So as far as I can tell, every single song on this list was also top 5 in the televote in the final once you discount Big Five autoqualifiers...You have to LAUGH
Oh COME ON Basically everyone here was utterly in love with it in the lead-up (AND AFTER BOTH PERFORMANCES!), it's not as if this is a forum of witches DEAD SET AGAINST the whole thing!
So it was based on Spain but didn't have the same 12 as Spain?Spain, apparently.
That Spanish televote is fascinating. What do you have to be doing to impact (that’s the adjective I am using, others are available) the televote in a country the size of Spain?
On Saturday evening Russia’s Sergey Lazarev won the hearts and minds of Eurovision voters across the continent, topping the televote with 361 points, just ahead of televote runner-up Ukraine (323 points) and well ahead of third-place televote finisher Poland (222 points). But, as with Italy’s Il Volo last year, the professional juries marked Russia down, ranking him only fifth (behind Australia, Ukriane, France and Malta) and costing him the title.
Today his composer Filip Kirkorov spoke out, decrying the fact that Sergey received zero points from 21 juries. Yes, that’s HALF of them. Clearly offended, he went on to suggest that the jury’s share of the overall vote should be reduced from 50% to 25%.
His own one came 17th in 1995
I’d like it noted that, after the thirteen hour Russian telethon we endured before the premiere, everyone except me was slagging it off. It was only when an independent study found evidence of a vagina and no talent that Moopy decided to like her.Oh COME ON Basically everyone here was utterly in love with it in the lead-up (AND AFTER BOTH PERFORMANCES!), it's not as if this is a forum of witches DEAD SET AGAINST the whole thing!
But sure, it's not at all REMOTELY suspicious that it got as many televote 12s in the semi as some of the most popular winners/top 3s this contest has ever had, from such noted semi final viewing powerhouses as France, Portugal and the Czech Republic, before coming 13th in the final (with jury 12s from noted bribery-free havens with ZERO connection to Kirkirov, Russia and Bulgaria)