When it comes to the voting procedure at the Eurovision Song Contest there is always great happiness and sadness at the same time. It can happen to any of the participants, highly favourized entries fall down and underestimated songs do surprise with high votes. One of the sad stories is the one from Niamh Kavanagh from Ireland . In 1993 she was the great winner of the contest, this year she ended up bitterly on rank 23. Even the host country Norway came only 20th, and this cannot be caused by big mistakes, Didrik has shown a winner’s smile, convinced with very good voice, his performance was stunning. Maybe it’s due to the song itself, the people wanted to have something with more tempo. Many ballads did not convince this year, like Belarus , Cyprus , Portugal and Israel . On the other hand Belgium and Georgia could make it with ballads in the top 10.
The top 4 countries are all up tempo songs. And all three Caucasian countries have made in the top 10 that’s remarkable. Greece and Turkey do always shape up very well, due to Diaspora voting and Russia can send anything and ends up in a satisfactory position for sure. It’s the first time that one of the Big 4 countries could win, since the invention of the “Big 4” system. Unfortunately, the UK got last, but France and Spain could reach the middle field. The second stage presentation of Spain did not help in regards of votes. The surprises of the year were Romania , Belgium and the Ukraine , which got a third, sixth and tenth rank. The disappointing 19th position for Iceland did not make them happy. It’s also interesting to see that in an ESC held in Scandinavia, two countries have already been eliminated in the semi finals ( Finland and Sweden ), and the only Scandinavian country in a top position is Denmark .