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Helen Bushby and Emma Saunders

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  1. And a quick scan of Twitter tells us...

    It's been a blast. Here's what some of you have been saying - much of it good - about Portugal's win:

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  2. What was Portugal's song all about?

    In case you were wondering, here's a translation of Portugal's song Amar Pelos Dois, which means Loving for the Both of Us:

    If anyone ever wonders about me

    Tell them I have lived solely to love you 

    Before you I only existed 

    Worn out and with nothing left to give 

    My love 

    Listen to my pleas

    I beg you to come back 

    To want me again 

    I know 

    That one can't love by oneself 

    But maybe with time 

    You will learn to love me as well 

    If your heart 

    Won't be wiling to give in 

    Won't be willing to feel 

    Won't be willing to suffer 

    Without making plans of what will come ahead 

    My heart can love for both of us instead  

  3. Australian mooner was Ukrainian prankster

    BBC Monitoring

    News from around the globe

    Ukrainian TV has identified the man who bared his rear during Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala's performance as "scandalous" Ukrainian prankster Vitaliy Sedyuk. 

    Jamala continued to sing "unfazed", the broadcaster 1+1 TV said.

  4. View from Kiev

    Neil Smith

    Entertainment reporter

    Salvador Sobral

    The noise in the press room at Kiev's International Exhibition Centre was deafening as Salvador Sobral from Portugal became his country's first ever Eurovision winner.

    To say the 27-year-old is a popular victor is an understatement. Where others brought slick precision sheen and dancing gorillas to the contest, he brought heart, sincerity and a simple, guileless charm.

    He also brought something of a sob story - a recent bout of ill health and a serious heart condition. Yet it would be an injustice to him and his songwriting sister Luisa to suggest that sentiment was behind his triumph.

    He is, simply put, one of a kind - an antidote of sorts to Eurovision's history of short-lived fads and trashy kitsch, and all the more refreshing for it.

    A journalist I know choked up when discussing how he felt when he saw Salvador sing Amar Pelos Dois (Loving for the Both of Us).

    Sobral entered the contest with the stated aim of making "people outside of Portugal know and recognise my work." Job done, sir.

  5. Final scores

    Here's how the final scores looked after the jury and public votes were added together - with Portugal winning by a clear margin.

    Eurovision score board
  6. Portugal's winner sings with his sister

    Salvador Sobral performs Amar Pelos Dois (Loving for the Both of Us) with his sister Luísa, who wrote the winning song. Aah!

    Quote Message: Music is not fireworks. Music is feeling. from Salvador Sobral, on collecting his trophy from last year's winner Jamala
    Salvador Sobral, on collecting his trophy from last year's winner Jamala
  7. Lucie should be proud...

    It's our best result since Blue in 2011.

  8. 53 years of waiting are over

    Portugal have never won before tonight.

  9. And the winner is...


    PORTUGAL! Salvador is asking: "We won?!"

  10. UK gets 12 points from the public vote

    Let's see how it all shakes down.

  11. Austria gets the lowest number of votes from the public

    Zero. Ouch.

  12. More voting to come

    The UK currently has 99 points. It's trailing a long way behind Portugal with 382 points at the top of the leader board. 

  13. Now get ready for the all important votes from the public

    Will they also feel the love for Portugal?

  14. It's Katrina!

    Katrina Leskanich read out the UK's vote. She is, of course, the lead singer from Katrina and the Waves, who won Eurovision for the UK in 1997. 

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  15. And the hosts, Ukraine, give 12 points to...


  16. And another 12 for...


  17. It's another...

    12 points to Hungary. 

  18. Hello Katrina!

    Former winner Katrina from Katrina of the Waves (they won 20 years ago!) reveals the UK jury vote.

    Another 12 points for Portugal.