Just under a month after Germany’s Lena swept to victory in Oslo, the EBU have revealed how the jury and televoting ranked the 25 songs from this year’s final. Unsurprisingly, given her margin of victory, Lena won both counts and cannot be disputed as Eurovision winner. Lena won the televoting by a landslide, whilst a jury-only vote would have givne us one of the closest Eurovision finishes in years. Here’s how the split worked out:
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Whilst Romania gained 3 places on the split compared to their jury ranking, Belgium would have finished 14th on a straight televote. France was ranked 8th and 18th on the televoting and jury-voting respectively, which had prompted comments in their media before these figures were released. Turkey’s large diaspora helped them up from a lowly 8th in the jury voting to finish second overall, whilst Spain were ranked 12th by televoting and 20th by a jury- with many jounralists thinking it would have been the other way round. The UK finished a distant last on both counts, and the days of blaming political voting are well over for the broadcaster and media. Israel was another huge discrepancy, finishing 5th with juries but 19th in the public vote.