Sobral also said his victory was important because his performance was meant to draw attention to the refugee problem in Europe, but stressed that it was not a political mission.
The most popular song for Eurovision 2017 remains Italy's Occidentali's Karma with nearly 13 million streams and more than 114 million views.
However, on 13 April 2017, Russian Federation announced their withdrawal from the Eurovision Song Contest. The move allowed Russia-Ukraine tensions over Eurovision to fester.
The contest's organising body, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), tried to negotiate a diplomatic solution, either by Russian Federation submitting a new song and artist or by having Samoylova perform via satellite, but neither side could be brought to a satisfactory solution. There may be some truth to this claim (Jemini's dressing room was allegedly vandalised).
The UK's last win came in 1997 from the Katrina Leskanich-fronted Katrina And The Waves, who said Jones "absolutely smashed it" in a post on Twitter. "We are so proud of our team in Kyiv for delivering 3 incredible shows this week and look forward to begin planning next year's competition in Portugal". "For the past 44 years, Israel has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest, winning three times". Its replacement channel, Kan, doesn't satisfy the requirements of Eurovision membership.
"But beside that, I want to be very honest about this - you embrace this experience of Eurovision with the aim of living a great adventure and not necessarily thinking of the first or second place".
And how did Australia fare in its third time competing?
Gabbani qualified for Eurovision by winning the San Remo Song Contest in Italy.
This dwarfed Jamala's win a year ago for Ukraine with 534 points. Former X-Factor victor Isaiah Firebrace still needs some time to find his comfort zone on the stage, but his grand final performance of Don't Come Easy shed the problematic notes of the semi-finals to place ninth in the final tally.
The Ukrainian hosts ended the show on a political note.
As you would have heard, young Aussie singer Isaiah Firebrace made it through to the grand final after a few hiccups in his semi-finals performance.
Some of Eurovision's more controversial winners have included Finland's monster-masked Lordi in 2006 or bearded drag-queen chanteuse Conchita Wurst of Austria in 2014.
Last year, Mr Sediuk famously pranked celebrities Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid.
Next, staff from Ukraine's broadcaster walked out of the organising committee.
Kiev barred Russia's singer Yuliya Samoilova because she had illegally entered Crimea to perform there after Moscow's disputed annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine.
While Kan is hoping to take over broadcasting rights for the competition next year, it is unclear whether it will qualify as a member of the European Broadcasting Union - broadcasters must be members in order to transmit the feed of the competition produced by the EBU - due to a lack of a news division.