Following our re-cap of the jury-televoter split in the Eurovision 2011 final, Wiwi and Vebooboo are back with a breakdown of the first semi-final results.
- Lithuania’s Evelina Sashenko was the surprise winner of the jury vote. She edged out Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki by just four points.
- Perhaps owing to its impressive stage show, televoters handed top marks to Greece’s Loukas Yiorkas. Azerbaijan once again finished second (by a margin of 30 points).
- San Marino’s Senit—the bookies’ favorite to finish last in this semi-final—place an impressive eighth with the jury. She did, however, finish last in the televote.
- If the jury had its way, then Malta’s Glen Vella and San Marino would have made the finals, and Georgia and Russia would have been sent home.
- The biggest discrepancy of this semi-final occurred with Greece. The jury gave him 80 fewer points than televoters did.
- San Marino accounts for the second biggest discrepancy. The jury gave Senit 66 more points than televoters did.
- If televoters had their way, then Armenia, Norway and Turkey would have made the final. Lithuania, Switzerland and Serbia would not have advanced.
In case you forgot, this is what the combined results looked like:
- Greece (133)
- Azerbaijan (122)
- Finland (103)
- Iceland (100)
- Lithuania (81)
- Georgia (74)
- Hungary (72)
- Serbia (67)
- Russia (64)
- Switzerland (55)
- Malta (54)
- Armenia (54)
- Turkey (47)
- Albania (47)
- Croatia (41)
- San Marino (34)
- Norway (30)
- Portugal (22)
- Poland (18)
To determine who the jury helped the most, we subtracted televoting points from jury points (jury points – televoting points). A positive number means the jury helped a contestant. A negative number means that they hurt them.