A musicians from Portugal has won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in the competition’s history. Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his love ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister.
On receiving the Eurovision Song Contest trophy, winner Salvador Sobral said, “We live in a world of fast food music. This is a victory for music… music isn’t fireworks, music is feeling.”
Sobral, who has a serious heart condition that saw him miss the first week of rehearsals, reprised his song at the end of the show and was joined by his sister Luisa for a duet.
Their song, which translates as For the Both of Us, won top marks from both from the televoters and the countries` professional juries, getting 758 points altogether. This dwarfed Jamala`s win last year for Ukraine with 534 points.
Portugal had been one of the favorites to win, along with Italy`s entry, which came sixth.
Here is the winning performance.
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via Celebrity Access