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Eurovision 2011: Semifinals results revealed

by Victor Hondal 81 views

The European Broadcasting Union has made public the voting results from the two semifinals of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. Greece won the first show 11 points ahead of the actual winner of the competition, Azerbaijan. Meanwhile, Sweden became the clear winner of the second semifinal.

Below you can check the results:

Semifinal 1

  1. Greece (133)
  2. Azerbaijan (122)
  3. Finland (103)
  4. Iceland (100)
  5. Lithuania (81)
  6. Georgia (74)
  7. Hungary (72)
  8. Serbia (67)
  9. Russia (64)
  10. Switzerland (55)
  11. Malta (54)
  12. Armenia (54)
  13. Turkey (47)
  14. Albania (47)
  15. Croatia (41)
  16. San Marino (34)
  17. Norway (30)
  18. Portugal (22)
  19. Poland (18)

Semifinal 2

  1. Sweden (155)
  2. Denmark (135)
  3. Slovenia (112)
  4. Romania (111)
  5. Bosnia & Herzegovina (109)
  6. Ukraine (81)
  7. Austria (69)
  8. Ireland (68)
  9. Estonia (60)
  10. Moldova (54)
  11. Belgium (53)
  12. Bulgaria (48)
  13. Slovakia (48)
  14. Belarus (45)
  15. Israel (38)
  16. F.Y.R. Macedonia (36)
  17. Latvia (25)
  18. Cyprus (16)
  19. The Netherlands (13)

Generally speaking, the 20 qualifyers from the semifinals did not come as a surprise to many, with two remarkable exceptions: Armenia and Turkey missed the final for the first time. The absence of these two countries in last night's show could have influence the final outcome.

It is worth mentioning that Switzerland, tipped as one of the best songs and voices in the competition, made the final just one point ahead of Malta and Armenia. Also Belgium was very close to surpass Moldova and become the 10th qualifyer from the second semifinal. The returning San Marino was not lucky this time, with Senit ending up on the 16th position in semifinal 1.

There are also several countries to get low scores, at least in comparison with what bookmakers and fans predicted. Norway only managed to take 17th place in hte first semifinal. Albania, country to reach the final every year since 2008, came 14th in that show. And Israel, represented by former winner Dana International, was far to make the final.

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