Salvador Sobral Of Portugal Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Portugal's Salvador Sobral performs with the song

Salvador Sobral scored 758 points for his love ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister Luisa.

The song got 758 points - much higher than last year's victor which only got 534 points.

The WINNER of the #ESC2017 is Portugal! RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster have wasted no time in announcing Lisbon, the Portuguese capital as the 2018 host city.

Speaking after his win, Sobral - who has fought ill health to take part in the competition - dedicated his triumph to "music that means something".

Originally built in 1998 for the Lisbon World Exposition, the MEO Arena has played as a host venue to a number of big events over the years to follow including numerous sporting events such as football and wrestling, as well as hosting the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2005. "This is a victory for music. music isn't fireworks, music is feeling", Sobral. Bulgaria came in second and Moldavia surprised everyone this year and took third place.

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But we knew they were grateful because they came out again; they were walking and they were taking their kids to the park. Campus public safety officers know that they may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

However it was a much better result than a year ago, where we finished 24th, and in fact our best result since 2011 when Blue cracked the Top 10.

12 points for the #streaker of #Australia!

United Kingdom entrant Lucie Jones came 15th with I'll Never Give Up On You, claiming 111 points.

Graham Norton guided United Kingdom viewers through the contest on BBC One, and described her performance as "stunning", adding: "It has to be one of our strongest entrants in years".

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