Portugal crowned Eurovision winners for the first time
Sunday 14th May 2017

Portugal walked away winners in Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since the competition began.

Singer Salvador Sobral stepped away from the Eurovision norm with his ballad Amar Pelos Dois and stole the show despite battling health problems.

Speaking at the Kyiv Exhibition Centre in Ukraine after his win, Sobral said: "We live in a world of disposable music, fast food music without content and I think this can be a victory for music that means something.

"Music is not fireworks, music is feeling... bring music back which is what matters.”

He then took to the stage again to sing the song with his sister.

Bulgaria came second place while Moldova finished third.

Hosts Ukraine, who won last year, finished in 24th place out of the 26 finalists.

The final didn’t quite manage to go without a hitch – security had to tackle a streaker live on stage while last year’s winner Jamala was performing.

Wearing an Australian flag (and little else), he sneaked on stage, pulled down his pants and bared his bottom to the entire world to see before he was pulled off.

Meanwhile in the 62nd Eurovision competition, UK entry Lucie Jones (pictured above) came 15th with 111 points with her performance of Never Give Up On You - the highest in eight years.

It is exactly 20 years ago since the UK last won the contest with Katrina and the Waves’ Love Shine a Light.

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