Eurovision 2017 as it happened: Portugal wins contest for first time ever as Salvador Sobral triumphs

All of the glitz, pyrotechnics, and lycra - live as it happens from the grand final in Kiev, Ukraine

Clarisse Loughrey
Saturday 13 May 2017 11:52
Portugal makes history with Eurovision win

It's finally time for the most glorious night of the year - live, it's the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

We all know the drill. Grab your flags, and remind yourself why you're always fooled into thinking the UK will win when it definitely won't. Then again, Eurovision is always full of surprises, isn't it? Scroll down for our live blog for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - as it happens on stage in Kiev, Ukraine!

Time to forget the normal rules of what music can, or shouldn't be, and find yourself brandishing Bucks Fizz and cheering on the most bizarre lycra-lathered people you've ever seen: heavy metal monsters, on-stage ice skaters, belly-dancing Xena the Warrior Princesses.

Ah, the Eurovision Song Contest: when Europe (and Australia, for some reason) comes together to declare, "Sure - I guess that's music", before grumbling about said music not winning due to political alliances.

Catch up on all of our Eurovision coverage.