Aftonbladet’s visa reporter Torbjörn Ek doesn’t think Finland could have done anything differently in the Eurovision final. On the other hand the votes cast by the Finnish audience surprised him.
Sweden’s Lorraine has already been declared the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time. The race was extremely tight, as Sumen Karija won the public vote, but Lauren’s song Tattoo received a bigger score from the professional jury. Adding together the audience votes and the scores awarded by the jury, Sweden won.
Five fans took to social media to express their frustration after the final. For example, Twitter asked how it was possible that the public’s favorite didn’t win the Eurovision Song Contest. Many professionals would be prepared to skip councils altogether.
Aftonbladet reporter and knowledge expert Torbjörn “Tobe” Ek told Ilta-Snom that the win went to the right address, and not just because it’s a Swedish artist. One points out that Lauren’s tattoo has become a huge hit in Europe.
– Lauren wins because she had the biggest hit song of the year, says one.
– Loren’s presentation and interpretation appealed to the national councils of all countries, as well as to voters in all other countries except the Finns.
The Finnish national jury gave 12 points to Lauren’s tattoo. However, in the public vote, viusu received zero points.
The Finnish public gave Norway’s Alessandra a full 12 points, the Czech Republic got 10 from the Finns and Australia got 8.
IQ expert Ek says he is confused by the result.
– The biggest surprise of the final was that the Finns did not give Sweden a single point. I can’t believe the Finns think the finale had ten better songs than Tattoo. He tells IS, he feels really small minded.
He points out that the Swedish professional jury gave full marks to Finland and also Karija got 12 points from Sweden in the public vote.
– The jury and the public of all other countries gave Lorraine marks. The Finnish professional council gave Sweden 12 points, while Sweden gave full points to Finland in both the professional council and the public vote.
– Finland, on the other hand, did not vote for Sweden at all. One says, it is shameful.
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The wisdom expert says that the public and professional juries emphasize different things, which went in favor of Lorin this time. One says that Lauren’s performance spoke to the professional jury differently than Karija’s cha cha cha.
– Lauren won Karija because her song was liked by both the audience and the jury, she says.
The song expert says that the jury listens to the songs several times and evaluates whether the song has the potential to be successful even after the lyrics. On the other hand, the audience can see and hear the performance for the first time in the finale and form their opinion immediately.
A song can enthrall the audience, but the jury will vote for a song that has longevity and has the potential to be an international success.
The Swedish knowledge expert says that Loren’s final performance was perfect, even though the artist’s performance had to be slightly modified after Melodifestivalen.
Lovren’s stage structure had to be shortened slightly to fit in Liverpool, and many fans criticized this as slowing down the performance. Many also criticized that Lorraine’s performance was too sophisticated, and that the performer did not pay as much attention to the audience on stage as many other performers.
One says, Lorraine connected with the audience with her expressions and the way she lived the song.
– I think it is one of the selling points of Tattoo that the performance is refined down to the last detail, but at the same time it is also a live performance.
How Lorraine performed in the Eurovision final:
Could Sumen Karija have done something different in the final? It won’t, insists the wisdom expert.
– The rapper was incredible. I love Cha Cha Cha and if Karija wants, the song can become a classic. If he wants, he can become a standard face of Eurovision, appearing in the future on the Eurovision stage, as well as at various parties and concerts, one says.
This is what Karija’s final performance looks like:
He praised that Finland has raised its level in the Eurovision Song Contest in recent years. One says that the UMK competition has produced many big hits, unlike the Swedish five-piece qualifier Melodifestivalen.
– Melodifestivalen has gotten a bit stale. The Lorraine and the Tattoo song was more a stroke of luck than a strategy from the Melodyfusion organisers. All eyes are on the UMK competition in the coming years, which he admires.
These were Karija’s moods after the five-a-side final:
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