I bet the producers are shocked at that result as for the last week they have been hyping up the threat to Salar from the new houseamates.
I'm so happy that Salar is gone, but I am very surprised that they voted to evict him as he hasn't had a single nomination point all series.
Here are the reasonings given by the housemates and some speculation about the choices their made:
Stefan - voted to evict Salar. Stefan couldn't really give any meaningful reason for his choice during the live broadcast - he was kind of left without words in the situation. However, it is known Stefan has a penchant for helping damsels in distress, and Annika is definitely one of those women in the house with whom Stefan is in good terms and feels protective about. (For example, during the Heaven and Hell weekly task, Stefan actually went to the diary room and offered to exchange himself from Heaven to Hell for getting Amanda and Annika in Heaven. He thought both girls were suffering far too much in Hell for him to bear it and was ready to go there himself, but BB rejected his offer.) Stefan's choice was still a surprise, though, since Stefan and Salar had this "father" and "son" gag and other guy banter going on, and they were kind of a comedy team at one point - especially during the RV/trailer week. What is more, Stefan was kind of a hangaround member in Ben's and Salar's secret voting alliance. Then again, Stefan doesn't think too highly on cheaters, and a couple of weeks ago, Salar "cheated" on Veera (another one of Stefan's favorite women in the house!) and hurt her feelings by fooling around with Janica. This incident might have been one of the reasons for Stefan wanting Salar out.
Terhi - voted to evict Salar. This was not too surprising. Even though Terhi thinks Salar is a one-of-a-kind type of guy and likes his humor, the two never were the closest friends in the house. Ever since the first couple of weeks, Terhi, Mikael and Annika have had this "trio" thing going on - Terhi is the third wheel in the company - and Annika's and Mikael's friendship means a lot more to Terhi. (Terhi is quite likely secretly fond of Mikael and has already overstepped her limits once when she insisted on sleeping next to Mikael, after a drunken party night, resting her head on his shoulder. Annika, who admits being a super jealous person in her relationships (she's been cheated on herself quite badly in the real world), didn't take this in a good way. They have talked this through and made up, though. The actual reason Terhi gave for voting to evict Salar was simple: Salar had once said if someone wins the lifeline competition, he volunteers to exchange places with the winner (to measure how popular he is in the outside world and whether it makes sense to carry on with the "competition".)
Mikael - voted to evict Salar. (How surprising.) He was very diplomatic about it and said Salar is every bit as good a friend to him as Annika is, but... Annika is a woman and his romantic interest in the house.
Veera - voted to evict Annika. Salar was Veera's bedfellow in the house.
Ben - voted to evict Salar. Now this was a cheeky move! Salar and Ben had a voting alliance, and had agreed not to give nomination points to each other until very late in the game when there's no other choice. The season was only halfway through so they could have still gone forward as allies for a long time... or at least pretending to be allies to each other (since they actually did not vote the persons they had agreed to evan before this.) But Ben took his chances, backstabbed his ally, and it paid off: he managed to evict a person who would probably have been of the toughest competitiors for him. The reason Ben gave was simply that he likes Annika better.
Tanja - voted to evict Salar. Frankly, I wasn't sure what Tanja would do here. One one hand, Tanja has had a clash with Mikael and she thinks both Annika and Mikael have given her nomination points (which is actually true for Mikael but not for Annika.) On the other hand, Tanja and Janica are friends, and Janica and Annika used to have this mutual dislike throughout the season which culminated on the Heaven and Hell week. However, J&A have since made up (they had a long discussion in the Nest) and are now actually in good terms with each other. It seems, though, that Tanja doesn't hold grudges. She explained her choice by wanting to apologize to Annika for something she did earlier. (Possibly for exchanging Mikael in her place when she won the lifeline competition.)
Janica - voted to evict Annika. Even though the two have made up, Janica has had this long-standing dislike for Annika ever since the beginning of the season. It started back when Annika and Mikael began their relationship. Janica felt she was kind of robbed of Mikael's friendship and company. Salar, on the other hand, was one of the guys Janica thought could even win the whole thing, and Janica likes him and has even got intimate with him (although not as intimate as Veera!) So it wasn't a too difficult choice for her.
Sebastian - voted to evict Annika. Sebastian is a close friend of Janica and may therefore be a bit blind or partial in the whole conflict thing between Janica and Annika (where he has acted both as a mediator and as a snitch.) In his view, Annika has been behaving in a really inappropriate and nasty way towards Janica, talking trash behind her back and agitating the other housemates against her. However, Sebastian hasn't seen Janica's diary room clips and is therefore probably unaware of the extent of Janica's original dislike towards Annika and doesn't know about the disparaging and contemptful words and turns of phrases she has been using about her. He maybe also doesn't have a full picture of Janica's provocative actions and choices where she has specifically targeted Annika just for the sheer heck of it. Sebastian has been delighted of them making up, though. The actual reason Sebastian gave for wanting to evict Annika was that Salar needs to learn about himself a bit more, and if Salar now has to leave the house, he will lose that chance of becoming a better person. (Salar has been Sebastian's "pet project" in the house: a curious person whose thinking and morals he would like to learn to understand and possibly change; make Salar see the error of his ways. Sebastian and Salar are very different persons but they kind of got close to understanding each other in the end and consider themselves friends.)
I would never have thought Annika stood a snowball's chance in hell against Salar in an internal eviction vote but it was a pleasant surprise she was saved.
On one hand, Salar leaving the season this early is
a loss, as he was a person who brought lots of action to the house. On the other hand, he must be a very draining person to deal with on a daily basis. His eviction now leaves a lot more breathing room for the other housemates... who will perhaps be able to show some new sides of themselves and consume that space in unexpected ways.
But this was a wake-up call for Annika: finding out she was one of the two persons who the public wants out of the house the most is definitely not the easiest position to be in! What Annika does not know, of course, is that this year, during the normal eviction votes, the viewers only have plus votes (votes to save) at their disposal, and there are no minus votes (votes to evict). So even though Annika now got a glimpse of the negative feelings directed towards her, it's only the positive votes which will count in a "normal" eviction. Fortunately, she has lots of supporters as well, not only haters. The opinions are kind of divided.
To be honest, Annika is not a bad person, in my opinion. She's just sometimes a bit thoughtless and she can easily get carried away when something good or bad happens. She's the kind of person who has strong feelings and emotive responses to both positive and negative things and she has openly admitted this being one of her weaknesses: she has said she would like to be in a better control of her emotions. She might have a couple of annoying habits, but most of us have. Much of the Annika-hatred among the Finnish anti-fans of her is out of proportion, and I think some people may really have misunderstood her a bit. She may have done a couple of stupid things during the season - and she has definitely erred on the side of being overly negative about some things - but all these incidents are quite on par with Janica's doings... and Ben's and Salar's doings are off the scale when compared to either of them! Annika is not my top favorite but I kind of like her and hope her all the best.
The most important thing is, she has made up with Janica (and mind you, Janica was every bit as guilty in this dispute as Annika, if not even the instigator - and in the end, it was Annika who appeared to be the more conciliatory party). And she now seems to be wanting to process this thing - having found out quite a bit of people in the outside world would want to her be evicted. She has had some thoughtful discussions with both Sebastian and Suvi about her personality and how other people might view or read her actions and what could be done about it, already on the same Sunday night Salar left the house. Maybe she'll try and make some adjustments, maybe she'll fail at that, but I'm nonetheless glad she survived the duel with Salar.
Since Salar's scheming antics have mostly gone unnoticed inside the house (as the housemates do not have the same fly-on-the-wall or bird's-eye view to the events as the 24/7 viewers and so can't get the full picture of the various things he has said and done) and since the final eviction votes cast by the housemates could honestly really have gone either way, the housemates were understandably quite shocked about Salar having to leave the house. Many of them had thought Salar would even quite possibly be among the final four and they can't really fathom why people in the outside world would have wanted him out.