Which countries voted for Ireland at the 2013 Eurovision?

Adrian Kavanagh, 19th May 2013

Ireland finished in 26th place in the 2013 Eurovision Final with 5 points and finished in 8th place in Tuesday night’s Eurovision semi-final with 54 points (8 points ahead of the 11th placed country, Serbia). Where did these points come from? Only three countries voted for Ireland in the Final, but by contrast Ireland took points from 13 of the 18 countries that could have voted for the Irish act in the semi-final.

Country Semi Final Final Total
Cyprus
7 2 9
United Kingdom 6 1 7
Russia
6 0 6
Estonia
5 0 5
Sweden 3 2 5
Lithuania
5 0 5
The Netherlands
5 0 5
Belarus
4 0 4
Belgium
4 0 4
Denmark
3 0 3
Ukraine
3 0 3
Croatia
2 0 2
Moldova
1 0 1
Serbia
0 0 0
Italy 0 0 0
Montenegro
0 0 0
Austria
0 0 0
Slovenia
0 0 0
Latvia
0 0
San Marino
0 0
Macedonia
0 0
Azerbaijan
0 0
Finland
0 0
Malta
0 0
Bulgaria
0 0
Iceland
0 0
Greece
0 0
Israel
0 0
Armenia
0 0
Hungary
0 0
Norway
0 0
Albania
0 0
Georgia
0 0
Switzerland
0 0
Romania
0 0
France 0 0
Germany 0 0
Spain 0 0

The table above shows that Cyprus were the strongest supporters of the Irish act at this year’s contest, giving Ryan Dolan his biggest point tally in the semi-final (7 points) and also awarding him 2 points in the final. The next strongest supporters were the United Kingdom, with 6 points going to Ireland in the semi-final and un point in the final. The only other country to vote for Ireland in both contests was this year’s hosts, Sweden, with 3 points coming from Sweden in the semi-final and 2 points in the final. Ireland did not win the very big points (12, 10 or 8) off any country in this year’s contest, but did receive relatively high points tallies from a number of countries (Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Belgium and Belarus) in the semi-final. Five countries (Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Austria and Italy) did not vote for Ireland in this semi-final and these countries also did not vote for Ireland in the final.

None of the countries voting in the other semi-final (countries participating in Semi Final 2, as well as Germany, Spain and France) went on to vote for Ireland in the Eurovision Final.

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