Our regular contributor Daniel Rhys Bowen had a big of eurovision stats calculating geeky fun in his spare time and calculated what the 2017 contest results would have turned out to be like, had the 1964-66 system (5,3,1 points to the top 3 songs) been used. Here is what the final scoreboard looks like ;
Also, Daniel imagined what would have happened had a “negative voting” taken place ; where 12 points would have been awarded to the least favourite song, then 10 to the second least etc…making the 10 bottom ranking entries those scoring points, but the top favourite ones very little or none. Here is in details what the split final results under this would have been like ;
Did you spot any major difference ?
As bonus we can also offer you to take a look at what the results of Semi Final 2 would have looked like, since we have spotted quite some substantial differences, under that “negative voting” system that tend to value “middle of the road entries” much more than systems that have actually been in use in the contest in the past 10 years :