DENMARK FAVOURED BY JURIES & PUBLIC
The European Broadcasting Union announced the split results of the jury voting and public choices. We have some interesting things coming ouf of this announcement. Τhe so called “split results” are rather messy than split as they don’t give us the annual results by televoting or jury, instead present us average rankings making them totally uncomparable.
Denmark won the combined voting of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 but also the jury voting and the televoting in the final. Denmark also won the combined and split (jury and public voting) in the first semifinal. Romaia, Hungary and Greece were plundered by the juries in the final while Sweden, France and Moldova benefited the most.
First Semifinal Combined Top 10
Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belgium, The Netherlands, Belarus, Ireland, Lithuania, Estonia
First Semifinal Jury (average ranking) Top 10
Denmark, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, AUSTRIA, The Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia, Belarus, Ireland
First Semifinal Televoting (average ranking) Top 10
Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, MONTENEGRO, Lithuania, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands, CROATIA, Moldova
Second Semifinal Combined Top 10
Azerbaijan, Greece, Norway, Malta, Romania, Iceland, Armenia, Hungary, Finland, Georgia
Second Semifinal Jury (average ranking) Top 10
Malta, Azerbaijan, Greece, Norway, Georgia, Finland, Armenia, Iceland, ISRAEL, SAN MARINO
Second Semifinal Televoting (average ranking) Top 10
Romania, Greece, Azerbaijan, Norway, SWITZERLAND, Malta, BULGARIA, Iceland, Hungary, Finland.
Final Top 10 Combined
Denmark, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Norway, Russia, Greece, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Hungary
Final Top 10 Jury (average ranking)
Denmark, Azerbaijan, SWEDEN, Norway, MOLDOVA, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Malta, FRANCE, GEORGIA.
Final Top 10 Televoting (average ranking)
Denmark, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Greece, Russia, Norway, ROMANIA, Hungary, Malta, The Netherlands
To protect the fairness of the voting, the EBU does not release the split ranking of televoting and jury per country. Publishing these numbers would explicitly highlight if countries don’t meet the televoting threshold – the minimum number of televotes needed to become a statistically valid result – is and where thus only the jury voting was regarded valid. Explicitly highlighting these countries could lead to unwanted disproportionate influence on the televoting in these countries in future years to come.