Points for winner in Eurovision Song Contest Odds
Odds on Eurovision Song Contest 2017: How many points will the winner receive?
The voting in the Eurovision Song Contest is set to be dramatic in the upcoming edition. In previous years the results of the professional juries and viewers have been presented as a combined result, each accounting for 50 percent of the final score. Since 2016, the professional juries and televoters from each country awarded a separate set of points from 1 to 8, 10 and 12. This means that the top 10 countries in both the jury and televote receive points, adding a new level of excitement for hundreds of millions of viewers in Europe and beyond.
The system, which does not tell the viewer which country gave the highest points to another, means that it is not easy to see where political voting blocs exist as we know they have done in previous years.
Last year, the results began with 42 countries "spokesmen and women" giving the 1 to 12 points from the jury, with the latter point given to the country by the spokesman/spokesman's announcement. Then the two presenters began with the least popular countries and their number of votes from the public and then the top 10, beginning at the bottom.
For those who have long been watching Eurovision, it initially seemed like every other year where the winner was obvious long before the end of the results were announced. But the twist this time was that the phone votes really shook things up. Poland, on a lowly 7 points from the jury, suddenly jumped up into the top 10. Countries like Russia could storm to win or even Bulgaria or France. It was too nervewracking to make any assumptions. No details were given as to what country gave the other (and usually their neighbour) the points.
But the political voting and neighbour-supporting Eurovision has not changed. Let's remember that there are three main voting blocs usually: the Balkans – the countries of former Yugoslavia, as well as Romania and Albania; The former Soviet Union and its satellite states in eastern Europe; Scandinavia – This includes the main Nordic nations as well as Iceland, Lithuania Denmark and Latvia Last year only Sweden was in the grand final of the contest of the Nordic countries - and all four Nordic countries (Finland, Iceland, Norway and Denmark) had Sweden in their top five.
Jamala won the contest with more than 500 points. The runner-up also got more than 500 points while the 3rd place was 9 points away of the 500th point. This means that if the Europe decides about a certain winner, it is highly expected that it is going to receive get even more than 500 points, it is possible to overcome 700 or even 800. But, as the things are not going in a certain way when talking about the possible winner, it is being expected that this year’s Eurovision will offer a battle as tight as the one from the previous year when Ukraine, Russia and Australia fought against each other until the very last moment.