WHAT ABOUT THE NORDIC VOTE?
From the first moment we visited the Eurovision Song Contest we could all see that the organizers really wanted Denmark to win.This was something that was noticed by all journalists and fans that visited Malmo. Another thing that was very obvious from the first rehearsals was that the only country that could win the contest beside Denmark was Azerbaijan. Farid Mammadov with his song “Hold me” was a very strong candidate for the victory and this seemed to bother the Nordic block of countries.
But which is the scandal and is there a case that EBU should investigate?
When we talk about a scandal we don’t refer to neighboring voting.This is something common and it happens for years at the Eurovision Song Contest: Neighbors are always giving high scores to each other but in order for a country to win it has to take points from all participants and this is what happened in the case of Denmark.
It took high points from all the neighbors but it also took points from all post Soviet countries ( 5 from Ukraine and Azerbaijan 6 from Russian 7 from Georgia and so on). On the other hand Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland gave 0 points to the main competitor of Denmark, Azerbaijan.
So we really think that EBU should investigate how juries and how the public voted in these 4 countries and if there was an attempt to manipulate the result in favor of Denmark.