Since 2009, voting at the Eurovision Song Contest has been split between professional juries and televoting 50/50 and 2015 saw more acts than usual hit by the split as the voting results demonstrate.
For the first time in Eurovision history, the winner did not win televoting. Måns Zelmerlöw placed third across televoters with 279 points, behind Russia’s Polina Gagarina on 286 and Italy’s Il Volo who won the televote by a considerable margin on 366.
The Italians were hit hard by the juries though, only taking sixth place with 171 and Måns Zelmerlöw benefitted significantly gaining 353 points.
Estonia’s Stig & Elina took a big hit placing Top 5 with televoters but only managing eleventh with professional juries.
Albania’s Elhaida Dani was also knocked out of the Top 10 by juries who ranked her 26th against televoters 9th place.
Armenia’s 22nd from the juries also hit Genealogy hard, cancelling out a respectable eleventh from televoters and landing ‘Don’t Deny’ in sixteenth place.
Norway’s Mørland and Debrah Scarlett on the other hand got a huge lift from the juries, placing seventh with them to make up for seventeenth place with televoters.
Poland benefitted from a good televote result, managing to lift Monika and ‘In The Name Of Love’ off the bottom spot with professional juries.
Despite placing thirteenth with professional juries a nil points from televoters spelt doom and disaster for Austria’s The MakeMakes. By quirk of the system, Ann Sophie scored points under both systems yet failed to gain any in the combined result for ‘Black Smoke’.
FULL EUROVISION 2015 SPLIT RESULTS BELOW:
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