Voting Analysis – Welcome to the voting analysis of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. In the coming days we will look closely at the Top 10 of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and find out who voted for whom. Today we start with the winner of this year: Sweden!
.Who voted for Sweden?
Sweden was the run-away winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012! Our map is almost entirely green in the North and the West and only once it is red.
Loreen’s song Euphoria was very popular in the so-called “Scandinavian block”. She swept 12 points from Iceland, Norway, Finland and Denmark. She also dominated in the Baltic states getting 12 from Estonia and Latvia and 1o from Lithuania (their 12 points have to go to the Caucasus as it seems). In most of these countries “Euphoria” had been a hit on the charts (#1 in Finland) and it could be expected that Sweden would do well there.
Sweden also swept the 12 points of the “traditional” Big 4 countries: Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and France. Apart from that she also got top marks from the smaller Western European countries such as Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
In Central Europe, apart from Germany, Sweden also got 12 points from Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. On the Balkans she was also rather successful, although not as successful as in the North and West. She got 10 points from Slovenia, Serbia and Romania and 8 points from Bosnia and Bulgaria. 7 to 6 points came from Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro.
On the Caucasus Sweden did very will, Loreen got 8 points from Georgia and 7 points from host country Azerbaijan.
She also did very well in Israel (12 points) and Cyprus (10 points).
In the East, Sweden did very will in Russia (12 points) and also got 6 or 7 points in Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus.
Euphoria was the least successful in Portugal where it got only 3 points and Albania where she got 5 points. The only country awarding her less than 3 points was Italy, which completely ignored the song. Both Portugal and Italy have a record of ignoring future Eurovision winners, though.
All in all, Sweden can celebrate a smashing victory that is most impressive in the West, North and in Central Europe. But the Swedish entry transcended traditional voting patterns and was also well received on the Balkans and in the Caucasus. Southern Europe was the least impressed, but even there Loreen did reasonably well: That makes a winner!
Stay tuned for analysis for Russia, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Albania, Germany, Turkey and more. Do you have a special wish? Let us know in the comment section!