Eurovision 2017: Full semi-final results show Portugal and Bulgaria each won their heats

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Along with the excitement of tonight’s big win for Portugal, the voting results of the semi-finals have also been released. It confirms that grand final winner Portugal won the first semi-final, while runner-up Bulgaria won the second. But as we can see from the jury/televote split, other results weren’t so clearcut.

Semi-final one

Not surprisingly, the winner of the first semi-final was Portugal, with 370 points. Salvador topped both the jury and the televote, making him the unanimous winner.

In second place was Moldova with 291 points. They were a bigger favourite in the televote results giving them second place with 180 points, but they only managed fourth place in the jury vote with 111 points.

In third place was Sweden, with 227 points. Robin Bengtsson was a favourite with the jury who also ranked him third with 124 points. Televoters ranked him fourth with 103 points.

Belgium‘s Blanche placed fourth with 164 points, but there was a difference of opinion with the jury and televote. The jury only gave her 40 points, in 13th place, while viewers were much more impressed and put Blanche in third place with 125 points.

Armenia‘s Artsvik — who going into the semi had been considered a strong contender to win — only managed seventh place with 152 points.

Australia was a big hit with juries, who placed Isaiah second with 139 points. But the bum note in his semi-final performance was off-key with televoters who placed him 15th with only 21 points. The combined score of 160 was enough to save Australia in sixth place.

Unlucky 11th place went to Georgia. Tamara Gachechiladze had 99 points, just 16 away from beating Greece to tenth place.

Fan favourite Finland placed 12th with 92 points. Norma John would have qualified had it been down to televotes alone – they placed tenth with the public on 51 points. Sadly the jury ranked them 12th with 41 points, taking them out of the overall top ten.

Latvia placed last in the first semi-final with only 21 points for Triana Park. They earned only one point from the juries and a slightly more generous 20 points from the televote.

Semi-final one: Full results

  1. Portugal: Salvador Sobral – “Amar Pelos Dois” (370 points)
  2. Moldova: Sunstroke Project – “Hey Mamma” (291 points)
  3. Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On” (227 points)
  4. Belgium: Blanche – “City Lights” (165 points)
  5. Cyprus: Hovig – “Gravity” (164 points)
  6. Australia: Isaiah – “Don’t Come Easy” (160 points)
  7. Armenia: Artsvik – “Fly with Me” (152 points)
  8. Azerbaijan: Dihaj – “Skeletons” (150 points)
  9. Poland: Kasia Mos – “Flashlight” (119 points)
  10. Greece: Demy – “This Is Love” (115 points)
  11. Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze – “Keep the Faith” (99 points)
  12. Finland: Norma John – “Blackbird” (92 points)
  13. Czech Republic: Martina Bárta – “My Turn” (83 points)
  14. Albania: Lindita – “World” (76 points)
  15. Iceland: Svala – “Paper” (60 points)
  16. Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic – “Space” (56 points)
  17. Slovenia: Omar Naber – “On My Way” (36 points)
  18. Latvia: Triana Park – “Line” (21 points)

Semi-final one: Jury results

  1. Portugal – 173 points
  2. Australia – 139 points
  3. Sweden – 124 points
  4. Moldova – 111 points
  5. Armenia – 87 points
  6. Azerbaijan – 87 points
  7. Czech Republic – 81 points
  8. Georgia – 62 points
  9. Cyprus – 61 points
  10. Greece – 61 points
  11. Poland – 50 points
  12. Finland – 41 points
  13. Belgium – 40 points
  14. Albania – 38 points
  15. Iceland – 29 points
  16. Montenegro – 17 points
  17. Slovenia – 16 points
  18. Latvia – 1 points

Semi-final one: Televote results

  1. Portugal – 197 points
  2. Moldova – 180 points
  3. Belgium – 125 points
  4. Sweden – 103 points
  5. Cyprus – 103 points
  6. Poland – 69 points
  7. Armenia – 65 points
  8. Azerbaijan – 63 points
  9. Greece – 54 points
  10. Finland – 51 points
  11. Montenegro – 39 points
  12. Albania – 38 points
  13. Georgia – 37 points
  14. Iceland – 31 points
  15. Australia – 21 points
  16. Latvia – 20 points
  17. Slovenia – 20 points
  18. Czech Republic – 2 points

Semi-final two

Bulgaria won the second semi-final wth 403 points. Kristian Kostov was the unanimous winner of both the jury vote and the televote – that’s 199 points and 204 points respectively.

Hungary placed second in the semi-final with 231 points. Joci Papai’s ethno rap was a hit with televoters who placed him second with 165 points. However, juries were less enthused. They ranked him seventh with only 66 points.

Israel was third with 207 points. In a piece of curious Eurovision scoring, Israel was fourth with the televote on 132 points and sixth with the juries on 75 points. Norway was the jury’s third place fave, while televoters put Romania third. They cancelled each other out, which put Israel third in the overall results.

Fan favourite Estonia was a hit with televoters. Koit Toome and Laura were placed sixth in the televote with 69 points. But the jury was much less impressed. They gave Estonia only 16 points, meaning an overall rank of 14th with 85 points.

Narrowly missing out was Serbia in 11th place with 98 points, just four points away from beating Denmark in tenth place. Switzerland was also close to qualification with 97 points.

Denmark was also more a favourite with the jury. Anja received 96 points from the jury, who ranked her fourth. But televoters were much less impressed. They awarded Denmark only five points, meaning a rank of only 16th. But without those five points, Denmark would not have qualified for the final – every point counts!

San Marino was bottom of the second semi with only one point, due to a generous televote score. Juries awarded San Marino nil points.

And the curse of Malta struck again. For another year they proved themselves a big favourite only with juries. Claudia Faniello’s ballad placed eight in the jury vote with 55 points. But sadly televoters weren’t fans. Malta earned nil points from the televote, resulting in an overall rank of 16th.

Semi-final two: Full results

  1. Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov – “Beautiful Mess” (403 points)
  2. Hungary: Joci Pápai – “Origo” (231 points)
  3. Israel: IMRI – “I Feel Alive” (207 points)
  4. Netherlands: OG3NE – “Lights and Shadows” (200 points)
  5. Norway: JOWST – “Grab the Moment” (189 points)
  6. Romania: Ilinca ft.Alex Florea – “Yodel It!” (174 points)
  7. Austria: Nathan Trent – “Running on Air” (147 points)
  8. Croatia: Jacques Houdek – “My Friend” (141 points)
  9. Belarus: Naviband – “Story of My Life” (110 points)
  10. Denmark: Anja – “Where I Am” (101 points)
  11. Serbia: Tijana Bogicevic – “In Too Deep” (98 points)
  12. Switzerland: Timebelle – “Apollo” (97 points)
  13. Ireland: Brendan Murray – “Dying to Try” (86 points)
  14. Estonia: Koit Toome and Laura – “Verona” (85 points)
  15. FYR Macedonia: Jana Burceska – “Dance Alone” (69 points)
  16. Malta: Claudia Faniello – “Breathlessly” (55 points)
  17. Lithuania: Fusedmarc – “Rain of Revolution” (42 points)
  18. San Marino: Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson – “Spirit of the Night” (1 points)

Semi-final two: Jury results

  1. Bulgaria – 199 points
  2. Netherlands – 149 points
  3. Norway – 137 points
  4. Austria – 115 points
  5. Denmark – 96 points
  6. Israel – 75 points
  7. Hungary – 66 points
  8. Belarus – 55 points
  9. Malta – 55 points
  10. Serbia – 53 points
  11. Switzerland – 48 points
  12. Ireland – 45 points
  13. Croatia – 37 points
  14. FYR Macedonia – 29 points
  15. Romania – 26 points
  16. Lithuania – 17 points
  17. Estonia – 16 points
  18. San Marino – 0 points

Semi-final two: Televote results

  1. Bulgaria – 204 points
  2. Hungary – 165 points
  3. Romania – 148 points
  4. Israel – 132 points
  5. Croatia – 104 points
  6. Estonia – 69 points
  7. Belarus – 55 points
  8. Norway – 52 points
  9. Netherlands – 51 points
  10. Switzerland – 49 points
  11. Serbia – 45 points
  12. Ireland – 41 points
  13. FYR Macedonia – 40 points
  14. Austria – 32 points
  15. Lithuania – 25 points
  16. Denmark – 5 points
  17. San Marino – 1 points
  18. Malta – 0 points

What do you think? Are there any surprises in the full semi-final results? Have your say below!