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  • Writer's pictureKyriakos Tsinivits

Points given by Australia to Eurovision winners from 2015 to 2022

Australia made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2015 and has competed every year since then. Australians (televoters and juries) have also each year awarded points to every Eurovision winner in the Grand Final.

We have ranked the points awarded by the Australian televote and jury to every Eurovision winner in the Grand Final, from the lowest to the highest total score, to determine Australia's favourite Eurovision winner between 2015 and 2022.

Check out the Australian televoters' and juries' favourite Eurovision winner in the list below, including details of how Australia voted for the ultimate winners in its semi-finals:

7. Jamala - '1944' (Ukraine, 2016)

10 points (8 points - Televote / 2 points - Jury)

In 2016 Australia competed in the same semi-final as the eventual winner, Ukraine's Jamala and her song '1944'. Australia was represented by Dami Im with 'Sound of Silence', who actually won semi-final 2 by coming first with the juries and second in the televote.

In the semi-final, Australia's televoters gave '1944' three points, putting it in 8th place. The Australian jury ranked Ukraine in 12th place, meaning that it missed out on points. Both the televoters and jury from Australia gave Belgium's Laura Tesoro and 'What's the Pressure' their 12 points.

In the Grand Final, Australian televoters placed Ukraine in 3rd place with eight points and the jury gave '1944' two points, ranking it 9th. When it came to the coveted douze points, both the Australian televote and jury again backed Belgium.

Australia clearly LOVED 'What's the Pressure' and was the only country to give both their sets of douze points to Belgium.

6. Duncan Laurence - 'Arcade' (Netherlands, 2019)

12 points (6 points - Televote / 6 points - Jury)

In 2019, the Australian televoters and jury each awarded Duncan Laurence's 'Arcade' 6 points, meaning that Eurovision-winning song finished in 5th place in the Australian vote.

But where did Australia's douze points go?

The Aussie televoters gave 12 points to Norway's KEiiNO and their entry 'Spirit in the Sky'. Their popularity "down under" would see KEiiNO tour Australia in late 2019. The Aussie jury gave Sweden's John Lundvik its douze points for his song 'Too Late For Love'.

5. Måneskin - 'Zitti e buoni' (Italy, 2021)

13 points (7 points - Televote / 6 points - Jury)

In 2021, the Australian televoters had Eurovision winner Måneskin in 4th place, giving them seven points; their douze points went to Iceland's Daði og Gagnamagnið and their song '10 Years'. The Australian jury ranked the Italian band in 5th place, awarding them six points; the jury's douze points went to Malta's Destiny with her energetic entry 'Je me casse'.

4. Salvador Sorbal - 'Amar pelos dois' (Portugal, 2017)

14 points (7 points - Televote / 7 points - Jury)

In 2017, Australia was in the same semi-final as the 2017 winner Portugal. The Australian televoters gave Salvador Sorbal 10 points and the jury gave him six. In the semi-final, Australia's 12 televote points went to the Moldovan entry 'Hey Mamma' by the SunStroke Project, and the jury gave its douze points to Poland's Kasia Moś and her song 'Flashlight'.

In the Grand Final the Australian televote and jury were in agreement, placing the Eurovision winner in 4th place by each awarding 7 points. However, the situation was more mixed when it came to the home of Australia's two sets of 12: televoters remained faithful to the SunStroke Project, whereas the jury's douze points went to 'Never Give Up On You' by the UK's Lucie Jones.

3. Netta - 'Toy' (Israel, 2018)

18 points (12 points - Televote / 6 points - Jury)

For the second time, the Australian televoters had the Eurovision winner as their number one favourite entry in the 2018 Grand Final. The Australian jury, however, had Netta and her entry 'Toy' in 5th place, awarding it six points. That year, the 12 jury points went to Sweden's Benjamin Ingrosso and his entry 'Dance You Off'.

2. Kalush Orchestra - 'Stefania' (Ukraine, 2022)

19 points (12 points - Online vote / 7 points - Jury)

'Stefania' is Australia's second most awarded Eurovision winner in points terms. In the Grand Final, the Australian online voters (Australia voted through an online system for the first time) gave Ukraine 12 points! This was the third time that Australian Eurovision fans had fully backed the Eurovision winner by awarding it douze points.

The Australian jury, however, placed Ukraine in fourth place, although one juror did give Ukraine the maximum 12 points. Overall, Spain's Chanel with her entry 'SloMo' came out on top with the jury.

1. Måns Zelmerlöw - 'Heroes' (Sweden, 2015)

22 points (Televote rank 1st place (12 points) / Jury rank 2nd place (10 points))

'Heroes' proved very popular with Australians at our first competitive Contest in 2015. Australia got to vote in both semi-finals and in the Grand Final. In the second semi-final, Australia awarded the eventual winner, Sweden, 12 points, which came first with the Australian jury and televote.

In the Grand Final, 'Heroes' scored douze points from Australia, placing second with the jury and first with televoters. It makes the song Australia's favourite Eurovision winner by points awarded.

Years later at 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2020 on the Gold Coast, Måns Zelmerlöw appeared a special guest. He performed 'Heroes' to very enthusiastic Aussie Eurovision fans.

Well, there you have it!

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