Many five-piece fans were disappointed with the end result and the success of their favourites.
Sweden won Eurovision and Lorraine, representing the country at the same time, made history. Loreen, who represented Sweden with the song Tattoo, has now won Eurovision twice, in 2012 and 2023.
Karija, who represented Finland with Cha Cha Cha, took second place in the five-point dance, third was Israel’s Noah Kirel with his song Unicorn.
The rapper received the most public votes ever, but Sweden’s Lorraine won thanks to votes from the professional jury. This has caused panic among Visu fans and many have taken to social media to discuss the outcome of the finals.
– The victory was stolen from Finland! visu fans are talking on twitter.
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Sweden’s victory is being discussed fiercely on social media. Some comments stated that it is strange that the song that receives the most audience votes does not win any of the songs.
– The whole jury of the Heights, they’re in an uproar on Twitter.
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Norwegian Dagbladet writes that strange claims about the work of the jury have spread on social media after Lorraine’s victory.
Dagbladet writes that conspiracy theories have been spread on social media that Sweden’s victory was somehow “arranged”.
According to Dagbladet, some conspiracy theorists have based their claim on the fact that next year will be 50 years since the victory of the famous Swedish band Abba at Vijo, and that is the reason they want to organize Vijo in Sweden next year.
Next year will mark 50 years of Abba’s five piece victory. There were better players from Sweden in the final, Dagbladet reports on social media claims.
In Eurovision scoring, the national juries first award their scores to the finalists, after which each country’s audience votes are added to each artist’s score pot.
In accordance with the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest, a national jury composed of music industry professionals evaluates the finalists on the basis of, among other things, performance, song and stage show. For example, this year the jury made Lorraine Tattoo their favorite and awarded 340 points to Sweden. Karija, who came second, got 150 points from the jury.
Although Karija received more votes from the audience, the combined scores gave Lorraine the victory. Many people commented on social media that despite the sound of gravel, the aggregate score is decisive.
In Norway, the gap between the votes cast by the public and the votes cast by the national councils has come to the fore not only because of Lorraine and Karija, but also because of the ranking of Alessandra, who represents the country.
Alessandra’s duet was one of the early favorites of the Queen of Kings contest and the song became a huge hit before the semi-finals or final.
However, the judges gave Alessandra only 52 points. Queen of Kings received 215 public votes. It has the third highest number of votes, just behind Finland and Sweden.
Dagens Nyheter reports the result of the quiz finale, with which the Norwegian experts are grappling. Haakon Alexander Rossum of the Eurovision Norway organization tells news agency NTB that the voting practice should be changed.
– Fans should be allowed on the courts. The fans have been to all the rehearsals and know everything about the cast. The EBU should really consider this, says Røssum.
Martin Philipp Fjelanger, the founder of Eurovision Norway, is also on the same lines.
– It is crazy that there are only five people in each council and they have so much power compared to the public.
Knowledge expert Tuomas Lasinharju, interviewed by Ilta-Sanomi, believes that there will be serious discussions about removing the jury and returning to pure public voting.
Knowledge experts themselves do not feel that reducing the weight of jury votes would be the right solution, as it would make the system even more ambiguous. The jury was dropped from the semi-finals this year, which may signal a change.
– This may be a logical continuation of the fact that the rails will be completely removed. I cannot predict whether this will happen or not, but it will certainly be a very heated discussion at the Eurovision meetings, Lasinharju told IS.
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Aftonbladet’s knowledge expert and journalist Torbjörn Ek, who was also interviewed by Ilta-Sanomi, said that the public and the jury judge differently.
– A song may attract an audience, but the jury will vote for a song that has a longer life and the potential to be successful internationally, Ek said.
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