PORTUGAL – Portugal missed this Tuesday, May 14, the ticket to the final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest, with the Portuguese representative, Conan Osíris, not to pass the first semi-final of the contest, taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel.
This Wednesday, May 15, in social networks, several spectators who live outside Portugal and who tried to vote for Conan Osíris complained that they could not call the number assigned to the Portuguese song.
In the Facebook group “TUGAvision”, many fans have shared the error messages sent by the operators. “The polling lines for Portugal were blocked in some countries [they called and received a message saying ‘ERROR’], namely in Spain,” a viewer warned on the OGAE Portugal website.
In a message to RTP stressed that the errors are being reported to the head of delegation. In social networks, some viewers warn that the error may be due to the default option of operators, which blocks the value added calls. In social networks, an online petition was also launched where the recount of the votes of the first semifinal is requested.
Through Twitter, Jon Ola Sand, responsible for the organization, revealed that the 10th and 11th places were separated by just two points.
I can now reveal that the score difference between #10 and #11 in last night’s first Semi-Final was just 2 points. Out of the 10 qualifiers, juries and televoters agreed about 8 out of 10. Your vote matters! #Eurovision #DareToDream
— Jon Ola Sand (@jonolasand) May 15, 2019