Last night Eurovision fans in Australia gathered for the first-ever Australian Eurovision Song Contest Preview Party. Our friends Down Under listened to the acts and cast their votes, giving us an early indicator of how Australia may vote at the actual contest.

As you can see below, Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw narrowly edge Serbia’s Bojana Stamenov for the win. Italy’s Il Volo, Norway’s Morland & Debrah Scarlett and Israel’s Nadav Guedj rounded out the Top 5.

Given the strong UK-Australia connections, it’s not surprising that the UK’s Electro Velvet came sixth. Australia’s own Guy Sebastian could only muster eighth place at home. In the battle of the Warriors, Georgia’s Nina Sublatti won, coming 15th, way ahead of Malta’s Amber who finished 30th. Ireland’s Molly Sterling, San Marino’s Anita & Michele, and Switzerland’s Mélanie René finished in the bottom three.

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Australia Preview Party: Voting Results

1. Sweden 350 points

2. Serbia 345

3. Italy 314

4. Norway 247

5. Israel 226

6. United Kingdom 225

7. Iceland 191

8. Australia 173

9. Estonia 164

10. Russia 160

11. Belarus 149

12. Belgium 148

13. Slovenia 147

14. Latvia 115

15. Georgia 109

16. Lithuania 105

17. FYR Macedonia 84

18. Moldova 79

19. Netherlands 76

20. Denmark 71

21. Germany 67

22. Azerbaijan 65

22. Spain 65

24. Romania 63

25. Hungary 59

26. Cyprus 41

27. Greece 40

27. Poland 40

29. Albania 39

30. Malta 37

31. Austria 33

32. Montenegro 31

33. France 30

34. Finland 25

35. Czech Republic 24

36. Portugal 23

37. Armenia 21

38. Ireland 14

38. San Marino 14

40. Switzerland 12

Guy Sebastian sent a message of support to organisers ahead of the event.

 

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Andreea
Andreea
6 years ago

Well the UK 6th, not bad at all XD

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

Really surprised at Ireland’s result, really thought our Aussie neighbors would rank us higher, okay many people might find the song boring or whatever but it certainly isn’t the worst. Dont know why Ireland is always forgotten about, especially when we have a quality entry this year….Ireland is becoming non-existent and forgotten about really.

Sharleen Wright
6 years ago

I should also say that songs were played in alphabetical order on the night.

Sharleen Wright
6 years ago

Hi all I was the organiser of the event which was put on as part of arrangements of our Eurovision facebook group – Australian Eurovision Fanclub. It’s not an official club, but rather a tool for social networking of fans located here with over 700 members, separate to any OGAE etc. The event was held in Melbourne and had more than 100 in attendance. We received 72 votes on the night and the results are above. The Serbian result was a surprise but it clearly captured a lot of people’s attention. People really cheered for it, it received the same… Read more »

gagah!
gagah!
6 years ago

Lot of people dont see Serbia in final….but Bojana have one strong weapons…she sounds even better in live performing…something that lot of contestanst dont have this year.In Amsterdam she got the biggest applause and reaction of visitors…that talks a lot…
MY TOP 5 IS:
1.ESTONIA
2.ALBANIA
3.SLOVENIA
4.SERBIA
5.MACEDONIA

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

Serbia is the only oddity in that top 15, the rest I quite agree with.

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

@ Oh thank you Eugene 4 letting us know wiwi buddy.. Really interesting the fact that Australia when is currently considered the 3rd hot favorite to win among the bookies finished just 8th on the voting of Australians alone.. That says enough for such overrated song like that.. And in OGAE voting is currently 4th with not having real chance of winning the OGAE voting…At the best scenario it will finish 4th & on less good 5th-6th.. So it is pretty clear that the song itself is NOT winning material… I have it as 35th /40 on my own top… Read more »

Steve Gray
Steve Gray
6 years ago

Ireland in that position is joke very dissapointed as I think Ireland has a amazing song and singer this year.

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
6 years ago

As ZoboCamel mentioned, polls at parties are not really representitive. They’re just small indicators and can be completely wrong interpreted when used as a prognose

escfan702
escfan702
6 years ago

wiwibloggs. i think it’s about time you blocked Nicky 1991. he is not only insultinga democratic eu nation but inciting hatrted Take note please.

William Kosovo
William Kosovo
6 years ago

Very nice…. but Really much to not believe this. I dont have anything against Serbia but come on ,their entry this year doesn’t fits for 2nd place, hope they even pass to final, but we have Spain Italy Estonia Albania ,which one of these countries would be perfectly 2nd, and Spain as Winner. My top : 1 Spain,2 Estonia ,3 Albania, 4 Italy, 5 Sweden. Peaces to the World

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

Who are these people? Do they represent Australia in any official way?

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

I had tought latvia would be higher

JAN
JAN
6 years ago

Very good taste in music have australian eurovision fan

sj
sj
6 years ago

Very good TOP 5

PP
PP
6 years ago

Serbia on second place and fan favorite from this site Albania only 29 of 39. Many Albanian wrote negative comment for Serbia on this article.

davve
davve
6 years ago

Sweden will win!!

ZoboCamel
ZoboCamel
6 years ago

Just thought I’d note a bit of context here, as I was at the party last night. Serbia was one of the last songs to be played, and by that point most people had downed a few drinks and were dancing, so the environment was perfect for a cheesy dance song to steal some votes. The same fan group has another (admittedly smaller) poll going on their Facebook page, where Serbia is in equal third last, with one point (while first-place Sweden sits on 74). Based on that, I’m pretty sure that the environment of the party itself played a… Read more »

manne
6 years ago

Tror inte alls att Australien har vinsten. Tror och hoppas att dom inte vinner. Tror att det kommer att stå mellan Sverige och Estland, och Sverige vinner.

bonkabonka
bonkabonka
6 years ago

I like that Australia has joyned us! They are very wellcome. Hope they are here to stay in Eurovision since countries like Russia also not are in Europe.

EF0912
EF0912
6 years ago

Good top 5 but I’d swap Serbia with Albania (but that’s just by personal opinion). I don’t think this would be the real result though. Australia already has the win and are scheming with Germany.