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2014 OverviewHOST COUNTRY: Denmark HOST CITY: Copenhagen HOST VENUE: B&W Hallerne HOST BROADCASTER: DR HOST PRESENTERS: Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel & Pilou Asbæk THEME: #joinus INTERVAL ACTS: SF1 'The Ugly Duckling'; SF2 Jessica Mauboy ; GF 'Ode to Joy', '12 Point Song' & Emmelie de Forrest
SEMI-FINAL 1: 6th May SEMI-FINAL 2: 8th May GRAND FINAL: 10th May
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 37
Who Won in 2014?
ARTIST Conchita Wurst
SONG Rise Like a Phoenix
2014 FactsThe contest was held immediately after the Russian military actions annexed Crimea. Votes cast in Crimea were counted as Ukrainian as it is Ukrainian telecom providers which service Crimea.
Conchita Wurst proved a controversial winner; men in conservative counties like Russia shaved their beards and orthodox religious leaders blamed her victory for the cause of flooding across parts of Europe later that year.
The Russian act was contiually booed by the crowd and also juries were booed when point were given to Russia during the voting, predominanlty in response to the activities in Crimea just weeks before the contest.
The stage design has been widely praised by many members of ESC press as one fo the best ever.#