Only two from all the participating countries gave Ukraine the most points (12 both from viewers and national jury).
These countries are Poland and ... San Marino.
But if support of neighboring friendly Poland was quite expected, San Marino really surprised us.
Let’s thank the Polish colleagues for their good work. The Poles had all the information about the song and the singer and understood that they voted not just 'for Ukraine.' They could read and listen to the tragedy of the Crimean Tatar people and the symbolism of the song '1944' before the Grand Final.
How about San Marino?
Ukraine’s victory remained practically unnoticed there. However, the country contributed in our triumph.
And frankly speaking, it’s not a big surprise.
The 51-year-old singer from San Marino Serhat didn’t reach the final, so the night show was not interesting for these residents. In addition, the weekend was important for San Marino for another reason: there was a referendum on the state’s tax policy on Sunday. What Eurovision, what Ukraine?
The dwarf state has just over 30 thousand residents. Thus, one needed not so many votes to win the contest. And they could be provided by Ukrainian diaspora, for example.
As reported earlier to the 1492news.com, Mikheil Saakashvili said Jamala’s victory reminds that Ukraine is a great country and all its current problems have been artificially created by a group of politicians who are not worthy to be named as a political class of the largest European state.