ESC 2015: The split televoting and jury results of the semi-finals and the final



Some minutes after the end of ESC 2015‘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 like last year, 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 2015 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:



No really suprise as to who won the semi, eventhough the gap wasn’t as big as one could’ve thought: Russia did win both the televoting and the jury’s heart, while Belgium did top-3 on both accounts and Georgia got a 4th place from both as well

However, Estonia did do much better with the televoting than with the juries (when many expected them to do pretty well with the juries as well), while The Netherlands did extremely well the jury, while they flopped the hardest with the televoters – the same thing happened with Hungary (despite the qualification for the final) and Belarus

On the other hand, Finland had perhaps one of the weirdest disparity of points I’ve ever seen in semi-final’s split results: while it could have (almost) qualified for the final with the televoting alone, this wouldn’t happen with the jury (it could have even been a nul points case hadn’t they get that single point. The gap between them and their “closest” opponent, Macedonia, is – therefore – huge)



No big differences in the overall split results of the semi as well. Sweden managed to beat their closest opponents on both jury and televoting accounts and Latvia also managed to do extremely well with both, well enough to get a top-3 from their part. Same for Israel and Norway that got at least a top-5 from both accounts

Curiously enough, Poland has the biggest difference of points in this semi: while reaching a honourable 4th place with the televoters, the juries gave them a bottom-3 placing (in fact, they were almost last with them)

Like last year, Azerbaijan was once again in risk of almost not qualifiying for the final due to televoting (the jury saved them for a suprising non-qualification), while Malta and Ireland didn’t have enough televoting points to save them from the qualification. Czech Republic was, on the other hand, one of the jury’s victims – they did better with the televoters



For the first time since the 50/50 voting was implemented back in 2009 (only for the final at the time), we have two different winners in each voting procedure (which was, by the way, one of this year’s biggest controversies within in ESC fandom. If not, the biggest): Sweden convincingly won the contest, but was only the big favourite within the jury (they only were 3rd in the televote). While Italy, despite coming 3rd, was actually the people’s favourite (they would only have to blame on the juries who put them in the 6th place)

A few more suprises and curiosities:

Norway (sadly, in my opinion) failing hard to impress the televoters, while getting a big score with the jury. The same thing happened with Cyprus, for example

Albania doing suprisingly well (suprisingly as I didn’t think the performance was great enough for such a result) with the televoters, while the jury didn’t give them much favours. Serbia and Armenia also got a similiar outcome

Germany and Austria doing better with the jury than with the televoting, especially the latter (if only the televoting was used, they would still get the infamous nul points)

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 Renato Júnior (Jury A), Adelaide Ferreira (Jury B), Gonçalo Tavares (Jury C), Inês Santos (Jury D) and Nuno Feist (Semi-Final 2)/Nuno Marques da Silva (Final) (Jury E). Adelaide Ferreira was the portuguese representant of ESC 1985, while Inês Santos was the vocalist of Alma Lusa, the portuguese representants of ESC 1998)

What I’m going to say is nothing new: I still think the 50/50 voting is still the fairest way of voting, giving the best of both worlds. I know it’s always hard to please everyone – especially when each person has its own taste (there’s still complaints from the ESC fandom concerning 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 2015 – relive the final voting with the SVT 1 (Sweden) commentary provided by Edward af Sillén and Sanna Nielsen (ESC 2014):

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


Posted on 23 de July de 2015, in Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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