ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS & THE SHOW
Besides congratulating the Danish entrant for the amazing victory, we have to keep a track with the facts of the voting last night. Of course we emphasize on the fact that the voting part was very messy. There are some interesting facts about the voting trends and how things turned out. In the meantime check the results here.
1. The United Kingdom totally plundered and tomorrow we expect huge discussions in the UK for the future of the Eurovision Song Contest participation. The same we expect in Ireland.
2. In 2012 and in 2013 we have two barefoot winners!
3. Neighbour voting was once again the key element in the scoreboard. The Nordic countries were fully supported eachother while the CIS and Balkan countries boosted Ukraine and Azerbaijan. Cyprus continued to give 12 points to Greece! The Nordic countries completely ignored Azerbaijan and most CIS countries.
4. Weird voting trends once again: For 4th year Malta gives 12 points to Azerbaijan. San Marino voting was the weirdest of all and raises also great suspicisions on how it’s made.
5. Congratulations Greece, FYR Macedonia didn’t ignore you despite your enemocity and gave you 4 points. Well done! Greece returns to the Eurovision Top 10 after a year where Greece lost it’s record of 8 years in a row to the Top 10.
The top 10 based on all points, western points, and eastern points are as follows:
Pos. Overall Western Eastern
1. Denmark Denmark Azerbaijan
2. Azerbaijan Norway Ukraine
3. Ukraine Azerbaijan Denmark
4. Norway Ukraine Russia
5. Russia Greece Norway
6. Greece Netherlands Greece
7. Italy Italy Moldova
8. Malta Russia Malta
9. Netherlands Malta Italy
10. Hungary Hungary Georgia
The songs receiving the greatest proportion of their points from ‘western’ countries were:
Finland and Ireland 100%
Germany and UK 83%
Romania and Iceland 66%
And the songs receiving the greatest proportion of their points from ‘eastern’ countries
– Denmark wins again in Sweden
– Emmelie is the second barefoot winner in a row
– Albania achieved it’s lowest placing in the semi-final since 2007 and received it’s fewest points to date.
– Armenia’s worst placing in a Final to date by 8 places, their previous worst in a Final was 10th in 2009.
– Azerbaijan scored it’s highest points to date, exceeding that of their 2011 winner.
– Belarus’ second best result to date
– Belgium’s second best result since 2003
– Bulgaria has failed to qualify for the 6th year running
– Croatia has failed to qualify for the 4th year running
– Cyprus records it’s lowest amount of points since 2000
– Denmark has obviously eclipsed it’s previous number of points and scored it’s joint best result to date.
– Estonia posts it’s lowest score since 2003 and it’s lowest points per jury (Points/Number of jury’s) of 0.48 since it’s debut in 1994.
– Finland places in the bottom 5 for the 12th time since 1990 and it’s lowest score since 1996
– France posts it’s worst result since 2000 and it’s fewest points since Virginie Pouchain in 2006
– Georgia has posted it’s two worst results in the past two years.
– Germany claims it’s worst result since 2008.
– Greece on the other hand posts it’s best result since 2008 and 7th best result in 33 years
– Hungary posts it’s third best result to date and it’s best since 2007.
– Iceland records it’s third least successful result in Icelandic to date, and yet it’s 3rd best result in 10 years.
– Ireland posts it’s joint worst result to date and the joint lowest score in 47 editions.
– Latvia places last in it’s semi final for the third time in 5 years and in the bottom three for the 5th year running.
– FYR Macedonia receives it’s lowest score since 2002
– Malta’s poses it’s best result since Chiara in 2005
– Moldova places 11th for the second consecutive year and joint best result since 2007.
– Montenegro’s highest placing Montenegrin language song to date.
– Netherlands first top 10 placing since 1999
– San Marino’s best result to date
– Serbia’s worst result in their 7 (or 9) year history
– Slovenia places last for the first time
– Spain poses it’s lowest placing and score since 1999
– 19th is the UK’s 3rd best result in 9 years