Finland received the most votes from the public, but an overwhelming vote from professional councils gave Sweden the victory. Should the power of professionals be limited in the final? Journalist Janna Nausainan writes.
– Rappers, rappers, rappers, the crowd swelled at Liverpool Arena late Saturday night during the Eurovision final during the distribution of the points.
In Saturday’s five-a-side final, the audience favorite was clear: Sumen Karija. The entire Knowledge Arena was shouting cha cha chat, as the points awarded by the professional jury kept going up on Sweden’s scoreboard.
The drug surrounding the rapper was real in Liverpool. The fun song united people to forget the more serious things of everyday life for a while. Dressed in a green bolero, the artist served people something that united people regardless of country.
In Liverpool, it was difficult to find a person among the Visu fans who did not like Finland’s performance at all.
The public’s favorite this year was rarely clear. Karija received more public votes than Maneshkin, one of the brightest five-star stars of recent years, receiving 318 points from the public in his own triumphant year. The rapper got 376 votes from the public on Saturday.
No country’s audience gave Lorraine full marks. Finland, on the other hand, received a full 12 points from viewers in 18 countries.
However, an overwhelming vote from the professional judges gave the victory to Sweden’s Lorraine. Honestly, it felt like a robbery and I couldn’t believe it. Can this happen?
However, it should be remembered that Lorraine did not win by judges’ votes alone, as Sweden received the second most public votes. However, neither country’s audience gave Lorraine full marks. Finland, on the other hand, received a full 12 points from viewers in 18 countries.
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Sweden once again won the public’s favorite with votes from the professional judges. The eternal question of the viusus repeats itself, should the power of the professional jury in the viusus final be curtailed? Many people think yes.
Eurovision is much more than a singing competition. The aim isn’t just to crown a perfectly constructed, perfect pop song as a winner. Its purpose is to amuse and bring together people across national boundaries, to create events.
So why did a song that wasn’t an audience favorite in either country win?
Watch the video below to see the mood of the five-person Helsinki bar audience:
With community being an especially big theme this year, it seems even weirder that only a dozen or so pop songs favored by professional judges were crowned as winners, not that it’s totally insane. , This is the event of the party.
In Liverpool, in the media center of the Eurovision area, the atmosphere after the final was somber, even as non-Finns buried their celebratory mood when Cha Cha Cha Drug got such a dull end result.
We Finnish journalists also expressed our condolences and hugged. The people felt sorry when “our victory was taken away from us.”
Many called Finland the moral winner. At the same time, many expected that the rules would be changed at the latest and that the power in Eurovision would be given to those for whom it is organized: the European public.
In the video below, five fans in Liverpool tap their feet to the beat of the cha cha cha: