VIDEO: Eurovision disappointment for UK as ‘bearded lady’ wins

Singer Conchita Wurst representing Austria performs the song 'Rise Like a Phoenix' after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in the B&W Halls in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, May 10, 2014.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Singer Conchita Wurst representing Austria performs the song 'Rise Like a Phoenix' after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in the B&W Halls in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, May 10, 2014.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The UK’s drought of Eurovision Song Contest victories continues after the nation’s entry again fell well short of the top spot.

Despite optimism of a strong showing in this year’s competition, former shop assistant Molly Smitten-Downes could only place 17th with Austria’s “bearded lady” Conchita Wurst finishing the clear winner.