The Eurovision Song Contest has released all the data they have on this year’s competition, including Malta’s official ranking in last Thursday’s Semi Final.
Christabelle’s rendition of Taboo earned her a collective 101 points, placing 13th out of the 18 competitors – just three spots outside a qualifying positison.
The vote was calculated off a combined score taken from televoting and an international jury, and it seems the former was our downfall. The jury enjoyed Christabelle’s performance so much they gave her 93 points, the fifth highest score of the night. With televoting it seems we were less fortunate, garnering eight points total, the lowest score of the 18 countries Malta was up against.
The majority of Malta’s televoting score came from Australia, who awarded us seven points, and the other point came from Denmark.
Malta’s public gave its top score to San Marino, where fellow Maltese singer Jessika was trying her luck, while the Maltese jury gave 12 points to Norway (who emerged the winner of Semi Final 2).
During the Grand Final Malta’s jury awarded Cyprus top points while the public wanted to see Italy take home the trophy.