It doesn't really achieve much; if your tactical vote made sure an unpopular song qualified for the final when you then drop it, all it means is that a song you like is guaranteed to come at/near the bottom.I know it's not against the rules. I personally think it's childish and embarrasing but hey, that's up to everyone.
The maximum points for each song across the semis make interesting reading; I suspect we had some tactical voting at play:
12 - Ukraine (13), Lithuania (6), Cyprus (4), Croatia (3), Malta (3), Italy (2), Belgium (2), Azerbaijan (1), Australia (1), Norway (1)
10 - Sweden (2), Romania (2), Russia (1), Ireland (1), Netherlands (1)
08 - Israel (1)
06 - North Macedonia (1)
05 - Germany (1)
04 - Slovenia (1)
12 - San Marino (9), Moldova (5), France (4), Switzerland (3), Denmark (3), Serbia (2), Greece (2), Finland (2), Iceland (1), Latvia (1), Bulgaria (1), Czech Republic (1), Austria (1), Georgia (1)
10 - United Kingdom (1)
08 - Poland (1), Estonia (1)
06 - Albania (1)
05 - Spain (1)
04 - Portugal (1)
So every single qualifier in semi 2 (plus Georgia for some reason) got a 12, while Albania, which just missed out, had a lot of voters but no-one gave it above a six.
Oh totally, but I saw (not on Moopy, mind you!) people giving a 0 to X to make sure their favourite win, something I can't understand, because what we are doing is finding out the favourite of Moopy (or any other forum), so trying to fix the result to make it closer to your taste... what for? It makes no sense to me. And no, I don't think that happens here, maybe some tactical vote to help a song to qualify but not something like that, thank god.It doesn't really achieve much; if your tactical vote made sure an unpopular song qualified for the final when you then drop it, all it means is that a song you like is guaranteed to come at/near the bottom.
It's not necessarily tactical. Mine don't exactly line up because I voted just as I was feeling on that day.
Same. I gave nothing to Serbia when I absolutely intended to. I think it would have been 6 which feels like quite the omission. I hope they aren’t too upset.I voted in a rush and realised come the results I forgot to score the SERBIAN SLUTS. I considered giving SAM TEEN the 12 but couldn’t in good conscience. I think 4 was about right considering I loved her/the performance, but it wasn’t technically a song.
I vote a bit different, you can call it tactical if you’d like.Did you notice any obvious tactical vote? Like very different from the semis and the final.
Maybe that one tooAmnesia?