CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿 First it was Norway with KEiiNO denied jury show re-run of their performance after a serious problem with the cameras and obviously EBU’s responsibility. Norway might have won Eurovision Song Contest some claim.
Then it was the Belarusian jury which was sacked by the EBU after revelation of their first semi final voting. Their aggregated results came up from a summary of four countries which were in the same pot with Belarus but instead of awarding their average top ten, their bottom top ten given to the scoreboard making North Macedonia missing the jury victory.
Weird as well: In addition, Sergey Lazarev through insta-story expressed his disappointment because all members of the Georgian jury rank him in the last (26th) position.
Another incident more weird was the Montenegrin jury: “Better Love”, championed by Katerine Duska, won the country’s jury vote in the semi-final with a score of Verica Čuljiković and Saša Barjaktarović. However, in the Grand Final, the two jurors mentioned above placed Greece in the penultimate position … just ahead of San Marino, Sasa’s third-placed finisher in the semifinal.
Then it as Lina Hedlund’s jury voting which was revealed to be backwards because the signer instead of awarding 1st place to her best favourite performance, she awarded “1” as the last of her preference.
The same thing seems to have happened with Czech Republic’s jury chairman. Jitka Zelenková caused suspicions after the analytical results revealed. In the first semi final Jitka awarded Slovenia’s entry last place in her ranking compared to her other four counterparts in the Czech jury that all ranked Slovenia as first.
It is believed that had her votes been calculated correctly then it would have changed the Czech jury votes and in fact Poland would have qualified for the Grand Final over Belarus who finished in 10th place.
It is Clea to everyone that EBU must change the jury voting. Not only because they create problems and actually false results (see Poland, Norway and North Macedonia) but it is clear that once again we have a Eurovision winner who has no victory in jury or public voting.
Seriously, The Netherlands and Duncan Laurence wee exquisite in their performance but along with 2016 Ukrainian winner, Jamala, do we feel ethically OK by having such winners in the Eurovision Song Contest, no matter how legal the result is?