Voting Analysis – We already looked at Sweden, Russia, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Albania, Estonia and the Top 15. Today we continue with the countries that achieved the places 15-26. Who voted for them, why and how important were traditional voting patterns. Here we go:
Who voted for Ukraine?
Cyprus reached the same amount of points, but from less countries and is thus one place below Ukraine. Please go to our last post to see the analysis for Cyprus. Sorry for the mix-up.
Ukraine got almost half its points from its direct neighbors. There were 10 points from Belarus, 8 points from the big mother of Russia and another 8 points from Moldova. It’s interesting that Romania didn’t give the song a single point, however. That would be an argument against my own view that much of the “neighborhood voting” is actually cultural. Why does Moldova give a song 8 points while culturally close Romania does not?. Other high points came from Latvia and Georgia. In short, Ukraine this year would be one of the countries that suffers the most if we take off the block votes.
Who voted for Greece?
Apart from the obvious 12 points from Cyprus, Greece also got top marks from neighbors Albania. 8 points came from Romania, while Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine and Azerbaijan had 4 or 5 points to spare. Otherwise, the Greek song apparently did not please many voters even in countries with a strong Greek diaspora: Greece only got one point from Germany and nothing at all from the UK, which is quite unusual if you look at recent years.
Who voted for Bosnia-Herzegovina?
Naturally, the Balkan ballad from Bosnia got points from the other Balkan countries. 10 from Croatia were the best they were able to get however, Slovenia, Montenegro and Macedonia only gave 6 or 7 points Serbia only 5. The only other high points came from fellow Muslim country Turkey, while Azerbaijan and Albania both ignored the song completely. Diaspora votes in Austria and Switzerland may explain their points for Bosnia. In the West, North and East, the song was completely ignored.
Who voted for Ireland?
Just like last year, Jedward were most popular in Northern Europe. The problem this year was that the support even in this region was way below the levels of 2011. The only high points for Ireland came from the United Kingdom. The rest of the “middle points” came from the Netherlands and Belgium and from the Scandinavian countries Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. Also Latvia was generous to Jedward. Apart from Croatia, Belarus and Azerbaijan the song didn’t get a single point in East, South and Central Europe.
Who voted for Iceland?
Iceland got its highest points from Estonia (which voting-vise is officially a Scandinavian country in ESC), Finland and Denmark. Low points from Norway, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia and Germany can be added to the score. In Germany we already know that these points were given due to the jury.
Who voted for Malta?
Surprisingly, Malta got most of its points from Eastern Europe. 8 points from Azerbaijan, 7 or 6 points from Lithuania, Ukraine and Serbia, plus 3 to 1 points from Turkey, Macedonia and Belarus. The only votes from Western Europe came from former colonial power United Kingdom.
Who voted for France?
Switzerland and Iceland’s 6 points saved France from its first last place ever. Austria, Latvia, Bosnia and Sweden also had some points for Anggun.
Who voted for Denmark?
The Danish could not count on their Scandinavian friends too much this time. Still, the highest points (5 or 4) came from Finland and Iceland. Furthermore, there seems to be a small new axis in Eurovision: Germany and Denmark. Lower marks came from Estonia (see they are Scandinavian) , Norway and Italy.
Who voted for Hungary?
8 points came from neighbors Slovakia, 7 from Romania and 3 to 1 points from Turkey, Moldova and neighbors Serbia.
Who voted for the UK?
Well, few countries actually. Estonia, Latvia, Belgium and neighbors Ireland had Engelbert in their Top 10. All other countries. South, East, Central, Scandinavia completely ignored the song. To simply blame the East (as some British newspapers did) is thus more than simplifying things!
Who voted for Norway?
It doesn’t get redder than this (well, wait for Austria). Some support from Scandinavia came from Sweden (three) and Iceland (one). If we had the 3 Dutch points we arrive at Tooji’s final score of 7 points.