Italy’s Raphael Gualazzi won the jury vote in a landslide

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. .

Highlights:

  • 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).

Televoting results

Rank Country Points
1 Azerbaijan 223
2 Sweden 221
3 Greece 176
4 Ukraine 168
5 U.K. 166
6 Bosnia 151
7 Georgia 138
8 Russia 138
9 Germany 113
10 Ireland 101
11 Italy 099
12 Moldova 098
13 Serbia 089
14 Romania 079
15 France 076
16 Spain 073
17 Hungary 064
18 Denmark 061
19 Iceland 060
20 Lithuania 055
21 Finland 047
22 Slovenia 039
23 Estonia 032
24 Austria 025
25 Switzerland 002

 

Jury results

Rank Country Points
1 Italy 251
2 Azerbaijan 182
3 Denmark 168
4 Slovenia 160
5 Austria 145
6 Ireland 119
7 Ukraine 117
8 Serbia 111
9 Sweden 106
10 Germany 104
11 Bosnia 090
12 France 090
13 Romania 086
14 Greece 084
15 Moldova 082
16 Finland 075
17 Georgia 079
18 Estonia 074
19 Iceland 072
20 Lithuania 066
21 Hungary 060
22 U.K. 057
23 Switzerland 053
24 Spain 038
25 Russia 025

 

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.

Italy 152
Slovenia 121
Austria 120
Denmark 107
Switzerland 51
Estonia 42
Finland 27
Serbia 22
Ireland 18
France 14
Iceland 12
Lithuania 11
Romania 7
Hungary -4
Germany -9
Moldova -16
Spain -35
Azerbaijan -41
Ukraine -51
Georgia -59
Bosnia -61
Greece -92
U.K. -109
Russia -113
Sweden -115

Now check out the complete jury and televoting results for the first semi-final and the second semi-final.

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nena
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nena

Greece send an amazing song in ’11 esc and people’s voting proves it…

Annika
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Annika

PLEASE TAKE OUT THE JURY VOTING
The jury HATES pop, jury HATES dancing songs that us young people like, before the jury voting eurovision was more exciting, the russian singer of 2011 was a typical noaways pop song and OF COURSE they jury HATES it, Eric Saade anothe pop singer jury DOESNT like him, this year norway entry jury DOESNT like it, come on, if the jury had been existing since 2000, Turkey 2003 would have never won, Dima Bilan would have never won, Ukraine 2004 would have never won, i hate jury…

Juha
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Juha

It’s clear that Finland suffered performing first in the final in televotes, no matter what it’s been said. In semifinal Finland was ahead Russia and Georgia
in final those two reached almost 100 points more. That’s almost unbelievable !

Marco
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Marco

We have no idea where this photo comes from. The person who uploaded it says “jury final” but how can we even know that’s true? During the week of Eurovision there are SEVERAL MOCK readings of points so that the announcers (in Germany and all over Europe) can practice. You need to verify/explain this photo before posting fracas

Fracas
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Fracas

So tell me how the jury placings translate from this which was the scoreboard on jury night http://twitpic.com/548xru

Stacey Q
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Stacey Q

I liked Blue’s song, and their performance in the final. But I was inside the arena for the jury final and confirm that they were awful. Duncan forgot his lyrics at one point, and Antony Costa’s voice cracked towards the end when he does his part. People in the audience shrieked. You can have a big name and a good song, but if you don’t deliver when it counts then it’s OVER.

MarieC
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MarieC

The whole jury vote was geared to prevent the country that this year had an act that would garner high public votes from winning. Appalling? My rear end.

MarieC
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MarieC

“Blue’s appalling performance during the jury final” ? Anyone who calls this appalling needs a hearing and sight test even more than anyone who could vote this fourth from bottom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HJ4HDzSvAI
Even given the poor sound of this amateur video, there is no way an unbiased observer can call this mediocre, never mind appalling.

MarieC
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MarieC

“Blue’s appalling performance during the jury final” ? Anyone who calls this appalling needs a hearing and sight test even more than anyone who could vote this fourth from bottom
.youtube.com/watch?v=_HJ4HDzSvAI Even given the poor sound of this amateur video, there is no way an unbiased observer can call this mediocre, never mind appalling.

MarieC
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MarieC

“Blue’s appalling performance during the jury final” ? Anyone who calls this appalling needs a hearing and sight test even more than anyone who could vote this fourth from bottom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HJ4HDzSvAI Even given the poor sound of this amateur video, there is no way an unbiased observer can call this mediocre, never mind appalling.

Chris Painter
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The most surprising to me are very low total scores assigned by jury for Hungary and United Kingdom and very high jury score for shapeless and colorless song from Austria. It seems that jury used song from Austria to puch down other unwanted songs and placed their promoted songs above Austria. Really bad.

elfia
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Aleksey Vorobyov is the 7-th  in the scoreboard of the Eurovision site (Georgia is the 8-th)!

Chris Painter
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I expect much bigger gap in semifinals because songs from Poland and Norway were among 4 best expected in semifinal 1 and ended up very terribly.

William Adams
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William Adams

definitely think you’re onto something chris. i was shocked at how big a gap there was in the jury vote!

Chris Painter
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So now we are still waiting for the breakdown of both semifinals. There we should see many more surprises. As I see jury wanted to make a kind of overinvitation for Italy giving its (good but not really Eurovision type) song too many points. The jury was probably afraid that the low score from televoting could scary Italy for next 13 years. Undoubtedly “money talks” with its own language.

William Adams
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William Adams

i long for the days of an exclusive televote. then blue would have been near the top!