KIEV, Ukraine (CelebrityAccess) — An artist 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.
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."
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.