On Monday, Barei won Objetivo Eurovisión with her song “Say Yay!” But for a time it looked like she would have to settle for the silver medal, as Salvador Beltrán took an early lead as the international jury revealed its overall votes. Now TVE — Spain’s national broadcaster — has revealed the full results of the four individual juries from Sweden, the United Kingdom, Italy and France that made up the panel, so we know exactly who withheld their love and said “yay” louder for Salvador than Barei!
The international juries included some familiar names for Eurovision fans. Anggun, who sang for France in 2012, was part of the French jury along with the new Head of Delegation Edoardo Grassi. The chairman of the Swedish jury was Mr Melodifestivalen, Christer Björkman. Scott Mills, the BBC radio presenter, sat on the UK jury.
As you can see below, Salvador scored top marks with every single jury except France, who ranked him next-to-last. France’s favourite was Xuso Jones with his number “Victorious”.
Interestingly, Sweden did not appreciate “Victorious”, which was written by a pair of Swedes, and they placed the song dead last.
Barei was still a favourite with the international juries, scoring 10 points from everyone but the UK, putting her in second place at that stage.
Objetivo Eurovision 2016 – International juries results
Objetivo Eurovision 2016 – full results
International jury members
- Chairman: Mr Nicola Caligiore – 37 – Italy’s Head of Delagation.
- Ms Marta Cagnola – 41 – Journalist, presenter and music expert
- Mr Eddy Anselmi – 46 – Journalist
- Mr Emanuele Lombardini – 40 – Journalist and blogger, founder of EurofestivalNews.
- Ms Cristina Giuntini – 49 – President of OGAE Italy.
- Chairman: Mr Edoardo Grassi – 29 – France’s Head of Delegation
- Mr Franck Saurat – 48 – TV Producer
- Mr Roberto Ciurleo – 42 – Director of Virgin Radio
- (Ms) Anggun – 41 – Artist / Eurovision 2012
- Mr Antoine Gouiffes-Yan – 38 – Marketing Manager of Warner France
- Chairman: Mr Christer Björkman – 58 – Melodifestivalen producer and Sweden’s Head of Delegation
- Mr Samuel Andersson – 28 – SVT, Assistant Producer for Eurovision 2016
- Ms Leydis Manso – 32 – Artist
- Ms Maria Ericson – 29 – Artist Agent
- Ms Åsa Paues – 52 – PR manager, ESC press officer and Eurovision fan
- Chairman: Ms Helen Riddell – 38 – BBC co-HoD for British delegation.
- Mr Andrew Cartmell – 45 – TV Producer
- Mr Reshmi Bajnath – 33 – Independent producer of TV
- Ms Gemma Hodgson – 30 – BBC Producer
- Mr Hugh Goldsmith – 55 – Innocent Records founder and former director of RCA