Lithuania’s Donny Montell

Team Wiwi fell in love with Lithuania’s Donny Montell earlier this year at Eurovision in Concert. But we never really fell in love with his song, or the blindfold photographed above. So our jaws dropped when we saw that he finished third in the second semi-final at Eurovision. Looking at the jury-televote split, it’s clear that the public loved him a lot more than the jury. Televoters awarded him third place, but the jury only ranked him tenth. Somewhat predictably, Sweden’s Loreen and Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic finished one-two with both the public and the jury.

Overall Results

Overall Points Televote Place Points Jury Place Points
Sweden 1 181 1 180 1 145
Serbia 2 159 2 148 2 141
Lithuania 3 104 3 128 10 55
Estonia 4 100 5 88 4 102
Turkey 5 80 4 114 13 42
Bosnia & Herzegovina 6 77 7 70 6 77
Malta 7 70 11 39 5 97
Ukraine 8 64 17 24 3 109
F.Y.R. Macedonia 9 53 8 63 9 58
Norway 10 45 6 72 18 25
Bulgaria 11 45 9 59 17 27
Croatia 12 42 14 34 7 66
Portugal 13 39 13 37 12 49
Georgia 14 36 18 15 8 62
Netherlands 15 35 10 51 16 31
Belarus 16 35 12 37 11 52
Slovenia 17 31 16 27 14 40
Slovakia 18 22 15 32 15 40

 

That’s a lot to digest. Let’s break it down.

Jury Results

Jury Place Points
Sweden 1 145
Serbia 2 141
Ukraine 3 109
Estonia 4 102
Malta 5 97
Bosnia & Herzegovina 6 77
Croatia 7 66
Georgia 8 62
F.Y.R. Macedonia 9 58
Lithuania 10 55
Belarus 11 52
Portugal 12 49
Turkey 13 42
Slovenia 14 40
Slovakia 15 40
Netherlands 16 31
Bulgaria 17 27
Norway 18 25
  • The jury and the public did not agree on the eight finalists. Norway’s Tooji finished sixth with the public, but he finished dead last with the jury. Ouch. Maybe they didn’t like the video of him dancing with Wiwi and Vebooboo?
  • Turkey’s Can Bonomo, who finished fourth with the public, could only muster 13th with the jury.
  • Wiwi almost threw up his dinner when he saw that Georgia’s Anri Jokhadze finished eighth with the jury. He’s a nice guy—you can watch our interview with him here. But his act was a total disaster. Thank goodness the televote kept him out of the final.
  • The jury also ranked Croatia’s Nina Badric seventh. Yes, the woman with the oversized toilet paper prop. But the public ranked her 14th, and she was sent packing. And, um, if you believe the reports, some of her back-up singers tried to pack some hotel paintings on their way out….

Televote Results

Televote Place Points
Sweden 1 180
Serbia 2 148
Lithuania 3 128
Turkey 4 114
Estonia 5 88
Norway 6 72
Bosnia & Herzegovina 7 70
F.Y.R. Macedonia 8 63
Bulgaria 9 59
Netherlands 10 51
Malta 11 39
Belarus 12 37
Portugal 13 37
Croatia 14 34
Slovakia 15 32
Slovenia 16 27
Ukraine 17 24
Georgia 18 15
  • Televoters were not feeling Gaitana. Our favorite Congolese-Ukrainian singer finished a disappointing 17th.
  • Malta’s Kurt Calleja also fell out with televoters. He ranked 11th.
  • Those two advanced to the final ahead of Bulgaria’s Sofi Marinova and the Netherland’s Joan Franka, despite the fact they finished ninth and tenth with televoters.

Twelve Points

Six: Sweden (from the Netherlands, Georgia, Estonia, Slovakia, Norway, Germany)

Four: Serbia (FYR Macedonia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, France)

Two: Croatia (Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina); Estonia (Portugal, Sweden); Bosnia (Croatia, Turkey)

One: Malta (U.K.); Belarus (Ukraine); Ukraine (Belarus); Georgia (Lithuania); Turkey (Malta)

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I can’t forgive juri for Turkey… 13? what the?

Tnx for televoters <3 I couldn't vote in this semifinal because of my country took part at the 1st one