TEKO 2017: The Final Result!

teko-2017-logoTEKO 2017 – This is it, the end of the last duel of TEKO 2017! It’s time to see who won a matchup for the final, between Italy’s Francesco Gabbani and Belgium’s Blanche.

After a longer voting period, 159 votes were cast in the final, modest in comparison to some of the earlier rounds but still a good number overall! For the last time, remind yourselves of the entries competing.

ITALY Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma

 BELGIUM Blanche – City Lights

Without further ado, the winner of the final, with 115 votes is…


image credit: eurovision.tv

“Occidentali’s Karma” was written by Luca Chiaravalli, Fabio Ilacqua, and Francesco Gabbani himself! After winning San Remo 2017 on 15 February, Gabbani accepted RAI’s offer to become the Italian entrant in Kyiv! It’s currently the oddsmakers’ favorite to win the entire contest, as of today. The full result of the final is listed below.

115 votes (72%) Italy – Belgium 44 votes (28%)

So all in all, Belgium put up a fight, but Italy just couldn’t be stopped, and becomes the seventh TEKO winner ever! Congratulations to Francesco and all of his supporters who voted for him throughout the contest! And now, it’s time for the only contest that actually matters. See you on the other side of semi-final 1, and I’ll be back with a statistics post… once I’m done moving out of uni.

Till then, thanks for being so patient with me and for letting me organize TEKO this year! If given the chance next year, it’ll be even better. ;)


12 comments on “TEKO 2017: The Final Result!

  1. Congratulations Blanche for the very respectable result and thank you for the music and the talent girl :-) You are yet too good for esc maybe who knows :-)

  2. Btw, BONF votes are in (and have been in for two weeks) but I’ve been too busy with my life (work and esc) that I didnt post them yet (didnt have the time to do the scoreboards)!

  3. That’s a landslide. Congratulations!

  4. LOL. Great!

  5. Wow! Great result.
    Thanks Nick for your work :)

  6. Excellent result. :)

  7. Well, that was fun. Let’s do it again in about a year. Thanks, Nick and all involved.

  8. Oh Italy won :O :O :O What a surprise… Jeez not like we knew he would win from the very beginning… I wonder if Italy 2017 is cursed now, because of the whole ”TEKO winner have never won before” curse :P

  9. A big thank you to Nick for all his hard work on it and great graphics this year!

  10. Absolutely deserved!!!

  11. The final result of TEKO got a bit lost because of semi 1. Perhaps we should have the final result a few days earlier next year.

    • Probably a good idea. I thought it would be a fun way to cap off the preseason right at the very end, but it did get lost. But you only learn from experience!

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