Portugal wins Eurovision for the first time

Portugal has claimed the title to the world's biggest song contest for the first time ever.

Sobral's jazz-style ballad has been named the winner of Eurovision 2017.

The song, written by the 27-year-old's sister Luisa, beat second-place Bulgaria with 758 points.

Sobral described his win as a "victory for music", with Portugal previously being the longest-running contestants to never have won.

During his acceptance speech Salvador took aim at "disposable" music in the world, saying: "Music is not fireworks, music is feeling, so let's try to do this and bring music back which is what matters."

Italy was a favourite to win the 62nd concert, entertaining a packed out Ukraine stadium with a bizarre dancing gorilla halfway through their performance.

A dancing gorilla joined Italy contestant Francesco Gabbani on stage.
A dancing gorilla joined Italy contestant Francesco Gabbani on stage.

Australia's Isaiah Firebrace came in fourth place, despite receiving only three points from the viewers' votes. Many people blamed the man who flashed his bare bottom wearing the Australian flag during the half-time performance.

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