The European Broadcasting Union released the official jury and televoting results this morning, and they reveal the first split between the professional jury and televoters since the new voting system was introduced in 2009. .
- The public crowned Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki winners of the televote, while the professional jury preferred Italy’s Raphael Gualazzi
- Ell & Nikki edged out Sweden’s Eric Saade by just two points to win the televote. Unfortunately for Saade, he finished a disappointing ninth among the jury (while Azerbaijan placed second).
- Italy won the jury vote in a landslide. Gualazzi racked up 251 points. Ell & Nikki finished second with the jury with 182 points.
- The United Kingdom’s Blue finished fifth in the televote, but a disastrous 22nd in the jury vote. (You’ll recall the Wiwi and Vebooboo witnessed Blue’s appalling performance during the jury final).
- Similary, Russia’s Alexey Vorobyov placed seventh among televoters, but dead last with the jury.
- Slovenia’s Maja Keuc, on the other hand, placed fourth with the jury, but only 22nd with voters.
- The televote also hurt Denmark’s A Friend in London. They placed third among the jury, but only 18th with the public.
- Surprisingly, Ireland’s Jedward did better with the jury (sixth place) than they did with the public (tenth).
So who did the jury help, and who did it hurt? The following chart shows the difference between the Jury Points and the Televoting Points (Jury – Televote ). The greater the number, the more the jury helped a contestant. The lower the number, the more the jury hurt them. The jury showed plenty of affection for Italy and Austria, both of whom were returning to Eurovision after an absence. Perhaps they were told to keep the returning countries happy to ensure another 43-nation show next year? (Then again, the jury hurt Hungary who was also returning from an absence). Eurovision stalwarts Sweden and Russia suffered the most at the hands of the jury.