Australia Zero Gravity Kate Miller Heidke Eurovision 2019

Another Eurovision complete, and another set of results to analyse and scrutinise. The EBU has revealed the full break-down of all the point distributions, giving us a chance to see who the jury/televote helped and hindered.

And there’s a lot to digest! Many fans knew that this year’s contest would be one of the most unpredictable yet. But the split semi-final results reveal that there were considerable differences between the juries and televoting public throughout the contest.

The rankings below reveal the combined and split-results for semi-final one.

Eurovision 2019 semi-final one results

  1. Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke “Zero Gravity” (261 points)
  2. Czech Republic: Lake Malawi “Friend of a Friend” (242 points)
  3. Iceland: Hatari “Hatrið mun sigra” (221 points)
  4. Estonia: Victor Crone “Storm” (198 points)
  5. Greece: Katerine Duska “Better Love” (185 points)
  6. Slovenia: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl “Sebi” (167 points)
  7. Serbia: Nevena Božović “Kruna” (156 points)
  8. San Marino: Serhat “Say Na Na Na” (150 points)
  9. Cyprus: Tamta “Replay” (149 points)
  10. Belarus: ZENA “Like It” (122 points)
  11. Poland: Tulia “Fire of Love (Pali się)” (120 points)
  12. Hungary: Joci Pápai “Az én apám” Hungarian (97 points)
  13. Belgium: Eliot “Wake Up” (70 points)
  14. Georgia: Oto Nemsadze “Keep on Going” (62 points)
  15. Portugal: Conan Osiris “Telemóveis” (51 points)
  16. Montenegro: D mol “Heaven” (46 points)
  17. Finland: Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman “Look Away”(23 points)

Eurovision 2019 semi-final one split results

Televote Jury
1. Iceland (151 points) Czech Republic (157 points)
2. Australia (140 points) Greece (131 points)
3. Estonia (133 points) Australia (121 points)
4. San Marino (124 points) Cyprus (95 points)
5. Slovenia (93 points) Serbia (91 points)
6. Czech Republic (86 points) Belarus (78 points)
7. Serbia (65 points) Slovenia (74 points)
8. Poland (60 points) Iceland (70 points)
9. Greece (54 points) Estonia (65 points)
10. Cyprus (54 points) Hungary (65 points)
11. Belarus (44 points) Poland (60 points)
12. Portugal (44 points) Belgium (50 points)
13. Georgia (33 points) Montenegro (31 points)
14. Hungary (32 points) Georgia (29 points)
15. Belgium (20 points) San Marino (26 points)
16. Montenegro (15 points) Finland (9 points)
17. Finland (14 points) Portugal (8 points)

Iceland came out on top of the televote, but could only manage eight place with the juries, who instead put Czech Republic on top. However, once both constituencies were combined, Australia emerged victorious, having finished second with the public and third with the juries.

The biggest difference in televote/jury rankings was for San Marino. The public obviously got behind Serhat’s throwaway number, placing him fourth. The juries were not so keen, placing “Say Na Na Na” 15th.

Instead of San Marino, the juries would have sent Hungary to the final. If it was all down to the public, Poland would have made it to the Saturday night show ahead of Belarus. Ultimately, Belarus snuck in ahead of the Poles by just two points.

Darude’s past glories carried little currency with the public, who placed Finland last. The juries ranked him one place higher, putting Portugal at the bottom.

What do you think of the rankings? Are you surprised by how the public and juries voted? Who got robbed and who was overrated? Let us know in the comments below.

Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)

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kre tyn

Vietnamese song was the best. It was swirling around and burning like a hot fires.

ESCJudge
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ESCJudge

No words. Just huge dissapointment.
And this face of Jon Ola Sand saying that they have a “VALID” result… !!!!!!!!

How it is possible thet they didn’t find any error in 24h after juri rehersal and people found plenty just hours after revealing them!

Who works there?! Who checks it? Who gives this “validity” to the votes??!!!

I concider NORTH MACEDONIA as a winner of Juri vote in the final and POLAND as a qualifier to the final as Czech Republic juri made a mistake in voting.

Pml
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Pml

Have to say this, Eurovision is turning into a gay festival and instead of getting the good things from that diversity, we are getting crappy songs, mere electronic beats with some painful vocals, lot os colors, lyrics with no sense, fireworks and dance. That’s why san marino got so far and not other quality songs like Hungary or Poland. This should be about music, not about the most queer performance. This is not a gay parade, this is a music festival! Lets take the best from the lgbt community and add that to the festival but without destroying what music,… Read more »

SoJake
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SoJake

It looks like someone needs to round up some “non-queers” and vote for so-called quality songs then. Look at the past five winners of the Eurovision Song Contest: 3 out of the 5 are ballad-type songs. Your comment is irrelevant & whiny.

susi
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susi

I still think jury is neccesary…they have saved some good entries..what they should do is give them less “power”,example: public votes: 60% and jury 40%
I think entries like Malta and Czech Republic were underrated by public, I really thought Malta would be high in televotes…
Also…really tired of sweden getting overrated every single year!..I mean John’s song was good and I did deserve a good place, but its not a winning song!..greece and cyrpus exchanging votes should be punished. I feel bad for Katherine and Tamta for getting booed though.

EUROFAN MEXICO
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EUROFAN MEXICO

THE JURY VOTE MUST TO QUEEP OUT BECAUS IS TRUE THAT IS USED IN BAD WAY, WITHY INFLUENCES AND NOS PROFESIONALISM, PORTUGAL 8 POINTS IN LAST OH MY GOOD

miki
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miki

In my opinion 8 points is not that he deserved but in total 15th place was pretty OK because this song is not for that contest

Geo
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Geo

I love Poland, they send great songs. But in the past 2 years their entries were really…meh. Especially this year, Tulia’s song was simply mess, a total forgettable crap… Nothing catchy about it, the chorus became quite irritant. They should have picked a catchy enthnic entry like Slavic Girls, that was really awesome, the beat was sick and we all loved it!

Lukas
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Lukas

I think the main problem is that the juries turned out to be way more political and biased than expert. The original intention was the opposite. Or maybe not? Maybe it was just a veary snekay way of getting their way from the beginning and what a great way to cover up that original agenda with so called expertism!

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

Damn, Poland missed out on the final by only two points.

Brexit Queen Young and Sweet Only 17
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Brexit Queen Young and Sweet Only 17

Zena was better than those whiney Babushkas

Peters
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Peters

What’s wrong with the jury? Stop hating opera type of songs every year! Kate deserved so much more!
As for Greece, I’m not surprised. When Better Love came out, my initial reaction was…why does it sound like an Australia song? Very polished song with heavy beats to keep the song going which will be loved by the jury. But it would’t do well with the televote. And I was right.

EscAU
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EscAU

So if San Marino’s fake ‘televote’ made up by the EBU gave poland 2 more points they would’ve qualified…

Ibs
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Ibs

I was just looking at the results pages for various countries and Igor Gulyaev (from Russia) gave Azerbaijan last place in the semi final and Denmark his first place – followed by Denmark coming last in his finale vote and putting Azerbaijan first? Is this another case of someone ranking their entries wrongly or is he just not taking the jury seriously? How is this fair conduct?

John
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John

I don’t understand jury:
Poland 2014 – wrong
Poland 2015 -wrong
Poland 2016 -wrong
Poland 2017 -wrong
Poland 2018 -wrong {ok}
Poland 2019 -wrong?

Poland 2020?

ESCJUdge
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ESCJUdge

Good, someone noticed it 😉

In Poland, we got used to that “friendly” treatment.
Polish commentator always says that we shall keen on public vote because, AS WE ALL KNOW, we are not liked by the juries across Euope. We just used to that. Every year.

Ofc, not that we had best quality songs, but come on… not the worst 😉

Alex
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Alex

I don’t understand how Portugal, the country that got a big round of applause in the 1st semi final ended in the 15th position… I really don’t. Hungary had the most beautiful song and got eliminated in 12th place…. I’m sorry but San Marino in 4th place by televote is insane.

Jubi
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turkish diaspora is the answer for San Marino

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

The Eurovision app is probably the reason. 20 troll votes at a pop.

EZz
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EZz

https://www.change.org/p/bbc-eurovision-drop-the-bbc-from-picking-the-uk-entry-for-2020
Hi everyone If you could possibly take a look at this petition, and if you could spare a few moments and sign, that would be much appreciated thank you so much.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

I knew Australia would win SF1 but wow I’m happy Czech Republic did well with juries because their song is so catchy. Even the hosts were singing along 🙂 LOL at San Marino qualifying thanks to televotes, why am I not surprised haha xD

Chromium
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Chromium

We need to remember that the jury are voting based on the jury show performance, NOT the televised live show. The jury and televote points are for 2 different performances.

My suggestion is instead of a separate spokesperson, the 5 people on the jury should be the ones presenting the jury points instead, with the jury chairperson delivering the points.

Héctor
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Héctor

Montenegro got 46 points: 15 from the televote and 31 from the jury. I can understand to some extent, even if the song is totally amateurish and crappy, that Serbia’s and Slovenia’s televote gave 8 and 7 points. But how on Earth could the Serbian jury give it 12 points? HOW? Also, the juries from San Marino (10), Greece (5) and Cyprus (4) gave points to it. When you compare the song with the others that got less voted (Portugal, Georgia, Finland and San Marino) it is clear that something is wrong with the juries. What does the EBU has… Read more »

Bruno
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“Professional juries” are there to reward song quality and delivery. It’s unforgivable they put a song like Portugal dead last, behind San Marino or Estonia. I’m all in favor of juries – I don’t want to go back to the ages where Russia was #1 just because – but on the other hand, if we can’t have a jury of true “music experts” and instead have random journalists, presenters, etc what’s the point of having them in the first place? At this point, we either have MUCH stricter regulations for the jury OR replace it with a non-european jury to… Read more »

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Fun fact: It’s the 6th time in a row that the public wants Poland to qualify while the juries want to kick it out. I mean, you can call it a coincidence, but when the juries push forward the Belarussian song to the final instead of supporting Tulia, I’m starting to question their competence.

My number one
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My number one

Poland and Hungary have a lot of problems with the EU rn and jurors in the last years dont vote for them, hmmm i wonder why

Brexit Queen Young and Sweet Only 17
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Brexit Queen Young and Sweet Only 17

Zena was better than those whiney grandmothers from Poland.
nana banana!

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Some thoughts: – “Telemóveis” was divisive and the final performance was disappointing compared to the one in FdC, but nothing justifies Conan getting dead last with the juries. – I’m surprised that Slovenia got more love from the televote than from the juries. Especially because I thought they were very nervous. Maybe this was seen as charming by the audience. Anyway, they did very well for a indie song and I’m happy for them. – So close for Poland! San Marino killing with the televote and Zena impressing the juries were their enemies here. Running order probably hasn’t helped either.… Read more »

Eurojack
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Eurojack

I am thrilled that Duncan made it, but as the majority here I agree that the juries are an absolute joke. They are supposed to balance the “neighbour” votes of the televote, yet we all saw what happened yesterday. I mean, really? I feel that the viewers are less and less political, while the juries are becoming more and more motivated to vote for neighbours. I don’t get it. Also, the broadcaster’s rules on how many times one can vote should be unified across all countries, maybe a recommended fee could be proposed as well. From Denmark, I was only… Read more »

Paul
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Paul

I think they should replace the professional juries with OGAE juries. Would be a better reflection of the people and avoid bloc voting etc. There’s probably be less corruption!!!

Rose
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Rose

Nah. I think to an extent, they’d be worse.

Jubi
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After that smashing victory in 2017, and last place in the final in 2018, Portugal was a huge flop this year
I wonder if they will comeback with something different or if they will go back to their place at Eurovision…

Caliope
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Caliope

The different songs we are sending are due to changes in our national selection in the last couple of years. The broadcaster invites current composers and they send a song that public and jury vote. Not exact sure what you mean by our place at the Eurovision, although your judgy comment seems snarky and petty, but we will vote for the most genuine song at contest, regardless of it is a ballad or something else. Results are what they are, we stay true to ourselves

Jubi
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My votes for Portugal were snarky too??
Portugal has a huge collection of bad scores…Am I lying?

Isa
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Isa

No. The problem with the last 2 entries is that they are musically quite plain, they are not songs people get very excited about…

Tilo
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Tilo

You are right of course (and in some occasions robbed, including for political reasons), but to say “go back to *their* place”, as you have put, is a bit offensive, as if there would be a fixed place for any country and that is not true.

NANA BANANA, I'M DOIN' YOUR MOMMA: AAAAAAAAAH?
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NANA BANANA, I'M DOIN' YOUR MOMMA: AAAAAAAAAH?

LAVENDAIAKAIO

My number one
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My number one

Ok I know this is eurovision but why dont we get jurors from outside europe? At least they wouldnt vote for their neighbours and would be way more objective than our jurors are

John
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John

Poland why!!!!!!!!!??????? 11 place. OMG

NANA BANANA, I'M DOIN' YOUR MOMMA: AAAAAAAAAH?
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NANA BANANA, I'M DOIN' YOUR MOMMA: AAAAAAAAAH?

ZENA WAS BETTER THAN THE WHINING BABUSHKAS

Trh
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Trh

Yes for the empty headed teenagers or the ones that still are in that stage of mind.

willchrisiam
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willchrisiam

I’m happy with the winner and the runner up, but there needs to be a radical change in regard to the voting system. At least with the “professional juries”. Countries are already separated into 5 or 6 cathegories based on their historic voting tendencies. Well I’d implement a rule that you can’t have more than 1 of the countries you share a pool with in your top 3. Also, no giving the same country 12 points 3 years in a row. Like if you give your neighbor a 12 in 2 consecutive years, the third time you can’t even vote… Read more »

Erik
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Erik

Why this conspiracy? Public and juries clearly have difrent preferences. Countries who repeditely send songs no one enjoy should not have an advantage because it’s “their turn”. Juries and televotes agreed quite a lot on what should end up in the bottom.

willchrisiam
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willchrisiam

No conspiracy. It’s obvious that there is too much neighbourly love/political voting. Montenegro to Serbia, Serbia to North Macedonia, Nordics (and Australia) to Sweeden (Norway staying out since Måns and Petra called them out), former Soviet countries (-Ukraine) to Russia, Greece and Cyprus… It’s embarrassing and not fair. I actually don’t think competitive countries need to be penalized, quite opposite, I’m just tired of “professional juries” acting unprofessional.

willchrisiam
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willchrisiam

Thought I’d clarify because it’s becoming trendy to hate on Sweden. I don’t. They are one of my favorite ESC countries. I think both their recent victories were deserved and I’d even add Sanna Nielsen to that list. I also really liked Benjamin last year. And I’m from one of the countries that benefit the most from/participates in neighbourly votint. That’s why I find it shameful and unacceptable.

Caliope
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Caliope

Juries don’t have to go, they just need to be more objective and when you can see there is a political vote, they need to be sanctioned and questioned. Anyway, it is not that serious. You have to enjoy the contest for what it is and forget the voting

Escf
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Escf

We need more transparency of jury votes- for which entry they vote, based on what criteria and detalied votes of each jury member with explained criteria.
Also, qualifications for members of the jury are pretty much questionable at this moment, considering that there are members who don’t have musical background (tv hosts, journalists).

Why?
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Why?

YES!!!

Iejdhcr
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Iejdhcr

Great idea

Oh Boy...
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Oh Boy...

Public vote is based on personal taste wich is perfectly fine. If professional juri does the same, what’s the point? As you say, they should have to follow objective criteria (technical, artistic,…) and through that criteria place the songs. It was important to standardize everything, kind of like a math formula. Otherwise, we have a few people that vote just like the rest of us but their vote is more important! That being said, people with no background in music shouldn’t even be considered (with objective, detailed criteria they wouldn’t be able to do it!).

Poseidon.
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Poseidon.

The 5 Serbian jurors ranked Montenegro 1st in the semi. That’s pretty much all there needs to be said about these “music professionals”

MrDonut
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MrDonut

Even though i am Serbian,i am shocked as well…it’s ridiculous!

Dalth
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Dalth

It must of been the traditional balkan sound in that D mol song but yeah that is well and truly taking the piss.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

The sang bad also and still they were ranked 1. Bann that jury

Leo
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Leo

Sweden and EBU have been imposing for the last few years the Melodifestivalen criteria to ESC and it’s therefore changing the essence of the contest. This has to change!

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Sweden is not EBU. Im tired of hearing this. I can bet 100% we come 26th next year even if we send a super nice song in swedish with a woman. Because fans are really stupid and blame Sweden for everything. Sad.

Erik
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Erik

I’m glad you share your opinion. I disagree.

Gin
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Gin

I’ve been wondering, why do the public or the jury (or both) want a certain entry to the Finals, and then in the Finals they look at that entry they voted in and go “meh” and rank it very low. What’s the logic in that?

Denis
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Denis

The semi finals are basically for fans. Most people only watch the final, and most of them haven’t heard the songs before

Lukas
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Lukas

True…+ the politics 🙂

Isa
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Isa

You forget that in the final people who voted in semifinal 1 can vote for semifinal 2 songs , so their favourite, or maybe the only song they will spend their money on , will be different, and also there are countless more people watching and voting!

Tilo
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Tilo

Duncan came 2nd with the televote, so how is that ranking “low”?…

Irina
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Irina

Greece 2nd in semifinal1 in jury votes and 16th in the Grand final? 4th San Marino in televoting? LOL

Fanesc
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Fanesc

Unfortunately, I think with this score, Portugal will return to the dark ages. The great musicians of my country do not like Eurovision. I predict that in 2020, Portugal will have a very boring ballad.

Caliope
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Caliope

Hey, you are being too dramatic. No country sends their great musicians. Portugal will send whatever public and juries feels like it is the best song representing us. Too early for predictions and doomsday

Dalth
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Dalth

That’s a bit dramatic personally liked the Portuguese entry but come on it was always going to be a little too alternative for Eurovision. Remember this is a contest where the likes of Margaret Berger, Aminata and Loic are considered alternative when its basically just pop music. Very fine pop music indeed.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Margaret Berge alternative?… Really?

Dalth
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Dalth

That song Margaret sent to eurovision yes probably was seen as a risk and fairly alternative for Norway in 2013.Margaret as a artist I suspect not, but even Margaret lagged in the televote if I remember correctly as did Aminata and Loic. Proving my point that even accessible slightly alternative pop struggles in the televote so realistically what hope did Conan have, it was always going to be a up hill struggle for him.

NatashaWAYTOESC
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I was so dissapointed with the voting results fo Portugal this year! Conan is a true artist! He deserves to be in top3 in the contest! I was scared that not so many televoters will understand this, but professional juries will rescpect the defference of music styles in the contest! I don’t understand this at all! Lots of love to Conan from Russia

whatever
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whatever

So according to the juries montenegro is better than portugal ???? WTF based on what??? Maybe the problem with the jury is that they dont give points to countries based on certain criteria. Their criteria are very vaguely described.At that point u might as well take somebody of the street to judge the show.

Fabrizio
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Fabrizio

Serbia and Slovenia were in this semifinal, that’s the reason

Polegend Godgarina
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of course poland was a televote qualifier… and they’ve would’ve qualified with the old voting system too smh

Pandaman
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Pandaman

Yes, but then, both televoting and juries gave Poland 60 points, so this time we can’t say that the jury vote buried Poland’s chances :p

Jo.
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Jo.

I wasn’t keen on Estonia and San Marino, but since they got huge support from the public, I’m pleased with the results.
The juries gave Poland 60 points, the same amount as the public did.
Tamta really flopped here, I wonder if Ukraine was participating, Belarus and Poland could get more points from them, so Cyprus could’ve said bye bye.

Graph
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Graph

After all the songs in semi 1 were done, I had major doubts that Cyprus would qualify. It didn’t seem very noteworthy by the time everyone else had performed.

Tibor
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Tibor

I said after semi 1, that I probably would have issues with the jury vote. Portugal and Poland not making it is one thing, but Portugal and Poland not making it _because of_ the juries, is just unforgiveable. The juries are here to reward song quality and vocal delivery. How could anyone possibly think that the song quality and the vocal delivery of Serhat was superior to Conan Osiris’s, that of Tamta superior to Tulia’s. A jury vote like this will make the contest musically poorer in the long run and that is nothing I will ever be fine with.

Fish
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Fish

Are we looking at the same thing? Portugal placed 12th on the televote. The judges are not to blame for Portugal not making it. Open your eyes.

Tibor
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Tibor

I’m not talking about the televote, or the difference between televote and jury vote. I am talking about the jury vote itself and about putting an entry that was almost entirely sung off-key above an entry that was well sung and well composed, even if it wasn’t perhaps the easiest accessible.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Juries are *supposed* to be there to award points to musically-rich songs that might not be appreciated by the public. Portugal obviously should’ve been elevated by the juries as Georgia 2018 was supposed to be, too.
If they’re not doing this…then what purpose do juries serve other than moving Sweden up 5-10 spots every year?

Tibor
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Tibor

Indeed, Iriao is another good example: How could the juries put an act that was flawlessly sung below Julia Samoylova’s performance who even stopped singing at one point because she was so off-tune? That is just the jury following the assumed televote, who – ironically enough – gave more points to Conan and Iriao than the professionals did. How is this even possible?

Escf
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Escf

You expect too much from juries, I’ve wouldn’t call them musical experts. I’ve just looked at list of jurors with their’s occupations, many of them are journalists, tv hosts, dancers, PR and communications, even fashion designers! (Igor Gulyaev for Russia). I’ve find it strange, I thought there is rule that member of jury must have musical background.

Escf
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Escf

Also, young singers with a few singles (who they don’t even write, just sing) have questionable field of expertise imo.

Tibor
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Tibor

Then they shouldn’t be on the jury. It’s as simple as that.

Tibor
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Tibor

I’m not expecting too much, if what you say is true, the EBU is apparently expecting too little.

Escf
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Escf

Yes, you can download full list of jurors with their occupations on Eurovision official site

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Indeed, Tibor. Something is fundamentally wrong. I find that during the first years of 50/50 vote juries were pushing up more left field acts. But since the last couple of years I am sensing the opposite direction. I wonder if there is some internal guidelines to promote more mainstream/commercial music in order to keep ESC commercially interesting (just a theory).

Tibor
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Tibor

I don’t really know if they ever pushed left field acts. I mean, in 2010 (which is probably inside the period you’re referring to), the Malcolm-Lincoln-incident happened …
And perhaps you’re right and the EBU wants to keep the contest mainstream, but they should be aware, that the mainstream is not evolving backwards and that having contestants like Conan Osiris will be beneficial for the reputation of the contest. Perhaps they want to appeal to an ageing audience, but I’m not sure that’s the best way to go.

Matt D
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Matt D

Could they show the songs in actual half’s… allow time for people to vote on the first 13 then do some filler. Stop the votes… have next 13 sing allow them to be voted on… have the interval act…. reopen lines for everyone for ten mins after recaps…

Kosey
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Kosey

Well done Hatari, I am so pleased that so many people connected with your song and message!
I’m sad for Tulia, you definitely deserved to make the final!

Matt D
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Matt D

Jury Idea… every country should have a jury of 50 Change the weight from 50:50 to maybe 40:60 or 30:70 in favour of televotes… Each country must have a Jury split 50:50 in terms of male-female split Each jury must reflect a wide age range with atleast members reflecting the age of the youngest and oldest performers. I would want 25 members to be from within the industry with a greater reflection of diversity within those industries… Including choreographers, designers, lighting designers, artists, lyricists, poets, costume designers, music producers, musicians, radio dj, arts journalists etc If we want jury’s to… Read more »

Joshua
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Joshua

I’d just replace the jury with an anonymous vote by the artists who would rank each and every song up to the best one and the percentage of the votes would be translated to points added to the televote.

Katitam
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Katitam

Telemóveis is a REALLY good song, the mixture of sounds, the lyrics, Conan’s stunning and deep voice…

I don’t understand.

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

Interesting to see Australia do better with televoters in this semi than with the juries

Denis
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Denis

Lol San Marino 4th with viewers? Seems like people want these kind of joke entries in final. Is that the same people that gave Norway most votes in final?

Kosey
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Kosey

This is offensive – the two songs could not be further apart – one is well crafted, expertly delivered with ethnic elements, the less said about the other the better.

Denis
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Denis

That Norwegian song is basically a modern version of Rednex: Kitsch, over the top and camp. Difference is that Rednex are aware that they are kitsch. There are far better authentic examples of Sami reprensation than a eurodisco song.

Kosey
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Kosey

But surely it is better that the ethnic elements are there rather than not there at all? And do you think KEiiNO don’t know what they are doing? I think you are naive if you think that.

Erik
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Erik

Ok, so because you try to put in some indedgius sound to it, it’s worth credibility because at least they try to use sounds from within a certain region? Joik absoultly deserves a place in music, but the one in Norway’s entry was not really representative of that. Serhat is from Turkey, is he even familiar with the music of San Marino? I’d say this was a very good example of the televotes having a preference for more basic songs. But that doesn’t mean the juries are needed. If the public vote wants those songs, then that is something we’d… Read more »

Helene
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Helene

Yes i think i heard Loreen made a song together with Sami people. much better. Since i am Swedish a know about the spirituality of the authentic jojk i was surpriced people bought it.

James
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James

What’s kitsch?

filipko54
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filipko54

Every year when we are in the final (Czech Republic) it seems like the EBU or whoever decides the running order tries to ruin our chances – in 2016 we perfomed 2nd – zero points, 2018 we got 2nd half and we performed 1st in that half (14th) and this year we performed 3rd and got only 7 points from televote even though we were 6th in the televote in the final.. I mean I am not angry, it just seems strange to me a makes me quite sad to be honest.. 🙁

filipko54
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filipko54

lol not 6th in the final 😀 in the semifinal of course

Katitam
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Katitam

I’m really sad for Lake Malawi, they deserved more support. :'(

You were great, guys.

Doris
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Doris

Sorry I don’t understand how the juries overrate this bland and repetitive song. 2 countries even thought this was the best song of all 26 LOL. For once the televote was right.

Kim
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Kim

I totally agree in this instance about Lake Malawi. Belgium 2016 and Israel 2017 did so well in their semis but were put in a disadvantaged position in the Grand Final when the televote didn’t reflect what they had in the SF. Grossly unfair.

filipko54
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filipko54

yeah, it’s unfair for many countries every year :/

Gigii
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Gigii

The voting this year was all over the place… Still glad that The Netherlands managed to win… Congratsss

Ugna
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Ugna

Portugal finishing last in the jury voting is just a joke

Loin dici
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Telemoveis can be a great bop or a dissonant tune with a very steep cliff between it. Turns out, unfortunately, it fell off that cliff.

ESCJudge
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ESCJudge

What is jury for? What is rewarded by their vote? I don’t get it. 5 people have the same power as thousands of voters… Why? If they would judge the composition, lyrics, musical side of an act and then add a mark for production and presentation (especially singing live) it would be reasonable, but no, juries voted for Belarus instead of Georgia, Hungary, Poland. And I get that those may have not be interesting enough for public, but the juries could align that by giving points for artistic side of it. As jury should do. But no. Juries, insted of… Read more »

Matt D
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Matt D

I think there is a place for juries albeit in a slightly different system. I think in terms of weighting there needs to be a preference for the televotes clearly… and in terms of jurors I think we need larger more diverse panels perhaps with public members too from a variety of age ranges, backgrounds and professions both within the performing arts industries, media etc and not… i also don’t understand (I’m sure someone will correct me) why jury’s need to watch different performances… could those times not be dedicated to more rehearsals to get everything on point rather than… Read more »

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

How Portugal finished 15th in such a weak semi is still beyond me- but I get that it’s a bit difficult to understand after the first listen. Estonia and the Czech Republic are incredibly overrated, but I’m very happy for ZENA (even though she scraped through) and Serhat. I don’t think anyone expected him to finish ahead of Cyprus XD.