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Ukraine crisis, bearded drag queen vie for Eurovision limelight

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Politics look set to take centre stage at this year's Eurovision contest in Copenhagen, with the Russian contestants facing boos Saturday in a final bookies say could see a bearded Austrian drag queen triumph. 

Conchita Wurst representing Austria performs the song "Rise Like A Phoenix" during the dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Grand Final in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 9, 2014

Since the contest was launched in 1956, some results have given off more than a whiff of politics and the 2014 event is likely to be no exception, with the Ukraine crisis spilling into proceedings.

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