Yesterday we looked at how the Eurovision Panel voted during Germany’s national selection “Unser Lied für Israel”. And today our friends at German web site ESC-Kompact have once again sourced some numbers — this time with insight into how the televote panned out.
The Los Angeles-based artist Aly Ryan dominated the results with the Eurovision Panel, earning top marks from nearly half of them. But the televote was another story entirely.
As you’re well-aware at this point, S!sters were the clear winner of Germany’s national selection, having earned 12 points from both the international jury and the televote — plus six points from the panel. That makes 30 points in total.
They owned the televote, clocking a quarter of all votes cast. That’s one in every four votes! lilly among clouds was a close second, earning around 22%. That means together these two acts accounted for nearly half of all votes.
Even so, the Schwestern were not as dominant as last year’s winner Michael Schulte. He won last year’s show with 33% of the vote.
“Unser Lied für Israel” televote results
- S!sters – Sister (93,413 votes – 25.0%)
- lilly among clouds – Surprise (83,677 votes – 22.4%)
- Linus Bruhn – Our City (71,490 votes – 19.1%)
- Aly Ryan – Wear Your Love (39,503 votes – 10.6%)
- Makeda – The Day I Loved You Most (39,480 votes – 10.6%)
- Gregor Hägele – Let Me Go (26,052 votes – 7.0%)
- BB Thomaz – Demons (20,697 votes – 5.5%)
In third place Linus Bruhn also had a strong showing. He was within striking distance of the favourites, having earned more than 19% of the vote.
But after that the votes really fall off a cliff. The difference between third-placed Linus and fourth-placed Aly is more than 30,000 votes. That’s like the entire population of Bad Nauheim! Aly was only 23 votes ahead of fifth-placed Makeda.
Also interesting is the fact that the top three acts in the televote performed fifth, sixth and seventh in the running order. Maybe start position really does impact televoter decisions?
Overall the number of German televotes decreased in comparison with 2018 — from 427,519 last year to 374,313 in 2019.
Did the televote go as planned?
Aly Ryan has suggested that there were faults in the televoting system. In a recent Instagram Story she claimed that she got hundreds of messages complaining about problems with the televote. The singer had a fan comment on her story too, saying there has to be something foul going on.
“My calls for Aly constantly got cancelled and I didn’t get any confirmation even though I voted for Aly 20 times,” the fan wrote.
Stories like these are quite common in the aftermath of a hard-fought national final. German broadcaster NDR hasn’t responded to Aly’s allegations. But given that she finished more than 50,000 votes behind the winner, it’s safe to assume a handful of votes wouldn’t have made a difference anyway.
What do you think of the numbers? Have you heard about any problems with the televote? Let us know in the comment section below!