Away from all the excitement about how a terrible song from Russia could even look like it might win for a short while, there was something different about the points from last night:
It has never happened before that the televote winner was not the overall winner. Eur. public overwhelmingly voted for Rome 2016 #eurovision— Elainovision Contest (@scattermoon) May 24, 2015
The juries - comprised of people who presumably 'know about this sort of thing' - no longer represent the people who dutifully sit through the whole thing and spend money voting.
And that difference could have made the difference between Britain being totally humiliated, and merely just humiliated:
Australian televote placed UK 9th, but the jury hated it, placing it 18th. That put us in 11th overall, just outside the points.— StrictlyTweeter Lou (@StrictlyTweeter) May 24, 2015