Following last weekend’s final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2016, Finland’s broadcaster YLE has now revealed the full results of the semifinals and the final. Sandhja, Saara Aalto and Mikael Saari, who placed in the top three overall, also won their respective semi-finals.Before each show, YLE allowed everyone to vote for one of their favourite songs for free. This was added to the official result together with the televotes. Mikael Saari won the pre-vote by a landslide in the final, but Saara Aalto got more televotes during the actual show. Eventual winner Sandhja also got more votes before the show than Saara did, but she dropped to third after the televotes from the show were added in.

Here you can see the full percentages of the votes given in the final. The “Ennakkoäänet” column shows the pre-votes, while “Lähetysäänet” shows the votes given during the show. The last two columns show the combined result as percentages (so 9.1%, 6.5%, etc.) and points (39 points, 28 points, etc.). These were added to the jury results to determine the winner.

UMK 2016 Final Results Finland Eurovision

As we saw on the show, Sandhja was the clear favourite of the juries, which pushed her to the victory. Five jury groups — including Youtube stars, the media and bloggers — ranked Sandhja on top. The lowest score she got came from the children’s jury, who ranked Saara Aalto the best. Saara Aalto was also the favourite of the Finnish-Swedes jury. Mikael Saari was the favourite of three jury groups, but children left him out completely. Here’s the result after all juries gave their points.

umk16 jury results

The qualifiers from the three semifinals were quite clear. In the first semifinal Pää-Äijät — who finished in the fourth place — got 11% of the votes, while the last qualifier Eini got 18%. In the second semifinal, Cristal Snow finished in third place with 22% of the votes, while Rafaela Truda, who placed fourth, only earned 13% of them. The biggest difference was in the last semifinal, where third-place-qualifiers Barbe-Q-Barbies got 14% more votes than the Gusani Brothers.

Saara Aalto also got the largest percentage of the votes during the semifinals, as she earned 35% of all the votes in her heat.

What do you think of the results? Was Saara Aalto robbed? Tell us in the comments!

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JereJose
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JereJose

Somebodies need to stop whining about how: “The Finnish public wanted to send Saara Aalto, and they placed Sandhja third. But love from the jury was enough to push her to the win.”

In a same way we can say that European public wanted to Italy win on 2015 Eurovision, but love from jury was enough to push Sweden to win. http://www.escstats.com/ESC2015splitresults.xlsx

Gray
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Gray

Saara would have bombed at Eurovision. The song was bad. Best song won.

ooo
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ooo

Why are you all complaining that wrong song won? Let’s face the truth, all songs were equally bad .

Marie
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Marie

@Aari
The Finnish Swedes’ Jury also gave Saara 12 points.

The Swedish-speaking Finns know what is good for Eurovision too.

Aari
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Aari

The children’s jury were the only ones that had a good taste of music
*cough*SAARA AALTO*cough*

Kaiser
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Kaiser

Antranig, grow up. Just because YOU didn’t like the winning song doesn’t mean everybody else did. How childish and entitled are you?

People have different opinions, and the juries reflected that. A bit like you bitching and whining about every single Georgian entry this year.

Guy from Spain
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Guy from Spain

I’m so disappointed in Finland for sending a really not-much normal song (Sandhja) instead of top 10 posibles (Saara Aalto and Mikael Saari).
What was the jury thinking?!

M
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M

They should start using professional juries or international juries instead of amateurs who don’t have any idea what Eurovision is.

Sandhja’s song is disaster.

fikri
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fikri

this system is so needlessly complicated it makes my brain hurt! for starters why are kids allowed to vote? 😮

Never forget
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Never forget

For next year, no vote before final and no new idea votes by internet in final from all world. No juries or reduce power of juries in final to 33,3 % and televote to have 67,7 power in final or 2/3 power of voting.

@EugeneESCUK
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I’m really pleased I picked the winners in all 3 Semi’s :- Saara, Mikael Saari and Sandhja.

All 3 S’s were the Top 3 in the jury and the public vote.

The splits are interesting :-
Jury :- 1st Sandhja, 2nd, Mikael, 3rd Saara
Before :- 1st Mikael, 2nd Sandhja, FIFTH Saara
During :- 1st Saara, 2nd Mikael, 3rd Sandhja

Nobody was “robbed”…………..the voting system chose a winner.

Neil
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Neil

If anything, Finland had a lucky escape not sending Sara. The right song won. Semi results, how on earth did the Gusani Brothers song which had a TERRIBLE live performance come fourth, when Liemen who had a complicated performance and if off vocally a little bit come last?

WTF
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WTF

Robbed? Well, I don’t really mind being “robbed” of the chance to sit through that No Fear garbage come May…

Diane
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Diane

“She was robbed” “He was robbed” has become a default reaction when your favorite song didn’t win.

Aleksi
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Aleksi

Juries ruined everything and they robbed Saara Aalto…

Antranig Shokayan
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She was completely robbed!