Yesterday, an online vote and a national jury vote combined chose Poland as the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!
Shortly afterwards, the EBU revealed the detailed jury voting results which included the individual rankings of all 100 jurors from across Europe and beyond. In addition, the EBU revealed exactly how many online votes were cast worldwide. Therefore, it is possible for us to work out how many online votes each entry received!
Almost 1.3 million online votes
Yes, the official Junior Eurovision Twitter account revealed that a total of 1,283,921 votes were cast online over the two voting periods:
Reversing the points conversion process
Therefore, if we take that total number of votes and the number of points each entry received from the online voting, then we can calculate how many online votes each country received. Of course, this is because the online voting points are determined by the percentage of online votes received.
With 1,160 online voting points available, as this was the total amount of points given out by the national juries, this means that the EBU would have had to round the points equivalent of the voting percentages to the nearest point. Therefore, we have rounded our own online vote calculations to the nearest one thousand to allow for the roundings used earlier in the conversion process.
Indeed, the numbers below should be considered a close approximation. In addition, it is important to stress that the percentage figures below are not the exact percentages, rather the percentage of the total number of points (1,160) that each country received.
Just over 20,000 votes in it!
So, as you can see, Poland beat France in the online vote by approximately 22,000 votes. Third-placed Kazakhstan was a further 15,000 votes behind. All very interesting reading I’m sure you’ll agree!
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