The Netherlands: Jury results announced

by René Romkes 72 views

Dutch broadcaster TROS announced both jury results and televoting results today. The overview shows a striking difference between the awarded top marks, as most of the Dutch televotes went to Turkey and Armenia, while the jury didn't give one single point to both countries. The jury's favourites appeared to be the Norwegian and French entry.

The Dutch jury consisted of the following persons: Noordje Kandt (former Dutch Head of Delegation), Martin Gijzemijter (composer and lyricist), Setske Mostaert (vocal coach), Aron van der Ploeg (creative producer) and Henk Schepers (manager of the Dutch Metropole Orchestra).

The jury voted as follows:

  • Malta – 1 point
  • Israel – 2 points
  • Albania – 3 points
  • United Kingdom – 4 points
  • Denmark – 5 points
  • Germany – 6 points
  • Azerbaijan – 7 points
  • Iceland – 8 points
  • France – 10 points
  • Norway – 12 points

Results of televoting only:

  • Estonia – 1 point
  • France – 2 points
  • United Kingdom – 3 points
  • Iceland – 4 points
  • Greece – 5 points
  • Azerbaijan – 6 points
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – 7 points
  • Norway – 8 points
  • Armenia 10 points
  • Turkey – 12 points

Total Dutch results (mixture ofjury votesand televotes):

  • Greece – 1 point
  • Germany – 2 points
  • United Kingdom – 3 points
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – 4 points
  • Armenia – 5 points
  • France – 6 points
  • Iceland – 7 points
  • Turkey – 8 points
  • Azerbaijan – 10 points
  • Norway – 12 points

The first reactions of the Dutch fans were quite positive about the outcome of these results.In previous years, the Netherlands awarded its top marks continuously to Turkey and Armenia, most probably because of thehuge Turkish and Armenian communities living in the Netherlands. Thisyear's results show that the 2 countries suffered from the new voting system; Turkey and Armenia received the most votes again out of the televoting, but the jury didn't give them one single point at all.

The Netherlands was represented by The Toppers in Moscow. Their entry Shine failed to make it to the final and became 17th in the second semi final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

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