2016 Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Estonia Finland Greece Hungary Iceland Malta Montenegro Netherlands Russia San Marino Predictions: Televote (Readers) vs. Jury (Team Stockholm) – Semi-Final 1 By Sean Tarbuck Posted on May 10, 2016 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Your votes have been counted, the results are in and you can stop voting now, Europe and beyond! It’s now time to officially reveal which songs you have predicted to qualify, and how that compares to the rankings of the team here in Stockholm! We were amazed at the response to our poll so thank you very much to all who took the time to vote. But first, let’s see how the jury voted… As you can see there was a lot of variety in our rankings, so to collate a ranking of the songs from our predictions, we converted the Top 10 predictions into the Eurovision system. For example, 1st gets 12 points, 2nd gets 10 and so on right down until 1 point for the predicted 10th place country. From this, Russia and Armenia were our clear favourites to qualify with the songs receiving 70 and 60 points, far ahead of everyone else. We compared this to the results of the readers poll which you all voted in! This is listed as the televote in the below table, which also shows how much of a gap between the ‘televote’ predictions and ‘jury’ predictions there is. As you can see the biggest split in opinion was with Azerbaijan, which we on the whole see struggling tonight. There were also big gaps with Malta and Greece but our team in Stockholm see both qualifying. The only three position we agreed on was Russia (1st), Cyprus (7th) and Montenegro (18th). The ‘televote’ and ‘jury’ agreed on all but one song; the 10th place went to Azerbaijan for the televote but to Greece in the jury. We should find out in a number of hours who was correct, and we will be back to cover the results! If you cannot get to a TV, make sure to watch tonight’s show on eurovision.tv or click HERE. The show begins at 21:00 CET. Stay tuned to ESC United for social media and website coverage of tonight’s semi-final. You can also join the conversation on our forum HERE.