Finland: Full breakdown of UMK 2016 results revealed

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The Finnish broadcaster YLE has revealed the full breakdown of the votes for the final as well as for the three semifinals of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016, where Sandhja won the national ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

The semifinal results were determined by televoting only. Viewers could vote both before and during the show. The top three from each semifinal have qualified to the grand final.

Semifinal 1

Pre-Show (%)Show (%)Total (%)
1Saara AaltoNo fear353535
2Stella ChristineAin’t got time for boys172121
6Mikko HerranenEvil tone977

Semifinal 2

Pre-Show (%)Show (%)Total (%)
1Mikael SaariOn it goes262425
2Cristal SnowLove is blind282122
3Annica Milán & Kimmo BlomGood enough212222
4Rafaela TrudaRise up81413
5YlonaBlazing fire101413
6Attention 2Ready for the show755

Semifinal 3

Pre-Show (%)Show (%)Total (%)
1SandhjaSing it away292828
2Tuuli OkkonenDon’t wake me up182624
3Barbe-Q-BarbiesLet it out232424
4Gušani BrothersPoom poom14910
5Pietarin SpektaakkeliLiian kuuma989
6LieminenPehmeiden arvojen vaalijat755

Grand Final

During the final, the televoters were responsible for only 50% of the votes, as the other 50% came from the votes of 10 juries, each awarding 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points to its favourites, for a total of 430 points. Then, the televote results were also converted from percents to points, out of 430 points:

PointsPre-Show (%)Show (%)Total (%)PointsPoints
1Sandhja – Sing it away98 (1)161414.462 (3)160
2Saara Aalto – No fear67 (3)112120.287 (1)154
3Mikael Saari – On it goes72 (2)251718.479 (2)151
4Barbe-Q-Barbies – Let it out46 (4)1299.139 (5)85
5Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom – Good enough35 (6)101110.746 (4)81
6Cristal Snow – Love is blind41 (5)1299.139 (5)80
7Eini – Draamaa32 (7)476.729 (7)61
8Stella Christine – Ain’t got time for boys19 (9)676.528 (8)47
9Tuuli Okkonen – Don’t wake me up20 (8)454.921 (9)41

The juries and the televoters agreed on most of the placings in the final – except for the first one – while Sandhja won the jury votes, getting five sets of 12 and two sets of 10, she came only third among the televoting, while Saara Aalto won the televoting and finished third among the juries with only two sets of 12 and three sets of 10, and a total of an insufficient amount of votes to catch Sandhja and win the competition.

Winning Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016, Sandhja will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song Sing it away.

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