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According to sources speaking to Aftonbladet, the EBU has instructed all jurors not to focus on the staging of songs when deciding their rankings. This comes after a number of delegations have voiced concerns or complained regarding the way in which the local production crew has executed their staging plans. A source told Aftonbladet that:
“They ask all jury groups to focus on the song and how it sounds instead of looking at how it looks on the TV. Yes, and they try to calm everyone with the fact that the jury groups have received special instructions on disregarding the TV production”
Miki, the representative of Spain at Eurovision 2019, visited Jerusalem, a city where different cultures and religions coexist. The singer toured the old city and discovered historical places, such as the Tower of David, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Western Wall.
Kseniya Simonova has hit out against the technical team for “killing” the Moldovan entry, “Stay” and its performance. The sand artist who was previously part of the Ukrainian entry in 2011, took to Facebook before the jury show last night and posted the following:
She might be the pride of Gozo, but Malta’s 2019 Eurovision hopeful Michela Pace has genes which are distinctly Italian, Greek and even north African in nature. An analysis of Michela’s genetic background carried out by DNA experts MyHeritage has revealed how the talented young singer’s ethnicity is 28.2% Italian, 28% Greek and south Italian, 14.55 Sephardic Jewish and 13.6% Sardinian, among other things.
BETTING ODDS 💶 05:45 CET
Disaster: The Netherlands lost the second semi final top loosing FOUR position for the qualification spots. Instead Sweden is in the lead with Russia and Azerbaijan following. The Netherlands remain to favourite for the trophy, though the odds rises and could mean that the country is about to loose the title of “top favourite” really soon.
Although a huge scandal emerged from Belarus with the jury members revealing their votes, EBU and BTRC have made no official statement on the case. It is weird and already this scandal creates shadows to the voting procedure
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ISRAEL – We just 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. Read more on www.oikotimes.com @eurovision @oikotimes #daretodream #eurovision #oikotimes
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