STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Every national final season we have some kind of a scandal. But I bet that a single person thought that one could emerge in Melodifestivalen. Today in a story on local radio P4 an unnamed man revealed that he has made a computer program which can send even 2500 sms votes during voting.
He also revealed that one of this year’s competitors approached him and gave him the money for the job. He also reviled that he has done the same thing in one of the previous editions of Melodifestivalen.
So, because of this sudden situation SVT made an immediate rule that will disqualify an entry if the songs author(s), performer(s) and/or representative(s) courage(s) uses an automatic flow, like computers and/or call centres to improve the results.
SOURCE: SVT.SE / EUROVISIONARY.COM