Oslo 2010: Jury-Televoting Split for The Final

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:

Combined Points Televoting Points Jury vote Points
1 Germany 246 Germany 243 Germany 187
2 Turkey 170 Turkey 177 Belgium 185
3 Romania 162 Denmark 174 Romania 167
4 Denmark 149 Armenia 166 Georgia 160
5 Azerbaijan 145 Azerbaijan 161 Israel 134
6 Belgium 143 Romania 155 Ukraine 129
7 Armenia 141 Greece 152 Denmark 121
8 Greece 140 France 151 Turkey 119
9 Georgia 136 Georgia 127 Azerbaijan 116
10 Ukraine 108 Serbia 110 Armenia 116
11 Russia 90 Russia 107 Greece 110
12 France 82 Spain 106 Albania 97
13 Serbia 72 Ukraine 94 Portugal 69
14 Israel 71 Belgium 76 Bosnia-Herz 65
15 Spain 68 Iceland 40 Russia 63
16 Albania 62 Bosnia-Herz 35 Ireland 62
17 Bosnia-Herz 51 Albania 35 Norway 61
18 Portugal 43 Moldova 28 Cyprus 57
19 Iceland 41 Israel 27 Iceland 57
20 Norway 35 Portugal 24 Spain 43
21 Cyprus 27 Norway 18 Serbia 37
22 Moldova 27 Belarus 18 France 34
23 Ireland 25 Cyprus 16 Moldova 33
24 Belarus 18 Ireland 15 Belarus 22
25 United Kingdom 10 United Kingdom 7 United Kingdom 18

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.