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.
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.
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.
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