EBU reveals split voting outcome, surprising results

EBU reveals split voting outcome, surprising results
Geneva, Switzerland -

Today, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) officially reveals the split televoting and jury voting results of the two Semi-Finals and the Final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. The results have been checked and verified by an independent auditor. Both music industry professionals as well as the viewers at home ranked Lena's Satellite (Germany) first.

1 to 8, 10 and 12 points were given by juries and televoters in each country, then combined, and the combined top-10 would determine the actual vote given by that respective country, whereas jury and televoting counted for 50% each.

In the Final, juries and viewers agreed upon the German entry as winner and the UK entry as the song to finish last. In between, there was some disagreement; France, Serbia, Israel and Belgium were awarded significantly different amounts of points by the juries and the televoters. Televoters were also more decisive in the Final, as Germany finished with a higher amount of points and at larger distance from the runner-up in the viewers' vote. We leave further analysis to you, as we hearby reveal the split voting results for the Final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest:

Final (combined) Final (televoting) Final (jury vote)
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 & Herzegovina 65
15 Spain 68 Iceland 40 Russia 63
16 Albania 62 Bosnia & Herzegovina 35 Ireland 62
17 Bosnia & Herzegovina 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


In the Semi-Finals, juries had a 50% stake in the outcome for the first time, following the success of the introduction of professional juries in the Final last year. Five music industry professionals in each country judged the entries on the originality of the composition, act, quality of the vocal performance and overall picture.

Belarus, Moldova and Russia benefit from televoter support in the first Semi-Final, while Bosnia & Herzegovina's high placing with the professional juries helped them to get to the Final as televoters placed them 11th. Belgium won the first Semi-Final in the combined result and in the jury vote, while televoters placed Tom Dice and his guitar third. Juries considered songs from Malta, FYR Macedonia and Estonia worthy to the Final, televoters disagreed and eliminated the three. Latvia had the unfortunate honour to finish last with both the juries as well as the televoters. Here are the split voting results for the first Semi-Final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest:

First Semi-Final (combined) First Semi-Final (televoting) First Semi-Final (jury)
1 Belgium 167 Greece 151 Belgium 165
2 Greece 133 Iceland 149 Portugal 107
3 Iceland 123 Belgium 146 Greece 99
4 Portugal 89 Russia 92 Albania 96
5 Serbia 79 Serbia 92 Bosnia & Herzegovina 86
6 Albania 76 Finland 69 Iceland 85
7 Russia 74 Albania 68 Malta 66
9 Belarus 59 Belarus 63 Serbia 65
8 Bosnia & Herzegovina 59 Portugal 58 Estonia 64
10 Moldova 52 Moldova 54 FYR Macedonia 62
11 Finland 49 Bosnia & Herzegovina 42 Poland 58
12 Malta 45 Malta 40 Belarus 47
13 Poland 44 Poland 38 Moldova 42
14 Estonia 39 Slovakia 34 Russia 41
15 FYR Macedonia 37 FYR Macedonia 30 Finland 37
16 Slovakia 24 Estonia 22 Slovakia 25
17 Latvia 11 Latvia 12 Latvia 15


The split results of the second Semi-Final also show some surprises. Most significantly, the jury top-10 consisted of the same countries as the actual list of qualifiers. Due to a close race in the middle section of the televoter's leaderboard, televoters couldn't make the difference for Lithuania and Sweden, which viewers at home considered Final-worthy. Switzerland, Slovenia and Bulgaria closed the list of 17 in both the jury results as well as with the televoting. Azerbaijan won the televote, Georgia came first with the juries, and Turkey benefit from that disagreement finishing first in the combined results as a worthy compromise. Here are the split voting results for the second Semi-Final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest:

Second Semi-Final (combined) Second Semi-Final (televoting) Second Semi-Final (jury vote)
1 Turkey 118 Azerbaijan 126 Georgia 117
2 Azerbaijan 113 Turkey 119 Turkey 93
3 Georgia 106 Romania 113 Azerbaijan 89
4 Romania 104 Denmark 106 Israel 88
5 Denmark 101 Georgia 102 Armenia 84
6 Armenia 83 Armenia 90 Ireland 84
7 Ukraine 77 Ukraine 77 Denmark 83
8 Israel 71 Lithuania 65 Romania 80
9 Ireland 67 Sweden 64 Cyprus 79
10 Cyprus 67 Cyprus 53 Ukraine 78
11 Sweden 62 The Netherlands 49 Sweden 76
12 Lithuania 44 Israel 46 Croatia 54
13 Croatia 33 Ireland 43 Lithuania 27
14 The Netherlands 29 Croatia 22 The Netherlands 26
15 Bulgaria 19 Bulgaria 15 Bulgaria 25
16 Slovenia 6 Slovenia 11 Switzerland 14
17 Switzerland 2 Switzerland 1 Slovenia 5


"It's good to see that for the second time in a row, music industry professionals and the viewers at home agreed upon the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest," Svante Stockselius, Executive Supervisor of the contest on behalf of the EBU said to Eurovision.tv. "We believe in televoting as the most democratic way to pick the winner of Europe's favourite TV-show, and at the same time we believe in the opinion of music industry professionals, who have a nose for potential hits, with chart success for several of this year's entries across Europe as a result."


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