Switzerland tops UK vote

by Richard West-Soley 66 views

OGAE UK members gathered together in the Midlands this weekend for a special final vote following a semifinal event earlier this week. The result: a win for Switzerland's DJ Bobo, lifting him to the joint top of the OGAE leaderboard so far with Serbia, although winning on countback of the number of dix points.

The full result from the UK jury is as follows:

  1. Switzerland (142)
  2. Slovenia (114)
  3. Russia (112)
  4. Serbia (103)
  5. Latvia (92)
  6. Sweden (74)
  7. France (69)
  8. Germany (66)
  9. Denmark (60)
  10. UK (51)
  11. Spain (50)
  12. Belarus (49)
  13. Malta (45)
  14. Greece (43)
  15. Ukraine (38)
  16. Romania (37)
  17. Cyprus (33)
  18. Bosnia and Herzegovina (24)
  19. Norway (20)
  20. Portugal (16)
  21. Ireland (15)
  22. Finland (10)
  23. Lithuania (9)
  24. Armenia (4)

Converting those points into scores 1-8, 10 and 12, we have a final tally for the constantly changing OGAE leaderboard this weekend. After Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Austria, Finland and UK have voted, the scores look like this:

  1. Serbia 77
  2. Switzerland 77
  3. Belarus 69
  4. Slovenia 58
  5. Ukraine 46
  6. Greece 42
  7. Cyprus 40
  8. Bulgaria 34
  9. Georgia 27
  10. Russia 27
  11. Bosnia & Herzegovina 24
  12. France 24
  13. Iceland 22
  14. Denmark 19
  15. Romania 17
  16. Germany 16
  17. Sweden 16
  18. Turkey 15
  19. Spain 14
  20. FYR Macedonia 8
  21. Israel 7
  22. Latvia 6
  23. Finland 4
  24. Armenia 2
  25. Hungary 2
  26. Netherlands 2
  27. Moldova 1

Long-time leader Belarus has dropped into third position behind Switzerland and Serbia, who leapt into the first two positions this weekend. Latvia joins the scoreboard for the first time, although fifteen other countries have yet to score: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal and the UK.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.

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