The Eurovision scoring system has changed a lot over the 60 plus year history of the contest. From pure juries to pure televote to a mixture of both. While the 2010s saw many minor tweaks to the system, it was the first decade in which a 50/50 system was maintained consistently.
At the beginning of the decade, juries and televoters were typically in agreement. However, there have been years in which the opinions diverged and the public’s favourite didn’t go on to win the contest.
Some months back we asked you to vote for your favourite televote winner of the 2010s. And after counting a massive 10,229 votes, the results are in!
Your favourite televote winner of the decade is Germany’s 2010 victor — Lena with “Satellite”.
Germany’s Lena is your favourite Eurovision televote winner of the 2010s
The lightheartedness of Germany’s Lena impressed both juries and viewers at home. An undisputed victory with both groups meant the contest would come back to Germany for the first time since 1983. Lena’s victory in the televote was quite comfortable with a margin of over 60 points ahead of runner-up Turkey.
And “Satellite” won with an even greater margin in this poll, picking up 2,755 votes or 26.93% of all votes cast.
In second place we we have Italy’s 2015 act — Il Volo with “Grande Amore”.
Eurovision 2015 was a year of firsts for the contest. Australia competed for the first time and for the first time ever the televote favourite didn’t win the contest. Italy’s operatic pop trio Il Volo delivered a multitude of goosebumps moments. But the massive televote score (80 more than Russia, 87 more than Sweden) wasn’t enough to make up for their jury result.
Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio hoovered up 1,742 votes or 17.03% of all votes cast.
The top three is rounded out by Sweden’s game-changing 2012 champion — Loreen with “Euphoria”.
Besides bringing snow to the land of fire, Loreen was the first Swedish victory of this decade. Her mesmerising performance of an upbeat-hit found praise with both juries and televoters. Viewers were sent in an alternative universe by her physical and mysterious performance. All in all, she became one of the most iconic winners of all time.
Loreen attracted 1,357 votes or 13.27% of all votes cast.
Poll results: What is your favourite Eurovision televote winner of the 2010s?
- Eurovision 2010: Germany’s Lena with “Satelite” 26.93% (2,755 votes)
- Eurovision 2015: Italy’s Il Volo with “Grande Amore” 17.03% (1,742 votes)
- Eurovision 2012: Sweden’s Loreen with “Euphoria” 13.27% (1,357 votes)
- Eurovision 2019: Norway’s KEiiNO “Spirit in the Sky” 11.96% (1,223 votes)
- Eurovision 2016: Russia’s Sergey Lazarev with “You Are The Only One” 7.53% (770 votes)
- Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s Salvador Sobral with “Amar Pelos Dois” 6.37% (652 votes)
- Eurovision 2014: Austria’s Conchita Wurst with “Rise Like A Phoenix” 5.59% (572 votes)
- Eurovision 2018: Israel’s Netta with “Toy” 4.99% (510 votes)
- Eurovision 2013: Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest with “Only Teardrops” 4.61% (472 votes)
- Eurovision 2011: Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki with “Running Scared” 1.72% (176 votes)
Total Votes: 10,229
Is “Satellite” really the best televote winner of the 2010s? Which act did you vote for? Let us know in the comments.