This should be pretty straightforward, yes?
5th – Norway – 268 Points
Alesandra ballsed up on Friday night – it’s a fact that many people who didn’t see it won’t accept, but that’s precisely what happened. ONE first-place jury vote, most of them penalised her for pulling out of the dolphin note and missing others. She was much better on Saturday, registering the third highest televote position, but the damage had been done.
Average Jury Position – 13.382 Average Televote Position – 5.444
4th – Italy – 350 Points
Twenty-first place jury votes and loads and loads of other single-figure jury placings meant that Marco’s sensational performance got the love it needed from the juries, winning five of them. Televoters had other things on their minds and, whilst voting for it in numbers, bearing in mind what was ahead of it in the results, they couldn’t justify spending money when the top 3 were miles out in front.
Average Jury Position – 8.584 Average Televote Position – 7.139
3rd – Israel – 362 Points
Sixteen First Place jury votes for a song that I don’t understand how or why it’s even this high up the table. It’s more dance break with a song worked around it, and I tried hard to understand the love for it. Four televoter twelve points also confuse me, but, hey, if it’s what the viewers like…..
Average Jury Position – 8.860 Average Televote Position – 6.801
2nd – Finland – 526 Points
Fourteen first-place jury votes because, as we have said before, juries don’t like fun things because that’s not their purpose. Their goal is to vote for the quality balanced by the televoters. However, even a jury lover like me must admit that 11th is far too low for this song. It could not recover the deficit even with the joint second highest televote score in history; one of those was Ukraine last year, and the other was Salvador, and points from everyone also couldn’t save it. This did what we expected. It doesn’t make it hurt any less.
Average Jury Position – 11.826 Average Televote Position – 2.055
1st – Sweden – 583 Points
Fifty-Five first place jury votes meant this did what we knew it would do – walk the jury because that’s what it was aimed for. Not a single televote placed it in the top position, and only a handful put it in second place – its points came from 3rd and 4ths, but it was so so far in the lead that Finland would have needed almost a complete set of 12s to win – and that was never going to happen. Sweden got points off every televote, except Finland (13th)
Average Jury Position – 4.309 Average Televote Position – 4.778