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Portugal win first ever Eurovision Song Contest

Portugal win first ever Eurovision Song Contest

The song "Amar Pelos Dios" earned him a total of 758 points.

Salvador Sobral of Portugal smiles as he speaks at a news conference on Saturday after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with his song "Amar Pelos Dois" in Kiev, Ukraine.

Lucie Jones sang the United Kingdom to its best finish in 8 years at the Eurovision Song Contest.

It's only been a matter of days since Portugal was crowned the victor of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, their first and only victory since their debut in 1964.

The Grand Final, held in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev last night, was won by Portugal.

Salvador Sobral is an extraordinary singer.

"Music is not fireworks, music is feeling", he said while accepting the award.

It has been only a matter of days since Salvador Sobral won for Portugal with a record number of points.

Moldova's SunStroke Project finished a surprising third, with a bouncy, jazzy song called Hey Mamma! that featured a clever stage routine in which the female back-up singers hid their microphones in bridal bouquets.

Officially venue bidding has yet to kick off in Portugal, however preparations are well and truly underway within the 63rd Eurovision host country, with RTP eagerly anticipating next year's competition.

"Russia's participation was scuttled by host Ukraine over the two nations' diplomatic and military conflict". This year's contestant however, Yuliya Samoylova, was banned from competing by Ukraine because she had toured in Crimea after Russia's 2014 annexation of the peninsula.


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