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Australian televoters choose their winner

Posted 31 May 2010 at 13:30

The whole country was swept with Eurovision Song Contest fever this weekend with both Semi-Finals and the Final being shown with a delay on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.
Over 200,000 televotes were cast in the Final poll, and there were some noticeable differences in the patterns of voting between Europe's televoters and juries, and the Australian public. The end result was very close, with Turkey winning the poll just ahead of Greece, with a big gap then to actual winner Germany in third place. The full televoting results are as follows
1. Turkey 44,163 2. Greece 43,480 3. Germany 16,138 4. Serbia 14,246 5. Armenia 8,217 6. Romania 7,238 7. Ukraine 6,710 8. Iceland 6,578 9. Belgium 6,550 10. Bosnia & Herzegovina 6,373 11. Albania 5,755 12. Israel 5,549 13. Spain 4,191 14. Ireland 4,182 15. Cyprus 3,544 16. Norway 3,398 17. Moldova 3,347 18. Azerbaijan 3,067 19. Denmark 2,739 20. France 2,219 21. Russia 2,154 22. United Kingdom 2,084 23. Portugal 2,005 24. Georgia 1,949 25. Belarus 750
The biggest differences in opinion between the Australian and European public were the songs from Serbia, Iceland, Bosnia & Herzegovinaand Ireland faring much better in the Australian poll, whereas Denmark and Azerbaijan which both finished in the top five in Oslo, were both in the bottom eight in the Australian poll.
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