Portugal's ballad win Eurovision 2017

2017/5/14 2:57:42

<Salvador won for Portugal in spite of missing rehearsals because of illness

 

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From BBC News, May 17, 2017

 

Portugal have won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in the competition's history.

 

Salvador Sobral won the contest with his ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister.

 

He said on receiving the trophy We live in a world of fast food music. This is a victory for music... music isn't fireworks, music is feeling.

 

Lucie Jones, representing the UK with I'll Never Give Up on You, came 15th. Bulgaria came second and Moldova third.

 

The former X Factor contestant received 111 points for her performance.

 

For additional information on all aspects of the contest, link below:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39911839

 

 

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