EBU reveals split televoting and jury results

EBU reveals split televoting and jury results
Geneva, Switzerland -

Today, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) officially reveals the split televoting and jury voting results of the Semi-Finals and Final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. Viewers at home also ranked winner Azerbaijan first, while juries of music industry professionals had Italy on top of their list.

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 (final result), whereas jury and televoting counted for 50% each.

Viewers at home ranked Azerbaijan's entry Running Scared first with 223 points, while juries awarded the song a second place. Italy won the jury vote, but ended up on the second place in the combined result after televoters had made up their minds.

The split results of the Final were as follows:

#

Country

Combined result

Jury voting

Televoting

1

Finland

57

75

47

2

Bosnia & Herzegovina

125

90

151

3

Denmark

134

168

61

4

Lithuania

63

66

55

5

Hungary

53

60

64

6

Ireland

119

119

101

7

Sweden

185

106

221

8

Estonia

44

74

32

9

Greece

120

84

176

10

Russia

77

25

138

11

France

82

90

76

12

Italy

189

251

99

13

Switzerland

19

53

2

14

United Kingdom

100

57

166

15

Moldova

97

82

98

16

Germany

107

104

113

17

Romania

77

86

79

18

Austria

64

145

25

19

Azerbaijan

221

182

223

20

Slovenia

96

160

39

21

Iceland

61

72

60

22

Spain

50

38

73

23

Ukraine

159

117

168

24

Serbia

85

111

89

25

Georgia

110

79

138

After a first evaluation, the EBU is positive about the algorithm used to determine the order in which the spokespersons announced their results: "With this method, based on the jury voting results, we saw an extremely exciting voting, which kept people of over Europe excited until a few minutes before the end of the show," says Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the EBU.

First Semi-Final split results

The split results of the first Semi-Final were as follows:

#

Combined result

Jury voting

Televoting

1

Poland

18

13

25

2

Norway

30

29

56

3

Albania

47

61

42

4

Armenia

54

33

75

5

Turkey

47

58

54

6

Serbia

67

102

42

7

Russia

64

31

93

8

Switzerland

55

76

45

9

Georgia

74

51

90

10

Finland

103

86

111

11

Malta

54

84

24

12

San Marino

34

74

8

13

Croatia

41

49

32

14

Iceland

100

104

79

15

Hungary

72

65

73

16

Portugal

22

6

39

17

Lithuania

81

113

52

18

Azerbaijan

122

109

124

19

Greece

133

74

154

Second Semi-Final split results

The split results of the second Semi-Final were as follows:

#

Combined result

Jury voting

Televoting

1

Bosnia & Herzegovina

109

65

131

2

Austria

69

95

52

3

The Netherlands

13

22

17

4

Belgium

53

71

50

5

Slovakia

48

71

40

6

Ukraine

81

76

91

7

Moldova

54

53

61

8

Sweden

155

99

159

9

Cyprus

16

24

23

10

Bulgaria

48

59

43

11

FYR Macedonia

36

47

33

12

Israel

38

36

51

13

Slovenia

112

146

68

14

Romania

111

85

121

15

Estonia

60

83

46

16

Belarus

45

38

54

17

Latvia

25

11

43

18

Denmark

135

129

115

19

Ireland

68

66

78

How have the jury votes and televotes been combined?

In each country, the top ten entries of the jury receives 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points. Then, the top ten of the televoters also receives 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points. These two lists are combined by the contest's voting partner Digame.

The combined list contains between ten and twenty countries; minimum ten countries in case the jury and the televoters voted for the same ten countries, and a maximum of twenty countries in case the jury and televoters each had ten different countries in their top ten.

The country that received most points in the combined list receives 12 points in the voting, the runner-up receives 10 points, and so on, until the tenth country on the combined list receives 1 point. In case of a tie on the combined list, the country that receives the most points from the televoting prevails.

The countries outside of the top ten on the combined list get no points from the country that votes. This explains why the countries that received a lot of points from the juries, but few points from the televoting (or the other way around) get few points in the combined ranking.


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  • Posted on 25 November 2012 at 11:46
    I really feel strongly wen it comes 2 our position. For me it's about the score table positioning never bout the points cos at end of show we could get 136 points and come 6th. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 May 2012 at 14:16
    I strongly believe that the jury voting is unnecessary and that is proven by the difference between televoting and jury.
    Eurovision is a contest for the masses, not for the few. Democratic voting is always better and I don't really understand why they had to change that.
    For example, see what happened with Italy: 1st place by jury voting and 11th by televoting! Don't get me wrong, the Italian song was nice but it is obvious that juries voted for it because of the "big comeback" and because Italy is one of the big 5.
    Apart from that, congratulations to Sweden, Loreen was the rightful winner of ESC 2012. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 September 2011 at 11:40
    Greece, Russia, UK - really underrated report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 July 2011 at 03:59
    @ Gloria

    Naturally it brings more 'surprise' – at least for normal viewers with a brain, stereotypical ogae fans would have cried on some occasions I know – because no one except those few fans expects kindergarten rubbish like that from Estonia or Malta (also 6th with the jury, thank god Europe held it low enough this time) to qualify or think that dated disney ballads receiving any high scores. These entries are huge reasons why ESC sticks to its bad image among many people, not less than bloc voting that was at its climax once again (despite/because jury?.. who knows?).
    Slovenia and Italy both were decent but too American for EUROvision. And in case of Italy, 11th out of 43 is a really good result by the way, it is obvious why it got so many points from the jury. Not (only) songwise. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 July 2011 at 03:58
    And for the televoters, they do vote for what they like. Which 'rush' decisions? Going back to recent years, had the jury 'balanced' back then and taken away victories from Sertab (in aid of Norway), Ruslana (in aid of Cyprus, as a compromise probably Greece), Lordi (in aid of Romania or Russia) ESC would never have been that interesting and huge the way it was at least until 2009. 2009 and 2010 we had luck having obvious winners who could not have been effected by jury voting. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 July 2011 at 03:57
    However, now we got an indirect jury winner I fear. I assume this because on the one hand it was the televoting block/100% jury vote from Albania and/or San Marino that made Azerbaijan the winner of the purported 'televoting table' (of course EBU will not speak it out clearly but 'How-it-would-have-looked-like-under-the-old-100-per-cent-televoting-rule[-that-includes-back-up-jury-votings-in-some-cases] would have been the correct headline) and on the other hand we had another field of participants for example Turkey was out. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 July 2011 at 03:56
    Ergo most likey Sweden is the rightful winner. Not that I were a fan of it (in the beginning I hated Sweden) but in fact a) it was the Swedish entry unter the Swedish flag and not under the Azerbaijani Turkish what is totally ridiculous imo and b) it was contemporary / chart compliant. Running scared is just dull and unsurprsingly turned out as a commercial flop.
    EBU's broadcaster jury is aggressive cancer for the contest, no more words to say (has been done a million times). report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 June 2011 at 04:27
    I had expected Italy to be scored high by the jury. That one had its classiness. Slovenia this year was not bad at all, either, but I think the song would be even better if sung in the country's language!! In fact I would suggest the same thing for Bosnia & Herzegovina's "Thunder and Lightning" last year.

    About the voting method, I think inviting in jury voting brings more surprise, although you can't really say that in the past days when only average audiences voted the winners were winners only thanks to their conceivable supporters. Really? Lordi? Even "Molitva"?

    Democratic voting by the people reflects a democratic decision, that's for sure, but the fact can't be overlook that jury voting helps balance some rash decisions made by televoters. This is not being biased about people's decisions, but what you can tell from the combined results! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 June 2011 at 18:14
    YES SRJdk from Denmark AZERBAIJAN WIN!!! DONT WORRY BE HAPPY! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 June 2011 at 15:54
    ahmad2011

    Did Azerbaijan win? Really? Congrats. Hadn't heard that. Cant believe it.
    I assume you like Azerbaijan?
    Are you by any chance from Azerbaijan yourself? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 June 2011 at 15:51
    CCX92
    I suppose you have a very funny joke hidden somewhere in there (in your own mind)- please share it with the rest of us.
    I can't point out any folk music that the juries rewarded this year, but that is mainly because there weren't really any folk music present. Apart from Portugal? hmm.
    If you count Greece...well the rap part destroyed it all. A nice thought to mix folk and rap, but the result was disastrous. A fact that was overlooked by the televoters IN MY OPINION. Let me emphasize that.
    Still NATURALLY I accept if countries (mainly in Eastern Europe) think otherwise - maybe this song just has to grow on me. Though...not sure I will let it .... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 June 2011 at 19:41
    AZERBAIJAN - THE WAY TO SUCCESS:
    2008 - THE 1ST TIME IN EUROVISION - ELNUR&SAMIR "DAY AFTER DAY"- 8PLACE!
    2009 - ARASH&AYSEL "ALWAYS" - 3 PLASE!
    2010 - SAFURA "DRIP DROP" - 5 PLASE!
    AND FINALLY AZERBAIJAN WINS EUROVISION SONG CONTEST!
    2011 - ELDAR&NIGAR "RUNNING SCARED" - 1 PLASE !!!
    WELL DONE ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 June 2011 at 10:51
    AND PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT AZERBAIJAN IS ASIA OR EUROPE!
    Why the questioning of Azerbaijan's belonging to Europe appears now, not in 2008, when the country joined the Eurovision contest, not in 2001, when it became part of the Council of Europe, and not in 1992, when it joined the Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), the predecessor of now well-known OSCE. And no one questions the geographic belonging of the 1998 ESC winner, Israel, in Europe either. Two of Azerbaijan’s immediate Christian neighbors – Armenia and Georgia – are not also the subject of such discussion.Why? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 June 2011 at 10:44
    Sergioperis all of us write here your own opinion and i think:
    AZERBAIJAN DESERVED THE WIN IN 2008, 2009, 2010 AND FINALLY WIN IN 2011!
    I like Spain song this year and i have 3 song on my mobile phone from EUROVISION 2011 United Kingdom, Spain and certainly Azerbaijan report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 June 2011 at 08:41
    Now i'm really start to hate this "50/50" thing.
    Lithuania and Italy was sooooo overrated!! report to the moderator