Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has revealed she received messages of support from Elton John and Cher following her Eurovision win.
The Austrian drag queen, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, swept the boards at the annual song contest held in Norway, scoring 290 points with her song 'Rise Like A Phoenix,' to be crowned winner of the Eurovision and the 'Queen of Europe.'
Wurst, who faced opposition in Russia where anti-gay policies are in force, described winning the competition as a "victory for all those people who believe in a future without discrimination".
While she was overwhelmed with the support she has received from the public, Wurst revealed that a message and a bouquet from Sir Elton John in recognition of her win, was a personal joy.
She found the floral arrangement from the singer and his partner, David Furnish, in her dressing room as she recorded an interview for The Graham Norton show.
"The card read, 'we love you, Elton and David'," she revealed.
The 25-year-old also received a message from singer Cher on Twitter. "I was so excited to receive the tweet, which said, 'darling you deserve a lovelier name and better wig'. Cher, THE Cher, tweeted me,'' she exclaimed.
The star, who is expected to earn an estimated £25 million following her Eurovision success, said it is her lifelong dream to win a Grammy for her song writing.
"Our society is so fast so I'm going to sit back and choose wisely. I will have to make new stuff. My goal is a Grammy so my songs will have to be good," she said.
Meanwhile, she has her eye on hosting next year's Eurovision Song Contest which takes place in her homeland, Vienna.
"I have cast myself in the role of host at Eurovision next year in Vienna," she told Norton.
The proud winner said, in the whirlwind of the competition she has not yet had a chance to celebrate her win properly.
Sharing the sofa with actress Kirsten Dunst, comedienne Dawn French and survivalist Bear Grylls, Wurst showed off the winning trophy.
"I am embarrassed that I take it everywhere with me," she said.
The Graham Norton Show is broadcast on Friday, May 16 at 10:35pm on BBC One.