For Part Three – You can cover all of this lot with a blanket they were so close and it’s hard to say “So near and yet so far” five times without it sounding like I am lying – but I genuinely wouldn’t be.
15th – Austria – 120 Points
We all thought that juries would go for a song that tells the story of a songwriters battle with no money. It did get 4 first place votes though, but again it just missed out in a majority of places. Televoters just didn’t get it. I reckon the weak vocal compared to the preview video did for it. Maybe if the girls attacked it more then they would have done better?
Average Jury Position – 11.270 Average Televoter Position – 15.917 (One last place)
14th – Armenia – 122 Points
To me, this is just a three minute whinge set to music. That’s also what the televoters around Europe saw as well – I’m sure that they were secretly hoping she would fall off her massive stage accoutrement! The jurors were more enamoured by the songwriting and it got four first place votes. In news, they weren’t placed last by the televote or jury of Azerbaijan. Second last… but not last.
Average Jury Position – 11.483 Average Televoter Position – 16.222 (Three last places)
13th – Croatia – 123 Points
This did pretty much as expected. The juries panned it with twelve of them giving it the last place finish because they don’t like fun (cf Finland later). Televoters, though, are drunk by now and voted for this in heavy enough numbers to negate the jury bias.
Average Jury Position – 19.494 Average Televoter Position – 10.333
12th – Cyprus – 126 Points
Not one Greek juror put this in their top 3, let alone top 1, and if your neighbour country jury isn’t giving you all it can, you know you are in trouble. It did get two first place votes, from Poland of all places but, again, it just missed out on scoring more points. Relatively merge televote pickings as well – this could be another candidate for accidental ” everyone else is going to vote for this cos its nice” and no bugger did.
Average Jury Position – 11.691 Average Televoter Position – 13.111
11th – Lithuania – 127 Points
Four sets of first place votes, including one from the UK, helped this to get a few big points but there were never enough decent positional rankings in order for this to do any more. Diasporatastic televote though with Latvia, Ireland and the UK all giving it their 10 points.
Average Jury Position – 12.410 Average Televoter Position – 16.500 (Four last places)