How the Voting Works

Once Svante Stockselius, the EBU overseer, confirms that the voting went well, Maria & Sakis explain the scoring. The top ten vote getters from each voting country receive points based on the voting results. A country can get 1 (for 10th place in voting), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 or 12 points. There are no points for countries outside of the top 10 in each country. It’s a bit confusing, but you’ll get the hang of it as we go along. There are 38 countries to go through, so this will take a while.