6: 41 p.m.: Here’s one more look at the winning song.
6: 37 p.m.: Portugal is the winner of 2017 Eurovision!
6:35 p.m.: Belgium comes in fourth and Moldova grabs third. It will be Bulgaria or Portugal to take home the top honor.
6: 25 p.m.: It’s now time for the public vote after all 40 jury members voted.
6: 24 p.m.: Thirty-five jury votes are in, and Portugal, Bulgaria and Sweden are holding the top three places.
6:19 p.m.: Portugal still is in the top spot after 30 jury votes.
6: 15 p.m.: After 24 jury votes the top three remain the same.
6:06 p.m.: Portugal, Bulgaria and Italy are holding firm in the top three halfway through the jury votes.
6:05 p.m.: The jury votes are coming in.
5:32 p.m.: It’s almost time for the scoring to begin.
5:28 p.m.: We still are in the interval acts as voting is taking place. Ukraine’s Ruslana, Jamala and Onika will be performing.
5:12 p.m.: The voting has begun.
5:10 p.m.: Here are our predicted top five finishers: Portugal, Netherlands, Bulgaria, France and Sweden.
5:07 P.M.: Alma of France will cap the contest by signing “Requiem.” This was one of the best performances of the night, and a fitting end to a the final.
5:03 p.m.: Kristian Kostov is representing Bulgaria with “Beautiful Mess,” and we could definitely see this one taking home the top prize.
4:58 p.m.: Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson is singing “I Can’t Go On,” but it’s definitely not the best performance of the night.
4: 53 p.m.: Blanche from Belgium is singing “City Lights,” and it’s rather uninspired if you ask us.
4:50 p.m.: Host nation Ukraine’s O.Torvald will sing “Time,” and understandably the crowd already is going wild.
4:45 p.m.: Levina from Germany will sing “Perfect Life,” now.
4: 41 p.m.: Romania’s Ilinca, featuring Alex Florea, brings us “Yodel It!” Only five singers left after this!
4:37 p.m.: Now it’s time for the sockless Hovig from Cyprus singing “Gravity.”
4:34 p.m.: Next up is Lucie from the United Kingdom singing ” Never Give Up On You.”
4: 24 p.m.: Jowst from Norway now will sing “Grab The Moment.”
4: 20 p.m.: Spain’s Manel Navarro will sing “Do It For Your Lover,” next.
4: 16 p.m.: It’s time for Demy from Greece to sing “This Is Love.”
4:10 p.m.: Australia’s Isaiah Firebrace sings “Don’t Come Easy.”
4:02 p.m.: Croatia’s entry comes next. Jacques Houdek sings “My Friend.”
3:58 p.m.: Azerbaijan’s Dihaj takes the stage. She’s singing “Skeletons.”
3:54 p.m.: Portugal’s Salvador Sobral sings “For the Both of Us,” a song written by his sister.
We weren’t sure whether to doze off or choke back tears, so we did neither.
3:50 p.m.: Denmark’s Anja sings “Where I am.”
3:45 p.m.: Italy’s Francesco Gabbani now is singing “Occidentali’s Karma.”
We’re not sure how that gorilla crashed the stage, but he seemed to help.
3:40 p.m.: Hungary is represented by Joci Papai, who sings and raps in his native language.
3:36 p.m.: The Sunstroke Project from Moldova sang a song called “Hey Mama” and danced up a storm.
3:32 p.m.: The Netherlands’ O’G3NE will be singing “Lights and Shadows” next.
3:27 p.m.: Here’s Armenian artists Artsvik. There are lots of arms in their performance.
3:25 p.m.: Nathan Trent steps up to represent Austria. He’s apparently running on air.
3:20 p.m.: Now it’s time for Belarus’ entry. It’s a duet.
3:15 p.m.: Ziv has broken himself into pieces, musically speaking.
Poland’s Kasia Mos is up next.
3:10 p.m.: Hosts Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk and Timur Miroshnychenko have done their introductory thing.
Now Israel’s Imri Ziv steps up as the first performer.
3 p.m.: The Eurovision flag ceremony is underway, as contestants enter the arena to fans’ delight.
2:45 p.m. ET: Ukraine will attract the eyes and ears of the world Saturday, as singers from Europe and beyond vie for the 2017 Eurovision song contest crown.
Twenty-six artists will represent their respective countries in the 62nd Eurovision finals. People back home undoubtedly will vote in droves for their favorite singers hoping to succeed the reigning champion, Ukraine’s Jamala, as winner.
The event will take place at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, in front of a packed audience starting at 3 p.m. ET. Television viewers in the United States can watch Eurovision on Logo TV.
Stay right here, as we’ll bring you the voting results and some of our favorite performances from the 2017 Eurovision finals.
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