SWEDEN – Belarusian descent participant in Melodifestivalen 2019, Vlad Reiser invested 25 thousand Swedish crowns in his participation in online betting, promising to split the profits with his followers. SVT left an alert for the Andra Chansen candidate.
Vlad Reiser won a ticket to second chance at Melodifestivalen 2019 last night, finishing third or fourth in the semifinal 2 of the competition with “Nakna i regnet.” However, the singer is featured in the Swedish press. .. due to an alleged purchase of votes.
The singer, who has a large community of followers on YouTube, made a video for the platform to invest 25 thousand Swedish crowns (about 2 thousand and 300 euros) in an online bookmaker in the option to be him to win the Melodifestivalen. In case of a settlement, the bookmaker gives seven times the value bet, with the artist to promise to divide the profits of the victory with his followers, something to round the 175 thousand Swedish crowns (16 thousand euros).
“I see my channel and followers like my family, and I’m betting on myself.” In the video, I say that everyone should vote for those who believe, so the competition is fair. the singer to an organ of social communication, ensuring that he invested this money to show that he believes in his work, “I do this to show that even if I am afraid or feel new in some experience, what matters is to invest in what we do It’s a gesture to show that I take participation seriously. “
Asked by the Aftonbladet, Anette Helenius, one of the people responsible for the 2019 Melodifestivalen, says the situation is not a vote buy, but left a warning to the singer: “It’s not a vote buy, but a video where he invests in himself (…) I really do not think there’s anything we can do, since it’s within the regulation, but we’re going to focus more on acting.”