Finland: Full breakdown of UMK 2016 results revealed

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The Finnish broadcaster YLE has revealed the full breakdown of the votes for the final as well as for the three semifinals of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016, where Sandhja won the national ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

The semifinal results were determined by televoting only. Viewers could vote both before and during the show. The top three from each semifinal have qualified to the grand final.

Semifinal 1

Pre-Show (%) Show (%) Total (%)
1 Saara AaltoNo fear 35 35 35
2 Stella ChristineAin’t got time for boys 17 21 21
3 EiniDraamaa 11 19 18
4 Pää-ÄijätShamppanjataivas 16 10 11
5 ClemSOThief 12 8 8
6 Mikko HerranenEvil tone 9 7 7

Semifinal 2

Pre-Show (%) Show (%) Total (%)
1 Mikael SaariOn it goes 26 24 25
2 Cristal SnowLove is blind 28 21 22
3 Annica Milán & Kimmo BlomGood enough 21 22 22
4 Rafaela TrudaRise up 8 14 13
5 YlonaBlazing fire 10 14 13
6 Attention 2Ready for the show 7 5 5

Semifinal 3

Pre-Show (%) Show (%) Total (%)
1 SandhjaSing it away 29 28 28
2 Tuuli OkkonenDon’t wake me up 18 26 24
3 Barbe-Q-BarbiesLet it out 23 24 24
4 Gušani BrothersPoom poom 14 9 10
5 Pietarin SpektaakkeliLiian kuuma 9 8 9
6 LieminenPehmeiden arvojen vaalijat 7 5 5

Grand Final

During the final, the televoters were responsible for only 50% of the votes, as the other 50% came from the votes of 10 juries, each awarding 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points to its favourites, for a total of 430 points. Then, the televote results were also converted from percents to points, out of 430 points:

Jury Televotes Total
Points Pre-Show (%) Show (%) Total (%) Points Points
1 Sandhja – Sing it away 98 (1) 16 14 14.4 62 (3) 160
2 Saara Aalto – No fear 67 (3) 11 21 20.2 87 (1) 154
3 Mikael Saari – On it goes 72 (2) 25 17 18.4 79 (2) 151
4 Barbe-Q-Barbies – Let it out 46 (4) 12 9 9.1 39 (5) 85
5 Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom – Good enough 35 (6) 10 11 10.7 46 (4) 81
6 Cristal Snow – Love is blind 41 (5) 12 9 9.1 39 (5) 80
7 Eini – Draamaa 32 (7) 4 7 6.7 29 (7) 61
8 Stella Christine – Ain’t got time for boys 19 (9) 6 7 6.5 28 (8) 47
9 Tuuli Okkonen – Don’t wake me up 20 (8) 4 5 4.9 21 (9) 41

The juries and the televoters agreed on most of the placings in the final – except for the first one – while Sandhja won the jury votes, getting five sets of 12 and two sets of 10, she came only third among the televoting, while Saara Aalto won the televoting and finished third among the juries with only two sets of 12 and three sets of 10, and a total of an insufficient amount of votes to catch Sandhja and win the competition.

Winning Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016, Sandhja will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song Sing it away.

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