Conchita Wurst
The Austrian entry by Conchita Wurst went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest.BBC

The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 came to an end with Conchita Wurst taking the crown to be declared the Queen of Europe.

But the contest, which is famed for its outlandish lyrics and performances lived up to its reputation with a series of quirky and oddly staged acts.

We present images of some of the highlights and the oddities that made The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 especially memorable.

The Eurovision Song Contest
The Russian entry saw 17-year-old twins take to the stage on a see saw with their hair conjoined.BBC
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The Ukrainian act took to the stage in a hamster wheel.BBC
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The Polish entry featured buxom women doing traditional household chores.BBC
The Eurovision Song Contest
The three hosts featured in a series of bizarre videos and performed their own tribute to the Eurovision Song Contest.BBC
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The Azerbaijan entry's use of a distracting trapeze failed to win points.BBC
The Eurovision Song Contest
The entry for Belarus was a song titled 'Cheesecake.'BBC
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Molly Smitten Downes failed to win over the European audience with her song Children of the Universe.BBC
The Eurovision Song Contest
The singing competition took place in Copenhagen, Denmark.BBC