Detailed voting for UMK 2016 revealed – Sandhja won with less than 15% of the votes

The Finnish national broadcaster revealed the full result of their national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016. Sandjha who was third in the televoting won the ticket to Stockholm with the support of less than 15% of the total public votes.

The final result of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016 revealed quite a surprise as the winner Sandjha only received 14,4% of the total votes cast, and that is something which have made the competitors react.
Let’s take things from the beginning. Contrary last year’s edition of UMK, when the jury had only 10% of the votes, in this years edition the vote was 50-50 between the jury and the televote. The jury and the public group each had available 430 points and these were allocated based on the percentages of votes It was clear that Sandhja was jury’s favourite. She won the 12 points from 5 of the 10 jury groups and scored 98 points from them. Mikael Saari who was second by the juries, got the maximum points from 3 jury groups and managed to earn 72 points, 26 points behind Sandhja. Saara Alto was third in juries with 67 points, getting the maximum points from 2 juries.
You can watch below the voting from the juries:
Draw Artist Song Jury
1 Cristal Snow Love Is Blind  41
2 Stella Christine Ain’t Got Time for Boys  19
3 Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom Good Enough  35
4 Eini Draamaa  32
5 Barbe-Q-Barbies Let Me Out  46
6 Tuuli Okkonen Don’t Wake Me Up  20
7 Sandhja Sing it Away  98
8 Saara Aalto No Fear  67
9 Mikael Saari On It Goes  72
In televoting things were completely different. The Finns could vote before and during the show. Sandhja who scored 98 points in the juries got only the 14,4% of the Finnish televoting. 14,4% of the total 430 points added another 62 points to her score. Saara Alto who won televoting, got 87 points from the public, from 20,2% of the total 430 public votes. Mikael Saari was second in televoting with 18,4%, or 79 from the total 430 points. In other words Sandhja won the UMK 2016 final due to the points she scored in the 10 jury groups.
Here are the voting details from televoting:
Draw Artist Song Public Vote
Before
Show
During
Show
Total
Percentage
Points
1 Cristal Snow Love Is Blind 12% 9% 9.1% 39
2 Stella Christine Ain’t Got Time for Boys 6% 7% 6.5% 28
3 Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom Good Enough 10% 11% 10.7% 46
4 Eini Draamaa 4% 7% 6.7% 29
5 Barbe-Q-Barbies Let Me Out 12% 9% 9.1% 39
6 Tuuli Okkonen Don’t Wake Me Up 4% 5% 4.9% 21
7 Sandhja Sing It Away 16% 14% 14.4% 62
8 Saara Aalto No Fear 11% 21% 20.2% 87
9 Mikael Saari On It Goes 25% 17% 18.4% 79
The combined results were as follows:
Draw Artist Song Jury Public Vote Total Place
Before
Show
During
Show
Total
Percentage
Points
1 Cristal Snow “Love Is Blind” 41 12% 9% 9.1% 39 80 6
2 Stella Christine “Ain’t Got Time for Boys” 19 6% 7% 6.5% 28 47 8
3 Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom “Good Enough” 35 10% 11% 10.7% 46 81 5
4 Eini “Draamaa” 32 4% 7% 6.7% 29 61 7
5 Barbe-Q-Barbies “Let Me Out” 46 12% 9% 9.1% 39 85 4
6 Tuuli Okkonen “Don’t Wake Me Up” 20 4% 5% 4.9% 21 41 9
7 Sandhja “Sing It Away” 98 16% 14% 14.4% 62 160 1
8 Saara Aalto “No Fear” 67 11% 21% 20.2% 87 154 2
9 Mikael Saari “On It Goes” 72 25% 17% 18.4% 79 151 3
Below you can watch the song with which Sandhja won the UMK 2016:

Source: EuroVisionary, Wikipedia, YLE

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