Eurovision favorites Portugal, Armenia sail through first semi-final

May 10, 2017 KIEV (Reuters) – The Portuguese and Armenian entrants for the 2017 Eurovision song contest, among the favorites to win the continent-wide songfest, were two of 10 to qualify for the final in the first round of heats in Kiev. In Tuesday’s semi-final, Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral drew some of the loudest applause with his song ‘For The Both Of Us’ – a lilting, jazz-style ballad written by his sister. The pitch-perfect performance was not typical fare for Eurovision, an annual contest watched by millions across Europe that…

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