Eurovision voting figures show juries and public clash

Donatan  and Cleo perform the song My Slowianie- We Are Slavic Polish act Donatan and Cleo performed the song My Slowianie- We Are Slavic

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The latest Eurovision figures have revealed the differences between the public phone vote and the jury vote at Saturday night's competition.

The UK phone vote gave Poland's Donatan and Cleo top marks but the jury thought they were the worst act of the night.

Their combined score meant Poland ended up with nil points from the British.

Most of the countries' voting power is split 50/50 between a jury and the public. Austria's Conchita Wurst won the contest in Copenhagen on Saturday.

Other discrepancies included Germany, whose public vote put Greece in fourth place but whose jury ranked it fourth from bottom at 22nd. Again, this resulted in nil points overall.

Ireland also gave Poland top marks in the telephone vote but the song We are Slavs was given bottom marks by the jury panel.

Poland's act was accompanied by a number of attractive female performers who suggestively churned butter and washed laundry on stage.

Poland Eurovision Poland's act was accompanied by maids in risque outfits

Malta was voted as the sixth favourite by France although the public vote only ranked it 20th, so it received no votes.

There was more consensus in some countries however, including Belarus, which gave Russia top marks - 12 points - after it was ranked first by both the public telephone vote and the jury.

The five-person juries from each country are made up of music professionals.

In two of the 37 countries eligible to vote - Albania and San Marino - the vote was based just on the jury decision as there was either insufficient votes or a breach of the rules regarding the televote.

In Georgia, the vote was based purely on the public vote, due to technical issues or a breach of the rules surrounding the jury vote.

Russia, which is facing opposition to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, received nil points from more than half the countries at Eurovision.

Conchita Wurst Austria's Conchita Wurst was one of the favourites to win

They included Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the UK.

The Netherlands were the runners-up behind Austria's drag act, Wurst.

Wurst, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, won with the song Rise Like a Phoenix, collecting 290 points.

The UK's Molly Smitten-Downes came 17th, with 40 points for her song Children of the Universe.

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