We’ve already sounded off on the split results of the first semi-final. Here we give you another sense of precisely who the jury hurt. We do this in two ways. The first table compiles where a country fell overall, with the jury and with televoters based on their average international rankings. The second table subtracts the jury ranking from the televote ranking. A negative score means that the jury hurt the contestant, and that this contestant would have done better in the pre-2009 system which relied solely on televoters.
|Country||Overall Rank||Jury Rank||Televote Rank|
Who the Jury Hurt
As you can see below, Montenegro’s Who See lost out the most. The public ranked them fourth, while the jury only ranked them 14th. That gave them a difference of -10. The jury also hurt Lithuania, Ireland, Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Denmark, Belgium, Russia, and Slovenia were not affected by the jury. Denmark finished tops with both the public and the professionals. Slovenia finished last with both groups.
Austria was the nation helped the most by the jury, which ranked her fifth (compared to the public’s ranking of 15). That’s a difference of +10. Moldova, Estonia, the Netherlands, and Cyprus were also helped by the jury.
|Country||Televote Rank||Jury Rank||Difference|
Note: We use the phrase “who the jury hurt” because the juries were added to the format in 2009.
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)