During the second final of the Eurovision Song Contest, the points of the jury members from 6 countries could have been tampered with. This was announced by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) regulator on Saturday evening. to me VRT Expert juries of the countries concerned could have made agreements with each other.
It was the company coordinating the voting procedure that noticed the error in the calculation. According to VRT, the six countries involved have made agreements on awarding points, which the public broadcaster learned from a “good source”. Therefore, the EBU was going to decide to recalculate the points of those six countries. This was not the case in the second semi-final (in which Belgium also took part), but also in the Grand Final.
According to the Songfestival.be website, the points have been changed for Azerbaijan, Georgia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania and San Marino.
“The EBU takes any suspicious attempt to manipulate the vote in the Eurovision Song Contest seriously and reserves the right to remove such votes, regardless of whether those votes affect the final result,” the EBU said.
According to Italian news agency ANSA, a pro-Russian hacker group also tried to disrupt the voting system.
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