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Portugal wins Eurovision 2017, Greece lands 19th in 26 countries total

Portugal won the 62nd competition of Eurovision 2017 with a love ballad. Portugal won the Eurovision  for the first time in the history of the contest.

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.”

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.

Bulgaria came second and Moldova third.

Greece, Demy and This Is Love landed on 19th position in a list of 26 countries.

From the committees, Greece received a total of 77 points given by:

Azerbaijan 5

Montenegro 12

Albania 1

Spain 2

Armenia 10

Bulgaria 6

Cyprus 12

In Televoting, Greece received 29 points from the audience.

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