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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