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Portugal wins Eurovision song contest for first time


Portugal's Salvador Sobral has triumphed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest with a jazz-style ballad written by his sister Luisa, APA reports.

 

Sobral's win makes it Portugal's very first time to ever win the song contest.

 

The 27-year-old Lisbon born singer was a firm favourite in the competition from the get-go with his catchy track, Amar Pelos Dois, the title of which means Love for Both being tipped to be a front-runner in the contest.

 

Sobral is no stranger to TV and music having previously found fame competing on the third series of Idolos, Portugal’s version of Pop Idol in 2009. 

 

Sobral's sister Luísa Sobral, who wrote his winning Eurovision track, also competed in the Portuguese contest coming third in the first season.

 

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