I am still in shock however that the country crap came second. Dear Europe, please explain( top 5 )
Two of my four favourites this year were in the top five( my other favourites )
then there was the less good
( other notable mentions )
The best song to not qualify for the final was easily Estonia who finished 12th in the first semi on 36 points. tenth got 40.
( maybes )
back to the final though, it is interesting to note that no Former Soviet countries were amongst the 13 countries to give Austria 12 points. Georgia and Lithuania both gave 10, and Georgia's vote did nohave a Jury, it was all televote (the only country to do so).
First and second were the same with the overall juries. also first for each semi was te same with the televote and the jury. the country by country break down has yet to be released, which is always more interesting, but at least there was a consensus.
I still think the semi voting system needs to be changed so that the jury and the televote integrates better. Portugal would have got through on the televote in the first semi, they just missed out. I also dont think the big 5 and the host country should vote in the semis. if they vote everyone in europe should vote, otherwise it is none of their business and they can keep their noses out
but discussing the voting process takes away from what is a wonderful win with a wonderful song.
This is Austria's second win in something like 47 attempts. so 48 years after we last went to Vienna, we are returning next year for another instalment of Eurovision. Congrats Conchita and Congrats Austria