 Poland 162
6 Russia 132
7 Switzerland 116
8 Ukraine 109
9 Romania 103
10 Hungary 98
11 Belarus 56
12 Iceland 53
13 Greece 44
14 Denmark 43
15 Spain 41
16 Finland 39
17 Norway 39
18 Montenegro 33
19 Italy 32
20 Germany 31
21 UK 29
22 Azerbaijan 19
23 San Marino 18
24 Malta 16
25 Slovenia 15
26 France 1

Brunowskii
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Brunowskii

What a crazy and unexpected eurovision this year… Although some mishappenings always happens, I really think we had wonderful results. >> Conchita…. Truly congratulations! You and your performance were terrific and you convinced me to take you from the 20’s to to the top 3. >> Netherlands: what a great surprise… You were always on my top 10, since the beginnning…. And I don’t know…. Now I think i preferred to be in Amsterdam in 2015… (not that Conchita don’t deserve it) >> Sanna: it’s true that you took a loooooong time to catch me… But you you finally did… Read more »

Rogesc
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Rogesc

I actually cried when she won. I think Europe was in need of a happening like this. We gave an answer to the biggots and the intolerant people in this world. I can’t describe how euphoric I am that my country, The Netherlands, came second this year. No grudge or heartburning, because being a runner up after Austria is not losing.

Darren
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Darren

As for booing Russia, yeah..they are not our favorite nation at the minute and I hate them in Eurovision, but it was hardly the twins’ fault, they are 17 year old girls and to be honest, I doubt they even know about what Russia is doing in Ukraine. I did feel a liitle bit sorry for them.