The Big Poll set up by esctoday.com correctly predicted that the Ukraine would win the contest and closely predicted the placing of Serbia and Montenegro, Greece, Cyprus and Sweden.
Ruslana won the contest with 280 points, as the Big Poll predicted. Serbia Montenegro who was the runner up was predicted to come 3rd by the Big Poll, and averaged 8.03. However the Big Poll had predicted Xandee to come top 5, whereas in fact she only managed twenty-second place. Host nation Turkey who came fourth with 195 points was placed in thirteenth position by the poll. Overall the Big Poll can be seen to be a sound predictor of the final and gives an idea of the way in which the final votes will pan out. We must not forget performances on the night can alter everything.
Ukraine therefore gets the right to host The Eurovision Song Contest 2005.