Each country had a jury who awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points for their top ten songs.
The voting itself was exciting, the German favourites looked to be cruising to an early victory. However both Sweden and Norway did their best to keep up and by the time the UK jury delivered their votes (only 1 point for Germany and 12 for Norway), Germany had seen its lead smashed.
It is interesting to note that Norway scored the maximum 12 points from eight countries, just one short of Germany's record of nine in 1982. However, the Norwegian duo scored a total of just 27 points from the other ten juries (with no country awarding them 8 or 10 points). The winning score of 123 points is the lowest since the current scoring system was implemented in 1975. However, the winning score was broken at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with a Netherlands win with 121 points,broken again in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with a Armenia win with 120 points,and broked again in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with a Georgia win with 108 points . With increasing number of participating nations it is very unlikely to win any future Eurovision Song Contest with lower result.
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