ESC 2014: The split televoting and jury results of the semi-finals and the final



Some minutes after the end of ESC 2014‘s Final, the split 50/50 voting results of the televote and jury were revealed (since 2009 that it’s done (in the case of the semi finals, since its voting introduction in 2010) and in all times it’s not known when to expect them). And not only that: for the first time since 2009, every little detail about the jury and the televoting was revealed and it can be acessed in here:

For my definite conclusion to the ESC 2014 season on my blog, I’ll give my opinion about those results and then a general opinion of them in the end (note: like last year, the voting procedure was giving full rankings instead of just the combined top-10. The following images were, though, converted into the previous procedure of combined top-10 – despite the fact the jury only voted by ranking (the televoting results are correct on both procedures, though). First, we’ll go to the semi-finals results:



There are some a bit more suprises than non-suprises in this semi. The very few expected things are the fact that Armenia (although it wasn’t as higher as it was expected, being a betting odds favourite) and Ukraine did pretty well with both the televoting and the jury. And also the fact that Portugal wouldn’t do well with the jury (not all uptempos are favourated by them. Still, they got a very good televoting placing – not enough, though, to make us qualify for the final)

Noticeable suprises: San Marino doing much better in the televoting than expected (I thought the jury would be more favourable than the televoting), Azerbaijan not doing so well in the televoting for the first time in their ESC history (their salvation was the jury), Belgium doing worse than expected (surprisingly, they had a higher placing with the televoters than with the jury. But then again, Axel‘s performance simply wasn’t really strong) and Iceland doing quite well on both televoting and jury



After the events in the semi (with the increase of favouritism with the betting odds), Austria‘s success with the televoting and jury doesn’t seem to be really surprising (eventhough they weren’t the biggest favourites to win before the semi kicked in). Also not surprising to see Poland didn’t do that well with the jury (once again, songs of that kind aren’t that appreciated by them. Surprising was seeing it doing a top-3 in the televote (yes, I expected them to do well in the televoting – but not as high as they did). Expected as well was Georgia‘s result with a slightly better acceptation from the jury

Unlike the first semi, suprises are really far from between. The biggest one was Israel‘s shocking results with both televoting and jury (the performance might not have been the best visually, but Mei did a good job vocally (far from being wonderful). On a lesser extent, Greece did lower than expected on both cases (despite the fact they were still in the televote and jury’s top-10)



Austria (after getting the bookmarkers’ interest at last by reaching the #1 position during the Final) became the big favourite of the televoting, with The Netherlands as their closest compeition – differently from the jury, when the fight for the 1st place was heating up, adding Sweden to the mix (the latter being expected to do totally well, maybe even winning). Russia and Ukraine did expectedly well with the televoting

As for suprises: Sweden only getting as far as 4th in the televoting, Azerbaijan doing extremly bad in the televoting while doing pretty well with the jury, the low televoting result for United Kingdom (then again, that’s the result of a disapointing performance), Iceland‘s suprisingly decent results with both jury and televoting… but the biggest of them all: France‘s dreadful low result with both televoting and jury (sadly, Twin Twin had omly themselves to blame due to the performance they gave)

Finally, let’s see an example of a detailed jury and televoting results (some countries, though, only used one way of voting) – those from my country (Portugal):






(NOTE: the portuguese jury members were Paula Ferreira (Jury A), José Cabrita (Jury B), Jan van Dijck (Jury C), Ana Augusto (Jury D) and Marina Ferraz (Jury E). Jan van Dijck is commonly known by ESC fans as one of the composers of the portuguese entry from ESC 1990)

As usual, the 50/50 voting is still the fairest way of voting, giving the best of both worlds and it’s always hard to please everyone – especially when each person has its own taste (the biggest complain from the ESC fandom nowadays on these terms in general was the voting procedure (rankings as opposed to only top-10) – one that changes the outcome of a country’s official points in some cases)

One more thing before ending my posts about ESC 2014 – relive the final voting with the BBC One commentary provided by Graham Norton:

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


Posted on 9 de July de 2014, in Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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