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The winner of the 19th annual ChatVote is “Who The Hell Is Edgar?” by Teya & Salena!
In voting that took place over the past week and during tonight’s live event, our chat community decided that the best song in the upcoming 2023 Eurovision Song Contest is the one representing Austria. Second place was taken by Italy (“Due vite” by Marco Mengoni), while third place went to Finland (“Cha Cha Cha” by Käärijä).
As usual in ChatVote, voting took place in two parts. Firstly, we asked our chatters to submit their top 10 from all 37 of this year’s competing songs in advance. We then called them up in turn to present their votes in the chat – or rather, their top three, to keep some mystery around the proceedings.
Then it was time for the chat-only Supervote, an extra televote-style vote to reflect the taste of those chatters attending the event. In a new twist this year, only the top ten songs in the jury vote went forward to the Supervote and were eligible to receive points, so we revealed those ten entries in random order in this video:
After our chatters submitted their “televotes”, we converted them into scores of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100 points (with two songs receiving zero), then added them to the jury scores to produce the final result.
And, of course, the climax of the event was the presentation of the full results! We started by revealing the full jury classification, Sanremo (or San Marino)-style, from 37th up to 1st:
As you can see, after the jury stage, only two points separated the top three countries – Italy, Finland and Austria – with Sweden and the United Kingdom also lurking nearby. That meant the Supervote would be decisive in determining the winner. We revealed those points in an exciting finale as follows
After all that, our very warmest congratulations go to Teya & Salena, who succeed Mahmood & Blanco and join the long list of past ChatVote winners – as well as becoming the first Austrian representatives to triumph in our long-established event. If you want to read a summary of those previous 18 editions of our flagship event, you can do so right here!
Here are the final results of ChatVote 2023 in one graphic:
And last but not least, huge thanks to our #esc chat community for their participation and enthusiasm as always. We hope they – and you – have a brilliant Eurovision Song Contest week with some similarly thrilling results on the scoreboard.
One more time, then: your winner of ChatVote 2023!