ISRAEL – Fowlowing the leak of the Belarusian jury votes EBU decided to take action: the Belarusian jury dismissed and replaced by an aggregated result. Spotted a post on TUT.by in which. Jury chairman revealed to the local press that Czech Republic, Estonia and Georgia were the favourites of the jury. More over he revealed:
“We determined the three winners almost unanimously. In general, in the first six or seven places we had almost no disputes. They started in 8-10th places. Then we met for about ten minutes.”
But it wasn’t only the chairman the jury revealing things. The rest of the jury members also revealed their choices.
Angelina Mikulskaya – voted down Iceland, Australia topped her ranking
Valeri Prigun – Estonia, Czech Republic, Georgia
Olga Ryzhikova – Estonia, Georgia, Australia, Czech Republic
Artyom Mikhalenko – Did not state his favourites, but commented on the performance of Georgia and San Marino
Anastasia Tikhanovich – Georgia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Estonia, Greece and Australia
The jury voting was suppose to be a top secret thing until the end of the Grand Final and we do expect EBU to rect immediately on the issue
EBU finally took some action and thankfully oikotimes.com is the only website mentioning the story said www.eurovoix.com as other fan sites either gather donations or jamming their sucking up tot eh delegations for exclusives.
The Belarussian jury voting has been revealed in an interview contravening Eurovision Song Contest rules. In order to be compliant with the ESC voting regulations, the EBU have taken action and dismissed the Belarussian jury from the Grand Final on Saturday. An aggregated result approved by the auditors will be used in order to determine to whom the Belarussian votes will be allocated.
Belarusian broadcaster although received and read our message request for a response, never bothered. But we understand them, they must have been in a chaos right now.