Ilta-Sanomat, one of the biggest newspapers in Finland run a poll after the last #umk16 semifinal who should win and surprisingly Eini has caught up with Saara Aalto as the favorite! This blogger couldn't be more delighted as I am in #teamEini. Out of 25.040 votes they both scored 18%. At first Saara was leading but then Eini has gained votes, as has Mikael Saari while Saara and Barbe-Q-Barbies had lost some along the way.
Here are the results:
SAARA AALTO 18%
CRISTAL SNOW 14%
MIKAEL SAARI 12%
ANNICA & KIMMO 8%
STELLA CRISTINE 6%
TUULI OKKONEN 4%
As one can see, it's very close and there's no runaway winner candidate like last year for example. This list is radically different from escstats fan poll where Kimmo & Annica are leading, Saari second, Aalto third followed by Sandhja, Snow, Eini, B-Q-B, Okkonen and Stella, but then that includes still all #umk16 entries.
In the Finnish fans poll (139 votes so far) Saari is a runaway winner, followed by Aalto, Annica & Kimmo, Eini nicely 4th, Sandhja and B-Q-B, Snow and Stella and Okkonen last at the moment.
In the final there won't be only televote as before. Televote will count 50% while the other 50% comes from the votes of 10 cvlil juries, each with 4 members. The game is one and it's wide open!
It's a relief thought that year we don't have any poor joke entries to ruin it. All these nine songs are at least ok and nothing to be ashamed of, but then of course we all have our preferences. Eini 4ever!