In pictures: Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Highlights from the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine, which saw Portugal’s Salvador Sobral crowned the winner.

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Portugal’s Salvador Sobral sang For The Both Of Us, written by his sister Luisa. He got 758 points.

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After winning, he performed the song again with his sister.

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Flying the flag for the United Kingdom was Lucie Jones, singing Never Give Up On You. She came 15th with 111 points.

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It wouldn’t have been Eurovision without Azerbaijan’s Dihaj, who sang Skeletons alongside with a man wearing a horse’s head.

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Or, for that matter, Italy’s Francesco Gabbani and a dancing gorilla. They had been tipped for Eurovision success but in the end they came 6th with 334 points.

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France chose Alma to represent them this year. Her song, Requiem, was sung against a glowing backdrop of her capital’s best-known landmark, the Eiffel Tower.

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This was the only moon people really wanted to see – Nathan Trent, 24, represented Austria with Running On Air. BBC One’s Graham Norton had to apologise after a Ukrainian prankster mooned during 2016 winner Jamala’s performance.

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Kristian Kostov was Bulgaria’s entry with the song Beautiful Mess. At 17, he was this year’s youngest contestant and he came a highly respectable second with 615 points.

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Another memorable act was Romania’s yodelling rap entry Ilinca, featuring Alex Florea. He came seventh with 282 points.

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Ukraine’s O Torvald couldn’t emulate last year’s success, coming 24th with just 36 points.

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Spain’s Manel Navarro came bottom this year with Do It For Your Lover, getting just five points.


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