Portugal, the country which had never won the competition before now – was represented by Salvador Sobral with Amar Pelos Dois, a song written by Luisa Sobral, his own sister, at the annual competition in Kiev, Ukraine. Following 53 years of non-stop presence at the Eurovision the moment of glorious arrived to the Lusitanos. First place with impressive 758 points.
Salvador brought to yesterday’s evening a gentil, tender ballad that challenged the Eurovision spirit where most of the participants were flashy, colourful, provocative or even cheesy. “Music is not fireworks. Music is feeling.” said Salvador during the award acceptance speech.
As for our Blanche, she reached the 4th place with 363 points. Well done Blanche!