Weird broken records of EUROVISION 2023!
Every year, including this one, we witnessed numerous peculiar results, variations between finals and semifinals, top rankings in records, and so forth. So, let’s examine each of them individually, shall we?
Albania, despite finishing 9th in the televote of the semi-final, achieved the second-best result among the countries from the second semi-final in the final itself, following Poland. This success led Albania to secure the 10th place overall in the final audience. Well done Albania!
In contrast, even though Austria achieved the second position in the semi-final audience, in the final unexpectedly ended up in the very last position among the countries from the second semi-final. Unfortunately, Austria could only manage to secure the 22nd place in the final. Ouch.
Serbia managed to get the beloved ticket to the final, earning just 37 points and maintaining a significant gap of 37 points(!) from the next contestant in 9th place. Interestingly, 9th place had twice as many points as the 10th place. Wow, that’s symmetry brah. However, Serbia achieved a new record for the lowest number of points obtained by a contestant in the 10th place during the semi-final, surpassing Iceland’s previous record of 39 points in 2022.
Australia pulled through and won their semi-final, convincing the crowd that they had the best track among the 16. The crowd must have been forgotten somewhere in the final, as Australia only climbed to 20th place, earning the record for worst-placed semi-final winner in the final, when it comes to the televote. Followed by Greece in 2010 and Romania in 2013, with 7th place in the final, as semi-final winners. I think they completely forgot about Australia, they might have been snacking during the “promise” performance and not paying attention. Shame, shame, shame, first the music then the eating people!
Sweden overtook Ireland in wins, Loreen became the first woman to win the trophy twice and also this year’s Nordic country’s entry managed to set a new record by winning Eurovision with no 12 points from the audience. Like it or not, these are the trade-offs. Finally, this year’s Swedish entry managed to win, having a distance of 133 points from the winner of the televote, breaking the previous record, which was again its own, in 2015 with a distance of 87 points. In conclusion, 4 records for this year’s winner. Well played!
Alika, just 20 years old, against all odds, made it to the final by finishing 10th in her semi-final. Hopefully, the judges had other plans, and while in the audience of the final she finished in 19th place (one place above the winner of her semi-final, Australia!), they shared her 146 points, giving her a decent place in this year’s top ten! Not being among the 10 favourite to pass in the big final, and finally reaching the final top ten, is undoubtedly something that even she did not expect. (credits to Katerina Mitika)
Did we miss any record or something peculiar this year? Let us know in the comments below!
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