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Lucie Jones sings UK to best Eurovision finish in 8 years

Lucie Jones performing 'Never Give up on You' at the Eurovision Song Contest Credit: PA photo

Lucie Jones sang the UK to its best finish in 8 years at the Eurovision Song Contest.

The UK finished 15th out of 26 countries with the song 'Never Give Up On You', performed by the 26 year old from Pentyrch near Cardiff.

The Grand Final, held in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev last night, was won by Portugal. Salvador Sobral, singer of the winning entry Amar Polos Dois, described the triumph as a 'victory for music.'

The song was awarded 758 points, to see it narrowly snatch victory from Bulgaria and Moldova. The UK finished on 111 points.

It's the first time Portugal have won the contest in 53 years of trying.

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