By now you’ve all seen the jury and televoting results from the grand final of Eurovision 2012. They give you a hint of who the jury hurt, but they don’t give you a clear sense of how severe the bloodbath was for some contestants. So Team Wiwi has pulled out its spreadsheet and ranked the jury’s victims in order of how much the jury hurt them. A negative number means that the jury hurt a contestant’s overall score. That contestant would have received a higher final score if the jury system had never been introduced. In the case of Sweden’s Loreen, the fact that the jury gave her fewer points than the public doesn’t really matter: she had the highest score with both groups anyway.
As you can see, Russia’s Buranovskiye Babushki paid a price for being tone deaf. There was a 238-point difference between the televoting score and the jury score. Turkey’s Can Bonomo, who spoke with WiwiBloggs.Com the morning after the final, was the second most screwed. Ireland’s Jedward, Romania’s Mandinga and Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic also saw the jury eat away at their total.
Other contestants should consider sending the jury flowers. Chief among them is Spain’s Pastora Soler, who benefited the most from the jury’s kindness (+109). Other thankful artists include Italy’s Nina Zilli (+101), Ukraine’s Gaitana (+88) and France’s Anggun (+85).
Who the Jury Hurt Most:
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