It’s the morning after the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, so it’s time to look at the facts behind every performance last night. So we’ll be going through in order of performance, so up first is:
France – Amandine Bourgeois – L’enfer et Moi – 23rd 14 points
It’s the lowest points score that France has got since 2006 when France scored just 5 points. It’s also their worst performance since 2005 when they also finished in 23rd place. They were the second worst ranking Big 5 country.
Lithuania – Andrius Pojavis – Something – 22nd 17 points
It’s Lithuania’s lowest placing in a final since 2002, with their third lowest points score in the final ever. Lithuania wont have been expecting much but just 17 points is disappointing.
Moldova – Aliona Moon – O Mie – 11th 71 points
Moldova have now finished in 11th place for the second year in a row, it’s their joint third best result in the contest to date. Moldova should be happy with their result as their were the best ranking song out of the first five performances.
Finland – Krista Siegfrids – Marry Me – 24th 13 points
Finland will be hugely disappointed there had been huge hopes for this song to make it into the top.10. It is their worst placing in the final since 2009 and their lowest score in a Eurovision final since 1996.
Spain – ESDM – Contigo Hasta El Final – 25th 8 points
Spain never had high hopes for this contest but this is really disappointing for ESDM. They scored just 8 points, their lowest score since 1999 and also the lowest placing ever in Eurovision.
Belgium – Roberto Bellarosa – Love Kills – 12th 71 points
I don’t think anyone was expecting Belgium to do this well, 12th place on their return to a Eurovision final for the first time since 2010 is very impressive. 71 points is their 3rd highest points score since 2000.
Estonia – Birgit – Et Uus Saaks Alguse – 20th 19 points
Estonia will be pleased with how they did last night, this had been tipped for last place by many people. 20th place is better than what Estonia managed in 2003 and 2011 in the final, whilst just 19 points is their third lowest points score ever.
Belarus – Alyona Lanskaya – Solayoh – 16th 48 points
Belarus will be over the moon just being in the final, this is their second best result in a Eurovision final ever. 48 points is 2.6x higher than what Belarus last managed in a Eurovision final back in 2010.
Malta – Gianluca – Tomorrow – 8th 120 points
Malta were more than likely partying into the small hours of this morning with one of their best results ever in Eurovision. This is their 7th best result ever in a Eurovision final and their 5th highest points score ever in Eurovision.
Russia – Dina Garipova – What If – 5th 174 points
No surprises here with Russia apart from the 10 points from both the United Kingdom and Ireland. It’s their 7th best result ever in Eurovision since debuting back in 1994, it’s also their 5th highest points score in a Eurovision final.
Germany – Cascada – Glorious – 21st 18 points
Germany will be very confused about how that happened last night, everyone was expecting a left hand side of the board result. This is Germany’s worst result in Eurovision since 2008 and their worst since Germany appeared to have turned themselves around. It is also the lowest points score that Germany has had since 2008.
Armenia – Dorians – Lonely Planet – 18th 41 points
Armenia will be happy to be in the final but this is their worst result ever in a Eurovision final. Before this year their worst result had been 10th in 2009. 41 points is also the lowest amount of points Armenia has scored in any Eurovision final or semi final.
Netherlands – Anouk – Birds – 9th place 114 points
The Netherlands are another country that will be over the moon with their result last night. Not only were Netherlands in the final, but they got their best placing in the contest since 1999 and their third highest points score ever in Eurovision only being beaten by 1975 and 1998.
Romania – Cezar – It’s My Life – 13th 65 points
As much as many people were expecting this to fall badly, this was still a good result from Romania. It’s their 8th best result in any Eurovision song contest, but their 7th lowest score ever in a Eurovision final.
United Kingdom – Bonnie Tyler – Believe In Me – 19th 23 points
While it’s far better than what the UK managed in 2012, it is still a disappointing result. 19th place is shockingly the UK’s 7th best result in a Eurovision final since 2000, but their 4th lowest points score since 2000.
Sweden – Robin Stjernberg – You – 14th 62 points
Sweden is another country that will be disappointed, they finished on the right hand side of the board in their own contest. It’s Sweden worst result in a Eurovision final since 2009 and also their lowest score since 2009.
Hungary – ByeAlex – Kedvesem – 10th 84 points
10th place is the third best result that Hungary has ever managed in Eurovision since their debut in 1994, it is also their 4th highest points score in Eurovision ever. Hungary will be very happy with their result last night.
Denmark – Emmelie de Forest – 1st 281 points
Denmark have now won the contest for the third time, but also for the second time on Swedish soil. It is Denmark’s best result ever in terms of points scoring 86 more points than the Olsen Brothers in 2001. They also had their best result in the semi finals by winning semi final 1 with 167 points.
Iceland – Eythor Ingi – Eg a lif – 17th 47 points
Once Iceland get over the trauma of only getting 1 point from Denmark, they will be happy with last night. 17th is their best result since 2009 and their 5th best result since 2000. 47 points is also 1 point higher than what they managed last year in Baku.
Azerbaijan – Farid Mammadov – Hold Me – 2nd 234 points
Azerbaijan will be happy, but they were probably wanting to win last night. This is still Azerbaijan’s second best result ever in the contest and their highest ever points score since their debut in 2008. They beat their winning score in 2011 by 13 points.
Greece – Koza Mostra feat. Agathon Iakovidis – 6th 152 points
This is Greece’s best result since their third place back in 2008, so Greece will be pleased with themselves. This is also their fourth highest points in their Eurovision history, not bad at all for Greece.
Ukraine – Zlata Ognevich – Gravity – 3rd 214 points
It’s Ukraine’s first ever third place but their fourth best result ever in Eurovision. They managed to score also their fourth best points total since their debut back in 2003.
Italy – Marco Mengoni – L’essenziale – 7th 126 points
7th place is another impressive result for Italy who have not placed outside the top.10 since their return to Eurovision in 2011. It is also their third highest ever points score in their Eurovision history.
Norway – Margaret Berger- I Feed You My Love – 4th 191 points
Well done Norway, you managed your 6th best result ever at Eurovision and your second highest points finish ever. The last time Norway finished 4th was back in 2003 with the song “I’m Not Afraid To Move On”.
Georgia – Nodi & Sophie – Waterfall – 15th 50 points
Georgia managed to get their worst result to date in a Eurovision final and their 2nd lowest points score ever in a Eurovision final or semi final. Georgia will be wanting to know why their Thomas G:son ballad did so poorly.
Ireland – Ryan Dolan – Only Love Survives – 26th 5 points
Poor Ireland, with their worst ever Eurovision result coming dead last in the final. It is also their second lowest points finish ever, the last time Ireland came last was in 2007 when Dervish also finished with just 5 points.
So in the end it was Denmark’s night, the bookies were correct and they got the winner right. The rest of the field was very mixed, with the Big 5 having their worst results in a long time. Now to look forward to Denmark 2014.