The European Broadcasting Union has released the results from the Eurovision finale. Wiwi and Vebooboo have dug deep and pulled out some of the more interesting results. Here’s what we found.

  • Azerbaijan and Denmark are the only two countries to make the Top 5 in 2010 and 2011
  • Italy, which returned to Eurovision after a 13-year absence, placed second overall and first among the Big 5
  • Germany was the only other Big 5 nation to make the Top 10
  • By placing eighth, Jedward achieved Ireland’s best result since 2000, when Eamonn Toal placed sixth with “Millennium of Love”
  • After Turkey was eliminated during the semi-finals, the Azeri delegation worked Twitter and Facebook and begged the Turkish diaspora to vote for Ell & Nikki. This may have contributed to their win
  • Bookies seriously underestimated both Italy and Ukraine who placed second and fourth. Ahead of the contest, betmakers suggested that Ukraine wouldn’t even make the final
  • Bosnia’s Dino Merlin received 12 points from five countries (Austria, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland)—more than any other entry. Italy was second with four (Albania, Latvia, San Marino, Spain)
  • Russia did not receive 12 points from any former Soviet Republic
  • Azerbaijan, Denmark, Georgia, Ireland and Ukraine all received 12 points from three countries.
  • While there was some “bloc” voting (i.e., Germany gave Austria 12 points and Iceland gave Denmark 12 points), plenty of countries broke the pattern. For instance, Finland gave Hungary 12 points, and Bulgaria gave Britain 12 points.

Here are the complete results:

1. Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki with “Running Scared” (221)
2. Italy’s Raphael Gualazzi with “Madness of Love” (189)
3. Sweden’s Eric Saade with “Popular” (185)
4. Ukraine’s Mika Newton with “Angel” (159)
5. Denmark’s A Friend in London with “New Tomorrow” (134)
6. Bosnia’s Dino Merlin with “Love in Rewind” (125)
7. Greece’s Loukas Giorkas feat. Stereo Mike with “Watch My Dance” (120)
8. Ireland’s Jedward with “Lipstick” (119)
9. Georgia’s Eldrine with “One More Day” (110)
10. Germany’s Lena with “Taken By a Stranger” (107)
11. The United Kingdom’s Blue with “I Can” (100)
12. Moldova’s Zdob si Zdub with “So Lucky” (97)
13. Slovenia’s Maja Keuc with “No One” (96)
14. Serbia’s Nina with “Caroban” (85)
15. France’s Amaury Vassili with “Sognu” (82)
16. Russia’s Alexey Vorobyov with “Get You” (77)
17. Romania’s Hotel FM with “Change” (77)
18. Austria’s Nadine Beiler with “The Secret is Love” (64)
19. Lithuania’s Evelina Sašenko with “C’est Ma Vie” (63)
20. Iceland’s Sjonni’s Friends with “Coming Home” (61)
21. Finland’s Paradise Oskar with “Da Da Dam” (57)
22. Hungary’s Kati Wolf with “What About My Dreams?” (53)
23. Spain’s Lucia Perez with “Que me quiten lo bailao” (50)
24. Estonia’s Getter Jaani with “Rockefeller Street” (44)
25. Switzerland’s Anna Rossinelli with “In Love for a While” (19)

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13 years ago

Don’t be foolish! Hungarians and Finlands search a way to prove they are not alone in this world, they have relatives like everybody in Europe has, they belong to Eurovision spirit. Anyway, too much fuss …..

13 years ago

Well, since both countries were singing in English, the language similarity doesn’t have that much of appeal, does it?

13 years ago

Hey, Finland voting Hungary isn’t weird, they speak almost the same languages. They kind of share the same roots so it’s logical that Finnish people vote for Hungary.