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Portugal wins Eurovision for 1st time with Sobral's tender ballad

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Posted: May 13, 2017 7:14 PM ET
Last Updated: May 13, 2017 7:29 PM ET

Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv after performing a jazz-style ballad written by sister Luisa, beating second-place Bulgaria.

“Music is not fireworks, music is feeling,” Sobral said after the winner was announced.
 
Italy and Portugal had been the bookmakers’ favourites going into the 62nd edition of the Eurovision contest, which was 
hosted in the Ukrainian capital.

It’s Portugal’s first win since entering the contest in 1964. After his win was announced, Sobral performed the song again in duet with his sister.

The commentator on the Portuguese state broadcaster RTP shouted “we have, we have won, this is amazing, it is absolutely incredible.” 

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