Portugal has been crowned the winners of the Eurovision 2017.

This is the country’s first time taking home the trophy, after 53 years of trying – they’ve never even made it to the top five.

Salvador Sobral performed the song Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both), a song composed and written by his sister, Luísa.

The song is a dialed back gentle ballad, different to the usual upbeat Eurovision extravaganza.

Sobral has been diagnosed with a heart condition and was unable to travel to Kyiv for his technical rehearsals last week.

His medical team felt that two weeks away from them was too big a risk.

Instead, his sister Luisa stepped in for him.

Salavdor Sobral competed in the semi final on Tuesday night, and was one of ten qualifiers chosen from 18 entries.

The 27-year-old singer competed on the third series of Idolos, Portugal’s version of Pop Idol in 2009.

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