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Eurovision song contest 2017: Portugal pip Bulgaria to win first ever contest

The singer said that although he helped Portugal to snatch its first Eurovision victory, he was not considering himself his country's new hero. But last year's victor Jamala , whose victory brought the 2017 competition to the Ukrainian capital, struck a more serious note with a song about the 1944 forced relocation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.


LYRICS QUIZ: 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Finalists

LYRICS QUIZ: 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Finalists

A mooning man with an Australian flag draped around his shoulders has made an impression on Eurovision watchers after storming the stage at the song contest in Kiev, Ukraine. "You have to make the most of every opportunity no matter how big the stage is", Firebrace said. "When we are very good, we're the best of the best".


Portuguese ballad wins Eurovision 2017

Portuguese ballad wins Eurovision 2017

The performance by Salvador Sobral, this year's victor of the Eurovision Song Contest, was different than the others. Sobral sang his Amar Pelos Dois ( Love For Both ) in a high, clear tenor accompanied by quiet strings and a piano. But the sweet intentions were soured for this 62nd edited when Russia's participation was scuttled by host Ukraine over the two nations' diplomatic and military conflict.


After being fired by Trump, Sally Yates to testify on Russia

After being fired by Trump, Sally Yates to testify on Russia

Yates made the claim while testifying before a congressional panel. "This was a problem because" it "created a compromised situation" where the national security adviser "essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians". Yates characterized her disclosures to McGahn about Flynn as warnings about a "very sensitive" matter - not a "heads-up", as Spicer described it.


Senator: White House Defending Trump Over Nation

Senator: White House Defending Trump Over Nation

Yates testified Monday she learned of the travel ban by reading about it in the news media. "This was a problem because" it "created a compromised situation" where the national security adviser "essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians".


Song of ESC 2017 contestant from Ukraine performed in sign language

Song of ESC 2017 contestant from Ukraine performed in sign language

Tweeters wondered if this would hamper Australia's chances for a return invite to the competition, although British comedian Dawn French seemed excited by the interruption tweeting: "Actually, no.my money now on that bottom!" With 758 points in total, he had a solid lead over Bulgaria's Kristian Kotov, who came second with 615 points.