Eurovision 2016 – The best part of the day after the grand final is going through the results and analyzing the heck out of them. I’ve looked into some of the interesting results that happened this year so read on if you’d like something to read.
Semi Final One
Winner: Russia with 342pts
Loser: Estonia with 24pts
Just missing out: Bosnia & Herzegovina
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How the three automatic qualifiers voted:
The Spanish Jury gave 12pts to Armenia and ranked San Marino at the bottom. The Spanish Public preferred Austria but Montenegro came last with them.
The French Jury gave their 12pts to Austria but did not like Bosnia & Herzegovina. The public gave their 12pts to Armenia placing Finland last.
The Swedish Jury fell for the charms of Russia placing them top but San Marino were unable to please them. The Swedish Public at home gave their 12pts to Bosnia & Herzegovina placing Montenegro last
Azerbaijan Vs Armenia
Always a vote you want to watch out for as political voting goes, Armenia Vs Azerbaijan shows just how political voting can be. Every Armenian Juror placed Azerbaijan last in the second semi final and the Televoters did the same however the Azeri home voters actually did pick up their phone to vote for Armenia placing Iveta 14th out of 18 acts. The jury however weren’t as open and each Azeri Juror placed Armenia in last place.
Semi Final Two
Winner: Australia with 330pts
Loser: Switzerland with 28pts
Just missing out: FYR Macedonia
How the three automatic qualifiers voted:
The UK jury gave their 12pts to the surprise qualifier Georgia but may have cost FYR Macedonia a Top 10 place after ranking Kaliopi last. The UK public ranked Lithuania top but did not like Switzerland ranking Rykka last.
The Italian Jury gave their full points to Australia whilst placing Norway last at 18th. The public gave their 12pts to the eventual winner Ukraine but placed Slovenia last in Semi Final Two.
Germany voted rather differently from the other juries placing Israel at the top of the Semi Final Two pile. Denmark came last with the German Jury. Poland won the German Televote whereas the public agreed with the UK public placing Switzerland last.
Winner: Ukraine with 534pts
Loser: Germany with 11pts
Just missing out of the Top 10: The Netherlands
Jury Winner: Australia
Televote Winner: Russia
Who benefited the most from the Jury?
Australia: Australia benefited the most from the jury vote reaching the top of their ranks but the public cost them the overall win by only ranking it 4th. Dami Im got 12pts from nine juries including Sweden, Hungary, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland.
Spain: The jury quite liked Spain giving them a total of 67 points overall and the Italian jury liked Barei enough to give 12pts. Thanks to the public Spain were pushed down to the bottom five after getting only ten points from the public but the Jury stopped her from going further down.
France: Now France don’t have real reason to complain this year making 6th place overall but the jury did favour Amir more than the public did. France would have ranked 9th in the contest if it was televote only but they came 3rd with the jury so it’s thanks to them that France got closer to the Top Five.
Georgia: Now it’s quite the surprise that the jury preferred Georgia’s Indie song more than the public but they did. In fact The Young Georgian Lolitas were in the jury Top 15 even getting a full 12pts from the UK Jury. The public placed them 20th overall and with votes combined.
United Kingdom: Joe & Jake made the Top 10 of ten Juries including Ireland, Serbia, San Marino, Denmark, Estonia, Australia and of course the 12pts from Malta. Only the public from Malta, Ireland and Australia (our besties) gave us points in the televote so we would have been a bigger failure if the jury wasn’t around.
Who benefited the most from the Televote?
Poland: There is no one in the whole competition who can thank the public more than Poland can. Poland came 25th with the jury but the public placed them a fantastic 3rd place. How can the jury and public vote differ so drastically? The diaspora in Europe is certainly at the country’s benefit.
Russia: So the Russian Broadcaster this morning have expressed concern with the use of the jury demanding the public get back 100% control. Russia won this years televote and if the jury didn’t place them only 5th place, we would be in Socci next year but the jury blocked their win and Russia came 3rd overall.
Ukraine Vs Russia
Speaking about Russia another aspect to look into is Russia’s reaction to “1944” by Jamala which made the news for it’s subject matter about the Crimean Deportation of 1944. Now the Russian Jury did not like the Ukraine Entry placing Jamala 24th (Israel came last). The public however didn’t seem to care about the song meaning giving Ukraine 10pts placing them 2nd.
Have you looked at the full results yet? Any additions to what we have above, feel free to comment below…