The Winner of Eurovision 2017, Salvador Sobral.

Congratulations to Salvador Sobral for being the Winner of Eurovision 2017.

I had the pleasure to share stage with him in Mallorca several times, so, we really hope a lot of success!!! Here, some info: Salvador Sobral, the winner was Portugal with the song “Amar Pelos Dois” (Luisa Sobral) (Loving For The Both of Us), performed by Salvador Sobral. This was Portugal’s first win – and first top five placing – in 53 years of participation, the longest winless run by a country in Eurovision history. It was also the first winning song entirely performed in a country’s native language since Serbia’s “Molitva” in 2007, and the first winner written in triple meter since Ireland’s “The Voice” in 1996. The top three countries – Portugal, Bulgaria and Moldova – all achieved the highest position ever in their Eurovision history. Portugal was drawn to compete in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest which took place on 9 May 2017. “Amar Pelos Dois” ended up winning the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with 758 points, giving the country its first win since it began participating in 1964. The Portuguese broadcaster for the 2017 Contest, who broadcasts the event in Portugal and organises the selection process for its entry, will be Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP). Portugal has most commonly selected their entry through the national final Festival da Canção except between 2003 and 2005 where the broadcaster used internal selections and the talent competition Operação triunfo to select their entry. The broadcaster organized the 2017 edition of Festival da Canção in order to select the Portuguese entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

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