Azerbaijan was the hot favourite to win this year in Oslo. They had spent millions on promotion and were hoping to win for the first time, but all the money only heaved them to 5th place. But who voted for Azerbaijan and even more interesting: Who didn’t?
The 12 points from Bulgaria could also be expected to go to Azerbaijan, as “Drip Drop” had already been played by radio stations there.
Malta also gave top marks to Safura. In the past Malta has many times given their 12 points to countries that were far from the Top 10. This year allegations arose that Azerbaijan had sent money to employes in embassies in smaller countries so that they could vote for Azerbaijan. whether this is true is not clear yet, it would explain the 12 points from Malta tough.
The song did quite badly in Western Europe, only Spain and Norway gave it more than 6 points.
Very surprising are 10 points from Cyprus. The Islands didn’T give any points to runner-up Turkey, but the other Muslim country in the region got high marks from Cyprus. Maybe it was all about the music styles afterall?
Armenia did not give a single point to its neighbour (and as it seems rival). Their petty fights overshadowed the aftermath of last years Eurovision Song Contest and this year problems arose again between the two Caucasus nations
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