Eurovision 2016: Stop Voting

Old voting system: Australia would have won Eurovision 2016

If the voting system from last year wasn't changed this year, the winner of Eurovision Song Contest would have been Australia!

The voting procedure in this year's Eurovision Song Contest was Swedenised. The presentation of the voting was changed in Stockholm: First the jury-points were given individually from each country, then the result of all the televoting were bundled and given combined.

But if this change wasn't applied this year, the result would have been different:

old system
new system
CountrySong / ArtistPoints
old system
new system
12Australia icon313511
21Ukraine icon279534
33Russia icon237491
44Bulgaria icon182307
56France icon166257
65Sweden icon156261
77Armenia icon141249
89Lithuania icon100200
910Belgium icon89181
1011Netherlands icon80153
1115Latvia icon75132
1216Italy icon71124
1313Austria icon66151
1418Serbia icon61115
1520Georgia icon60104
1619Hungary icon58108
1717Azerbaijan icon55117
1821Cyprus icon5496
198Poland icon49229
2022Spain icon3477
2124United Kingdom icon3062
2214Israel icon27135
2323Croatia icon2373
2412Malta icon21153
2526Germany icon811
2625Czechia icon141

The voting was not only presented in a different way than last year, it was also calculated differently.

The old rules:

  • The jury ranks the songs from 1 (best) to 26 (worst)
  • Tele televoters rank the songs from 1 (best) to 26 (worst)
  • The ranking is combined
  • The highest 10 songs in the combined ranking get points (12,10,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1)

The new rules:

  • The jury ranks the songs from 1 (best, Hilda) to 26 (worst)
  • The televoters rank the songs from 1 (best) to 26 (worst)
  • The highest 10 songs in the jury ranking get points (12,10,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1)
  • The highest 10 songs in the televoters ranking get points (12,10,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1)

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