>> And the winner is, Portugal's Salvador Sobral has been crowned the winner of Eurovision. He's the first person from his country to receive the award.
>> The 27-year-old won with his jazz-style ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister. Reuters reporter Margarita Chornokondratenko is in Kiev, where the contest took place. She says he was a favorite to win from the onset.>> His victory didn't come as a surprise, as he was already there among top three favorites according to the bookmaker's predictions.
However, I must say Salvador himself looked very surprised on the screen when anchors announced that Bulgaria came second after Portugal.>> He takes the crown from Ukrainian singer Jamala. Both artists show how the face of Eurovision is changing.>> In my understanding, nature and character of the whole Eurovision song contest is changing now.
It was Jamala last year who performed with a very special song, devoted to the deportations of Crimean Tartars and she has this very unique voice. This year, it's Salvador Sobral, who performed with very melodic song. And as he said, he wants to bring change to music, as a whole, and he wants to bring emotions and feelings to music.
>> In Lisbon, fans celebrated the win into the night. And now have lots more to cheer next year, as Sobral's victory now means the 2018 Eurovision contest will be held in Portugal.