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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What do you think about the split results? Who should have done better? Does it need changing? Comments below!

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Giorgio
Giorgio
4 years ago

I’m Italian, and I don’t like Grande amore, but come on… Il Volo were clearly the winners with an 80 points’ lead in televote. Especially since Italy only gets neighbor votes from Albania and Malta. We were completely robbed by a generic, trashy song that was already forgotten a week after the contest. I’m glad Il Volo conquered the Europeans’ hearts with a song sung in their national language. Hopefully, mediocrity won’t win in 2016!

Elaine
Elaine
4 years ago

I have listened to Grande Amore for 3 days in a row and despite of the language barrier, I still loved it. I’m not italian but I am dismayed.

You have 4 generations on your side, keep it up Il Volo!

F. LHN
F. LHN
5 years ago

Just a question here. If this voting system is called a 50/50 system, how than is it possible that countries that in both situations (jury and televote) DON’T end up being last in the end STILL end up being last? This is weird, right? So my question would be what kind of algorithm is being used to determine the end result. Because it seems to be not as simple as adding the jury and televotes votes together and divide them by 2, right? Some people mentioned this but I’m suprised that not everyone here, not even the bloggers, are taking… Read more »

Vitoria
Vitoria
5 years ago

I’m very disappointed! The juries ruined everything. It’s unfair. For example, let’s take Lithuania. If jury didn’t step in their way, they would’ve taken 4th-5th place in the semi final. Instead, they took 7th. Again, in the final, they placed 18th and not 16th. Opposite goes to Latvia and Sweden who were saved by the juries and not the televoting. It’s slightly unfair and I hope they change the contest voting rules back to 100% televoting. POLITICS. TRULY UNFAIR.

Kupa Manduka
Kupa Manduka
5 years ago

I’m very dissapointed like, lots of people who were following the event. It is clear that the jury work on another criteria different than to select the best singer, another agenda related with own interest. Sweden won with a silly set up, this heros is not a song, it is not even a jingle, with a bad message, heros, this is a word related to war. Zelmerlöw can not be considered even a singer, he is good sinchronizing his hand with the video. Any measurement with an spectrum analyzer whould demostrate this. This jury hurt the image of the ESC.… Read more »

Paul
Paul
5 years ago

Estonia made a big mistake by releasing a video with blood and knives in it. That’s not going to win, whatever people see on the night. But, the performance, especially in Elina’s eyes, was quite spectacularly good. And where did that tear come from? It’s the only tune I cannot get out of my head days later. The Italian song did nothing for me at all and is utterly forgetable.

kitty
kitty
5 years ago

SamoMG please note I DID NOT WANT TO BE SAVED BY THESE JUDGES thank you very much !!!! The judges only wanted to save their pockets !!!!!! I have always loved IL VOLO and always will !! this was a daylight robbery for ITAY when 36 million people voted all out for IL VOLO/GRANDE AMORE but some very clever judges pushed Sweden’s song up to win (( and they really made sure of that!!) while pushing down Italy’s as much as they possible they also made sure to give a helping hand and also help out the bookies and made… Read more »

Shanw Crown
Shanw Crown
5 years ago

@Daga, You’re a moron to think jury was bribed and now to cry about eurovision ‘used to be this and that’.

Anyways thank god Italy didnt win, to me this would be another year of disappointment in ESC in a row, after all the bearded woman fiasco and shit, Italy winning wouldve been another ‘Dafuq’ moment

xoxo
xoxo
5 years ago

‘Måns Zelmerlöw placed third across professional juries with 279 points’. no he didn’t guys, he placed first with juries! 😀

Daga
Daga
5 years ago

Given the huge disparity between public and jury, unanimous rejection of Italy in certain countries’ juries, and the huge revenues Warner Music is going to make due to this Swedish victory, it makes me wonder, if some members of the jury had personal ties to that company or had even been bribed.

It hurts to see the contest I love, enjoy and look forward to every year being so disrespected by individuals from the jury. Who are the real jury? Us fans, of course.

SamoMG
SamoMG
5 years ago

P.S. – Just a short note to defend the juries. They listen to songs multiple times – so you don’t have to. They think about them – so you don’t have to. But the mere difference in consummation of these songs – one time watching of a staged performance VS multiple listens, reading of lyrics (probably?) – will give different results by its sheer nature. As Robyn Gallagher said – these are two different perspectives which look at songs from two different approaches, and I think that’s a good thing. When I said juries saved voters from themselves, I meant… Read more »

Gunsu
Gunsu
5 years ago

This is the biggest scandal in Eurovision history…..300 god knows who knows musical back ground juries & bookies decided the winner…. We were there, we went only for Il Volo and we didnt disappointed ofcourse. That arena was knocked down with aplouses ( which wasnt like many times they needed to write on screens to make some noice ) screams, cheers. we could barely hear the voices. They are beyond the perfection , elegancy & musical exellence. A televoting record 36 millions decided they are the number one. But what we have David Guettas song Mickey Mouse animation, it cant… Read more »

SamoMG
SamoMG
5 years ago

I am thankful the jury worked to save the voters from themselves. I am in my right mind and I’d put Italian song in around 35 to 40th place – including those that were eliminated in the semis. This song has only one thing going – virtuoso performance if one cares about virtuoso performance. If you put all your eggs in virtuosity there’s only two options for the audience – either you think this is a divine gift from gods to be worshiped or you shrug and walk away. What the song lacked was: subtlety. Has none of it. No… Read more »

Daga
Daga
5 years ago

It is obvious that many of the juries placed Italy in the bottom to sabotage for them.No one in their right mind can think that Italy was the worst out of all the contestants. Still many people of the jury placed Italy 26th. I mean, come on! 26th!!!!!!!!! Some of the juries also placed Russia in the bottom! The tactics worked. These members of the jury feared that Italy or Russia would win. That’s why they gave the highest score to their personal favourite (for example Sweden, in this case) and gave the lowest score possible to the most obvious… Read more »

Melissa J
5 years ago

I like the idea of separating out the jury and televotes, as @just a fan suggested . That way the Jury votes are a lot more transparent. Why do the juries have to rank all the songs? Just have them give points like they used to. That way no one is being sabotaged and Armenia and Azerbaijan can stop wasting time ranking each other last. It’s not like televoters can vote against any songs, so why should juries? Another idea is to have one international jury, one from each competing country, and have them give their own set of votes… Read more »

Bee
Bee
5 years ago

This is a scandal. I am all for the jury but they shouldn’t be able to decide who the winner is. That is for the PEOPLE to decide!!! I will never vote again in eurovision song contest until this problem is fixed and we have no more jury or a jury with much less power! UNACCEPTABLE EBU!!!!!! And I am swedish!

Mike Hall
Mike Hall
5 years ago

The jury should abolished if Eurovision is about bringing together the people of Europe for a bit of fun. Having a 100 member paid elite being able to overrule us and make us look like idiots for wasting money on voting is wrong, even if it is ironic since half of the Eurovision countries are governed that way… No, the song contest is about fun, the Eurovision countries and upsetting fabulously-talented Russian singers!

SMM
SMM
5 years ago

And the semi-finals? Don’t forget the juries single-handedly drove Finland into last place! While I was hoping for second-last just so they can say they beat someone, actually making the Final might have been a bit much. Then again, next to Iceland 2014 making it with an equally incompetent entry? I am not even sure what to think, anymore. Soon, up will be down, and down will be up!

Rick
Rick
5 years ago

@Barcelona get some perspective, it’s just a song contest not a war. It’s attitudes like this that lead to people getting death threats on Twitter. Your comments are unpleasant and unnecessary.

just a fan
just a fan
5 years ago

It could be better to leave the 50/50 split results and move to a jury and televoters system where both groups give 12,10,8, 7-1 points. This means that each country gives double points, one for the jury vote and one for the televoting. It would go like this: Host – “Next country is “country name”” ‘Screen comes up and shows the jury results starting from 1 point and ending at 12 points’ Host – “Welcome “name of spokesperson”, may we have your televoting points please?” Spokesperson – “Ofcourse, here are the first results of the ‘blank’ vote”…”Our 8 points and… Read more »

Alessio
Alessio
5 years ago

IN THE NEXT EDITION We vote ITALY , AND SEE IF YOU STILL HAVE THE SPIRIT OF IDIOTS CONSPIRACY , THE ITALIAN deserved to win , Sweeden FLIGHT WINNERS OF THE PEOPLE OF 5 PEOPLE HAVE DECIDED TO WIN THEIR FRIEND

alban restelica
alban restelica
5 years ago

Jury vote or Islamic state

saranda
saranda
5 years ago

I think that the semifinal should be assessed by the jury, after passing a professional selection, while finals remain public, the public chooses the best for themselves

DoesTheNameMatter
DoesTheNameMatter
5 years ago

Average Ranking. I.e. Sweden 12 times came 1st, 11 times came 2nd, 7 times came 3rd, 5 times came 4th 1 time came 5h 2 times came 6th 1 time came 7th So Sweden’s average ranking is 2.54. 1 Sweden 2.54 2 Russia 3.95 3 Italy 4.03 4 Belgium 5.77 5 Australia 6.67 6 Latvia 6.85 7 Estonia 9.56 8 Israel 9.72 9 Norway 10.92 10 Georgia 13.26 11 Spain 13.59 12 Serbia 14.41 13 Slovenia 14.90 14 Romania 15.28 15 Cyprus 16.08 16 Lithuania 16.69 17 Azerbaijan 17.18 18 Montenegro 17.21 19 Germany 17.54 20 Hungary 17.85 21 Poland… Read more »

Sara
Sara
5 years ago

I’m swedish but I think that Italy won.

barcelona
5 years ago

The jury should go hand them self’s and stop listening to music right now .I’m never going to watch Eurovision again .jury’s go home now .grande amore is the peoples song that is the winner .jurys hope you all die

barcelona
5 years ago

Jury go fu** your self .fuc**** idiots

Vladimir
Vladimir
5 years ago

Austria got 40 pts from the jury and nothing from the audience, so they still ended up with nothing? Germany got points from both sides and yet their final score was zero? Wtf?!

NameDoesNotMatter
NameDoesNotMatter
5 years ago

Just have a look at who is in the jury. Those so called “experts”. Well, I can only tell for Germany. The front man of a band beaten in the national finals. Is he a music expert? A one-hit wonder singer? Is she a music expert? A rapper… well do I need to continue?

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

A 5 person jury is so stupid, why should someone get 10% of a say? Things need to change in eurovision fast, because though some people may not like “Black Smoke”, 25th place with the televotes and 20th with the juries should NOT equal last place with 0 points. The same thing happened to Ireland in 2013 which was such bs

Bronson
Bronson
5 years ago

Keep the voting 50/50. Either turn the jury into an international one, or add more jury members so one does not have a 10% stake in the final say.

Get rid of the ranking rule – this enable jury members to destroy chances of songs which they don’t like. Just go back to 2009 where in a country televoters gave their points, juries gave their points and the country with the most points after being added together gets 12. The ranking formula just makes it too easy to manipulate the voting.

blondboybc
blondboybc
5 years ago

Oh, and the EBU needs to ask itself if a 5-person jury should REALLY have 50% of the power to decide the winner. Looking around at other countries’ national selections, I prefer Finland’s UMK voting process, where juries only get 10% say, the public gets 90%. (Yes, I know what the result of that was, but it was really far more democratic and justifiable).

blondboybc
blondboybc
5 years ago

Italy: victor inn the televoter’s hearts, but not in the eyes of the jury. Really a shame. Everyone I talked to thought Italy was cheated, and now we know why after these split results are revealed! I understand the purpose of the juries to bring some balance to the vagaries of “populist” acts, but Italy was classy, on point and just bloody amazing. The EBU needs to reflect upon this huge vote disparity and consider rejigging the juries’ influence. As we’ve already seen, they are inlined to back room deals, collusion, bribery and dishonesty about their connections..and god know what… Read more »

Wellton
Wellton
5 years ago

For me, the professional jury is wiser than the audience. I support the 50/50 system. Anyway, I’m still devasted about Ann Sophie, The Makemakes, Lisa Angell and Edurne.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

Eurovision will never be an entirely fair process, the running order is a clear example of that. The jury system is still very important and attempts to ensure quality is a factor. A good song should appeal to the public and experts alike. “Heroes” did do that.
Still the juries having Spain third from bottom does not sit right…

JAIRO
JAIRO
5 years ago

HERE IS MY TOP 40 AFTER THE SHOW!!!! ENJOY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9Row7HHmeI

LL
LL
5 years ago

Well to everyone, as I said before. It’s important for this competition that a current song wins. Haters gonna hate. At the end of the day Sweden did what Sweden does best, pop music. It’s our pleasure to welcome you back here next year It will be spectacular! Peace out.

lacrymea
lacrymea
5 years ago

All has been said. When you see a song like the ones from Italy or Estonia being thoughtfully tanked by juries (do these 2 countries have many neighbours or diaspora? was it “eurotrash? tacky? did they sang poorly? was the composition or orchestration weak? did they perform badly? CAUSE THESE ARE THE CRITERIA!)… something very fishy happened here. And they didn’t even bother to hide it well.

?????????
?????????
5 years ago

Romania was hurt by juries and by whole contest because guys from Voltaj deserved to win!

HJ
HJ
5 years ago

I don’t think juties hurt anybody. Maybe televote does. Trijntje became 6th at the juries but ended up 14th in the first semi. Why ay ay ay ay ay didn’t the viewers vote for this? How on earth is it possible that Albania made it in to the final? Don’t viewers have ears? Albania was out of key the whole time. It is a good song, but it wasn’t sung good enough. Really bad actually. I think juries have to get more influence instead of televotes. Although there is one problem left… Juries from ARM and AZE don’t vote for… Read more »

Leo
Leo
5 years ago

What will happen if IL VOLO will make a restart at EUROVISION but this time they are going as an SAN MARINO’s entry. ??????
And what will happen if they win it really ?
The EBU knows very well that this small republic of San Marino will be rejoined by ITALY for the whole organisation for another year and this time 2017 , am I right or not ? I am little bit scarred about Jury’s decisions for another try of Il VOLO at Eurovision.

brittanywattscb
brittanywattscb
5 years ago

@Leo thats great I don’t want mans to be stripped of his title because it’s not swedens or mans fault ( well not that I know of) The ebu need to sort the criterias of a song out. Have a more p professional and ranging jury instead of past eurovision participants. Its unfair its like me doing a memory test and only having elderly and then saying the whole worlds memory is bad. They better change the voting. I think spain and france should also have a word they were both underrated same as Germany which gives the impression the… Read more »

Leo
Leo
5 years ago

@ Lijana

Let’s see what’s coming up next couple of days or weeks.
But I want to tell everybody here on Wiwibloggs that I am trying by myself to get
IL VOLO back on a EUROVISION contest stage perhaps I am going to make them an offer and we all come back next year with IL VOLO but not for Italy, it could easily be an official SAN MARINO’s entry for 2016. Wait and see, khehe !

Lucia
Lucia
5 years ago

@LL Actually Il Volo’s demo is mostly teens. They’re called Il Volovers (just typing that gave me cancer). But rergardless of demos, according to musical quality criteria, Italy should’ve been first in the jury vote.

Alexia
Alexia
5 years ago

Are you sure Albania was ranked #9 and not #8??? Because in an other blog, Albania was #8 with 93p and Latvia was #9 with 88p?? Just to be sure. The televoting penalized Albania the most!! Elhaida was #1 in Italy and in Switzerland but the juries of both countries placed her 26th nullifying the televotes! Elhaida also was ranked #2 in Greece, #3 in Belgium, #6 in Germany, #5 in Austria, #4 in Slovenia, #6 in Serbia #11 in France and Azerbaijan and so on…The jury voting totally killed her votes!! She only got 5p from Greece instead of… Read more »

Lijana
Lijana
5 years ago

@Leo see that doesnt change the fact that europe wanted Italy. few points dont change the situation and wont make up for the loss. Italy needs to be declared as the winner – That is what i wish to be told on tuesday. Or another thing could be for them to participate next year. I want not italy, but IL VOLO to win so badly.

Leo
Leo
5 years ago

@Lijana I have received some breaking news from an ITALIAN TV news report about Italy concerning that Italy’s delegation members will open up the case of an official enquiery against the EBU Jury decisions. They want to receive answers from the EBU officials starting from Tuesday afternoon in GENEVA – Switzerland. But I am frankly to all of you, there will be no changing of the ESC 2015 result of course not , all they can do is, to change the percentage of propositions between Televotes and Jury votes for the future. Might be that some Jury members will be… Read more »

Milla
Milla
5 years ago

It’s clear the juries wanted a more modern song and act to win. Sweden, Latvia and Belgium all got higher scores than Italy. While the viewers still lived in the old eurovision swamp. So great! 😀 I thought it was going to be the opposite!

Eris
Eris
5 years ago

Some should watch out what they say! That racist comment about albanians cleaning toilets should have been deleted! Albania is not the only country that benefits from diaspora voting and never was the only one to benefit from that! So use your logic before showing how biased you are against my country…this comment is for a certain someone here!

Jaymes
Jaymes
5 years ago

@LL The chart talk is beyond ridiculous. Let’s be real, as much as we love the contest and everything, it doesn’t produce hits (with only some small exceptions). Nobody will care about Heroes or whatever in a week from now, let alone radio.

Grande Amore is a much better song than Heroes, in every single aspect, end of story.