In the first round of voting for Eden Alene’s Eurovision 2021 song, nine demos had to become three, resulting in “La La Love”, “Ue La La” and “Set Me Free” advancing to the final of “Our Song for Eurovision 2021”. Two of these were meant to be chosen by the public vote. The third was meant to be determined by a behind-closed-doors selection at Israel’s broadcaster KAN. But as it turned out, all three songs in the final finished Top 3 in the voting, making the “save” somewhat redundant.
But what about the other six songs? Well KAN has partially released the voting results. According to KAN:
“Tens of thousands of votes were received, and the three songs that reached the first places achieved 45.4% of the surfers’ votes!”
In the name of fairness, and as not to influence voting in the final round, the broadcaster does not specify the order those songs finished.
“The two songs that won the most votes automatically made it to the finals, and in fact the three songs the audience preferred went up – as the song selection committee chose a song that also came in third according to user votes – without knowing its position in the vote or the identity of the creators.”
“The other six songs received 54.6% of your votes according to the following distribution.”
⭐ 12.1% | Shoulders
⭐ 10.4% | Magic
⭐ 8.9% | Can’t Stop a Hurricane
⭐ 8.7% | Flying
⭐ 7.3% | Coming Out
⭐ 7.2% | Rise Up Today