The jury-televote split results are incredibly confusing, as we already discussed in our results breakdown for the grand final. But to give this non-sense some kind of structure, we’ve compiled this table which roughly demonstrates who the jury hurt and who the jury helped in the final. A negative score means that the jury hurt the contestant. For instance, Romania’s Cezar came 7th with the public, but only 24th with the jury. Hence the difference of -17.
The jury also did significant damage to Hungary, Greece, Belarus and Ireland, each of whom posted a difference of at least -9. It looks like Alyona’s chocolates did little to distract the professionals from her song.
Denmark, Malta and Spain were unaffected by the average jury rankings. Emmelie de Forest finished first with both the jury and the public. In the case of Spain, El Sueno de Morfeo finished last with both the public and the professionals. Ouch! But at least lead singer Raquel knows how to ride a horse. Love that video….
Sweden’s Robin Stjernberg benefitted the most from the jury. The public only had him down in 18th, but the jury had him in third. His difference was +15, which suggests the juries were sucking up to host broadcaster SVT.
Moldova, France and Georgia were the other big winners with the jury, posting differences of +10 or greater.