The EBU has released the split results of Eurovision 2013, revealing the average ranking each country received from the professional jury and televoters. Below is the combined matrix, followed by a breakdown by jury and televoters.
|Overall Rank||Country||Points||Avg. jury rank||Avg. Televote rank|
The EBU provides a detailed explanation of the complicated voting procedure on their web site, so we won’t detail it here. And while they give us the average ranking of the jury and televoters, they do not give us ordinal rankings. This is because points are tallied on the national level and not on the international level. Ireland came last overall despite having a higher average jury ranking than three countries (Romania, Lithuania, Spain) and a higher average televoting ranking in 12 countries. The point is this: To score points you need to be ranked within the Top 10 of a country’s national jury or a country’s national televote.
We have ranked countries by average televote rank and average jury rank below anyway.
|Jury Rank||Country||Average Jury Rank||Televote Rank||Country||Average Televote rank|
- Denmark’s margin of victory with the jury (1.54) was larger than its margin of victory among televoters (0.69)
- The jury gave Sweden’s Robin Stjernberg a lot of love. His average ranking put him in third place. His televoting average put him all the way down at 18
- Moldova’s Aliona Moon did remarkably well with the jury, with her average ranking placing her fifth. She only came 19th with televoters. (See who the jury helped and hurt by clicking here).
- We would have expected Ukraine’s Zlata Ognevich to do better with the juries than the public because of her stellar vocals. Apparently not. She came sixth with the jury, but second with the public
- The same goes for Russia’s Dina Garipova. We thought the strength of her vocals would help her with the juries and that the public would be totes bored. But Dina came fifth with the public and only tenth with the jury. Looks like plagiarism allegations can hurt you in certain circles
- Spain had the lowest international jury average ranking and the lowest international average televote ranking. Yet because they received more Top 10 finishes within specific countries they still finished ahead of Ireland’s Ryan Dolan. Sigh. Figuring out why he finished last just got a lot more complicated.
- Italy performed the best of the Big 5, beating France, Germany, Spain and the U.K. with both the jury and the public.
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)