Sweden’s Eric Saade won the second semi-final and finished first in the televote. But it was Slovenia’s Maja Keuc who stole the jury’s heart.
- The “No One” singer proved she was somebody with a sultry performance than earned top marks (146 points) from the jury. Denmark’s “A Friend in London” came in second with 129.
- Neither fared as well with the public. Maja finished seventh in the televote, and Denmark finished fourth.
- Bosnia’s Dino Merlin, the bookies’ favorite to win the second semi-final, only placed 11th with the jury.
- If the jury had its way, Belgium’s Witloof Bay and Slovakia’s TWiiNS would have advance to the final. Bosnia (11th) and Moldova’s Zdob si Zdub (13th) would not have advanced.
- Ireland’s Jedward placed 10th with the jury.
- Sweden, which won the second semi-final overall, only finished third with the jury.
- If televoters had complete control over the semi-final voting, then Belarus’ Anastasiya Vinnikova (Miss Soviet-era Wet Dream) would have advanced. Estonia’s Getter Jaani would not have made the cut.
- Neither the jury nor televoters put Israel’s Dana International in the Top 10, ranking her 16th and 11th instead.
And in case you forgot, this is how the combined results looked:
- Sweden (155)
- Denmark (135)
- Slovenia (112)
- Romania (111)
- Bosnia & Herzegovina (109)
- Ukraine (81)
- Austria (69)
- Ireland (68)
- Estonia (60)
- Moldova (54)
- Belgium (53)
- Bulgaria (48)
- Slovakia (48)
- Belarus (45)
- Israel (38)
- F.Y.R. Macedonia (36)
- Latvia (25)
- Cyprus (16)
- The Netherlands (13)
The following chart shows who the jury helped and who the jury hurt. The number was obtained by subtracting televoting points from jury points. A positive number means the jury helped bump a contestant up the rankings, while a negative number means they knocked them down. Surprisingly, Bosnia’s Dino Merlin was the biggest victim of the jury with a score of -66. Sweden’s Eric Saade was close behind at -60.