- Title: Portugal fans celebrate Eurovision Song Contest win
- Date: 14th May 2017
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BAR TENDER JOAO, SAYING: "We had more foreigners than Portuguese cheering for Salvador and that is good. He managed to move so many people and as he says music is not about shiny things but about feelings. So, congratulations for Salvador." PEOPLE WALKING ON THE STREETS MAN WITH THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST HEART WITH THE COLOURS OF THE PORTUGUESE FLAG PAINTED ON HIS CHEEK (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) EUROVISION FANS FELIPE FERREIRA, SAYING: "It was so thrilling for about half an hour. It was an very good and an honour to watch." PEOPLE ON THE STREETS
- Embargoed: 28th May 2017 03:37
- Keywords: reactions winners eurovision portugal
- Location: LISBON, PORTUGAL
- City: LISBON, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0056GT7JNR
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- Story Text: Eurovision fans celebrated on Sunday (May 14) Portugal's first Eurovision Song Contest victory.
Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country's history and celebrating with a call to "put emotion back into music".
Along with singers from Italy and Bulgaria, Sobral was a favorite going into the final of the annual song fest, which was hosted in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, and he led the voting throughout the evening.
Portugal finished ahead of Bulgaria and Moldova.
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