Earlier this afternoon junioreurovision.tv released the combined jury-televote split for Junior Eurovision 2015. It shows that Bulgaria’s Krisia Todorova won the public vote, but failed to take home the win because of the juries. The results indicate just how important winning over the juries can be. This year the jury hurt Ukraine’s Sympho-Nick the most, helped Malta’s Federica Falzon the most, and appear to have cost Bulgaria its first victory at ESC or JESC.
Combined Voting Results: Junior Eurovision 2014
We’ve put together the following table which demonstrates who the jury hurt the most and helped the most. A positive number shows that the jury gave the act a boost, while a negative number shows that the jury hurt the act’s overall rating. Below this we’ve listed some of our thoughts.
- Malta’s Federica Falzon benefited the most from the jury, who scored her 49 points higher than the public. Music professionals were likely better able to appreciate an operatic voice than kids voting at home. She may also have benefited from the home-field advantage: Malta did a great job hosting and perhaps the jurors wanted to acknowledged that.
- The jury loved Italy’s Vincenzo Cantiello. They scored him 43 points higher than the public. This was enough to secure him the win. He finished 43 points behind Bulgaria’s Krisia Todorova in the public vote, but 57 points ahead of her with the juries.
- Sweden’s Julia Kedhammar was the third biggest benefactor from the juries. Despite only getting three points from the public, she earned 39 from the juries, which bumped her up by 36 points.
- Serbia, Montenegro, Belarus, Georgia and Croatia also benefited from the presence of a jury.
- San Marino’s Peppermints were the only act to be scored the same by both the jury and televoting public.
- Armenia’s Betty did very well with the juries — she came second. But they still marked her 10 points lower than the televoting public.
- Russia, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Bulgaria also suffered at the hands of the jury.
- Ukraine’s Sympho-Nick suffered the most. They came an impressive joint-third in the televote with 100 points. Yet the juries put them way down in 12th with just 24 points. That’s a markdown of 76.