These violations affected the results of the second semi-final and final. The organizers decided not to count and change the points earned in a non-transparent way according to the planned system – the commissions that committed violations were disqualified, and their votes were removed and replaced by the averages derived according to the established system, writes wiwibloggs.com.
“After analyzing the vote of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) pan-European voting partner after 2022, In the second general rehearsal of the second semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest, the results of six countries revealed some non-transparent voting patterns.
In order to comply with the voting instructions for the competition, the EBU worked with its voting partner to calculate an alternate total score for each country in the second semi-final and grand final (calculated on the basis of the results of other similar countries with similar voting patterns).
This process was acknowledged by the Independent Voting Observer. The EBU takes very seriously any suspected attempts to manipulate voting in the Eurovision Song Contest and has the right to remove such votes in accordance with official voting instructions, regardless of whether such votes may affect the results and / or the result of the vote, ”says the European Broadcasting Corporation. Union statement.
The portal escxtra.com writes that these countries are Azerbaijan, Sacartwell, Montenegro, Poland, Romania and San Marino. Although the organizers themselves do not publish these countries, it is their jury members who are not listed on the official Eurovision site, unlike other countries. It is argued that it was for this reason that the votes of these parties were read during the final broadcast by the EBU’s Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl and not by the delegates of the States.