Dutch money on Serbia

by Richard West-Soley 57 views

Serbia nudges ahead once again with a welcome douze points from the Netherlands in the latest OGAE preview result to be added to the mix.

Dutch fans, just like their counterparts all over Europe, have voted in both a mock semifinal and final event, and Serbia won on both counts. In the final, Big Four country Germany lies just behind the Serbian victor Marija Serifovic, with Switzerland's DJ Bobo some way behind in a distant third place.

The Dutch top ten for the final was as follows:

  1. Serbia 123
  2. Germany 119
  3. Switzerland 84
  4. Denmark 83
  5. Ukraine 77
  6. Bulgaria 75
  7. Cyprus 69
  8. Russia 62
  9. Slovenia 59
  10. Greece 59

The successful ten from the semifinal were ranked as follows:

  1. Serbia
  2. Switzerland
  3. Denmark
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Cyprus
  6. Slovenia
  7. Malta
  8. FYR Macedonia
  9. Moldova
  10. Turkey

Converting these scores to the ubiquitous 1-8, 10 and 12 points, they alter the overall OGAE mix as follows:

  1. Serbia 118
  2. Switzerland 116
  3. Belarus 94
  4. Slovenia 89
  5. Cyprus 89
  6. Bulgaria 71
  7. Greece 71
  8. Ukraine 69
  9. Georgia 43
  10. Russia 39
  11. Germany 36
  12. France 35
  13. Bosnia & Herzegovina 32
  14. Iceland 31
  15. Denmark 29
  16. Romania 21
  17. Spain 21
  18. Sweden 16
  19. Turkey 15
  20. Latvia 12
  21. Armenia 11
  22. FYR Macedonia 9
  23. Moldova 8
  24. Israel 7
  25. Lithuania 7
  26. Netherlands 6
  27. Finland 4
  28. Hungary 2
  29. Poland 1

Serbia regains its lead thanks to the Dutch douze, whilst Big Four nation Germany nudgescloser tothe top ten, replacing France as the highest placed of the Big Four. Denmark's highest points so far keep them in 15th place, although within reaching distance of the top ten for the first time. Thirteen countries have yet to score.

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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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